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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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  • Sign and support

    Maryborough residents will now have a chance to voice their support for the town’s threatened printing jobs, with a petition opposing the proposed changes to Australia’s book importation laws launched on Wednesday. Launched by Federal Member for Bendigo, Steve Gibbons, and Central Goldfields Shire Mayor, Cr Chris Meddows-Taylor, the petition will be presented to Federal […]

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  • PREMIER SUPPORT

    Brumby throws support behind local book jobs Victorian Premier John Brumby has thrown his support behind Maryborough’s embattled printing jobs, calling on the Federal Government to protect Victoria’s publishing industry jobs by retaining the current arrangements on parallel book importation. Mr Brumby said the Victorian Government supported the current framework which had resulted in high […]

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  • Hospital’s drill donation

    Following a medical emergency at Maryborough District Health Service in May, in which a drill from the hospital’s maintenance department was used to save 13-year-old Nicholas Rossi’s life, news of the procedure made national and international news. Reports of the miracle procedure reached Conmed Linvatec’s international vice president, John Hamilton in the United States. Conmed […]

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  • Jobs in turmoil

    Hundreds of jobs provided by Maryborough’s printing industry have been thrown into further turmoil, with the Australian Productivity Commission recommending that restrictions be lifted on the parallel importation of books into Australia. Stemming from an inquiry which began late last year, the findings were handed to the Federal Government by the Productivity Commission on Tuesday. […]

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  • Vogels’ rail pressure

    Higher petrol prices and growing unemployment mean Maryborough will need more than the one train service per day, promised by the Brumby Labor Government according to Member for Western Victoria, John Vogels. Visiting the Maryborough Railway Station yesterday, Mr Vogels said Premier John Brumby is being cynical and hypocritical by promising only one train per […]

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  • Gibbons lobbies to save threatened print jobs

    Federal Member for Bendigo, Steve Gibbons is lobbying hard against proposed changes to regulations for the import of books that could threaten jobs in central Victoria. “The Productivity Commission is conducting a study on the importation of books and is considering changes to the current regulations. “The introduction of the so-called 30-day rule on parallel […]

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  • Pair to face court

    Maryborough Hospital Staff watched on in horror as a heated four-man brawl erupted in a hospital foyer on Sunday morning. The vicious confrontation, which occurred at 8.20 am, came after an alleged incident earlier that morning in which one of the four men involved in the brawl was bashed by another of the four men […]

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  • The write stuff

    Winner of the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award, acclaimed author Tim Winton visited McPherson’s Printing Group in Maryborough yesterday to see firsthand where his award winning books are printed and bound. Tim Winton was shortlisted for the 2009 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the 2009 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards. He is also winner of […]

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  • Maisie returns to her hometown

    Eighty-eight-year-old Maisie Gardner came to live with her grandparents at Maryborough at the tender age of four months. One of 15 children, Maisie was born in Bath Place, Williamstown. “I was christened May but everyone knows me as Maisie. “Grandma took me when I was four months old as we had such a big family. […]

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