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3 Sep 2013 (Tuesday)

Time For The Major Parties To Get Serious On Climate Change
As an Independent candidate I have campaigned on a Vote Climate Vote Solar ticket. Climate change is far worse than either the media or the politicians are telling us and dwarfs all other political issues.

5 Sep 2013 (Thursday)

September Small Business Events In Latrobe
Member for Morwell and Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Tourism Russell Northe is encouraging local businesses to head along to Small Business events being held across Latrobe City in September.

Northe Speaks In Parliament On Increased Funding To Latrobe Regional Hospital
Member for Morwell Russell Northe today raised in Parliament his support for increased funding to Latrobe Regional Hospital from the Victorian Coalition Government.

Resilient Communities Grants Available
Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging local councils, community groups and business associations to apply for up to $110,000 in funding through the Victorian Coalition Government‟s

Media And Main Parties Ignore Climate Change – The Elephant In The Room?
As weather records tumble across Australia the major parties and most of the media seem intent on ignoring the huge problem of man-made climate change.

Dune Shadows Wins Shire's Top Art Prize
Artist Adrian Johnson’s oil painting Dune Shadows has won the Bass Coast Your Art Collection prize of $5000. The painting will now become part of Council’s art collection.

Northe Speaks In Parliament On Barrier Breakers Annual Charity Dinner
Member for Morwell Russell Northe today spoke in Parliament on the importance of the 2013 Barrier Breakers Annual Charity Dinner.

Councils Light The Way On Energy Efficiency
Street lights across Bass Coast and South Gippsland Shires will shine more sustainably thanks to a switch to energy efficient light globes.

Relay For Life – Paint The Towns Purple
Member for Morwell and patron of this year‟s Latrobe Relay for Life Russell Northe is encouraging local businesses in the Morwell electorate to participate in this years „Paint the towns Purple‟ event.

Grants For Animal Welfare Available
Gippsland not-for-profit and non-government organisations improving the welfare of animals are encouraged to apply for grants under Round 2 of the Victorian Government’s Animal Welfare Fund.

6 Sep 2013 (Friday)

More Children to benefit from Fitness Fundraiser
Victorian Hospitals to benefit from Fitness Fundraiser

13 Sep 2013 (Friday)

Public Board Meeting
East Gippsland Water is inviting customers to attend its annual Public Board Meeting later this month, to learn more about major initiatives planned for the next five years and discuss water and wastewater issues.

Visitor Guide Puts Spotlight On Victorian Arts And Culture
Member for Morwell and Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Tourism Russell Northe has announced that the latest edition of a comprehensive visitor guide showcasing Victoria’s world class arts and

Energy Efficiency Grants For Schools
Member for Morwell Russell Northe has congratulated four local schools on receiving a Victorian Coalition Government grant of up to $10,000 to help reduce energy use and promote sustainability practices.

Local Landcare Coordinator Recognised
Bass Coast Landcare Coordinator, David Bateman, was named as a finalist for the Landcare Facilitator or Coordinator Award at the Victorian Landcare Awards held at Government House on 28 August.

16 Sep 2013 (Monday)

Coalition Government Boost To Help Reduce Costs To Business
Member for Morwell Russell Northe announced the expansion of the Victorian Coalition Government’s $14 million business support program, Smarter Resources Smarter Business.

Dress Up In Style And Win!
Whether you live and breathe motorbike racing or simply love a good excuse to decorate, Bass Coast Shire Council wants you to ‘Get Dressed’ to celebrate the 2013 Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at

Bush Lovers Major Day Out
Throughout the month of September, people of all ages will be uniting across Australia in the name of Landcare to wage war on one of the greatest threats to Australia’s unique biodiversity – weeds.

18 Sep 2013 (Wednesday)

Gippsland farms involved in celebrating World Egg Day
Four free range egg farms are now involved in an Open Day to celebrate World Egg Day at Freeranger Eggs in Grantville on Sunday October 13.

New Respite Care Facility For Families
Member for Morwell Russell Northe today announced that carers and families in the Latrobe Valley will have more opportunities for a break with a new respite house for people with disabilities due to open next year

19 Sep 2013 (Thursday)

Northe Speaks In Parliament About Latrobe Relay For Life
Member for Morwell Russell Northe today spoke in Parliament about this year’s "Latrobe Relay for Life" and his position as patron of this year’s event.

Northe Speaks In Parliament On Support For Small Business
Member for Morwell and Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Tourism Russell Northe today spoke in Parliament on the Coalition Government‟s small business initiative "Support Small Business Day"

22 Sep 2013 (Sunday)

Latrobe Crime Watch News Letter Latrobe Police Service Area September 2013
Hot Spots, Eyewatch, Crime Prevention, Illegal Rubbish Dumping, NHW/Safer Communities Crime Reports, Road Deaths Caused by Speeding.

23 Sep 2013 (Monday)

Sponsorship For Local Schools Entering Energy-Efficient Vehicle Challenge
East Gippsland Water has joined forces with engineering consultants MWH Australia to sponsor local schools participating in this year's RACV Energy Breakthrough program.

Foreshore Vandalism Not Tolerated
Bass Coast Shire Council staff has replanted indigenous plants after a spate of deliberate vandalism killed important vegetation earlier this year.

New Year'S Eve To Stay Fireworks Free In Cowes And San Remo
Fireworks will not be reinstated in Cowes or introduced in San Remo on New Year’s Eve, Bass Coast Shire Council decided at last night’s meeting.

25 Sep 2013 (Wednesday)

Vouchers Available For Companies To Develop Use Of Cutting Edge Technologies
Member for Morwell Russell Northe is inviting local companies to apply for a Technology Implementation voucher, worth up to $250,000, to develop the use of technologies to improve their products,

Freeza Mentoring Program – Applications Now Open!
Budding young musicians and music industry hopefuls can now apply for the FReeZA mentoring program, delivered by youth music organisation The Push with support from the Victorian Coalition Government.

26 Sep 2013 (Thursday)

Premier Napthine Must Resolve Uncertainty Over Coal And Gas
With the Coalition in power federally, there is already increased pressure nation wide to develop new coal and gas projects.

Students Dig Deep With Landcare
Wonthaggi Secondary College Year 8 students worked with the Bass Coast Landcare Network last week to plant 10,000 native trees and shrubs.

$1 Million To Reduce Litter In Regional Victoria
Recycling in regional Victoria’s public places will be made easier following the opening of the Victorian Coalition Government’s $1 million Regional Public Place Recycling Grants program.

Council Named Tidy Towns Finalist
Bass Coast Shire Council and the Shearwater Festival have been named finalists in the Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria’s Tidy Towns – Sustainable Communities Awards 2013.

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