New managers for Kingston aged care

KINGSTON’S elderly residents will have access to high-quality “ageing in place” residential care in their neighbourhood after Kingston Council last week selected not-for-profit organisation Southern ...

Ward grants out, new standards in

COUNCILLORS will no longer be able to individually dish out ratepayers’ money to community groups and sports clubs after the state government finally axed council ward grants last week. The long-flag...

‘Fake debate’ not as advertised

UNIONS have been accused of misleading the public over claims Coalition MPs would attend Australian Council of Trade Unions hosted public debates about the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement. The u...

College’s marketing to students slammed

A COLLEGE with a campus in Frankston has been criticised over its marketing practices in a Senate inquiry into the funding and management of vocational education and training (VET) providers and by a...

Faster internet rolls out next year

MORE than 43,000 homes across several suburbs including Frankston, Baxter, Langwarrin and Karingal will have access to the National Broadband Network by the end of 2017 as part of an “accelerated pla...

Rates cap ‘idiotic dog’s breakfast’

RESIDENTS would not enjoy many of Frankston’s latest recreation facilities and services if the state government’s rates capping policy had been in force over the previous five years, according to Fra...

Saints have each-way punt on pokies

ST KILDA Football Club has pledged to protect young people “from the risks of gambling” by signing Victoria’s responsible gambling charter but will keep pokies at its soon to be redeveloped Moorabbin...

Time to take out the trash in Green Wedge

RUBBISH tips and concrete crushers will be banned from Kingston’s Green Wedge after a state government decision last week to rezone about 366 hectares of land in Heatherton and Clarinda. The Green We...

Rates cap ‘no problem’

KINGSTON residents should not fear cuts to services when the state government’s rates capping policy comes into force next financial year, according to Kingston Council. Council corporate services ma...