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1 Oct 2016 (Saturday)

Peter Gardner's Gippsland Climate News & Views for September
Listed here are Peter Gardner's climate news and views at Gippsland for the month of September. Be aware of what's happening on our environment. Read his articles.

Seniors Festival events in Latrobe City
Seniors in the Latrobe Valley are invited to a number of local events being held throughout October as part of the 2016 Victorian Seniors Festival.

3 Oct 2016 (Monday)

Community conversations about possible Hazelwood Closure
Federal and State Government can help the #LatrobeValley community in Gippsland through a "Just Transition" of the #BrownCoal industry. If they work together and commit the billions of dollars and allocate the resources needed.

5 Oct 2016 (Wednesday)

Grants available for 2017 National Youth Week events
Grants of up to $2000 are available for young people to work in partnership with local governments or community groups to organise events that celebrate youth.

Regional Victoria misses out in Dan’s infrastructure report
Daniel Andrews’ handpicked infrastructure advisors have failed to identify opportunities for Regional Victoria.

This year the Nationals are proud to celebrate 100 years of unbroken political representation in Victoria.

7 Oct 2016 (Friday)

Gippsland Nationals celebrate 100 years of unbroken political representation
It was 100 years ago that a small group of Victorian farmers united because they believed regional Australia was too important for politicians to ignore.

8 Oct 2016 (Saturday)

Latrobe Valley’s crime increases under Labor
Member for Morwell Russell Northe has called on the Andrews Labor Government to allocate more police resources to the Latrobe region as the crime rate soars.

9 Oct 2016 (Sunday)

Dan’s got no plan for public housing
Demand for public housing is growing, but a lack of direction from the Andrews Labor Government is putting more stress on vulnerable Victorians, according to Shadow Minister for Housing Tim Bull.

10 Oct 2016 (Monday)

National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) Round Three Announcements
Please attribute the below statement to Bass Coast Shire Council CEO, Paul Buckley PSM in response to today’s NSRF announcement:

Northe calls for Latrobe Valley’s unused nappies
Member for Morwell Russell Northe is once again participating in the Nappy Collective Giving Project and encouraging local parents with leftover unused nappies to donate them.

Op-ed, by Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh: Port of Melbourne lease
On any given day, up to 7000 containers are shipped out of Australia’s largest port – the Port of Melbourne.

13 Oct 2016 (Thursday)

Victorians in the dark on Hazelwood closure
The Andrews Labor Government has left Victorians in the dark on the impacts of the closure of Hazelwood power station on energy pricing and security of supply.

Candidates in East Gippsland sign Science Pledge
A science pledge to the large field of candidates in the East Gippsland Shire Elections

Member for Northern Victoria Luke O'Sullivan sworn in
The people of Northern Victoria finally have full representation in parliament after Daniel Andrews backed down and allowed a joint sitting to swear in Luke O’Sullivan as The Nationals’ new MP in the Legislative Council.

14 Oct 2016 (Friday)

Aussie icon Rod Quantock to appear at Performing Arts Centre
Rod Quantock has been a stand-up and, more recently, a sit-down comedian for almost 50 years. His one-man show Boredom Protection Policy will be performed at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday 19 October from 7.30pm.

Rock along with the Mik Maks during Children's Week
Celebrate Children’s Week at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre with the swinging, singing Aussie sensations, The Mik Maks. They will perform their rocking show at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre on Thursday 27 October from 10.30am.

State government to increase statutory planning fees
Following a state-wide review of planning fees, Latrobe City Council is implementing the State Government’s increases to planning permit applications, with the new fee structure to begin on 13 October 2016.

Rediscover the laughs of yesteryear at Performing Arts Centre
Join Hilary Henshaw and special guest Will Conyers on this rib-tickling tour de force as they remember best-loved comedy pieces of yesteryear.

18 Oct 2016 (Tuesday)

Walsh - Hansard - Appointment of a Member for Northern Victoria
Further to the statement on the Member for Northern Victoria Luke O’Sullivan being appointed to the Upper House.

20 Oct 2016 (Thursday)

The bikes are back!
Teams and international media are arriving and the big show is about to kick off.

21 Oct 2016 (Friday)

Maintaining Swimming Pool and Spa Safety
With longer days and warmer weather approaching, many Victorians are preparing their home’s outdoor areas for summer and this is the time where home maintenance can play a significant part in the safety of your family.

Bushfire Management Overlay update
An update of Victoria’s Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO) maps, which identify areas that are at risk of extreme bushfire, is currently underway by the state government and Latrobe City Council has provided a submission.

Bath calls for more police as crime surges in Gippsland
Member for Eastern Victoria Region Melina Bath has highlighted rising crime rates in Gippsland and the need for more frontline police.

Letter to the Editor
A letter to the editor from Shadow Minister for Health Mary Wooldridge on deficits reported by country hospitals last week in annual reports. Of 21 hospitals that reported deficits, 19 were in rural and regional Victoria.

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