On The Beat

On The Beat brings you compelling interviews with news-makers and culture-shapers.  Plus, SYN Media reporters cover local stories meaningful to young people in Naarm/Melbourne.

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The Finders Keepers Market spotlights sustainable Melbourne creators

Melbourne's Finders Keepers Market is returning for its 15th year - showcasing local fashion and food.  Sam Deshayes reports sustainable practices are a large focus for several stallholders.


Kids palliative care comes into focus at Melbourne action plan launch

It’s one of the most confronting challenges imaginable for a child and their family: facing the onset of a life-limiting condition.  Loughlin Patrick reports a national plan aims to break down barriers to care – if it can get the support it needs to keep up advocates’ momentum.


Lifeline comes to western Melbourne as it faces a surge in calls for help

Mental health support service Lifeline has set up shop in Western Melbourne after a surge in demand from people in the region.  Loughlin Patrick reports the first-of-its-kind partnership with Victoria University tackles young people’s growing concerns – and Lifeline’s own stretched capacity.


Queer advocacy day faces local pushback in Melbourne communities

Melbourne looked a little more colourful this week as queer advocates marked an annual day of advocacy.  But Nick Sarlos-Welsh reports it came amid a fraught time for the local community in 2023.


Melbourne's local music revival sees opportunity for accessible gig rethink

Ashlynn O’Brien covers efforts to make gigs safer spaces amid Melbourne’s local music revival.


Restless wait for local insomnia treatment amid overseas approvals

Oliver Winn reports on developments overseas in improving access to treatment for insomnia.  Always check with your doctor about what medical treatments or interventions are appropriate for you.


On The Beat covers local events and initiatives, or national stories with themes affecting young people in Naarm/Melbourne.

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