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http://www.theage.com.au/comment/victorias-new-age-of-enlightenment-puts...

Victoria's new age of enlightenment puts NSW in the shade

NOVEMBER 17 2017 - 3:29PM Debbie Cuthbertson

A place where same-sex couples can happily marry, safe in the knowledge that the majority of the state supports their union.

A city in which drug users can go to safe injecting rooms, without fear of overdosing on the street.

A state where those with terminal illnesses who wish to end their own lives can do so with the assistance of government.

Neighbourhoods with blossoming networks of bike paths and an army of satisfied tenants on secure long-term leases, who no longer have to suffer the indignity of hiding their cats and dogs from the landlord.

And, just to top it all off, a theatre district with the latest blockbuster musicals from Broadway and the West End playing year round.

This mythical place is no Emerald City. Oh, no. It's Melbourne of the very near future, basking in the new Victorian age of enlightenment.

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