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2 Nov 2006 (Thursday)

Liberals Unveil $678 Million Education Policy
A Liberal Government will introduce performance pay bonuses for our top teachers, create Turn-Around-Teams to support underperforming schools and support the establishment of nationally comparable curriculum benchmarks.

Tyers Prepares for Art Show & Moondarra Fire Photo Exhibition
Plans are on track for the Tyers Art Festival on 10th - 12th November.

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Explore the world of the car in contemporary art
On Saturday 4 November an exciting exhibition begins at Latrobe Regional Gallery titled ‘Supercharged: the car in contemporary art’ and to complement the exhibition a range of free activities will be held.

5 Nov 2006 (Sunday)

Clint Eastwood - Independent Candidate for Gippsland East
‘It’s up to you’

6 Nov 2006 (Monday)

Free Transport A Boon For Country Kids And Students
Children and full-time students throughout country Victoria will travel on public transport for free under a Liberal Government, Shadow Minister for Country Victoria Philip Davis said today.

Pirates And Sailors
Pirates and sailors will greet Federal Member for Gippsland, The Hon Peter McGauran when he arrives at the Metung Boardwalk next Friday.

Celebrating Our Sporting Past
Bass Coast Shire Council is calling for writers and historians to write a factual piece inspired by an image in its Arts Aware collection of historical sporting and leisure photographs.

Increasing awareness of depression through the workplace
Productivity lost to depression in Australia is approaching $4.3billion, key speaker David Juriansz from Beyondblue stated at a workshop recently hosted by Latrobe City.

Cans for fines program benefits Latrobe community
During the month of November Latrobe City Library Service is sponsoring a community food drive which can also reduce library patron’s overdue fines.

Inverloch Community Groups On Show
Community groups will be putting their best foot forward at the first ever Inverloch Community Group Expo (ICE) on Sunday, 12 November from 10am to 2pm.

Liberals $100 M Plan To Extend Gas Connection In Country Victoria
A Liberal Government will provide $100 million to extend gas connection in country Victoria, Liberal Leader Ted Baillieu announced today.

Recycling – It’S Time To Get Sorted!
Research shows that 48 percent of Australians are confused about what they can and cannot recycle.

Pools to open with a Splash for 2006/07
Wellington Shire Council will celebrate the opening of Summer Season 2006-07 with a pool party at each outdoor location to kick start the summer season.

Know your time limit
Wellington Shire Council will be conducting additional Saturday morning parking patrols across the Shire in the lead up Christmas.

Geoff Hilton Farewelled
A special presentation was made to Geoff Hilton, Member for Western Port Province, at the Council meeting this week.

Grow me instead
Wellington Shire Council is inviting residents to celebrate the launch of the ‘Grow Me Instead’ booklet at the Sale Botanic Gardens, Wednesday 15 November at 2pm.

Water-Saving Recycling Tips
TIP: Recycle right & rinse right - Rinse recyclable cans, bottles and jars in old dishwashing water. Do not use fresh tap water.

Are You Fire Ready?
There have been a number of fires across the Gippsland region already this season and the predictions are that there will be more.

Senior Citizens Dudded Again
Country senior citizens have again been discriminated against by the Bracks Government claimed Nationals Eastern Region candidate, PETER HALL.

Timber Industry Must Be Supported
Nationals Resources Spokesman and Eastern Region candidate PETER HALL is calling on the Bracks Government to immediately release their timber industry policy.

Caring Grandparents Should Be Supported
Nationals Eastern Region candidate, PETER HALL has again called upon the State and Federal Governments to support grandparents raising grandchildren.

Latrobe to host forum on winning government business
Latrobe City is hosting one of a series of two-hour regional forums designed to provide advice on winning government business.

8 Nov 2006 (Wednesday)

Make an early splash into summer at Yallourn North pool
Latrobe City is all set to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather with the Yallourn North outdoor pool opening its gates for the season this Saturday, 11 November 2006.

Labor’S Dental Policy A ‘Field Of Dreams’
Not one extra dentist will be provided by Labor’s country Victoria dental policy announced today.

Gippslander collects prestigious Award
Traralgon teenager Nicholas Tam, currently in Year 12 at Scotch College, has been named as Victoria’s top schools debater in an awards ceremony hosted by the Debaters Association of Victoria.

Footpath maintenance takes another step forward
Latrobe City’s footpath maintenance program has taken another step forward with the recent commencement of the second part of the $1.7 million project.

Local cricket teams in drive for 20/20 competition glory
Latrobe City Council is sponsoring the first ever local 20/20 cricket competition. The Latrobe City 20/20 Cup will be conducted in both the Traralgon and District Cricket Association (TDCA)

Feeding Sheep Through Dry Times
BESTWOOL/BESTLAMB is bringing renowned ruminant nutrition specialist, San Jolly, and Lachlan Campbell,

Council waives roadside grazing fee
Wellington Shire Council will waive roadside grazing permit fees to assist drought affected farmers.

Producers find out what’s hot in food and beverages
In response to food and beverage producers identifying a need to sharpen their marketing edge to attract more customers, Latrobe City’s

Country Grab-Bag Will Fool No-One
Labor’s grab-bag of announcements will not make up for seven years of neglect, Shadow Minister for Country Victoria Philip Davis said today.

Monday, November 6, 2006
• Medical School 2008 Associate Professor William Hart will join the Gippsland Campus

Greens Ignore Country Doctor Shortage
The Greens have yet again shown their ignorance of anything outside metropolitan Melbourne , with no provision for health care in country Victoria.

9 Nov 2006 (Thursday)

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter Area LTB1 Bridle Estate November 2006 (NHW111)
New Meetig Starting Time, Fire Bugs, PartySafe, Camping Grounds, Police Crime Report.

Labor To Ban Duck Hunting In Return For Green Votes
The Bracks Labor Government will abolish the traditional duck season if it is re-elected on 25 November, Shadow Minister for Country Victoria Philip Davis said today.

Managing A Dry Season
With a long dry spell on the horizon dairy farmers are aware that the usual farm management strategies don’t appear to be an option this year.

Neighbourhood Houses To Receive Liberal Boost
Neighbourhood houses and Learning Centres throughout country Victoria will receive a much-needed funding boost under a Liberal Government.

10 Nov 2006 (Friday)

News Bulletin

Youth Get Heard
A group of students from Wonthaggi Secondary College had the chance to tell a panel of government and community representatives what they want from Bass Coast this week.

Liberals To Invest In Cleaner Energy Technologies
The Victorian Liberal Party has re-affirmed its commitment to the establishment of new greenhouse abatement technologies, Shadow Minister for Energy Philip Davis said today.

Liberals To Improve Access To Country Medical Specialists
A Liberal Government would spend $8 million improving access to medical specialists in country Victoria, Shadow Minister for Health Helen Shardey said today.

12 Nov 2006 (Sunday)

Clint Eastwood - Independent Candidate for Gippsland East
‘The Time Has Come’

13 Nov 2006 (Monday)

Maffra schools upgrade a priority: Ingram
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, said today that on his re-election a priority of the next term would be ensure funding for major facilities upgrades at both the Maffra primary and secondary schools.

Get Your Motor Running…The Supercars Are Coming
V8 engines will be roaring onto Phillip Island from 8 -10 December, when the Grand Prix Circuit hosts the Grand Finale of the V8 Supercars.

Will you pass the fire hazard inspection?
Latrobe City officers are now carrying out Latrobe’s annual fire hazard inspections with the municipal fire prevention officer and assistants inspecting all properties in Latrobe City for fire risks or potential fire risks.

14 Nov 2006 (Tuesday)

Liberals To Upgrade 4Wd Tracks & Improve Safety
Neglected four-wheel-drive access tracks in national parks and state forests will be upgraded and driver training provided under a Liberal Government, Shadow Minister for Country Victoria Philip Davis said today.

Making sense of water plans
Plans to take water from irrigators to avoid implementing water recycling plans have been described as ‘bizarre’ by the Mayor of the rural Wellington Shire Council.

‘Slow Learner’ Fined $10,000 For Illegal Fishing
A licensed eel fisherman, described by a magistrate at Bairnsdale as a ‘slow learner’, has been convicted and fined a total of $10,000 after pleading guilty to using commercial fishing equipment

Liberals Invest In Recreational Hunting
A Liberal Government would better manage Victoria’s game species and habitats, improve firearm safety and ensure the continuation of the traditional duck season

Latrobe City mayor appointed as Community Patron
Latrobe City mayor, Councillor Lisa Price, has recently been appointed to the position of Community Patron for the Latrobe Theatre Company.

15 Nov 2006 (Wednesday)

Finance workshop to understand financial statements
A workshop designed to assist those in business or just starting out to better understand the presentation and meaning of financial documents

16 Nov 2006 (Thursday)

Moe Newborough Sports Centre hosts Sporting Hall of Fame
Latrobe City’s Sporting Hall of Fame will feature at the Moe Newborough Sports Centre in Old Sale Road Moe until early next year.

Clean Technology Focus For Liberal Government
A Liberal Government will focus on clean technologies to get Victoria moving again.

Clint Eastwood - The REAL Independent Candidate for Gippsland East

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Liberals To Extend Water Tank Rebate To Everyone
A Liberal Government will provide a $500 subsidy to all Victorians who install rainwater tanks, Shadow Minister for Country Victoria Philip Davis said today.

17 Nov 2006 (Friday)

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The Keen-Agers program
The Keen-Agers program supports older persons' activity and health through recreational table tennis. Over 130 table tennis players from seven Gippsland

Liberals Announce $53 Million Drought Package
The Liberal Party has announced today an increase to the Government drought assistance package for the worst affected rural water users in Victoria, bringing the total package to $53 million.

Temporary Closure Of Dalyston-Glen Forbes Road
Bass Coast Shire Council will temporarily close a section of the Dalyston-Glen Forbes Road from Friday, 17 November 2006, due to concerns over public safety.

Fire Prevention – Don’T Risk A Fine
Bass Coast Shire Council officers will be making random inspections of properties throughout the Shire to ensure they don’t pose a fire risk.

More Rhyll Boat Ramp Works In February
Bass Coast Shire Council has advised that more works will be undertaken on the Rhyll Boat Ramp in February to rectify a problem with the end of the new lane.

20 Nov 2006 (Monday)

Bass Coast School Is A Leader In Bike Safety
Last week Cowes Primary School came third in the State Final of the Bike Ed Challenge held in Morwell.

Celebrating 150 years
Wellington Shire Council is inviting the community to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Alberton District Road Board next Wednesday (22 November).

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Monday, November 20, 2006

John Brumby Can’t Count
The Liberal Party has taken a bipartisan approach to drought policy, despite inaccurate claims from John Brumby who obviously can’t count.

Fishing Fines In Bairnsdale Court
A licensed scallop fisherman has been fined in the Bairnsdale Magistrates’ Court for failing to comply with the conditions of his commercial fishing licence.

Bass Coast Business Awards On Hold
The inaugural 2006 Bass Coast Shire Business Awards, which incorporate the successful Golden Plate Awards, have been put on hold until next year.

21 Nov 2006 (Tuesday)

Questioning the National Party's Approach to Energy - (Howard S. Emanuel)
Pardon me for being a little confused with the approach to energy production in Australia and Victoria by the National Party at present, but it seems to me that the policy just does not fit with the professed mandate....

22 Nov 2006 (Wednesday)

All Latrobe outdoor pools open from Saturday 2 December
Latrobe City’s outdoor pools are gearing up for a fun-packed, activity-filled summer, with the Traralgon and Moe outdoor pools opening their gates for the season on Saturday 2 December.

Greens To Leave Country Roads To Disintegrate
The Greens’ pledge of more public transport and "not more bitumen" shows a complete disconnection from the needs of country Victorians.

Liberal Government To Upgrade Country Crossings
A Liberal Government will upgrade country level crossings which have been neglected for years by the Bracks Labor Government.

Liberals Support Push For The Bush Rally
The Liberal Party has shown its support for country Victoria at the ‘Push for the Bush’ rally through the city and onto the steps of Parliament House today.

Latrobe City shines at national sister city conference
Latrobe City Council won two awards at the Australian Sister Cities Association National Conference held in Devonport, Tasmania recently.

Liberals To Build New $2.5M Shooting Range
A Liberal Government will attract international level shooting competitions to Victoria, with the building of a new $2.5 million shooting range.

23 Nov 2006 (Thursday)

Local Flavour To V8 Supercars
The V8 Supercar Championship Grand Finale place-getters will take home a little piece of Phillip Island when they leave.

It’S Tag Time For Sheep And Goats
In January this year, the sheep and goat industries, with the support of State and Commonwealth Governments, agreed to introduce the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS).

Liberals To Give Pensioners A Fairer Deal
A Liberal Government is committed to easing the financial burden of pensioners by re-instating the $80 rebate on vehicle registrations.

"Read Around Oz!" - Summer Reading Club
It is never ‘too cool’ to hook a ride to a fictional world created by your favorite author, especially during the summer holidays, according to the Australian author Emily Rodda.

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28 Nov 2006 (Tuesday)

Latrobe City Announces Major Sponsorship Agreement For Golf Pro-Am
Latrobe City this week announced it has signed a major sponsorship agreement with the Traralgon Golf Club to host the 2007 Latrobe City Carpet Country WIN TV Pro-Am.

Life Will Be Sweet At Performing Arts Centre
Two of Australia's best known performers, husband and wife, Frankie J Holden and Michelle Pettigrove will present a show about living and loving at the Performing Arts Centre in Traralgon

Swimming Season Starts Early
Wellington Shire Council will open swimming pools in Stratford, Heyfield and Rosedale for the summer season on Tuesday 28 November 2006.

Plan Your Trip To The Beach
The summer holiday period traditionally sees a massive influx of visitors to Phillip Island and other areas across Bass Coast, as people come to enjoy the natural beauty and wonderful beaches.

Wellington Celebrates International Day Of People With A Disability
Wellington Shire Council is celebrating the International Day of People with a Disability on Wednesday 29 November 2006.

"Station To Surgery"
East Gippsland residents are now being offered a ‘station to surgery ’ transport service to make it easier to get to essential medical appointments in Melbourne

International Day of People with DisAbility
Victory Park in Traralgon will come to life on Friday 1 December with music, drama and art to celebrate International Day of People with disAbility in Latrobe City.

Shire To Study Sport Infrastructure Needs
East Gippsland Shire Council is to begin a study that will identify and plan for community sporting infrastructure needs over the next ten years.

Morwell River NEIP proposal complete
The proposal for a Morwell River Neighbourhood Environment Improvement Plan (NEIP) has now been completed and submitted to the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) of Victoria for its approval.

Bass Coast Environment Review Committee
The Bass Coast Environment Review Committee (ERC), established in June 2006, is already proving to be an effective forum for the community.

Councils Put Indigenous Issues On The Agenda
Nearly 100 community, government and business representatives attended a community forum today at Wildlife Wonderland in Bass to discuss issues important to the Indigenous community.

Phillip Island And Bass Coast Visitor Information Centres Among Victoria’S Finest
The Phillip Island and Bass Coast Visitor Information Centres have been named a finalist in the General Tourism Services category at the Melbourne Airport 2006 Victorian Tourism Awards.

Bass Coast Design Forum Success
Almost 50 local designers and government representatives from across Gippsland attended a Design Forum at the Kilcunda Community Centre this week.

Community Invited To All Abilities Event
The community is being invited to Guide Park, Wonthaggi on Sunday 3 December to help celebrate International Day for People with a Disability.

Ride for Free
All residents can ride for free on the low-flor bus next week (Monday 27 November – Friday 1st December) as part of the Wellington Shire Council’s celebration of International Day of People with a Disability.

Wellington Assists Community Groups
Wellington Shire Council is providing $70, 000 to support invaluable community development activities.

Young Voices Help Renewal
Action planning for the Latrobe Valley Neighbourhood Renewal areas took on a new dimension last week when students from Moe’s Elizabeth Street Primary School worked with local residents

Last chance to nominate
Residents only have one more week to make a nomination for the 2007 Australia Day Awards.

Monday, November 27, 2006
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29 Nov 2006 (Wednesday)

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