Editorials

Mayor’s opinion

We want to know what will make you get up and go. That’s the question councils across the Loddon Campaspe region, local community groups and the Victorian Government are keen to answer through the upcoming Healthy Heart of Victoria Active Living Census. From Monday,...

It’s time to vote

TOMORROW signals the end of the 2019 election campaign and voting season, and it’s a day that cannot come soon enough for many Australians. Never before have voters been as inundated with so much political spin, bitterness, half-truths and outright false promises, and...

Growing pains

2050 – It seems a long way off − but it’s not. In the next three decades, Bendigo’s population is expected to increase by about 80,000 people. That’s the equivalent of the communities of Echuca and Shepparton combined. Bendigo’s geographic location, climate, lifestyle...

Election under siege

THIS federal election may well go down as the one where more than ever, a bevy of candidates end up either sacked, stood aside, publicly shamed or embarrassed for actions, comments and incidents that have very little to do with politics and a lot more to do with their...

2020 to inspire

AS THE dust slowly settles on another spectacular Easter in Bendigo, attention now turns to next year’s planned festivities. In 2020, the Bendigo Easter Fair Society will celebrate 150 years of planning, organising and delivering Easter celebrations during the busiest...

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,...

Opinion

By Sam Kane Bendigo Young Citizen With last week’s calling of a federal election for Saturday, May 18, no doubt attention will be turning to policy, scandal and sound-bites, as parties vie to lead the nation for the next three years. However, what seems to go under...

Status quo Budget

THE draft budget released last night by the City of Greater Bendigo offers a “business as usual’’ package of projects and priorities for ratepayers right across the municipality. It’s a budget that bears the trademark of the new regime of capped rate rises and where...

The right to vote

PRIME minister Scott Morrison has called the federal election for May 18. But up until yesterday he was still prevaricating about when to hold it. “Playing games” as Bill Shorten would have it. While Labor was waiting anxiously for the starter’s gun, one can’t but...

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