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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Localised papers in 38 areas 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. Weekly issues are published on Wednesdays. Deadline for advertising bookings, payments and content is 5pm Fridays. Read this week’s editions of The Local Paper, free online.Exact replicas of our print editions.Covering 38 local government areas in and around

Ourselves

Letter From The Editor

Thursday, May 26, 2022 A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Local Paper/Melbourne Observer EditorAsh Long writes to readers, advertisers We are an old-fashioned newspaper company.Our 53-year traditions, as one of the few remaining truly independent publishers of weekly community newspapers in Victoria, serve our readers well.We prize the truth, we go the extra mile for accuracy,

Politics

LocalPaper.TV: Latest interview with Walter Stragan

Here is the link to the latest LocalPaper.TV interview with Federal Election candidate Walter Stragan (One Nation, Division of Melbourne) https://youtu.be/D-9Q-4F5jug Production costs for this interview were paid by the candidate. editor@LocalPaper.com.au

Politics

McEWEN: Questions raised about Welch’s nomination

UPDATED 12 Noon, Friday: Media outlets reported on Friday morning (May 20) that Liberal McEwen candidate Richard Welch has been cleared of accusations of enrolment fraud following an Australian Electoral Commission investigation, and will not be referred to the Australian Federal Police. In a statement on Friday, the AEC said it had investigated the matter

Latest Issue

LATEST ISSUES: Wed., May 18, 2022

May 18 Editions• Banyule: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lph220518z• Bayside: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220518z• Boroondara (Northern): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220518z• Boroondara (Southern): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220518z• Brimbank: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220518z– Cardinia: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpcc220518z• Casey: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpcc220518z• Darebin (Northcote Budget):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpn220518z• Darebin (Preston Post-Reservoir Times): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppres220518z• Frankston:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220518z• Glen Eira: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220518z• Greater Dandenong:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220518z• Hobsons Bay:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220518z• Hume:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220518z• Kingston:  https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220518z• Knox:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpknox220518z• Manningham:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpmann220518z• Mansfield:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220518z• Maribyrnong: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220518z• Maroondah:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220518z• Melbourne:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220518z• Mitchell: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpm220518z• Monash:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220518z• Moonee Valley:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220518z• Moreland:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220518z• Mornington Peninsula:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220518z• Murrindindi:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220518z• Nillumbik (Diamond Valley News):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpdv220518z• Nillumbik (Regional):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220518z• Port Phillip:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220518z• Statewide (Melbourne Observer):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/ob220518z• Stonnington:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220518z• Strathbogie: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220518z• Whitehorse: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220518z• Whittlesea (Regional):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220518z• Whittlesea (Urban):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpwhit220518z• Yarra:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220518z• Yarra Ranges:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpv220518z

Ourselves

Meet our Editor

Meet our Group Editor-in-Chief, Ash Long Ash Long CommunityFreemasons Victoria• Grand Superintendent of Communications (Honorary). June 2020-• Chairman, Communications and Marketing Volunteer Action Team (Honorary). April 2020-• Editor, FV News (Honorary). Webmaster, www.FVNews.com.au. April 2020-• Member, Freemasons Future Recovery Team. COVID recovery. 2020-2022.• Conferred with the Grand Rank of Past Grand Tyler. 2015. Later promoted

Politics

LocalPaper.TV: Interview with Kammy Cordner Hunt

In addition to our print and online coverage, The Local Paper presents its latest Federal Election feature interview. Senate candidate Kammy Cordner Hunt, of the Fusion Party, has a chat with our editor, Ash Long.

Latest Issue

LATEST ISSUES. Wed., May 4, 2022. Out Now.

Read this week’s editions of The Local Paper, free online.Exact replicas of our print editions.Covering 38 local government areas in and around Melbourne with localised editions. May 4 Editions• Banyule: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lph220504z• Bayside: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220504z• Boroondara (Northern): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220504z• Boroondara (Southern): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220504z• Brimbank: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220504z– Cardinia: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpcc220504z• Casey: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpcc220504z• Darebin (Northcote Budget):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpn220504z• Darebin (Preston Post-Reservoir Times): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppres220504z• Frankston:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220504z• Glen Eira: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220504z• Greater Dandenong:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220504z• Hobsons Bay:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220504z• Hume:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220504z• Kingston:  https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220504z• Knox:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpknox220504z• Manningham:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpmann220504z• Mansfield:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220504z• Maribyrnong:  https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220504z• Maroondah:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220504z• Melbourne:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220504z• Mitchell:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpm220504z• Monash:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220504z• Moonee Valley:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220504z• Moreland:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220504z• Mornington Peninsula:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220504z• Murrindindi:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220504z• Nillumbik

Latest Issue

LATEST ISSUES: Wed., Apr. 13, 2022. Out Now.

Read this week’s editions of The Local Paper, free online.Exact replicas of our print editions.Covering 38 local government areas in and around Melbourne with localised editions. April 13 Editions• Banyule: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lph220413z• Bayside: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220413z• Boroondara (Northern): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220413z• Boroondara (Southern): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220413z• Brimbank: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220413z– Cardinia: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpcc220413z• Casey: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpcc220413z• Darebin (Northcote Budget):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpn220413z• Darebin (Preston Post-Reservoir Times): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppres220413z• Frankston:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220413z• Glen Eira: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220413z• Greater Dandenong:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220413z• Hobsons Bay:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220413z• Hume:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220413z• Kingston: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220413z• Knox:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpknox220413z• Manningham:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpmann220413z• Mansfield:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220413z• Maribyrnong: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220413z• Maroondah:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220413z• Melbourne:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220413z• Mitchell:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpm220413z• Monash:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220413z• Moonee Valley:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220413z• Moreland:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220413z• Mornington Peninsula:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220413z• Murrindindi:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220413z• Nillumbik

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Local History

MURRINDINDI: Kinglake is base for new play ‘Hearth’

Australian playwright Fleur Murphy premieres Hearth, a new drama about family and belonging, from May 18-29 at the La Mama Courthouse.Murphy says: “I’ve been extremely humbled by the response we’ve received from various communities and individuals throughout the development of the work. “What’s been amazing is the space it’s provided others to share their own

Politics

LocalPaper.TV: Richard Peppard interview

Richard Peppard is the Liberal Democrats candidate for the seat of Melbourne (House of Representatives) in the May 21 Federal Election. See his interview: https://youtu.be/gv1TuKV2RRg

Ourselves

NEXT ISSUE: May 4, 2022

Following our Easter-ANZAC period break, regular weekly publication of The Local Paper resumes on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Deadline for editorial and advertising is 5pm, Friday, April 29, 2022.

Council News

DAREBIN: Monitor appointed to Council

The Local Paper has provided an ongoing energetic coverage of the governance shortcomings at Darebin City Council. We predicted that the appointment of a Local Government Monitor was just around the corner. The State Government appointed a Monitor today (Friday). The Monitor will support good governance and guide the Council to best serve their communities.

Opinion

COMMENT: Morrison Govt. breaks more promises

We have always been conservative publishers. It takes a lot for us to cross the floor. The Morrison Government keeps breaking promises. It has been painfully slow in responding to flood relief in NSW and Queensland. On a smaller scale, Scottie’s Government has short-changed The Local Paper. A Regional Publishers Fund was supposed to pay

Latest Issue

LATEST ISSUES: Wed., Mar. 16, 2022. Out Now.

Read this week’s editions of The Local Paper, free online.Exact replicas of our print editions.Covering 38 local government areas in and around Melbourne with localised editions. March 16 Editions• Banyule: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lph220316z• Bayside: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220316z• Boroondara (Northern): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220316z• Boroondara (Southern): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220316z• Brimbank: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220316z– Cardinia: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpcc220316z• Casey: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpcc220316z• Darebin (Northcote Budget):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpn220316z• Darebin (Preston Post-Reservoir Times): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppres220316z• Frankston:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220216z_64bab9db298427• Glen Eira:  https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220316z• Greater Dandenong:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220216z_64bab9db298427• Hobsons Bay:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220316z• Hume:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220316z• Kingston:  https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220316z• Knox:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpknox220316z• Manningham:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpmann220316z• Mansfield:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220316z• Maribyrnong: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220316z• Maroondah:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220316z• Melbourne:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220316z• Mitchell:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpm220316z• Monash:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220316z• Moonee Valley:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220316z• Moreland:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220316z• Mornington Peninsula:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220216z_64bab9db298427• Murrindindi:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220316z• Nillumbik

Latest Issue

LATEST ISSUES: Wed., Mar. 9, 2022. Out Now.

Read this week’s editions of The Local Paper, free online.Exact replicas of our print editions.Covering 38 local government areas in and around Melbourne with localised editions. March 9 Edition• Banyule: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lph220309z• Bayside: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220309z• Boroondara (Northern): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220309z• Boroondara (Southern):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220309z• Brimbank: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220309z– Cardinia:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpcc220309z• Casey: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpcc220309z• Darebin (Northcote Budget): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpn220309z• Darebin (Preston Post-Reservoir Times):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppres220309z• Frankston:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220309z• Glen Eira: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220309z• Greater Dandenong:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220309z• Hobsons Bay:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220309z• Hume:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220309z• Kingston: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220309z• Knox:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpknox220309z• Manningham:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpmann220309z• Mansfield:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220309z• Maribyrnong:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220309z• Maroondah:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220309z• Melbourne:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220309z• Mitchell: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpm220309z• Monash:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220309z• Moonee Valley:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220309z• Moreland:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220309z• Mornington Peninsula:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220309z• Murrindindi:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220309z• Nillumbik

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Latest Issue

LATEST ISSUES. Wed., Mar. 2, 2022. Out now.

Read this week’s editions of The Local Paper, free online.Exact replicas of our print editions.Covering 38 local government areas in and around Melbourne with localised editions. March 2 Editions• Banyule: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lph220302z• Bayside: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220302z• Boroondara (Northern): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220302z• Boroondara (Southern):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220302z• Brimbank:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220302z– Cardinia:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpcc220302z• Casey: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpcc220302z• Darebin (Northcote Budget):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpn220302z• Darebin (Preston Post-Reservoir Times):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppres220302z• Frankston:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220302z• Glen Eira: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220302z• Greater Dandenong:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220302z• Hobsons Bay:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220302z• Hume:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220302z• Kingston: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220302z• Knox:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpknox220302z• Manningham:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpmann220302z• Mansfield:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220302z• Maribyrnong:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220302z• Maroondah:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220302z• Melbourne:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220302z• Mitchell:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpm220302z• Monash:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220302z• Moonee Valley:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220302z• Moreland:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220302z• Mornington Peninsula:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220302z• Murrindindi:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220302z• Nillumbik

Politics

MORNINGTON PENINSULA: Funds for Balnarring

Residents and visitors to Balnarring will now be able to cross Frankston-Flinders Rd more safely following the completion of new a pedestrian crossing and safety upgrades.As part of the 2019 Election, the Federal Government committed to boost local pedestrian safety on the Mornington Peninsula, with $1 million provided to improve safety in the township of

Education

FRANKSTON: Chisholm’s new psychology degree

Chisholm Frankston has introduced Australia’s first fast-track Bachelor of Psychology course, which will revolutionise education in the region.Diploma-qualified students of all ages can go straight into the second year of the course, which starts on February 28.Dr Andrew Bridges, Dean of Chisholm Higher Education College, said: “Entry-level diploma students can qualify for an Associate Degree

Council News

CASEY: Boost for Endeavour Hills Library

The City of Casey has received $54,000 in funding for the Endeavour Hills Library Renewal Project as part of the State Government’s 2021-22 Living Libraries Infrastructure Program grants.With Council contributing $36,000, the $90,000 project will include modernising the service desk and self-check station to create an accessible entrance, a new dedicated meeting room and re-purposing

Environment News

CARDINIA: Wetlands Wonders boardwalk opens

Pictured: From left: Megan Lindsay of Cardinia Environment Coalition; Cr Collin Ross; Cardinia Shire Mayor Cr Jeff Springfield; Cr Jack Kowarzik; Cr Kaye Cameron; Cr Graeme Moore; Bass MLA Jordan Crugnale; Cr Tammy Radford; Rob Nobelius, President, Deep Creek Golf Club; Haydn Thompson, CEO, Deep Creek Golf Club; Carol Jeffs, CEO, Cardinia Shire Council;and Lindsay

Police News

CASEY: Crossing works at Hallam

n The dangerous and congested level crossing at Hallam Rd in Hallam will soon be a thing of the past, as major works ramp up during Autumn.The Hallam Rd level crossing has been the site of 14 near misses in the past 10 years – 11 involving pedestrians and three involving vehicles.The crossing impedes the

Environment News

PORT PHILLIP BAY: Police help rescue dolphin

Quick thinking police came to the rescue of a dolphin stranded in PortPhillip Bay. Water police were called just after 4pm on Monday last week (Feb. 7) to assist the animal, which had beached itself in shallow water. Marine animal experts from Melbourne Zoo’s Marine Response Unit had requested police assistance, with two inflatable rescue

Police News

SOUTH-EAST: Police vehicles rammed

A man has been arrested after he allegedly failed to stop for Police while driving a stolen vehicle through several Melbourne suburbs on Tuesday night last week (Feb. 8).Police observed a white 2015 BMW X6 Wagon bearing stolen plates on Warrigal Rd in Malvern East around 9.45pm. The vehicle was allegedly stolen during an aggravated

Police News

SOUTH: Local women targetted

Detectives have charged a man following a series of alleged robberies targeting women in Melbourne’s south.Police will allege the man followed a woman for approximately five minutes before assaulting her and stealing her shoes.This occurred near Batman St in Melbourne West about 3.55am on Monday, December l20 ast year.He then took off in a vehicle.The

Police News

MONASH: $80,000 copper theft at Clayton

Moorabbin Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating a burglary at a business in Clayton.It is believed the offender(s) forced entry to the Fairbank Rd business between 12.30pm Saturday (Feb. 5) and 7.30am Monday morning (Feb. 7).The offender(s) used a forklift belonging to the business to assist in the theft of 10 drums of solid bar

Police News

KINGSTON: Arson at Patterson Lakes

Moorabbin Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for public assistance following a fire in Patterson Lakes on Wednesday night (Feb. 9).Investigators have been told the fire broke out at a shop on Thompson Rd around 11.35pm.It is believed two people have driven to the scene, exited the vehicle and smashed the front door of the

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