Dodgy Deals
The Collins Street Sellout

Melbourne's founder* John Batman,
takes you on a walking tour of Melbourne's richest street.

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*It's completely disingenuous to state that John Batman founded Melbourne, considering the evidence of indigenous settlement in the area going back as far as 40,000 years.

John Batman is back from the dead, and he wants to explain.
Melbourne wasn't supposed to be like this.

Let him give you the story on Collins Street, Melbourne's wealthiest boulevard. After all, this is where the deals are done that decide the future of Melbourne and its 5 million residents.

Batman will talk about the deals that made and broke Melbourne, even when Melbourne was broke already. Who get's free rent at cost of the public?
Despite Melbourne claiming to be a green left paradise, there are legal exemptions on access rights to some minorities ?
What happened to the City Square?

Join this controversial figure on a evening stroll through Melbourne as he talks heritage, public amenity, ratbags and the dodgy deals that made Melbourne.

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  • 'Dodgy Deals' is a 2019 Melbourne Fringe Festival Event
  • Tour runs on September 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 23.
  • This is a 90 minute event
  • Commencing on the steps of the Old Treasury Building, Spring Street and concluding by foot by at Spencer Street Station.
  • Full strength, half time refreshments will be provided (unlike the footy).
  • Tickets from $15 - Book here