Opinion

Questions over question time

What is wrong with Greater Shepparton City Council’s ‘‘public question times’’ on the agenda at the conclusion of each monthly ordinary council meeting? Why are they collectively largely a dismal failure?. Sorry, you

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Shepparton News
Aug 17 2017
Opinion

We are taken for a ride

Once again, it seems, country residents are being asked to pay for changes that will benefit city dwellers.. The changes to the taxi industry introduced under the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Bill, which passed through the Victori

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Shepparton News
Aug 17 2017
Opinion

Is free parking still on?

A proposal to remove paid metered parking from Shepparton’s central business district on a trial basis still appears to be on the boil.. You wouldn’t be blamed for wondering whether the plan has disappeared.. Some months ago, indications

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Shepparton News
Aug 16 2017
Opinion

Game not on for spoilsports

Junior sport.. It should be a time of pride and achievement, but, most of all, participation.. A time when children are all equal on the field or court, exercising, having fun and enjoying playing their chosen sport with friends.. But as events from

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Shepparton News
Aug 16 2017
Opinion

Debate rabble or...

John Lewis would have us believe that conducting a plebiscite on the Australian population is handing over control to ‘‘a rabble’’.. A persistent thread in the debate over same-sex marriage and the current politics is that

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Shepparton News
Aug 15 2017
Opinion

Just who is eligible...

Another week, another one of our parliamentarians reveals they might be a citizen of another country.. Section 44 of the constitution, which states dual citizens cannot be elected to our parliament, has done a lot of damage in the past month.. On

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Shepparton News
Aug 15 2017
News

Local have their say...

Six Goulburn Valley residents have had their say on the proposed postal plebiscite on marriage equality.. The result from a $122 million vote will be announced on November 15, but many of those interviewed said it was a delay tactic that just

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Shepparton News
Aug 11 2017
Opinion

Is mob rule what we want?

So it seems if you are a member of parliament full to the brim with righteous conviction you can bypass parliament to get what you want.. The Senate has said no to a formal plebiscite on gay marriage — but that doesn’t matter because the

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Shepparton News
Aug 11 2017
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Don’t bank on it. Rex Tooley. Shepparton. Our Commonwealth Bank was once held in high regard by all Australians.. Now, the CBA stands further disgraced well beyond its already declining regard.. The directors, including the CEO are similarly

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Shepparton News
Aug 11 2017
Opinion

Balls of fire

They are predicted and they could happen.. From next week onwards you might be seeing stars, shooting stars that is!. Everyone’s favourite meteor shower, the Perseids, make an appearance and the outcome could be pretty spectacular.. People are

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John Lewis
Aug 11 2017
Opinion

Show faith in our...

A report handed down by Victoria’s Auditor-General into V/Line’s passenger service this week largely confirmed what many locally already have understood for quite some time.. That is, that the state’s regional rail service is far

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Shepparton News
Aug 11 2017
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Poor cousins. - Wendy Lovell, Member for Northern Victoria Region. In response to the article ‘More Arrivals’ (Shepparton News, July 27); while the announcement of two extra return weekend train services between Shepparton and Melbourne

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Shepparton News
Aug 10 2017
Opinion

Revitalisation at what...

To miss out on central business district revitalisation funding once is disappointing; to miss out twice is disheartening.. But to miss out three times must be a sign that the door may be, for whatever reason, closed on that particular avenue of

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Shepparton News
Aug 10 2017
Opinion

Security an inconvenient choice

Can we get the powers that be to justify the well-publicised new security mandate that passengers arrive ‘‘two hours before departure time for domestic and three hours for international flights in Australia for extr

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Shepparton News
Aug 10 2017
Opinion

Letters to the editor

The wisest path. - Peter Hall, Mooroopna. It’s a worrying sign for our nation that politicians are afraid to ask citizens what they think about important social and cultural issues affecting all people.. While I agree governments would be

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Shepparton News
Aug 09 2017
Opinion

Rates again causing a fuss

Whenever council rates notices are released, there will no doubt be some who are unhappy.. Whether it be around the amount charged, the penalties for late payment enforced or the contentious fixed municipal charge.. This time around though, it is

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Shepparton News
Aug 08 2017
Opinion

More than just...

When Women of Empire 1914-19 exhibition curator Keith Baverstock told me there had been no other exhibitions of its kind, I was shocked.. When he and his wife Fiona decided to create the exhibition more than two years ago, he said they decided to

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Shepparton News
Aug 08 2017
Opinion

Many ways to measure

The latest population findings for Greater Shepparton drawn from last year’s census are unlikely to be totally surprising to many Sheppartonians.. Economics group .id has dissected much of the data from the census and parcelled it together for

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Shepparton News
Aug 08 2017
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Have your say. - Maggie Turner-Miguel, Shepparton. This is a plea to all of you out there in the real world. I want you all to put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard).. It has been glaringly obvious that the printing of letters has dwindled to

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Shepparton News
Aug 08 2017
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