‘Shaky mandate’ for CSIRO cuts

OPPOSITION to budget cuts and job losses at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s climate change research laboratories in Aspendale is back on the agenda in the aftermath...

‘Be wary’ of China ties

ONGOING tensions between western nations and China over disputed territory in the South China Sea has seen a Kingston councillor express misgivings about Kingston forming a Sister City relationship w...

KRA grant money returned to sender

A STOUSH over a council grant to a community group has seen $200 returned by the Kingston Residents Association to Kingston Council. Council officers approved a Quick Response Grant requested by the ...

Break-ins on menu

THREE Nepean Hwy restaurants were burgled last week. On Monday 25 July thieves jemmied open the front doors of the Riceberry Cafe, Edithvale. They ran behind the counter and stole the cash register c...

Punched at pokies

A WOMAN playing the pokies at Chelsea RSL alleges she was punched in the face by a woman she hardly knew, Saturday 23 July. The victim, 62, said she was in the gaming area, 8.30pm, when her attacker ...

Carjacking charges

A 15-YEAR-OLD Cheltenham boy and a 25-year-old man from Hampton East have been charged with armed robbery after an alleged carjacking and an attempted carjacking in Mentone, 9.30-9.50pm, Wednesday 27...

Meetings to stay ‘out of sight’

COUNCILLORS have backed away from becoming transparency trailblazers by voting down a proposal at the latest public council meeting to record confidential Kingston Council meetings. Cr David Eden had...

Change of leadership in PLACE

ONE of Kingston’s “great community leaders” has headed off to new pastures in retirement but says she will still keep in touch with the Chelsea community. Lorna Stevenson, the outgoing manager at Lon...

Pokies losses rise on cards

POKIES losses across Kingston have risen by almost $2 million in the past 12 months and still topped $80 million despite the introduction of voluntary pre-commitment cards for gamblers last year. Vic...