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How Labor’s women saved their party
April 9, 2021 - Labor veteran Kay Setches has some words of advice for Liberal women if they want to change the culture of their party. Catherine Watson reports
Hands off our bay
April 9, 2021 - Once more the community has had to ward off an assault on Western Port by big business, writes Jeff Nottle.
From the desert
to the coast
April 9, 2021 - Beauty and drama co-exist in exhibitions Mandy Gunn and Karen Chugg opening at ArtSpace next week.
Tales of Tent Town
April 9, 2021 - From the moment Christine Bell stepped into the Wonthaggi Museum, a little voice told her ‘There’s a story here’.”
Our home-grown university
March 23, 2021 - Bonnie James is the first person in her family to study for a degree. She never dreamed she could do it in her home town of Wonthaggi.
The winds of change
March 25, 2021 - Two local productions prompt Robyn Arianrhod to consider how we protect the best of a place we love.
A labour of love
March 23, 2021 - Daryl Hook farewells the farm and wildlife haven he has created over 40 years. Story and photos by Geoff Ellis.
Some have heard the call
March 23, 2021 - Neil Daly is delighted to report that his plan for Western Port has actually made it inside the Victorian Parliament, courtesy of the Sustainable Australia Party.
Here be dragons – and cows
March 23, 2021 - Picasso and Dali decide on a challenge: who can design the most outlandish and bizarre fish. The wondrous result is living in a bay near you, writes Mark Robertson.
When Whitney replaced Julie
March 23, 2021 - Necessity forced Pamela Jacka to give up her car; she hasn't looked back, except to make a right hand turn.
Ecological losses “a balancing act”: QC
April 9, 2021 - A Grantville sand mining company does not have to meet the same environmental standards as other land users, the company’s lawyer argues.
Fire in the belly
April 9, 2021 - Bright smiles and yellow flowers belie the bravery of the participants in a recent forum at Corinella, writes Geoff Ellis.
Lost and found
April 9, 2021 -Two strangers connect at a moment of great sadness. One of them was Etsuko Yasunaga
The heart of our town
April 9, 2021 - The liquor and gambling industry should not be telling us how to use our public space, writes Frank Coldebella, who backs a plan to make McBride Avenue a gathering place.
Caution – slow ahead
April 9, 2021 -We need more than a speed sign swap to untangle Phillip Island’s traffic, writes public transport operator Michael Wright.
It’s taken me years
April 9, 2021 - Christine Grayden reflects on the amount of wasted time and energy LGBQTI people have to spend to be accepted for themselves.
A touch of magic
April 9, 2021 - Don’t ask Stephen Jansen to explain his prize-winning work. That would only ruin the magic, he tells Catherine Watson.
From Burma to Wonthaggi
March 23, 2021 - On her first morning in Wonthaggi Mue Hsay saw a policeman and burst into tears because she was so frightened.
A home of one’s own
March 11, 2021 - In the second part of his article on the housing crisis in Bass Coast, Geoff Ellis looks at the response from community, council and government. Cartoon by Natasha Williams-Novak
The day my mother said ‘Enough!’
March 11, 2021 - How Aunty Doseena Fergie’s mother found the courage to call out racism.
A world apart
March 11, 2021 - Volunteering at ArtSpace Gallery gives Ellen Hubble a chance to clear her mind and slip into a quiet place of art and space.
The next edition of the Post will be published on March 26.
Nothing We Liked Better
March 12, 2021 - Jillian Durance was highly commended in the 2020 Bass Coast Prize for Non-Fiction for Nothing We Liked Better: a house remembered, a home restored,
‘There was a storm in me’
March 11, 2021 - There was nothing in Agnes Doig’s middle class family background to indicate that she would become a champion of the poor and downtrodden, writes Carolyn Landon.
March 12, 2021 - Forget cheap air tickets and long queues. One of Miriam Strickland’s favourite destinations, Mt Worth State Park, is just down the road and over the hill.
No place like home
Feb 26, 2021 - Beneath the surface, many of Bass Coast’s most disadvantaged residents are on the brink of a housing crisis. Geoff Ellis reports.
On centre stage
Feb 26, 2021 - Western Port is a World Heritage Site waiting in the wings, writes Neil Daly.
Council pans Dandy Premix plan
Feb 17, 2021 - Dandy Premix’s plan to expand its Grantville sand quarrying operation has been panned by Bass Coast Shire Council.
Coloured by COVID
Feb 26, 2021 - Two of Bass Coast’s most respected artists emerge from lockdown with a surprising new exhibition.
Feb 26, 2021 - Lauren Burns was highly commended in the 2020 Bass Coast Prize for Non-Fiction for her memoir Cape Connection.
The next chapter
Feb 26, 2021 - Bass Coast Prize for Non-Fiction spreads its wings with new collaborations and ventures in 2021.
A generous community
Feb 26, 2021 - A sudden cut in audience numbers, a ban on community singing … the Coastal Connections concert survived it all, writes Laura Brearley,
‘Councillors must hold their nerve’
February 13, 2021 - Defeatist council report on sand mining expansion ignores council policies and community concerns, writes ex-mayor Neil Rankine.
Looking for Wonthaggi
Feb 13, 2021 - It’s too easy to lose what you can’t identify, says Gill Heal. Her new play is a search for the character and values of a town that is at a crossroads.
The incredible journey
February 13, 2021 - A chance sighting prompted Gil Smith to learn more about the short-finned eel and its epic journey from Deep Creek to the Coral Sea. Now he fears the impact of sand mining on the creatures that call this area home.
Dog versus snake
Feb 13, 2021 - Roy likes to push his luck, writes Geoff Ellis, but then he was born lucky.
February 13, 2021 - When it comes to Vinyasa yoga, it’s all about the belly button, Amy Wallace explains to Liane Arno.
Oz Day blues
Jan 30, 2021 - The majority rules, or should do, writes John Cobbledick. Not fair, writes Marg Lynn. Aboriginal people have been adapting since 1788. Cartoon by Natasha Williams-Novak
Thank you for visiting!
Jan 30, 2021 - They have gone at last, writes Catherine Watson. Come again – but not till next summer!
Our dearly departed
Jan 30, 2021 - It’s not just our family and friends we mourn, writes Jill Nicholas, but those we trust to run our affairs.
Megabits empower the people
Jan 30, 2021 - Thanks to COVID, the inquiry into the AGL/APA proposal for Crib Point was truly democratic, writes Neil Daly, who watched much of it from the comfort of home.
Jan 30, 2021 - More tall tales (and true) of San Remo by Kevin Chambers
My day in court
Jan 30, 2021 – The attack on Capitol Hill reminded Liane Arno of the day she found herself turning from witness to accused.
On the Shore of the Wide World
February 13, 2021 - A wry account of growing up in Bass, on the edge of Western Port, Fiona Power’s essay was highly commended in the 2020 Bass Coast Prize for Non-Fiction.
Shame on YOU!
Feb 13 2021 - Gay and transgender people know all about shame, says MP Harriet Shing, as she turns an accusing finger to MPs who abstained from voting on a bill outlawing the attempted conversion of gays.
Gotta Love Librarians
Feb 13, 2021 - Coastal Connections director Laura Brearley gives thanks for the librarians who keep our community connected.
The best of company
February 13, 2021 - After our year of hibernation, Etsuko Yasunaga savours the special pleasure of sharing an experience with good friends.
Tiger, tiger, turning tight
Feb 13, 2021 - A sensor camera in a garden shed catches a tiger snake doing battle with a mouse trap. Video by Gil Smith
No Place Like Home
January 28, 2021 - Karen Bateman was highly commended in the Bass Coast Prize for Non-Fiction for her essay No Place Like Home.
The Bass Coast sound
Local musicians add the finishing touches to seven short films celebrating our special places. Laura Brearley reports.
Jan 30, 2021 - Geoff Ellis focuses between the squalls on the first outing of the revamped Bass Coast Camera Group.
History draws a crowd
Jan 30, 2021 - A season of short talks on Wonthaggi’s secret history proved an unexpected visitor attraction.