Yesterday the Ombudsman tabled a report in Parliament — Investigation into three councils’ outsourcing of parking fine internal reviews. The report makes three recommendations for reform to the State Government and two recommendations for the three councils subject to the review — including Glen Eira City Council.
Now in its 24th year, the Awards are open to adults, children and youth who live, work or study in the City of Glen Eira. Entries open on Wednesday 12 June and close Friday 26 July.
There are categories for short stories, poetry and photography, with the best entries receiving cash or a shopping centre voucher.
One of our new judges this year is award-winning author of Ache; In the Quiet; and P is for Pearl, Eliza Henry-Jones. Eliza won the My Brother Jack Awards Youth Short Story category in 2009 and 2010 and the Youth Poetry Award in 2010. She also placed second and third in the Open Short Story category in 2011 and 2012.
Eliza said that entering the My Brother Jack Awards was the first time she felt like a writer.
“Through the My Brother Jack Awards and the Glen Eira Storytelling Festival, I was able to connect with the writing community and hear from some of the best writers in Australia — all of that paved the way for writing to become my career,” she said.
“The Awards are a rare and wonderful opportunity where words and stories are celebrated and acknowledged just the way they should be.”
So get writing and snapping photos — we can’t wait to see all of your creativity.
For further information and to enter, visit library.gleneira.vic.gov.au/mbj