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UGLY TRUTHS BEHIND BEERSHEBA

By Jeremy Salt Within a month two events will be celebrated that have a left a deep imprint on the “western”’ consciousness. The most significant is the Balfour Declaration, a piece of paper whose destructive…


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ALL THE NEWS THAT’S FIT TO PERVERT

“Shire ‘junket’ anger” shrills the Mornington Peninsula Leader excitedly on page one of this week’s (24 October) edition. It was reacting to shire CEO Carl Cowie’s 20-day study tour to Europe, a trip enabled and…


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SAD, SILLY STORY OF POOL FOOLISHNESS

Bandicoot’s heart goes out to the hardy pro-pool group who flocked to council on March 14 to revive community interest in the Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre, the project that some even now forlornly hope will…


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FIJI ‘APPOINTS US PR FLACK’ (continued)

But it was the appointment of Mr Ben Simmonds of PR company QORVIS as liaison officer at COP 23 that caused the biggest stir. Bandicoot understands that Ms Cohen awaits responses to the following questions:…



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COMMERCE v. CULTURE CLASH AT SORRENTO

Bandicoot sat enthralled at last Monday’s (31 July) planning meeting as a tense tussle was exposed between shire urban designer James Bryan and an Independent Panel whose report, dealt with below, will be considered in…


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SAVE-SHIRE CAMPAIGN WRITES TO MPs

■ But where is the real battle plan? Mornington Peninsula Shire’s campaign to reverse the state government decision to “Melbournise” the peninsula has begun, with a letter from mayor Bev Colomb to local state parliamentarians Martin…


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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…