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  • Pride in our community

    Central Goldfields Shire Council has embarked on a project to encourage and promote civic pride after considering the issue at a workshop session in June. Director of technical and development services, David Sutcliffe said the civic pride movement in Victoria had its beginnings around 1997, set up to initiate active programs that empower communities with […]

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  • Advertiser urges you to. . .JOIN THE FIGHT

    Maryborough faces an uphill battle in its fight to save printing jobs, as a group of the nation’s biggest retailers garner support for the removal of Australia’s book importation restrictions. The Coalition for Cheaper Books — a group consisting of retail giants Dymocks, Woolworths, K-Mart, Target and Big W and headed by Dymocks’ chief, Don […]

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  • $8 mil pokies spend

    Statistics released last week have shown that, on average, every adult in the Central Goldfields Shire spent almost $780 on poker machines last financial year. The statistics, released by the Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation, also show that between the shire’s 10,393 adults, $8,098,617.50 was put through the slots of the shire’s 114 poker machines, […]

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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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  • 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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