Tenants put on notice

HOUSING Minister Wendy Lovell is being called on to make it easier to evict nuisance public housing tenants in Frankston. The decision by Frankston Council to meet and lobby Ms Lovell follows harrowi...

Schools loom as key election battleground

LABOR has fired the first major funding pledge salvo with marginal bayside seats set to become a major battleground at this year’s state election. Opposition education spokesman for education James M...

Tower of ‘error’

THE only way is up for an apartment complex set to be built at Mentone Junction despite Kingston City Council objections to the proposal amid claims of a planning error that left neighbouring residen...

Guy ‘no intention’ to rezone wedge

COUNCIL plans to investigate the possibility of rezoning 53 hectares of green wedge land within the boundary of Braeside Park, Southern Golf Club, Springvale and Governor Rds for residential developm...

The upside of Down

CHELSEA SES volunteer Phil Wall well remembers the moment he and his wife Maryann were told by a doctor that their first-born child, a girl, would have Down syndrome. It was mid-December 1989 and Kim...

Batty murder triggers warrant overhaul

POLICE procedures for processing warrants will be overhauled to ensure they are enacted more quickly in the wake of the murder of 11-year-old Tyabb schoolboy Luke Batty by his father, Greg Anderson, ...

Fireys see red over cutbacks

FIREYS are turning up the heat on the state government in an election year with a high-profile campaign highlighting union concerns about fire brigade staffing levels. The United Firefighters Union h...