Wednesday, 19 June 2019
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Chester seated comfortably

Chester seated comfortably

Incumbent Darren Chester, of the Nationals, has been retained as the Member for Gippsland following a comfortable Federal Election win on Saturday, however, somewhat surprisingly, he will remain the sitting member of the region with his party in power.Mr Chester’s victory in Gippsland was not unexpected. The Lakes Entrance politician collected 54.85 per cent of the first preference vote after...
TAFE is back

TAFE is back

Students in East Gippsland will now be learning at an institute with instant recognition and connection to the local community, with Federation Training yesterday unveiling its new name.Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing, announced that Federation Training will now be known as TAFE Gippsland.The new name and identity is the result of extensive community and stakeholder feedback that...
Candidates make final pitch

Candidates make final pitch

Candidates battling it out for the Federal seat of Gippsland at tomorrow’s election had a chance to win over voters at a public forum at Bairnsdale Sporting and Convention Centre on Tuesday night, with the vast majority of public questioning revolving around climate change.In what is considered a safe Nationals seat, occupied by Darren Chester since 2008, those competing against the sitting...
No mending at mine meeting

No mending at mine meeting

The controversy surrounding the Fingerboards Mineral Sands mine at Glenaladale continued at Kalbar Resources’ information night on Wednesday at the Lindenow Hall.A large crowd attended the session with Carolyn Balint, of Coffey, a specialist in geotechnical and environmental project management services, and Dr Rob Loch, of Landloch, a group of soil and environmental scientists and engineeers,...
Barriers hold up: Police

Barriers hold up: Police

While the state’s road toll has increased from 74 at this time in 2018 to more than 110 this year, 72 which have been on regional roads, East Gippsland Highway Patrol officers say the safety barriers installed between Bairnsdale and Sale appear to be “doing their job” to prevent accidents and fatalities.Centre line barriers and roadside safety barriers have been installed on the Princes Highway...
Spotlight time

Spotlight time

Chairman of Dahlsens, John Dahlsen, recently penned a report a report titled Local Government: Is it broken? which he hopes promotes conversation in regards to the operations of East Gippsland Shire.Mr Dahlsen had part one of his report published in the Bairnsdale Advertiser last Friday (page 7) and said he would welcome those interested in finding out more about his research to get in touch.Mr...

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