Author: Bayside News

FORMER Frankston mayor Christine Richards has announced a late bid for a spot in the Senate. Richards was a last-minute addition to the ballot for this weekend’s federal election. She has joined Susan Benedyka on the ticket, a founding member of Voices of Indi. Richards said she won’t get enough votes to win but hopes to increase the chances of Benedyka being elected “in a system that’s biased against independent voices”. “Our personal philosophies and public policies align,” Richards said of her running mate. “We support climate change action, help for people affected by drought and natural disasters, increased funding…

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INTERNATIONAL Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia is this week, with multiple local events scheduled to commemorate it. A flag raising will take place at the Frankston Civic Centre Forecourt on IDAHOBIT Day, 17 May. The morning tea event will begin at 9am. Later during the day at the Frankston Library forecourt, Frankston Council’s job advocates will provide free one on one consultations with visitors to discuss barriers to employment and study faced by LGBTQIA+ people. Other activities will also be held at the library forecourt throughout the day. Inside the library, author Dr Yves Rees will speak about…

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A MAN from Mordialloc won the $100,000 first prize in the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw last week. The winner said that he initially ignored the calls which contained the good news. “I was in a work meeting, and my phone kept ringing, but I couldn’t answer it. At first, I assumed it was a nuisance caller,” he said. “I wasn’t entirely convinced at first. It was very overwhelming. Once it started to sink in, I did a little happy dance and everything. It’s excellent news. I haven’t told my wife yet. I think I’ll surprise her this weekend with…

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SIX people have been charged with drug trafficking after a police operation across Frankston, Carrum Downs, Seaford, and Brighton East. Police executed search warrants at houses in the four suburbs on 6 May. They allegedly seized cocaine, $410,000, an imitation firearm, and a 2014 Holden Commodore from the properties. Police arrested and charged a 40-year-old Carrum Downs woman, 44-year-old Carrum Downs man, 37-year-old Brighton East man, 39-year-old Seaford man, 39-year-old Carrum Downs woman, and a 42-year-old Carrum Downs man with trafficking a large commercial quantity of methylamphetamine and cocaine. Victoria Police Superintendent Fiona Bock said the drug trafficking investigation has…

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