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RECREATIONAL FISHING

GREENS, THE REAL THREAT TO RECREATIONAL FISHING November 22, 2010 This year’s Federal and State election campaigns have seen barbs traded between political parties and some independents over a proposed increase in marine parks and the direct threat to recreational and...

ELECTION IMPORTANCE

ELECTIONS – THEY DO MATTER November 8, 2010 East Gippslanders have every right to feel a little ‘election fatigue’ after a Federal campaign that lasted 17 days longer before the independents supported Labor again. But I would caution against switching off completely...

COMMUNITY ACTION DAY

COMMUNITY ACTION NEEDED TO HELP THE LAKES October 11, 2010 The environmental health of the Gippsland Lakes and its catchment is critical to the social, economic and cultural life of our region but governments at State and Federal levels are failing our community....

TEAM SPORT

TEAM SPORT September 13, 2010 As we wrap up the finals for winter sports and begin preparations for the summer season, it’s timely to reflect on the importance of team sports in our community and the role that governments can play in promoting greater participation. I...

PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE

FUNDING NEEDED FOR PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE July 5, 2010 The prospect of State and Federal elections over the next six months is an opportunity for East Gippslanders to demand their fair share of government funding for important local projects. The important debates...

ETS

3000 JOBS TIPPED TO GO IN GIPPSLAND UNDER ETS February 15, 2010 Last week in Federal Parliament the debate about the Rudd Labor Government’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) carried extra significance for the future job prospects of Gippslanders. In my...

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