Pandemic’s violent complication

ELDER abuse, an insidious stablemate of family violence, is rampant on the Mornington Peninsula during these strained days of COVID-19. With Victoria’s second highest population of elderly people, th...

Virus cases declining

NO new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Kingston on 13 September, with the number of active cases in the area dropping to 23. Every postcode in the municipality now has under 10 active recorded cas...

Drop in cases linked to hospital

THE number of active COVID-19 cases linked to an outbreak at Frankston Hospital has dropped. As of 13 September, there are six active coronavirus cases linked to Frankston Hospital. A total of 90 pos...

Birds in danger

IN what seems an unlikely scenario, birds, particularly seabirds, have become collateral victims of the coronavirus pandemic. Large numbers of disposable but not biodegradable face masks are entering...

Surfing rules: locals only (within limits)

SURFERS have been cleared for take-off on Mornington Peninsula beaches by the Department of Health and Human Services and Parks Victoria. However, they still may face a wipeout if they are caught by ...

More hospital staff in isolation

By Laura Green MORE than 600 Frankston Hospital staff members have been sent into isolation. A total of 618 staff members were sent into isolation after an outbreak of COVID-19 cases at the hospital ...

MP calls for change to JobKeeper scheme

DUNKLEY MP Peta Murphy has called on the federal government to reinstate JobKeeper payments to early childhood educators. Ms Murphy says that the sector was removed from JobKeeper eligibility on 20 J...

COVID-19 outbreak at hospital

MORE than 50 staff employed by Peninsula Health have tested positive for COVID-19. Frankston Hospital has been the hardest hit by the outbreak. Early last week, Peninsula Health CEO Felicity Topp con...

Carer tests positive

A DIRECT care worker working for Frankston Council has tested positive for COVID-19. The worker was last with clients on 7 August and is now self-isolating. Close contacts have been contacted by the ...