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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….


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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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FREEWAY PLAN MAY BE DAZZLING SUCCESS

Has VicRoads got it wrong? Has it mistaken the south end of Moorooduc Road (known as Old Moorooduc Rd) with the near-top end of the Mornington Peninsula Freeway? You, alert reader, can see how easily…



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BEWARE A SCALDING IN HOT SPRINGS

EXCLUSIVE If you’ve never blissed out in a hot springs, you haven’t given yourselves the ultimate pampering, some say. Bandicoot’s family, Isoodon obesulus obesulus, is aquaphobic: we may groom, like cats: we don’t generally bathe….


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SUPER-COUNCIL WOULD SWAMP MORNPEN

EXCLUSIVE The Mornington Peninsula would risk being swamped by the five municipalities with which it is proposed to merge under a plan being pushed by the Committee for Melbourne (CFM) and apparently favoured by the…


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A CHRONICLE OF DEATHS FORETOLD

■ ‘Private Eye’ reports on the Grenfell Tower fire disaster (issue 1447) ■ See private-eye.co.uk   LONG before the Grenfell Tower fire in north Kensington on 14 June, the Grenfell Action Group (GAG), representing local residents, had…


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OPPOSE WYNNE, SHIRE LETTER URGES ALL

■ Councillors approve state-wide campaign Mornington Peninsula Shire is writing to every council across Victoria to seek support for its campaign to have the state government withdraw or amend recently introduced planning laws – imposed…