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    I have a 3 year old child and don't know any other vegans either. I live in Bendigo If you're listening Advocado feel free to email me if I'm not on here
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    I've Pm'd you. See you at WVD! I do know a few other vegan families. I've just imported one to my home town!, so I am very happy, they have a two and a half year old, my boy is almost three. Good to see a few of us out there. I will be trying to import more at WVD!! yay!

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    yay world vegan day

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    We'll have to do like the poms and have a VF official meet-up.
    I nominate Antony to be in charge, cause he's met the most of us, and he's a good organiser.

    State where and when good sir, and we shall be there on the morrow (or thereabouts)

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    well I wanna get there real early so's to be sure to get a showbag, but others might not be so eager, so how about we work out a time later in the morning?

    What time do others think they might turn up, Treehugga, Avocado, Stumpy, , Mr Antichrist?

    ???

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    Combined Vegans Unite & VNV Christmas Banquet (VIC)

    Come and celebrate Christmas/Summer Solstice, or simply the end of an exciting year at the combined Vegans Unite and Vegetarian Network Victoria December Banquet. The banquet will be held at Enlightened Cuisine, 113 Queensbridge Street, Southbank on Saturday 17 December. The venue is one of the most beautiful and elegant of all the meat-free restaurants in Melb, serving mock-meat dishes in the Chinese Buddhist tradition. In order to give this function a sense of occasion and to make it a little different from our normal social dinners, please dress as formally as you can. Please RSVP by emailing: melbourne@vegansunite.org.au - cost is $25 per head and everyone is welcome.
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    Sounds fantastic. However I can't go it's 2 hours drive from Bendigo and I have my sons Xmas party on the same day and unfortunatly his is a BBQ. Yuk , another evening of Turkish dips !

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    Default Moving to Melbourne!!

    Ok. I'm moving to Melbourne this summer to study at one of your very fine universities and I have a few questions:

    1. What suburbs have the best access to vegan eateries/shops? Fitzroy is a given, but would like to know other ones too, as I can't afford to live in Fitzroy!
    2. Not exactly a vegan topic but... What suburbs would ya'll recommend for searching for accommodation on a student budget? I've heard the western suburbs are generally cheaper than the eastern, is that true?

    Thank ya'll. Will have more questions to come later

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    Imapeach, the closer you are to the city the more vegan options available in my experience, however, I live about an hour out of the CBD on the train and I still manage quite well i think. It just makes it all the more special when i do get to go out to an actual vegan restaraunt because i don't get to that often. I live in the South Eastern Suburbs and I'm fairly sure you could survive out here on a student budget, i mean it really depends where your going to be going to school and what transport you will have available. really like where I live though because it's far enough out of the city that it's not too busy, but its close enough that its not sooo far out of the way if that makes sense, plus its close to the beach and there is still lots going on down here, so check out the South Eastern suburbs

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    Thanks Claire! I actually thought the SE burbs would be too expensive - and I didn't even know there was a beach in Melbourne! The uni I'm going to is I think one suburb north of the city, so wherever I go it doesn't really matter, so long as it's near a train line to town (I don't have/want a car). And, call me crazy, but I actually really enjoy taking the train in Melbourne... it's like an adventure everytime!

    The new trams we got in Adelaide remind me so much of Melbourne! Except people here are still trying to figure out how to open the doors

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    Would any one be intersted in Protesting against KFC's chicken abuse? Out side a major KFC store in Melbourne? Check out this web site...
    http://www.kentuckyfriedcruelty.com/getactive.asp
    I always knew KFC was bad, just not this bad, I think its time we as Melbourne residents, stood up to this cruelty and let these p***ks know that we know whats going on and we will not stand for it. I'm more than Happy to orgainse something, any one interested?

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    Oh! What uni are you heading to?

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    Not to any uni, to KFC...

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    Quote StmpyElephant
    Oh! What uni are you heading to?
    LOL.. I'm guessing that was meant for me. Sorry, have been off my isp for last couple weeks (student budgets, can't pay bills grumble grumble)

    Aaaaaanyways. I'm applying at Uni of Melb. Haven't been accepted yet tho. I'm Loudly optimistic however so that means they have to take me

    Where do you go Stmpy?

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    Sorry I should have clarified who I meant that for.

    Hey cool, I'm a Melb Uni....there's a cool little shop nearby and it sells lots of wheat free, gluten free, vegan kind of stuff as well as an assortment of Toffutti products. YUM.

    Oh and they have organic chocolate covered sultanas (vegan) at the Food Co op at Melb Uni which are AMAZING.

    Hope to see you around!!

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    Hallo Ashee!
    The KFC protest sounds ace - actually I've heard that Animal Lib Victoria runs a regular gig most Saturdays around lunchtime outside the KFC in Swanston Street, near Flinders Station. I've never gotten around to going (yet) - but I'm definitely keen. I've only just discovered the forum (hi everybody!) - funnily enough, I don't know any veg*ns at all (do they only exist in cyberspace?) and I'd love to meet up with anyone in Melbourne - maybe at Soul Mama in St Kilda, or Vegie Bar in Fitzroy?
    boombalada (a newbie)

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    the Animal lib is the way to go... I work most weekends so I havent been able to make it... We should org some meet up for all melbs on v bult. for a yummy vegan dinner/lunch! What you think?

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    Good idea. Wish I l;ived in Melbourne. Have you checked out Vegans Unite? They meet for meals in Melbourne. www.vegansunite.org.au

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    okay, tomorrow I'm really going to try and get off my lazy behind and come down to the KFC protest in Swanston St. If anyone else is a first-timer, please come along too, so I won't be the only one. Can't wait to meet some of you there.

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    I spent six months in Melbourne and loved it! You guys are so lucky. I hope to make it back someday *sigh* (sorry for going off topic)

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    Hey fiamma! Aren't you in Italy? We're the ones who should be jealous... I spent most of last year in Firenze. Such a beautiful city, amazing sculptures and magical countryside. I love the colour of olive trees...

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    Great idea! KFC are evil!

    I have stickers from Animal Liberation about the horrors of KFC. I slap those little suckers all over the place.

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    A man threw a possum at me on the weekend - WHO THROWS A POSSUM?!?!
    I was walking home through the park in Carlton on Saturday night, and saw this man holding a possum by the tail and swinging it around. There were about 30 other possums surrounding him - maybe they were planning to rescue their friend...
    I went over to the guy and asked him to please leave the possums alone, I think he was a bit intellectually handicapped. But still, I didn't want him to keep abusing the poor fellas. He got really furious, pretended he had a Doberman that he was going to set on me. Then he said, "if you want the possum, here!" and threw the little creature at me. The possum bounced off my shoulder, then pelted up the nearest tree like lightning.
    In hindsight, it would probably have been better not to tell him that I was calling the police, because then he started chasing me. It was hard not to laugh though, because everything was in slow-motion, him swinging his arms like a windmill while I was literally walking away. Actually I felt a bit sorry for the guy, because he probably didn't understand that what he was doing to the possums was wrong. He wasn't a criminal, but I wanted to get him away from the possums.
    Anyway, just wanted to share the story with you all. Those possums are pretty hardy urban fellas, I'm sure they weren't too traumatised - I'm not sure what happened to the man though, or whether or not the police showed up eventually. It must be a tough life for native marsupials in the city jungle.

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    Holy Crap Boombalada I'm proud of you for saying something, i mean I don't usually wander around at night alone being female and all but if i'd seen something like that i don't kow what I would have done.

    Did you make it to the KFC protest this weekend? I havn't been yet, I don't acctually get to the city that often, but im excited because I'm taking a group of my omni friends to the Veggie Bar on Friday night for dinner then we're going to the ESPY I love that place, yay

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    no, gosh darnit, i couldn't make it to KFC - I was meeting a friend at Tullamarine and her plane was delayed. Have fun at Vegie Bar, that place is like a second home for me!

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    Quote boombalada
    Hey fiamma! Aren't you in Italy? We're the ones who should be jealous... I spent most of last year in Firenze. Such a beautiful city, amazing sculptures and magical countryside. I love the colour of olive trees...
    But I'm on the Padana Plain, with disgusting smog, a terrible climate, and Bologna is such a dirty, degraded city. I remember walking round Melbourne barefoot - if you did that here you'd step in something nasty. There's no public transport, and no nice coastline to speak of. There's so much energy in Australia, here we're anti-progressive at the best of times. Tuscany is nice though, Umbria is even nicer! Did you go there? Perugia, Assisi... Swap places...

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    Swap places? Not on your life! I know we're incredibly lucky down under - for most of us, it's a very cruisy lifestyle, relatively cheap, and these days there are so many jobs we have to import workers from overseas. It's not hard being vegan here, although Firenze wasn't bad for vegans either - I was living right in Piazza Mercato Centrale, heaps of beautiful fresh fruit and things.
    I should point out though, we're not always so 'progressive' here in Australia, especially in terms of environmental policy. There's a bloody big sun above us which provides abundant solar energy, and infinite geo-thermal power underneath us, yet we still dig up uranium for export and now the government seems to think we should consider using nuclear energy ourselves. It's so stupid!
    But I love Melbourne anyway - especially for the football! Wonder if I can convince the AFL to use synthetic footies?

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    I lived in Arnold Street, I loved the football

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    Well at least they don't have wool jumpers anymore
    It's the one non-vegan thing I still own.
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    Default Two questions

    So I was in the Big M last week visiting a loved one and planning my escape route :P


    Walking around the CBD - I forget which street exactly sorry... maybe Elizabeth? - I noticed a store called Lush that sold makeup and beauty products. I was wondering if anybody knows if this is the same vegetarian Lush that PETA are always advertising? I'm curious as they had an ad in the window looking for casual workers and, as it happens, I am unemployed


    Second question. I'm going to be living in Melbourne from this December onwards and don't have anything to do for Christmas as don't really know anyone there except my boyfriend. So can anyone recommend a charity or shelter that would need volunteers on Christmas eve/day? I'm really not fussed what we end up doing, so long as it's ethical and not completely focussed around consumerism!

    Cheers, Big Ears!

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    Exclamation Vegans in Melbourne? I Need Home Now!

    Hello! I problably come to melbourne this weekend and I want somewhere to live! I have no plans more than that i want to live in melbourne! Im from Sweden and have now been in sydney in 2months but I really don't fit in this town! I really want to live with someone like me! I like art, music, socialism and im social so make me a call so we can catch up!
    Cheers!

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    Hello everyone!
    I'm travelling from Canada to Australia soon and was wondering if anyone can suggest a good health food store in Melbourne,VIC that provides many healthy vegan foods! Also, if its close to public transit, that would be a bonus!
    Thank you so much!
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    macro wholefoods has a few stores in melbourne:

    Macro Wholefoods Market

    Armadale

    1068 High Street, Armadale VIC 3143
    Tel 03 9947 1111 Fax 03 9947 1100

    Parking: Free 1.5 hour parking at the end of William St

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    Black Rock

    40 Bluff Road, Black Rock VIC 3193
    Tel 03 9914 5111 Fax 03 9914 5100

    Parking: Beside store and across Bluff Road (100 spaces in total)

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    Glen Waverley

    Shop 2.200 (Level 2, near David Jones, in Lifestyle Life precinct)
    Centro The Glen shopping centre
    235 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley VIC 3150

    Tel: 03 8804 4688 Fax: 03 8804 4600

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    Richmond

    153 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121
    Tel: 03 9935 8888 Fax: 03 9935 8800

    Parking: At rear, access via Judd St
    Public Transport: Trams 48 and 75

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    Thank you so much, stickydate! That takes away one of the hassles of travelling--looking forward to visiting Melbourne as the people are already proving to be very friendly

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    No problem

    When will you be here?

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    I'm arriving this Friday at 8:30 am (if our flight is on time). I'm told it will be a bit late to visit Queen Victoria Market, as all the good produce is usually picked up early in the morning, but I'm hoping to get there bright and early on Sat so I can stock up on fresh fruit and veggies
    I'm soooo excited! Any interesting festivals etc. coming up in the near future that you know of???

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    You just missed world vegan day which was yesterday check out this: www.vnv.org.au - they have heaps of Melbourne info.

    You picked a great vegan friendly part of Australia to visit What area are you staying in?

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    Hey Jasmine tea, welcome to beautiful Melbourne! If you're northside of the river, these are great places for organic and vegan-friendly things.

    ORGANIC WHOLEFOODS: 277 Smith St, Collingwood 3065
    tel: (03) 9419 5347

    FRIENDS OF THE EARTH: 312 Smith St, Collingwood 3066
    tel: (03) 9419 8700

    There are heaps of like-minded people living around this area - Fitzroy, Collingwood, Carlton. I'm in Carlton North myself. How long are you planning to be with us? I don't know of any festivals in the near future, but the Wilderness Society is running a trip up to the high country in north Victoria to see the endangered forests if you're interested, November 17-18. The WS office is at 288 Brunswick St, Fitzroy (Level 2).
    There are always great music gigs and film festivals happening too... hope you have a great time in the southern lands!

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    Default World Vegan Day!

    http://www.wvd.org.au/html/2008/

    World Vegan Day Melbourne 2008 will be held at the Convent in Abbotsford on Sunday the 26th of October between 10am and 5pm.

    Yay!!!

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    Aduki has released the Melbourne Veg Food Guide: http://www.aduki.net.au/index.php?pa...mart&Itemid=35
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    Thanks Kitteh, I'll be sure to pick this up. I'm coming up to melbourne for a week in Jan, can't wait to seriously eat too much. Anyone else here travelling out to the Rainbow Serpent Fesitval at the end of Janurary?

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    Bumping this:
    Any Melbourne vegans around these parts? Anyone? Bueller?
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    from bendigo

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    Oh hi! Good to hear there's more than one Victorian in these interwebs!
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    I'm a Melbourne girl, although I've just moved to Geelong

    I'd love to meet some vegans!! Everyone I know (except my little brother) is a hardcore meat eater

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    Hi guys! Just thought I'd introduce myself - I'm from Melbourne too!

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    'Sup! Welcome to the club
    I hate it when I'm studying and a velociraptor throws bananas on me.

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    Thanks Moondance!

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    No worries! It's good to know there are more vegans in Melbourne
    I hate it when I'm studying and a velociraptor throws bananas on me.

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    No worries! It's good to know there are more vegans in Melbourne
    Me too! I feel so alone at the moment as my partner, family and friends (except our housemate) aren't vegan or vegetarian and I'm really going against what everyone in my life is doing!

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