2018 Melburnians of the Year

Simone and Ian Carson — the philanthropic duo behind SecondBite, which gives food to people in need — win Melbourne's highest accolade.


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2018 Melburnians of the Year

2018 Melburnians of the Year Simone and Ian Carson from SecondBite

Simone and Ian Carson — the philanthropic duo behind SecondBite, which gives food to people in need — win Melbourne's highest accolade.

They were announced winners at the annual Melbourne Awards Gala Ceremony at Town Hall on 17 November.

SecondBite redistributes food free to more than 1300 community organisations.

Ian Carson AM said SecondBite was a great Melbourne story.

"It is about volunteers, successive Melbourne city councils, businesses, and philanthropists coming together to solve a problem in society. It has become a story about all that is good about Melbourne."


2018 Junior Lord Mayor wants our city's No 1 title back

2018 Junior Lord Mayor Chloe Amalfi

Watch out Vienna, Melbourne's new Junior Lord Mayor wants our number one title back.

And Chloe Amalfi, 12, from Genazzano FCJ College in Kew, has a list of homework for Melbourne to win back its crown.

"We should be the World's Most Liveable City," she said.

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