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Confronting violence against women

Confronting violence against women

It was not something he had seen before.As a young occupational therapist just beginning his career, Tom Conway remembers vividly the first few times he saw people present to the hospital that appeared to be victims of family violence.Tom acknowledges he is fortunate. He grew up in a family where violence and harassment was just not a part of his life experience. It wasn’t something that...
At the beginning of IT journey

At the beginning of IT journey

Massive technological changes are yet to kick in according to ‘global futurist’, Dr Keith Suter, who presented in Bairnsdale on Monday night, hosted by the Committee for Gippsland.“We are only at the beginning of the IT journey,” Dr Suter said.“Google is creating driverless cars, Mercedes driverless trucks, for how long will we allow humans to drive vehicles?“From an insurance point of view...
Cabbage Tree planned burns upset environment group

Cabbage Tree planned burns upset environment group

Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) has a fuel reduction burn planned for 2020 in the Cabbage Tree Palms Flora Reserve, two kilometres southwest of Cabbage Tree Creek.FFMVic says this burn is important to protect the town, surrounding private land and the reserve’s environmental values from summer bushfires.“The felling of hazardous trees along a section of the perimeter on one side of the...
Enclosure exposure

Enclosure exposure

Residents of Metung and Benambra will start to see fresh new look bin surrounds being installed by East Gippsland Shire Council from mid-June.Mayor, Cr Natalie O’Connell, said existing street bin enclosures vary across East Gippsland; they are different in look, ability to be maintained, ease of collection and most of them are coming to their end-of-life.“To ensure our bins have a fresh...
Dr Suter explaining global changes

Dr Suter explaining global changes

With the changing political, environmental and social changes occurring globally, what does this mean for Gippsland?The Committee of Gippsland is bringing Dr Keith Suter to Bairnsdale next Monday, 6.30pm, at Bairnsdale RSL, to lead the discussion about Gippsland’s future in today’s changing landscape.Thought leadership is key to regional leaders and communities to drive their economy, growth and...
Smashing snow success

Smashing snow success

The opening weekend of the snow season was declared a smashing success with visitors converging on Mount Hotham in their droves.Officially, the number of people entering the Mount Hotham Alpine Resort broke all records for an opening weekend since management started documenting daily visitation.Visitor numbers were up 130 per cent on 2018’s opening weekend and up 114 per cent on the five-year...

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