Bass Coasters reflect on Wednesday’s momentous events when it became clear that the last bastion of official discrimination against LGBTI people was about to fall.
As a veteran of the campaign against desalination, John Gemmell won't fall for Peter Garrett again.
MP Melina Bath says that of the 2000 people who have contacted her on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill, just 200 were in favour.
A small Japanese cottage in Wonthaggi marks the year Mark Gross got his life back on the rails.
Daniel Mulino explains why he’ll be voting against the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill.
MPs are feeling the weight of community expectation as they consider a bill to enable voluntary assisted dying, writes Harriet Shing.
A sudden serious illness prompts Robyn Arianrhod to think about the contrasting approaches of three very different hospitals.
A bucket of chips. Really? Fresh from New Zealand, Megan Watson tries to navigate the local language and culture.
By Peter Brown
IT WAS placed there on the kitchen bench early in July.
Store-bought, an oblique spheroid with a dimpled umbilical on top, perfectly shaped, and evenly red, it had not a blemish.
As these last few weeks in Canberra have demonstrated, the Australian monoculture is a myth, writes Dawn Rollins.
Memories of a proud and generous gardener abound in Ant Gent’s garden.
In 2004, when Helen Zervopoulos arrived in Grantville, it was just a set of traffic lights on the way to Phillip Island.
By Bob Wheeler
A FEW months back, empty pockets and an ill-timed bus schedule forced a Waterline couple to hitch hike to their Centrelink appointment in Wonthaggi. They couldn't get a lift all the way so much of the journey was on foot. They still managed to turn up half way through their allotted time slot. Too late. They were kicked off the dole.
The council must rein in over-development that threatens what remains of Phillip Island’s precious natural environment, argue Lorna and Doug Elms.
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.
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