• Prime Minister letter

    The Hon Kevin Rudd MP Prime Minister Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600 August 14, 2009 Dear Prime Minister, Restrictions on the Parallel Importation of Books We write to you on behalf of our community to express directly, the deep opposition of the community, joined increasingly by the swelling chorus of others, to the Productivity Commission’s […]

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  • We have Helper, Gibbons, McKew, Brumby, now we want . . . PRIME SUPPORT

    Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, has been invited to visit Maryborough and take a first-hand look at the devastating impact the abolishment of Australia’s parallel book importations could have on the area. In a joint letter from Central Goldfields Shire Mayor, Cr Chris Meddows-Taylor, and Maryborough Advertiser managing editor, Michael Rossi, written on behalf of the […]

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  • WORK BEGINS ON STATION DOMAIN

    Work has commenced on Maryborough’s civic pride project Station Domain. Machinery was in full swing on Tuesday removing wings that have remained on the site since the days of the Maryborough Technical College. Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Maxine McKew, joined her federal colleague, Bendigo MP Steve Gibbons, councillors and officers from the […]

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  • Dunolly SES’s new beaut’ ute

    Dunolly’s SES crew will now be better equipped to deal with emergencies after they were handed the keys to a brand new Nissan twin-cab ute last week. Member for Ripon, Joe Helper, said it gave him great pleasure to present the keys to the much needed ute to Dunolly SES controller, Barry Cann. “I know […]

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  • McPherson’s launches new digital press

    McPherson’s Printing Group yesterday launched its new $1.3 million digital press at its Maryborough plant. Member for Ripon and Minister for Small Business, Joe Helper was on hand to assist with the launch. The press was backed by a $50,000 Brumby Government grant. Installation of the press will keep the company competitive against Australian and […]

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  • Sporting club slams sentencing

    The Goldfields Sporting Club has slammed the sentencing of the man who was convicted of lighting the fire that destroyed their clubrooms. The clubrooms, which were owned by the sporting club and used by the New Maryborough Angling Club, were destroyed in a blaze which was deliberately lit on July 21 last year. The man […]

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  • Firebug walks free

    The man convicted of lighting a series of fires around Maryborough, including the blaze that razed the New Maryborough Angling Club and Goldfields Sporting Club, walked free from the Bendigo Magistrate’s Court last Thursday. Brett Dawson, 30, pleaded guilty to lighting three major fires, including the July 21 inferno that destroyed the Angling Club and […]

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