About Us

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A new paper, a new approach!

Welcome to the Community Forum online newspaper.

We look forward to commencing a new history of local news, local stories and exposure for local businesses, groups and clubs. We believe that local news has been ignored and it is our goal to provide exposure for the local community and businesses at very affordable rates.

We also want to give the local community the chance to contribute to our paper like never before. We don't want to just give local groups and businesses the chance to advertise, we want to give them the chance to provide their own content, stories, photos and events. Tell us what you are about and why and we will give you the space to do so.

The paper will be discussing a host of issues, from politics, to religion to sport and we will not be afraid to embrace controversial issues and in covering those issues political correctness will be expelled. We want people to have their say and express their opinion no matter what that may be.

The paper while originally commencing as an online edition we hope to evolve to both  an online and hardcopy version. We also would love to hear your ideas on how to improve the paper.

Our paper will also have a social conscience where we will not only discuss social problems but encourage forums to discuss and brainstorm ways to resolve those issues. This is an exciting ambition of the paper that we are looking forward to implement in coming years.

Finally the paper will be pushing agendas such as animal protection and assisting impoverished people who never get the appropriate attention in the mainstream media.

We hope you enjoy our first edition and you keep coming back for the best local read in Melbourne.

The community forum provides the following for local businesses, organisations and sports clubs

  • Marketing & Promotion: The community forum presents a great opportunity for local businesses, clubs and organizations to promote themselves, their services and products to the wider local community. They can do this directly through the paper, through advertising and through website development, internet services and social media.
  • Advertising: Just like any newspaper, online or hardcopy, there will be plenty of space for business, groups and individuals to advertise through the community forum. Through designed ads on our pages or a simple classified ad there will be plenty of scope to meet your advertising needs.
  • Website Development: We can provide you organization with a professional looking website for a cost that will surprise you. 
  • A forum for opinion and debate: Our paper is going to engage in .opinion writing and editorial that will have the courage to take on any subject. Now anybody can put forward their viewpoint and engage in debate. If you have always through of yourself as a writer then here is your chance to build a portfolio.
  • Networking: As we sign up more local groups and businesses to the community forum the greater the potential for significant networking and promotions. The Community Forum will be committed to making citizens in our region aware of local businesses and clubs etc through our social media activities and associated events. This will be done in a way that make if affordable for local groups where it wasn't before.
  • Campaigns: Another agenda for the community forum is to engage in and support campaigns that will support local communities and other initiatives such as animal welfare and assorted charities.
  • The Warriors Basketball Club: One of the campaigns our paper will be supporting is Oakleigh Warriors Basketball Club and getting it back up on it's feet in 2017, providing news, updates and reports of it's progress.Check them out by CLICKING HERE.
  • My Basketball Academy: I will be using the community forum to help support and launch my Basketball Academy in 2017. Through this Academy I will be continuing what I have had a passion for over 25 years. That is teaching and improving young ambitious basketballers the skills of this great game while providing pathways to a higher level of the game. Check it out by CLICKING HERE.