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dougkThu, 21/12/2017 - 10:28pm

Glenn Handford, only recently confirmed as MidCoast Council's General Manager, tendered his resignation at yesterday's Council Meeting (20 December).  Glenn Handford is apparently leaving for a position in the private sector. Rumours have been in existence for at least six months that Mr Handford would not remain with the new Council for long following the completion of the merger process and the election of the new Council. Some of those persistent rumours had even named the company that he was expected to join.

dougkWed, 20/12/2017 - 9:31am

In the latest Ministerial reshuffle announced yesterday (19 December) our local Federal MP, Dr David Gillespie, has been allocated the role of Assistant Minister for Children and Families, part of the Social Services Portfolio. For the past year and half Gillespie had been contributing to the Health Portfolio as Assistant Minister for Health.

"I have very much enjoyed working with the various health stakeholders and my department in developing new policies to address the maldistribution of Australia’s health workforce" Dr Gillespie said. "As the Minister now responsible for Children and Families within the Social Services portfolio headed up by...

dougkSat, 16/12/2017 - 4:44pm

Time to get those brain cells activated!

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dougkWed, 13/12/2017 - 8:15pm

During a visit to North Arm Cove this afternoon local Federal MP, Dr David Gillespie, announced a Federal Stronger Communities Grant of $5000 for the Cove. This grant will provide half the funding  for a project that will see solar-powered lighting installed around the Community Precinct to assist people moving safely from the Hall to their cars in the adjacent parking areas.

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