'My lanyard was designed by the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, from the Yuendumu community in the Northern Territory. I came across these designs at a conference where a young Yugambeh woman opened the event by inviting us to see the country as she sees it.
‘I love the philosophy behind permaculture. You work with nature, instead of against it. I've done a permaculture design for my place that I'm slowly implementing. The dream is to create a little food forest that we can wander through barefoot and forage for dinner.
‘My dad comes from an Italian migrant family. Each year, the family gets together in Melbourne and makes a big batch of tomato pasta sauce for the year ahead. I took it for granted for a long time, but I have recently realised how important it is to maintain these aspects of our culture.
For a growing number of Victorians, resolving disputes with their electricity supplier is getting easier thanks to new rules for apartments and shopping complexes, caravan parks and retirement villages.