Election analysis: Sam Birrell
That was an election result most did not see coming.
Elated yet humble, Nationals candidate Damian Drum is delighted to resume his role as the federal member for Nicholls after winning 52.17 per cent of the primary vote at Saturday’s election.
A German-born doctor who has practised in Shepparton for three years has been forced to return to Europe with his family because of visa complications.
A collection of Art Bikes were installed in the Maude St Mall yesterday to celebrate the BMX Australia National Championships and BMX Supercross World Cup events.
CANBERRA: Australia could get its sixth prime minister in six years today, but while Scott Morrison is not thinking about his own future, Bill Shorten wants majority government.
Telling the story of a pirate’s adventure portrayed through classical ballet, the Victorian State Ballet will present Le Corsaire in Shepparton.
My experience covers a lot of ground. I’ve worked in natural resource management with state government agencies in the Goulburn-Murray and Alpine National Park regions. I’ve been involved in pest plant and animal control, biodiversity, Landcare and irrigation projects during this time. I have been a small business owner, running a successful bayside horticultural franchise and a costume manufacturing enterprise. I’m familiar with the challenge of balancing full-time work and raising a family. I’m dedicated to preserving our environment and climate change action. I have been a sustainability educator in schools and a vocational trainer with Corrections Victoria and TAFE. I’ve worked with the Landcare movement for almost three decades and have been involved in environmental and climate activism from a young age. I currently work in disability support. Whether a new or old seat, the message is the same: if we want a parliament that makes decisions in the best interests of the people, we need to vote differently. If we keep voting how we have always been voting, nothing changes. This election needs to be the climate election.
Born in Melbourne, I’ve lived in this area for 30 years. I am happily married to Caroline and have four wonderful children and one lovely granddaughter. My children went to primary school in Broadford where I sat on the Broadford Primary School Council and have been a strong supporter for more funding and support for regional schools. In 1996, I was elected as a councillor for Mitchell Shire and also worked for the army at Puckapunyal as the director of the Army Simulation Office. Firmly supporting ALP policies, I am dedicated in delivering access to education, job opportunities, health care, cheaper energy and safe communities.
I have led a rich personal life. I am happily married with our 17th wedding anniversary fast approaching. I have five children aged 12 to 35 and a newborn granddaughter. I have a broad and diverse range of working experience. Just two examples are in the Victorian Government for 13 years as accountant of the National Gallery of Victoria and as financial accountant in the Treasury. The past 23 years I have been self-employed. I started and operated my own business in retail for six years. I started an independent real estate agency which I operated for four years in conjunction with my mortgage broking business, which I founded 18 years ago and continue to operate. My goal as the Member for Nicholls is to make a difference; a difference to farmers who are the foundation of our local economy, a difference to youth who are over-represented in unemployment in the local area, a difference to local business like retailers, service providers, restaurants and pubs and a difference to the cost of electricity which is far too expensive; with the elderly too cold at night and businesses with overheads that are way too high and keeping them poor.
The Mooroopna Men’s Shed members can add another skill to their repertoire after a hefty donation from a Shepparton-based group.
The Celtic Tenors are set to put on a lively show, jam packed with heavenly harmonies.
I turn 55 in August. I have been married for nearly 34 years and live with my wife at Wyuna and have lived in the Goulburn Valley since 2007.
I grew up on the north-eastern edge of Melbourne, in a town about the same size as Tongala, called Research.
An Undera footballer is fighting for his life after an incident during a Kyabram District League reserves game against Violet Town last Saturday.
THE Echuca mother charged over her daughter’s death in 2008 has walked free from court. Tania Walker, 35, charged with child homicide of 23-month-old Angela Bannister, appeared in Bendigo Magistrates Court on Tuesday for a bail application which...
The Clark family has always had firm plans for a future in the dairy industry.