|Bass Coast Post||
Rinchen Wilson has experienced the harsh reality of racism in regional Victoria.
Jen Rutherford looks forward to joining the lucky people of Corinella.
Local philosophers are grappling with the big questions at the Wonthaggi library.
Obi made a big impression during his 18 months on Phillip Island.
Victorian MPs will soon vote on a bill to legalise assisted dying and the lobbying has already begun. Phillip Island’s first literary festival looks at some of the issues.
After 47 years with her partner, Phyllis Papps would like her relationship to be given the same respect as that of any heterosexual couple.
Most of us have wondered how we would respond in an emergency. Bass Coast surfing mates Fabio Contu and Troy Joyner found out on Wednesday when a man threatened to blow up their flight.
“Selective equality” doesn’t exist, writes Rob Easton. We are either equal before the law or we are not.
Local action group Preserve Western Port is celebrating a hard-fought victory after a long campaign to prove that Hastings is not the place to build Victoria’s second port.
By Sally Conning
May 20, 2017
AS I write this, I am proud to say that Bass Coast Shire Council has just passed a motion to support marriage equality.
Scottish writer Cal Flyn confronted the truth of her ancestor Angus McMillan, a revered pioneer who perpetrated the slaughter of Gippsland’s Indigenous people.
Being part of a democratic community includes a responsibility to defend that community when necessary, writes Rod Gallagher in his essay on Australia and conscription.
On Anzac Day, find a spot with a lovely view and reflect on how many local young men went off in the service of our country and never returned to appreciate this very view, writes Mal McCann.
Choosing aged care accommodation – for our parents or ourselves – is one of the most confronting choices we will make, writes Sophie Cuttriss.
Many people don’t know the real story of Angus McMillan. If we are to vote under his title, it’s time we did, writes Pauline Durnin.
With the Victorian premier espousing the “Shanghai of the South” for Western Port, an academic study published 35 years ago has new relevance.
As Wonthaggi looks towards a new status as one of the state’s “growth centres”, Neil Rankine says we have a rare opportunity to ensure we attract the right sort of development and reinvigorate the town centre.
Under siege by a family obsessed with her bad habits, Lis Williams suddenly feels sympathy for her own mother.
In Bird Week, Heather Murray Tobias argues that what we call weeds may also be home to many bird species.
A single bad decision in coastal planning can lead to others, argues Phil Wright.
One of the attractions of Cape Paterson is the village feel, complete with quiet, unsealed roads where children can roam. Nicholas Low argues against allowing engineers to change it to their version of an urban paradise.
Annoyed by clumsy locutions, peculiar pronunciations and asinine Americanisms, Pamela Jacka thinks it’s time to stand up for the English language and the Australian idiom.
When it comes to building sustainable houses, we know what works; we just don’t do it. A Cowes forum will ask why.
By Janet Donaldson
GRANTVILLE residents and ratepayers are not as well disposed to the proposed sand quarry as some suggest.