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Station stoush

By Colin MacGillivray A LONG-RUNNING stoush over the state of the Whittlesea Police Station between state Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green and upper house opposition Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell flared up last...

A tale of two electorates

Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell has described last week’s Federal Budget as leaving large sections of his constituents out ‘in the cold’, while neighbouring Member for Nicholls Damian Drum celebrated a $320 million infrastructure...

JobKeeper cuts set to hurt McEwen

NEW data reveals about 19,000 workers in McEwen could be worse off and almost $17 million will be taken out of the electorate’s economy each fortnight if the Federal Government proceeds with its cuts...

Federal MPs stay home

By Jackson Russell Both of the region’s federal Members of Parliament have decided to stay home as Parliament resumes on August 24 in Canberra. Victorian MPs and Senators must self-isolate for two weeks either at home...

MP calls for JobKeeper changes

By Jackson Russell Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell has called for ‘important changes’ to be made to the Federal Government’s JobKeeper and coronavirus supplement payments after both were extended. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the changes...

MPs divided on postcode data

By Jackson Russell MEMBER for Euroa Steph Ryan has called on the State Government to release postcode-based data in active cases of COVID-19 in Mitchell Shire, as the entire shire was locked down for a...

COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE: Stage-two restrictions in force

VICTORIA has recorded it's first three deaths for COVID-19 bringing the total of Australian deaths to 12 today. Victorian Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said the two of the men in their 70s were being...

Chaos ends

By Evelyn Leckie Ex-mayor Emilia Sterjova delivered an emotional press conference last week as a bill to dismiss Whittlesea councillors was tabled in parliament. The dismissal comes after a report by municipal monitor Yehudi Blacher found...

Calls for water assistance

By Jackson Russell -  Tooborac farmers are calling on the Victorian Government to assist in upgrading much needed community water points. Community water points – standpipes, bores and tanks – are crucial to firefighting and drought...

ALP disendorses mayor

By Evelyn Leckie CITY of Whittlesea Mayor Emilia Lisa Sterjova has been ousted by the Australian Labor Party two months into her leadership role. She was disendorsed due to crossing caucus lines and accepting a non-Labor...