Anti-immigration, anti-racist groups rally in Melbourne's CBD

Anti-racist protesters have gathered in Melbourne's CBD ahead of a rally by anti-immigration activists.

The group of about 100 anti-racist protesters gathered on the steps of Parliament in Spring Street and chanted "racists are not welcome here".

The protesters have gathered ahead of a planned march by an anti-immigration group, which organisers claim will celebrate the Australian flag.

The intersection of Bourke Street and Spring Street has been closed.

Hundreds of police are expected to attend the rallies amid fears of violent clashes.

Asylum seekers detained in Melbourne given a voice through art

An exhibition at Richmond's Gallery 314 on the weekend showcased the works of four asylum seekers currently detained at the Broadmeadows detention centre.

Two asylum seekers now living in the community, and one currently in hospital, also contributed to the show.

Organiser Lisa Stewart said the four asylum seekers still detained had been transferred to Melbourne from Manus Island and Nauru and faced a bleak future in indefinite detention.

Griffin never contemplated retirement

In an amazing tale of perseverance, Griffin could've easily thrown in the towel after suffering his third ACL injury in four years earlier last season but fought on to make his miraculous return on Saturday night. 

Griffin last featured for the Storm in Round 20, 2013 – a whopping 1056 days ago. The Cobden-Kohinoor Keas junior put that into context by noting he lined up alongside now-Storm assistant coach Jason Ryles in that particular fixture. 

Despite all his woes however don't think for a second that retirement crossed the 25-year-old's mind.