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1 Jun 2006 (Thursday)

Goolengook Forest Investigation – Call for submissions
Public submissions are being sought to help determine whether Goolengook Forest in East Gippsland should be added to Errinundra National Park.

Beating The Flu This Winter
As well as having a flu shot before winter, all Victorians can take a number of basic actions to minimise catching or spreading coughs and colds, Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor Neville Goodwin said today.

Nationals Seek Reversal Of Snowy Sale
The Nationals will push for the State Government to reverse its decision to sell its share of the Snowy Hydro, through a motion proposed by Resources spokesman, Gippsland MP Peter Hall.

2 Jun 2006 (Friday)

Bass Coast Shire Council News Bulletin
Bass Coast Shire Council News Bulletin, 31/03/2006.

East Gippsland To Receive Four Commonwealth Games Fish
Mayor Cr Jane Rowe she was thrilled at today’s news that East Gippsland had been given four of the fish from the spectacular Commonwealth Games water parade.

Thousands of books for sale
In a joint effort the Wellington Shire Council and the Rotary Club of Sale Central will be holding a Giant Book Sale of ex-library books.

Nationals’ Push For Pre-School Move
The Nationals’ will continue their push to have responsibility for pre-schools moved to the Department of Education, with a motion before State Parliament.

3 Jun 2006 (Saturday)

Classism, A Form Of Prejudice? :: (Howard S. Emanuel)
As is only right, much focus has been placed on many different forms of prejudice in Australian society in recent years....

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter June 2006 NHW Area LTB1 Bridle Estate (HNW106)
Annual Meeting, Driver's Responsibilities, Anti-Hoon Laws, Credit Card Fraud, Police Crime Report.

4 Jun 2006 (Sunday)

Our Jobs; Our Lives! :: (Howard S. Emanuel)
How many times are we asked in general conversation "what do you do"?....

5 Jun 2006 (Monday)

Snowy Sale Withdrawal: School Promise In Limbo
The future of desperately needed school redevelopments, repairs and maintenance hang in the balance following the withdrawal of the Snowy Hydro Scheme from sale to private enterprise.

Weekly Bulletin
Weekly Bulletin, Monday, June 5, 2006

Nationals’ Push For Pre-School Move
The Nationals’ will continue their push to have responsibility for pre-schools moved to the Department of Education, with a motion before State Parliament.

Criminals Could Walk Free Under Labor’S ‘Bill Of Rights’
Given the Bracks Labor Government’s mismanagement of Victoria’s criminal justice system and with imminent enactment of Labor’s Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities criminals may be able walk free under Labor.

6 Jun 2006 (Tuesday)

June packed with ideas and inspiration for small business
June is a month packed with ideas and inspiration for small business, with a large number of small business workshops being conducted during the month throughout Latrobe City.

Television - 20th Century Tragedy :: (Howard S. Emanuel)
Television, or by its popular acronym 'TV', has occupied a prominent position in our lounge rooms, and increasingly our lives for the past 30 to 40 years....

Satisfaction survey positive for council
84% of Latrobe City residents interviewed as part of the 2006 local government community satisfaction survey, believe the performance of council has improved or stayed the same in the past twelve months.

Two year rehabilitation project for Morwell landfill
The Morwell landfill is to receive waste for a maximum two-year period as part of its rehabilitation towards open recreational space.

Nationals Plan To Reduce Rate Rises
A plan put forward by The Nationals Member for Gippsland Province PETER HALL would help to reduce the need for annual municipal rate increases.

7 Jun 2006 (Wednesday)

Free Music Industry Career Workshops
FReeZACentral is hosting free training days for those aged 15 to 25 interested in a music industry career.

GippsTAFE Students Give Free Design Consultation
GippsTAFE students are offering their creative expertise to community members in a one hour free design consultation.

Are Your Anionic Salts Working?
Milk fever, caused by low levels of calcium in the bloodstream of the cow, is a problem you can live without at calving time.

Natural Regeneration
Natural regeneration is the establishment of trees by using seed fall from standing trees.

8 Jun 2006 (Thursday)

Warragul CBD traffic congestion
Traffic congestion in the Warragul CBD has been an increasing concern for residents over the recent years.

Roundabout works on schedule, but traffic delays to be expected
Lengthy delays are expected to the end of June as construction works continue on the Smith and Queen Streets roundabout in Warragul.

Working group to provide innovative, alternative solutions to traffic congestion
Baw Baw Shire Council is currently investigating a number of options to ease traffic congestion in Warragul CBD.

Celebrating Baw Baw artists
Baw Baw Shire Council acquired two pieces of artwork by local artists Christine Cochrane and Andrew Southill at the launch of the Art Acquisition program last week.

Cloud investigations continue
Brecknock Consulting is currently completing investigations into the structure and design of Cloud and will submit their recommended solutions to council towards the end of July.

Gas Connection Win For Bairnsdale College
Representations by Gippsland MP Peter Hall on behalf of the Bairnsdale Secondary College have proved successful, with the State Government this week agreeing to pay all costs associated with gas connection to the School.

State Government should fund ash salvage road damage: Ingram
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has called on the Treasurer John Brumby in State Parliament to address the outstanding costs borne by the East Gippsland Shire Council after the 2002-03 bushfires.

9 Jun 2006 (Friday)

Council Accepts New Valuations
Councillors last night adopted the new valuations for rateable properties in the East Gippsland Shire effective at 1 January 2006.

Local Government Minister Gives Full Support To Council
In the wake of recent local newspaper headlines, Local Government Minister, Candy Broad, has expressed her full confidence in the Bass Coast Shire Council.

The fate of the world's largest island - hangs at the Gallery
"The fate of the world's largest island hangs in the balance…" So begins Trent Parke's introduction to his long-awaited new body of work, ‘Minutes to Midnight’.

Dinosaurs to romp at Latrobe City libraries
The Latrobe City Library Service is providing a school holiday program for primary school children during the June school holidays.

Bass Coast Meets With Local Government Minister
Bass Coast Shire Council and community representatives met with the Minister for Local Government, Candy Broad, yesterday to discuss the Minister’s refusal to conduct a municipal review of the Shire.

Comments Sought On Tourism Plan
Public and tourism industry comment is now being sought on the Draft East Gippsland Strategic Tourism Plan 2006-2011 adopted by at last night’s Council Meeting.

Cutter’S Licence Termination Threatens Historic Railway
The last of Gippsland’s railway sleeper cutters has provided his last railway sleeper, at the expense of historic icons such as the Walhalla Goldfields Railway, unless the State Government intervenes.

We’Re More Satisfied With Our Council
Overall satisfaction with the East Gippsland Shire council continues to rise according to the results of the Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey 2006.

13 Jun 2006 (Tuesday)

Apply now for youth theatre camp
Fifty young people in the Wellington Shire will have the opportunity to attend a free youth theatre camp during the school holidays.

Weekly Bulletin
Monday, June 12, 2006

Bass Coast Building Permit Activity Soars
April 2006 was another billion dollar month for the Victorian Building industry, according to figures just released by the Building Commission.

World Environment Day Expo
As part of Bass Coast’s World Environment Day Expo, the Bass Coast Environmental Alliance is holding a meeting at 7pm on Wednesday 14 June, at the San Remo Recreation Centre.

Council To Defer Marina And Jetty Fee Increases
Following consultation between East Gippsland Councillors and Shire management, proposed movements in marina and private canal jetty fees are to be deferred to allow further stakeholder consultations.

My Place, Our Place Postcard Project
Wellington Shire Council is inviting residents to create postcards that illustrate what they like about living in their community.

Planning changes welcomed
Wellington Shire Council has welcomed government approval of a planning amendment for Yarram and surrounding areas. The changes have been incorporated into the Wellington Planning Scheme.

14 Jun 2006 (Wednesday)

Agricultural Chemical Control Areas Protecting Valuable Agriculture
In August 1996 the Department of Primary Industries implemented a set of controls that restricted the use and application methods for certain herbicides.

DSE Frustrated By Fuel Reduction Burning Season
The Department of Sustainability and Environment today said it was disappointed it had not achieved its fuel reduction burning target of 130,000 hectares for the 2005-2006 financial year.

Gallery displays ‘Threads of friendship’
An exhibition demonstrating numerous embroidery techniques will be on display in the International Power Hazelwood Community Access Gallery, Latrobe Regional Gallery from Saturday 17 June.

Protecting Paddock Trees
We tend to take the presence of paddock trees for granted. We all know that they add amenity value to the property and act as windbreaks providing shelter for stock, pasture and crops. But what else do they do?

15 Jun 2006 (Thursday)

Good design for a healthy future
Baw Baw Shire Council has held forums with external surveyors, councillors and staff to explain and emphasise the benefits that healthy and safe urban design can have in increasing levels of physical activity in the community.

Arrogant Labor To Neglect Eastern Victoria
The Labor Party has rejected local country Victorians in favour of city-based candidates in the Upper House seats of Eastern Victoria region at November’s election.

Ingram seeks meeting for local paediatricians
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has called on Health Minister, Bronwyn Pike, to meet with two paediatricians who gave their notice to Central Gippsland Health Service (CGHS) last week.

Liberals To Provide Kindergarten Education For All
Most Gippsland parents will no longer have to pay kindergarten fees under a Liberal Government from 2007, Liberal Member for Gippsland Province Philip Davis said today.

Council Acts on Criterion Hotel
Wellington Shire Council has instigated legal proceedings against the owner of the Criterion Hotel. The proceedings relate to demolition works being undertaken at the hotel without appropriate permits.

16 Jun 2006 (Friday)

Timely warning to dog owners
Wellington Shire Council is advising people to keep their dogs securely confined to their property following a recent attack on sheep.

Re-cycle your used printer cartridges and help SAVE OUR ENVIRONMENT. "Re-Usable Resources" (a division of Kwik Tip Bins/Medico) can assist.
It has been estimated that over 80% of our used cartridges are going directly to landfill. Australians throw away more than 18 million cartridges every year. That's over 5,000 tonnes of material that will end up in landfill.

Open Air Gym For Inverloch
Jane Hackel of Jane Hackels Massage Retreat has welcomed a $33,000 Victorian Government grant to upgrade sport and recreation facilities in the Inverloch area.

Demolition of St Ita's Church
The Roman Catholic Church has successfully applied for the report and consent to the demolition of St Ita’s Church and two houses on the corner of Hopetoun Road and Princes Way in Drouin under section 29A of the Building Act.

19 Jun 2006 (Monday)

Ingram calls on Premier to address timber issues
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has asked Premier Steve Bracks to meet face-to-face with local timber communities.

Weekly Bulletin
Weekly Bulletin - Monday, June 19, 2006

Labor Guilty Of Fuel Reduction Burns Cover-Up
The Bracks Government has been caught out deliberately misleading the public about its performance on fuel reduction burning on public land.

Event Sponsorship Applications
Wellington Shire Council is inviting applications for event sponsorship across the shire.

20 Jun 2006 (Tuesday)

Dairy Reminders For June
Dairy Reminders For June

Bass Coast Goes Green
The Bass Coast Environmental Alliance hosted their seventh annual World Environment Day Expo last week.

Country Victorians Shiver Through Another Winter
As Victorians woke this morning to freezing temperatures, many country communities were unable to keep warm because they don’t have access to reticulated natural gas or firewood.

Changes To Evidence Of Indentity - Ryan
Nationals Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan is urging residents to be aware of changes to evidence of identity requirements by VicRoads.

Watch That Grazing Rotation
As we move into winter, it is important to avoid the temptation of letting our pasture rotations get too short.

21 Jun 2006 (Wednesday)

Ingram supports liberals push for referendum on bill of rights
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, last week opposed the Bracks Government’s introduction of a Charter of Human Rights Bill without a referendum.

Door Opens For Budding Bricklayers
A new course offers budding bricklayers an opportunity to get into an industry that is experiencing a skills shortage.

Parliament welcomes everyone to help celebrate 150 years
Did you know the Parliament of Victoria has had seven homes since it opened its doors in 1856? Do you have any idea how many high teas are served in the parliamentary dining room each year?

Meningococcal C vaccine catch-up program to cease
The national meningococcal C conjugate vaccination catch-up program will cease on 30 June 2006.

Artists tied for Peoples’ Choice Award
The 2006 Baw Baw Shire Art Acquisition Peoples’ Choice Award was recently presented to two local artists, Neerim South painter Christine Cochrane and visual art student Renee Mynard of Trafalgar.

23 Jun 2006 (Friday)

Make Sure Your Calves Get The Best Start
A newborn calf has no active immunity to disease and relies on the antibodies it receives from its mother via colostrum for protection until its own immune system develops.

Omeo Highway meeting positive: Ingram
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has welcomed the outcomes from the positive meeting to discuss strategies to finish unsealed sections of the Omeo Highway and make the road safer.

Disruption to Rosedale Library Service
Rosedale Library will close on Tuesday 27 June between 2-6pm whilst books and resources are moved to the library’s new home in the Rosedale Community Centre.

Council Plan Up For Comment
Bass Coast Shire Council has asked the community to comment on its proposed Council Plan for 2006-2010.

Bass Coast Hooks A Games Fish
Bass Coast Shire CEO, Allan Bawden, confirmed today that the Shire had received one of the fish used in the Commonwealth Games ceremonies.

Commonwealth Games Appreciation
Member for Western Port Province, Geoff Hilton, made a special presentation to Bass Coast Shire Council last night acknowledging their contribution to Victoria’s celebration of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Dog Attacks On Humans Only A Matter Of Time
The Bracks Government’s neglect of the serious wild dog problems in north eastern Victoria has local farmers worried about a future dog attack on bushwalkers.

Controlled Traffic Conference Set To Kick Goals
The agricultural community has rapidly accepted Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) with widespread adoption exceeding 2 million hectares across all cropping industries.

Council To Help Ensure Responsible Gaming
Bass Coast Shire Council will develop a Responsible Gaming Policy over the next 12 months, as part of their proposed Council Plan.

Students Raise Awareness of Drug Danger
An innovative group of local students worked to raise public awareness of pressing drug and alcohol concerns with a recent Drug Action Week event at GippsTAFE Yallourn.

Council Approves Budget and Council Plan
Wellington Shire Council has approved its 2006/07 budget and four-year Council Plan following public consultation on both documents.

Telstra Proposal To Remove Payphones
Telstra advised the Bass Coast Shire Council this week that it had until 31 July to submit comments on a proposal by Telstra to remove four payphones from the local area.

Smarter Weeds Management
Member for Western Port Province, Geoff Hilton, yesterday announced a grant from the Bracks Government to the Bass Coast Shire Council to help them tackle weeds.

Bass Coast Shire Values Rise By 6.82 Percent
Bass Coast Shire Council has completed its 2006 revaluations.

27 Jun 2006 (Tuesday)

Monash University Gippsland Weekly Bulletin
Weekly Bulletin - Monday, June 26, 2006

Historic $48 Million Rural Health Plan
In the small township of Ballan, Liberal Leader, Ted Baillieu, today announced an unprecedented $48 million package to address country Victoria’s doctor shortage.

Baw Baw Shire farmers benefit from budget
Baw Baw Shire Council has allocated an extra $970,000 to rural environment and farming projects in the proposed 2006/07 budget due to a reduction in the farm rate differential.

Local Artist Celebrates Indigenous Heritage
Local Indigenous artist, Patrice Mahoney, of Wonthaggi, will be displaying her work at an Indigenous Art Exhibition to be held at the Coalfields Art Gallery between 2 and 30 July.

Another Year Without Trains To The Latrobe Valley?
Freedom of information documents released to the Liberal Party show it will be at least June/July 2007 before ‘Farce Rail’ works on the Warragul and Traralgon line are finished.

Youth Band concert as fundraiser for Cancer Care Centre
The Latrobe City Youth Band will feature in a charity concert for the new Gippsland Cancer Care Centre, commencing at 7.30pm on Saturday 1 July at Kernot Hall.

Meningococcal C Reminder
Wellington Shire Council is reminding residents that the national Meningococcal C immunisation catch-up program will cease on 30 June.

28 Jun 2006 (Wednesday)

Training Group Expands Its Services
A local not-for-profit employment and training group that supports people with learning difficulties or disability has been expanded and renamed.

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