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Discover Opera with Monique and Victorian Opera's Richard Mills

Discover Opera with Monique and Victorian Opera's Richard Mills

Today I had the honour and pleasure to host a luncheon for Victorian Opera's corporate supporters that previewed the thrilling 2013 season. The gathering was wowed by heart-rendering tasters from the season's program by three beautiful and angelic-voiced performers - Tess Duddy, Chrissy O'Neil and Nick Dinopoulos - accompanied on a grand piano by Richard Mills, VO's artistic director, who also provided a concise but comprehensive overview about the music and their respective oper...

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Monique: Asia-based buyers will not dictate Melbourne property market

Monique: Asia-based buyers will not dictate Melbourne property market

We are, by many accounts, living in the Asian Century; a time when the nations of the world’s largest continent, led by China, will dominate the global economic, social and cultural landscape.  In light of the enormous strides since just the turn of the Millennium by the likes of China, South Korea and India, and the rise of brands like Samsung and Lenovo, it’s not a forecast I wish to contest (although forgive me if I don’t extrapolate too much from the success of Gangnam Style!) From ...

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Melbourne property market steady over 2012

Melbourne property market steady over 2012

It's that time again when we aggregate and average out the reports of the five main property market data providers. As you can see from the table below, property prices rose over both the 3 months to and 12 month to the end of December 2012 timeframes. The numbers confirm our experience in the market place that 2012 was a year of slow decline in the first half, followed by a weak recovery in the final six months or so...

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Perfect Prahran: suburb profile

Perfect Prahran: suburb profile

When it comes to cool and urbane Melbourne addresses, there are few, if any, suburbs that top the appeal of Prahran. Bordered to its north and east by the ever-so-establishment suburbs of Toorak, South Yarra and Armadale, and on its south by the more edgy St Kilda and St Kilda East locales, Prahran delivers an attractive mix of the contemporary and the customary. No better is this illustrated than in its shopping strips...

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