Inside the shed

A retired store manager was struggling to find a purpose. Now he’s helping run a south east suburban branch of the fast-growing “men’s shed” movement through which men lend a hand, as Taylah Broadley reports.

The good fighter

Veteran environmentalist Federico Rossignoli once chained himself to a tree to help stop the damning of the Franklin River and risked his life handling deadly snakes. Christian Lagos reports.

Investing in her future

A Melbourne student believes she has found a way into the property market. Adam Bradshaw reports.

Crossing borders for cheaper rent

High rents are forcing some young Victorians to look interstate for more reasonably-priced accommodation. Sabrina Fock reports.

No place to call home

Family and financial crises leave many young people with no place to go. Rebecca Johansen reports.

The business of helping the homeless

Pauline Csuba reports on how business ventures across Melbourne’s CBD are helping to build the self-respect of some of Victoria’s homeless.