Tragic tale book launched

THE Rosie and Luke Batty story was launched yesterday in Melbourne and Australians will again be forced to confront the reality of family violence. Rosie Batty: A Mother’s Story tells the harrowing s...

Divisive freeway servo set to open

THE southbound freeway service centre on Peninsula Link at Baxter is scheduled to open on Thursday. It will end controversy that has lasted more than five years and saw Mornington Peninsula Shire cou...

Billboard sign of political demise

THE smiling faces of defeated state premier Denis Napthine and former Mordialloc MP Lorraine Wreford continue to stare out over Nepean Highway almost five months after last November’s election. The t...

Developers push for bandicoot delisting

ANALYSIS FEDERAL Environment minister Greg Hunt has rejected claims his government is trying to take the southern brown bandicoot off the threatened species list. He was responding to an article pub­...

Bandicoot under threat from government

THE federal Department of the Environment is trying to take the southern brown bandicoot off its threatened species list. The move has angered conservationists in Frankston and Mornington Peninsula r...

Scientist wants bay scallops on the menu

THE state government issued one licence for scallops to be hand-harvested in Port Phillip earlier this year, ending a 17-year ban on commercial harvesting, but one of the men who proved scallop viabi...

CFA declares fire danger period

THE Fire Danger Period started on Monday across Victoria’s southeast including the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston regions, and French Island in Western Port. The Country Fire Authority’s Trevor O...

Pollies ‘ignoring’ methadone plan

A PROPOSAL to move drug replacement dispensing from pharmacies near Frankston station to a dedicated centre at Frankston Hospital has received little support from the two major political parties, say...