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COWIE’S LUXURY CRUISE REFUSES TO SINK

Shire CEO Carl Cowie’s luxury seven-day Mediterranean cruise at the invitation of prominent business baron Lindsay Fox continues to create waves, 22 months after the delights of the Athens-to-Venice odyssey have sunk well below the…


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HOLIDAY IS OVER; THERE’S A SHIRE TO BE RUN

The gang was all there at Besgrove St, except for Cr Julie Morris, first constable, possibly in a divvy van somewhere stalking a villain. Veteran council watcher Barry Robinson was present, but he had forgotten…


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A LABYRINTH OF NINCOMPOOPS

Oh, how we love our telcos, those glitteringly efficient providers of telephone and internet services that have contrived to provide, as only private enterprise can, a service about which almost everyone is talking … or…


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SHIRE GAGS SORRENTO SPOKESMAN

A funny thing happened last Monday on the way to the shire forum (known as the shire Planning Services Committee meeting). It was a “you can speak/no you can’t speak” farce, linked to the meeting’s…


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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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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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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…