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Dr Holm says it time for change

Dr Holm says it time for change

The Federal election was announced for May 18 yesterday and the candidates contesting it have already left the starting block.Academic, Dr Antoinette Holm, has thrown her hat in the ring for Labor in the seat of Gippsland, pitting herself against sitting member, Darren Chester, from the National Party.Perhaps unsurprisingly, Dr Holmgave contesting the Federal election serious thought.She...
Six people now charged

Six people now charged

Six people have now been charged with the murder of Lakes Entrance man, Bradley Lyons.Missing Person Squad detectives charged two more people last Thursday night as part of the investigation into the suspicious disappearance and death of Mr Lyons.A 35-year-old woman and a 24year-old man, both from Lakes Entrance, were arrested.The pair were charged with murder, kidnapping, false imprisonment and...
Persistence pays off

Persistence pays off

Janson’s Concrete and Haulage apprentice, Daniel Abbott, shows that hard work and persistence pays off.Daniel is an Aboriginal man who was born 120 kilometres west of Alice Springs in a remote community called Wallace Rockhole. He recently completed his apprenticeship in becoming a heavy vehicle diesel mechanic.“It’s a dream come true and a lot of hard work that’s paid off,” he said.“The journey...
First glimpse of aquatics

First glimpse of aquatics

Swimmers at the Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre (BARC) are being provided with a glimpse of the new aquatics area, with the temporary wall between the existing 25-metre pool and the new pool area removed on Monday.The wall, in place during construction, has been removed to allow contractors to complete the last of the internal works. A temporary fence will be in place to maintain the...
Gippsland’s budget boost

Gippsland’s budget boost

The 2019-20 Budget, announced by Federal Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, on Tuesday night is good for Gippsland, according to Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester.Mr Chester said he was pleased with the focus on building the infrastructure regional communities need, and helping to reduce the cost of living for low and middle income earners.“This budget is our plan to build on the record `and...
Fourth man charged

Fourth man charged

Missing Person Squad detectives charged a fourth person as part of the investigation into the suspicious disappearance and death of Lakes Entrance man, Bradley Lyons, earlier this week.A 25-year-old Lake Tyers Beach man was arrested yesterday and charged on Wednesday night with murder, false imprisonment, kidnapping, aggravated home invasion, and intentionally and recklessly causing serious...

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