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Victorian grassroots sporting clubs and associations to receive Government support

Victorian community sporting clubs and associations can now apply for a share of more than $100 million in Victorian Government grants dedicated to supporting grassroots players and volunteers. More than three million Victorians are involved in community sport and recreation. From today, 12,000 clubs and associations across the state will be able to apply for […]

Kerbside dining and façade improvement grants on offer

Frankston Council has launched the 2020 Kerbside Dining Encouragement and Façade Improvement grants programs and is inviting city centre businesses to apply. The grants assist businesses in creating or improving kerbside dining areas or revitalising their shop frontage, in order to improve the customer experience and street appeal. The programs have been made possible by […]

Council welcomes 5M government injection for Sorrento Searoad Ferry

Mornington Peninsula Shire has welcomed the Victorian government’s announcement of a 5 million dollar injection into the development of the Sorrento Searoad Ferry precinct. Shire Mayor, Cr Sam Hearn said this was a great first step in realising the potential of this important transport and tourism link. “We have been working closely with Searoad Ferries CEO Matt […]

New Zealand set to open borders for NSW, Victoria tourists before Qld

In a bold new plan to get Australia’s tourism sector moving again, the Morrison government could be considering a micro-travel bubble that would allow Australians living in NSW and Victoria to travel to New Zealand – before being able to enter Queensland. The move to allow certain states to travel across the Tasman comes as […]

Treasurer admits massive ‘reporting error’ for JobKeeper program

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has admitted Australia’s $1500 JobKeeper program is covering less than half the six million employees claimed. Treasury officials have confirmed today that a “reporting error” based on bosses’ estimates of how many workers are eligible has led to the incredible stuff up. The Prime Minister and Treasurer have repeatedly claimed the scheme […]

Cyclone Amphan slams Indian, Bangladesh coast as coronavirus hits

A powerful cyclone has slammed the coastline of India and Bangladesh where more than 2.6 million people fled to shelters in a frantic evacuation made all the more challenging by the coronavirus pandemic.  Cyclone Amphan, an equivalent of a category-3 hurricane, was packing winds of up to 170km/h and maximum gusts of 190 km/h. Authorities […]

Donald Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19 symptoms

US President Donald Trump has revealed he is taking hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug that he has touted despite medical warnings about its use, as a preventive medicine against the coronavirus.   “I’ve been taking it for the last week and a half. A pill every day,” Mr Trump told reporters. He said he has been having “zero […]

Ricky Gervais calls for celebs to be banned from honours lists

Ricky Gervais has called for celebrities to be banned from the UK’s New Years Honours list – and replace with health worker heroes. The 56-year-old star also laid into fashion designers and beauty gurus – claiming that they are not worthy of the prestige. Speaking in a new interview, the comic said: “I never want […]

2020 cancelled and renewed TV shows: see the list!

It’s that time of year again: Time to learn if your favorite TV shows are coming back! Every year, television executives at the five broadcast networks — ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox and NBC — decide which shows to bring back for another season, which ones to say goodbye to for good and which new dramas and comedies […]

Son of a superboot lands punting contract in USA

MASON Fletcher, the son of Essendon legend Dustin, will begin his journey to the NFL after landing a college football scholarship in the USA. Fletcher, 20, has signed with the University of Cincinnati as a punter in the hope of impressing NFL scouts for a professional contract in coming years. “Over the moon to announce […]