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CHILD ABUSE

CHILD PROTECTION FIGURES HIGHLIGHT STATE GOVERNMENT FAILURE December 1, 2009 A damning report from the Victorian Ombudsman into the state’s child protection system has identified 754 vulnerable children in Gippsland who haven’t been allocated a case worker. The...
LAKES ENTRANCE SECONDARY COLLEGE BAND

LAKES ENTRANCE SECONDARY COLLEGE BAND

LAKES ENTRANCE STUDENTS PERFORM AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE November 27, 2009 The Lakes Entrance Secondary College Band enjoyed the rare opportunity to play in the Great Hall at Parliament House in Canberra this week as part of a tour of the ACT. The Nationals Member for...
SQUASH AND TABLE TENNIS CENTRE

SQUASH AND TABLE TENNIS CENTRE

$1.5M SQUASH AND TABLE TENNIS CENTRE OPENS IN BAIRNSDALE November 12, 2009 A new squash and table tennis centre has opened in Bairnsdale this week following a long-standing community campaign. The $1.5 million facility at the Lucknow Recreation Reserve features 12...

TELSTRA FEE

TELSTRA’S $2.20 FEE DUMPED November 5, 5009 There’s relief for Telstra customers across Gippsland with news that Telstra will dump its $2.20 fee to pay bills by cash at Australia post or by mail. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has extensively...
METUNG SCULPTURE

METUNG SCULPTURE

NEW TOURISM ICON FOR METUNG FORESHORE November 4, 2009 A local artist’s impression of one of the first passenger ships to Gippsland is set to become a new tourism icon on the Metung foreshore, according to The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester. Nungurner...

CATARACT REBATE

HIGHER CATARACT SURGERY COSTS FOR GIPPSLAND PATIENTS November 2, 2009 Cataract patients across Gippsland are still facing higher costs under plans by the Rudd Government to cut the Medicare rebate for cataract surgery. The Rudd Government had introduced regulations...

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