Thanks to all for your support, solidarity, enthusiasm and love! A special thanks to those of you who came by today for the Melbourne City Council inspection – it's great to know that we can call on our friends at short notice.

For those of you who weren't in the loop, here's a quick update:

Today, building surveyors from Melbourne City Council conducted an inspection of the SHAC house. Some fire fighters and a Melbourne University representative were also there. They were all impressed with the measures we had taken to improve the property's health and safety standards in the little time that we have been living here. But there are still challenges to come - we will keep you posted on the developments and let you know how you can be involved.

In preparation for the inspection, we called people on our contact list and asked them to come down to support us. The place felt like a bustling market – it was great. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves, reading, chatting, meeting new people. We even had people practicing their instruments in the chill out room!

It is really important to continue to show the University that we have such solid support. Please come if we call on you again!

And remember we welcome visitors always so make sure you're coming by to use the space in the day or coming to our events in the evening.

If you're not sure whether you're on the contact list, email us ( with your phone number and we will add you.

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