Friday, June 14, 2019 – Bendigo Weekly

One of the great joys I’ve had as the Federal Member for Bendigo is donating new books to schools in the electorate. If a school has a book club, I make a cash donation so that the students can choose. It’s so critical for our schools to have libraries. Not only do...


I have been in England for two weeks now, and turmoil is afoot. Though I cannot be blamed for the upheaval it is all around me. Donald Trump has been in the country, and what a fuss has been made. He has meet the queen and spent time with prime minister Theresa May....

Sorting the wheat from the chaff

IT only comes around once every three years and we have to be thankful for that. In my limited time in Victoria, 16 years, I have well and truly been ground down by the self-serving behaviour of pollies of all colours and levels of government. Before that I spent a...


Journalism in a town the size of Bendigo has its challenges, but also its rewards. A Melbourne native my entire life, a trip up the Calder Freeway to embark on a career and life tree change has been interesting to say the least. Two months in, I’ve forged new...

Farewell Wayne Gregson

In the late 1990s, I was a young, raw reporter in the television world looking for direction in the incredibly busy world of journalism. More than anyone else, former Addy editor Wayne Gregson gave it to me. For that, I am eternally grateful. I remember fronting up to...

Marking our liberty

THE dawn service crowd looked to be slightly down on previous years, possibly a reflection of the confluence of public holidays due to Anzac Day and Easter falling so close to one another this year. The concrete bollards had been placed well back from Charing Cross,...

Squirt under pressure

ASTUTE readers may remember my saga years gone of emptying the fire pump tank. I had to do it again this year, and despite my best intentions it all went horribly wrong. I have a token 1000 litres in a tank on tandem trailer, but come autumn I drain the water from the...

mayor’s opinion

A few weeks ago I took a tumble at a Listening Post.  I rolled my foot on some uneven ground and over I went. Mildly embarrassed, I got up and kept moving, not thinking much of it. Only when I got home did I think that a visit to the doctor might be a good idea and it...

Bendigo Weekly – Friday, April 5, 2019

The Real Estate Institute of Australia claims the federal budget provides a fiscal stimulus by increasing infrastructure spending and delivering higher disposable incomes to 10 million low to middle income earners. REIA president Adrian Kelly said whilst there were no...


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