Articles by Chief Bandicoot

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CRUDEN VEILED BEHIND LEGAL ENTITIES

■ Meeting takes first step against subdivision EXCLUSIVE Cruden Farm is draped in trusts, business names and public and private entities. It’s a wonder passers-by can see anything of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch’s splendid garden for them….


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WHAT CRUDEN FARM TRUST WANTS

EXCLUSIVE Bandicoot is just back from a filing cabinet raid with some scribbled notes about what the Murdoch family expects – there’s no suggestion of “requests” – for Dame Elisabeth’s beloved property at Langwarrin. The…


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WHO WON? TURKEY’S REFERENDUM DEEPLY FLAWED

EXCLUSIVE Tony Radcliffe Thousands of Australians go to Turkey every year on holiday. Probably not so many now, because of the terrorist attacks of the past two years. In their hotels or pensions around the…


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TRUMP TAKES THE RIDE OVER NIAGARA

EXCLUSIVE This view of the Middle East comes from a widely respected scholar who cannot be named who has studied the region for half a century. It is, so far as it is possible, a…


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IS CONCRETE CASE MADE FOR $100K HELIPAD?

EXCLUSIVE STOP PRESS! Bandicoot is told a state-owned, state-maintained helipad lies idle on the Hastings foreshore at Long Island. Big enough to accommodate Elvis, it is kilometres from houses. Could this be the spot for…


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OUR HOUSING OUTLOOK – HIGH AND DENSE

■ EXCLUSIVE   Shadow planning minister David Davis visited Sorrento last Friday (7 April) with some alarming news.   The state government wants to “scoop the Mornington Peninsula into metropolitan Melbourne”, he said, where it…


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YOUR EVERY KEYSTROKE worth $$$$$$

Bandicoot congratulates readers on knowing Facebook’s corporate mission – you do know, don’t you, good people, what it is? The link on the Mornington Peninsula Bandicoot Facebook page has brought  you to the whole story. … And…



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SHIRE TAKES BOLD LEAP BACKWARD

Shire planning took a brisk and decisive long leap into the past at Monday’s (27 Mar 2017) council meeting, when a councillor move to make planning more accountable, efficient and publicly accessible was firmly quashed. Cr…


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NEW MALCOLM, SAME OLD LAW BREAKING

Bandicoot is quite impressed by PM Turnbull’s new feistiness, his florid waving of fists in the air during Question Time and his confident arms-akimbo pumped-up hydro power proclamations of leadership up in the mountains where…