Presenter seeks new role in politics

THE sister-in-law of former Victorian Liberal Premier Ted Baillieu is standing for Dunkley in Saturday’s federal election. Sally Baillieu admits to not previously having political aspirations but dec...

Lease is the ace in tennis club’s court

BUILDING the planned $800,000 skatepark at Mt Martha should take about three months, but work is on hold because Mt Martha Tennis Club has leased the preferred site until 2023. Mornington Peninsula S...

Consciences, consequences and candidates

CANDIDATES for the Flinders electorate have been invited to speak at a forum in Dromana on Wednesday 29 June. The candidates will be asked to explain their views on “conscience issues” such as marria...

Invite to walk the plank for better beach outlook

A BUY a plank offer will see donors names carved into the surface of a beach access boardwalk to be built at Pt Leo. Plans for the boardwalk have already been drawn and the Disabled Surfers Associati...

Sub safe as moorings take hold

THE submarine Otama is again firmly held in place by its moorings of Crib Point, avoiding urgent action which could have included being sold for scrap. A decision by Ports Minister Luke Donnellan to ...

Deadline comes and goes for cliff path

IT should be billed as one of the great short walks of the Mornington Peninsula, but it has been officially closed for years. The footpath known as the Beleura cliff path at Mornington winds its way ...

Animals poll priority on the Wild side

FLINDERS electorate candidate Ben Wild wants a new federal animal welfare office established to give more power to organisations such as the RSPCA. The Animal Justice Party candidate says such organi...

Artist finds herself in Archibald subject

ROSEBUD artist Fiona Bilbrough doesn’t always find, or need, to have a strong bond with her subjects. But Rosie Batty was an exception. After their first contact where Bilbrough sought the anti-domes...

Heritage binds shire to skatepark site

MT MARTHA Tennis Club is under increasing pressure to withdraw its objections to a skatepark, with a second Mornington Peninsula Shire councillor reminding it of how it has benefitted from “ratepayer...

Seven explain reasons for sit-in decision

THE seven protesters who were arrested and charged with trespassing after refusing to leave the Hastings office of Flinders MP Greg Hunt all say they were frustrated by the refusal of governments to ...