Govt rules in councils

ANALYSIS THE state government’s recent move to tighten rules to control councillors and council staff raises some interesting issues, the basic one being: how much control should one level of governm...

Family day lead-in for Auskick season

A SOMERVILLE Auskick Access All Abilities Family Day in March will feature live bands, rides, market stalls, free kids’ activities and dance performances. The free day will be held 10am-9pm on the La...

The Bard on stage at homestead

ONE of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will be staged at Coolart Homestead and Wetlands, 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 and 10 January. It is being put on by OZACT as o...

A Christmas to savour

GRATEFUL families and many smiling young faces brought Hastings hall to life last week as part of the Western Port Christmas Giving Program. Four hundred food hampers – weighing in at seven tonnes – ...

Anger over dumped files

FILES containing sensitive personal details of 37 men and women have been found dumped on a nature strip at Somerville. The details were provided to a gymnasium on handwritten “athlete’s personal pro...