Fair Work to shire: halt layoffs

THE Fair Work Commission has told Mornington Peninsula Shire to negotiate with terminated employees and not layoff any more people. The recommendation was made during a conciliation hearing last Wedn...

A grazier gardener who grew into a statesman

FORMER Prime Minister and Merricks resident Malcolm Fraser died on Friday. He was revered as a radical in his retirement, perceived as a statesman. Leaving “toxic” party politics behind in 2010, havi...

Petition calls on swami to quit

HUNDREDS of names have been added to an online petition calling for the head of a Mt Eliza ashram to step down while police investigate allegations of sexual abuse. “Signatures” have come from around...

Rye food trucks ‘won’t return’

THE state planning tribunal VCAT has been told food trucks will not return to Rye. The claim was made in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal last month during a hearing instigated by Rye ...

In the garden with the Frasers

Fran Henke spoke to Tamie and Malcolm Fraser in 2013 about their love of gardening.  When the President of Open Gardens Australia says this will be the last time of opening her garden, you have to wo...