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Hume Pride Autumn 2020

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3 Community Update Not all heroes wear capes You won't meet people like Hume City's Australia Day Award recipients every day. These outstanding residents have saved lives and selflessly volunteered their time to help others in need. Tracie Oldham – Citizen of the Year Tracie has worked tirelessly to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, suicide and abuse. She runs three support groups (All Survivors of Child Abuse Matter, We Are All Survivors and All LGBTQIA+ Matter), is a co-facilitator of Sunbury Men's Survivor Support and is the founder of the community benefit organisation Just4Causes. Sue Buckman – Citizen of the Year Sue has turned tragedy into hope as the co-founder of Defib for Life. After losing her 19-year-old son Stephen to a sudden cardiac arrest in March 2010, she has contributed to the implementation of almost 4,000 defibrillators. Many lives are being saved because this lifesaving equipment is now widely available in the community. Teagan Denny – Young Citizen of the Year Tegan is an active member of the Craigieburn War Memorial and Remembrance Committee and the Craigieburn Unit of the SES. She also volunteers her time to support the local Blue Light Disco. An aspiring teacher, Teagan volunteered at Broadmeadows Primary School during her gap year in 2018 and is currently studying teaching at Victoria University. Our Australia Day Awards also recognised the Community Event of the Year, which recognises events that provide positive social and economic benefits and demonstrate the spirit of community participation. This honour went to the Sunbury ANZAC Day Service, which has gone from strength to strength since its inauguration in 2015. Congratulations to all our recipients! Hume Pride is changing... The way many residents want to connect with Council is evolving. That's why we're making changes to Hume Pride. Staying up to date with Council news and events helps the community get the most out of our services and facilities. In an increasingly digitised world, more and more residents are turning to social media, enewsletters and the web for this information. To respond to the changing needs of the community, Hume Pride will now be made available at Council facilities and participating local businesses, instead of being delivered to letterboxes. This means residents can choose to pick up a copy of Hume Pride, or read it and leave it for someone else. The publication will also be given a new look and feel for future editions. Look out for the winter edition in these areas this July! We are seeking feedback from residents about what they want to see in our publications. You can let us know your ideas by emailing For the most up-to-date Council news and events, subscribe to our fortnightly enewsletter by visiting and following @HumeCityCouncil on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. There's a Mayor in there... How many pictures of the Mayor are there in this edition? Send your answer to with the subject line 'Mayor in there' to win a $50 Coles Myer Gift Card.

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