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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Local papers across Victoria

The Melbourne Press Network is a group of quality weekly local newspapers, offering a large audience across the entire Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula areas. Hard-copy production is temporarily suspended during the COVID Lockdown. Read the latest editions of The Local Paper, free online.Exact replicas of our print editions.Covering 35 local government areas in and around Melbourne. • Banyule:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lph210714z• Bayside: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc210714z• Boroondara (Northern):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe210714z• Boroondara (Southern):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc210714z•


COVID: November 10 date for publications

Given that our newspaper business relies heavily on retail advertising, and that retail will not re-open across Victoria until Cup Day or so, the first editions of The Local Paper and Melbourne Observer are timed for publication on Wednesday, November 10. We plan to publish six editions prior to Christmas (Nov. 10, 17, 24, Dec.

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Police News

KINGLAKE: Pest jailed for 12 months

Ashley Geelan, 43-year-old university student, formerly of Kinglake, was yesterday (Fri.) jailed for 12 months after pleading guilty to charges associated with stalking, breach of Court orders, and breaches of bail conditions.Over a four-year period, Geelan created havoc with an ongoing online campaign against identities particularly those in the Kinglake area and wider Murrindindi region.People

Coronavirus Pandemic

BREAKING: Mitchell Shire stays in lockdown

Mitchell Shire will remain in lockdown, the Victorian Deputy Chief Officer announced on Sunday morning (Sep. 26). There had been hopes that the seven-day lockdown would come to a close at 11.59pm Sunday, as originally hoped. Deb Friedman, Deputy CHO, said that Mitchell risked incursions from nearby areas such as Hume municipality. She urged Mitchell

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Environment News

EARTHQUAKE: Significant 5.6 tremor across region

A significant earthquake was experienced across the region at approx. 9.15am on Wednesday (Sep. 22). The epicentre was located near Woods Point. The Siesmology Centre recorded a 5.3 magnitude. Some media outlets said 5.6. Jason Allan of Thornton said his house shook, and the tremor lasted about 20 seconds. Bev Johns at Kinglake West described

Local People

LOCAL PEOPLE, VIDEO: Tue., Sep. 21, 2021

Here’s what is happening, as reported in today’s Local People four-page section: • RFachael Maxwell Dean’s eulogy for Dot Jackson• Kobe Pallis is Strathbodie’s new Arts officer• The Mansfield Stadium will not be named after Alex Pullin• Ray Steyger writes his update from Rebel Park• Kirsten Alexander explains a $8261 penalty at Mansfield• Mitchell Shire

Local People

LOCAL PEOPLE. Mon., Sep. 20, 2021

The printing of our local newspapers is affected during COVID lockdown.We look forward to resuming regular print and online production of The Local Paper as soon as circumstances permit. In the meantime, please read our latest Local People four-page section for our Regional Edition.Monday, September 20, 2021

Coronavirus Pandemic

LOCKDOWN: No issue on August 18

The Victorian Government has announced a further seven-day lockdown to take effect until at least Thursday, August 19. This applies to the Greater Melbourne area. This means that the August 18 editions of The Local Paper and Melbourne Observer cannot proceed. Hopefully, lockdown will lift so that we can be back on the streets with

Coronavirus Pandemic

STATEWIDE: Disaster payments from today

Eligible Victorians impacted by COVID-19 restrictions can claim the COVID-19 Disaster Payment from today. The COVID-19 Disaster Payment is available to help Victorians whose income or hours of work have been impacted by the current lockdown. Senator Bridget McKenzie, Minister for Emergency Management and National Recovery and Resilience, explained people are now able to claim

Council News

WHITTLESEA: Exec. ‘resigns from Council

Kristi High, Executive Manager – Public Affairs, is said to have resigned from the City of Whittlesea, within days of The Local Paper’s report last week on apparent governance failings at the Council. According to Council records, Ms High had filed a ‘nil’ return relating to shareholdings of outside entities. The Local Paper revealed that


STATEWIDE: Lockdown publishing arrangements

Due to the lockdown arrangements which are to remain in effect across Victoria, The Local Paper and Melbourne Observer newspapers will not be published this week (Wed., July 21). This decision is made out of an abundance of caution regarding the health and safety of our distribution team, who normally have more than 1000 personal

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