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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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PET EXPO DOOMED: CASH NEEDED ELSEWHERE

◙ Freedom of Information documents spell it out. So why weren’t we just told the facts? EXCLUSIVE Avid readers of Bandicoot’s posts will recall councillors voting in May to “discontinue” the Peninsula Pet Expo, which the…



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NEEDED: ENFORCERS FOR SEPTIC STINK

EXCLUSIVE This is a tale of two families. For eight months they have endured a problem neighbour, whose activities are denying them the right to (as the Victorian Law Reform Commission puts it) “quiet enjoyment”…


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KIRBY’S DAYS OF JUDICIAL DISSENT OVER?

This article (10 September 2017) by Michael Brull is from ‘New Matilda’, the independent Australian news site. It was headlined ‘Justice Michael Kirby Has Praised Two Israeli Judges Who Endorsed Torture And Hostage Taking’. He’s…


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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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SHIRE STAFF HEAD FOR BRIGHT CITY LIGHTS

■ Well, some might get a workdesk in Collins St! Mornington Peninsula Shire is about to – or has already – acquired an office in Melbourne’s CBD, primarily as a workplace for planning officers, Bandicoot believes….