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Free NDIS Community
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is coming
to the Inner Gippsland area from 1 October 2017. NDIS staff
and partners are presenting information sessions around the
region to help people with disability and their families, carers
and providers get NDIS Ready. There will be sessions in each
of the following locations.
• Leongatha - 18 April 2017
• Traralgon - 20 April & 9th May 2017
• Warragul - 26 & 28 April 2017
• Moe - 27 April 2016
• SanRemo- 4May2017
These information sessions are the perfect opportunity to find
out more about the NDIS and have your questions answered.
For session times, locations and information about how to
register, go to www.ndis.gov.au and click on Upcoming Events.
Creating opportuity for our community
through supporting the L2P learner
driver program, grant applicant writing
training for local community groups,
and using our skills and networks to
attract funding to Bass Coast.
Find out more about the Bass Coast
Community Foundation at
Donations over $2 are tax deductible.
Our vision: An engaged, connected and
Phone: 5672 2202
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Gippsland newspapers are read from 1pm-2pm
every week day.
The South Gippsland Sentinel-Times is read every
Thursday and Letters to the Editor on Monday.
Contact us on 1300 847 466.
Draft Library Plan 2017 – 21
and Budget 2017/18
The West Gippsland Regional Library
Corporation has developed a Draft Library
Plan 2017–21 and Budget 2017/18.
Both documents are available for inspection
on our website www.wgrlc.vic.gov.au and in
hard copy at all libraries in the region.
Written submissions under Section 223 of
the Local Government Act 1989 on any
proposal contained in these documents
are invited and will be received until
Wednesday 17 May at 3.00pm.
Submissions should be addressed to:
Chief Executive Officer
West Gippsland Regional
65 Victoria Street
The Sentinel-Times Community Calendar is
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organisations. The conditions on this service are as
For a single $16 (GST inclusive) cash payment,
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ahead and they will be printed every week until the
event is held.
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those details closer to the event. Deadline for copy is
Friday prior to publication at 5pm.
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Wonthaggi or Korumburra office.
THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017: Wonthaggi Unting Church
Morning tea followed by Blume's fashions.
SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017: Bass Coast Ladies Auxilary
Mother's Day Fete at the Wonthaggi Hospital.
Something for everyone.
local business people
FORMER policeman and high-profile whis-
tleblower, Simon Illingworth, delivered a pow-
erful and inspiring speech to local Bass Coast
and South Gippsland business and commu-
nity members in Inverloch recently.
Mr Illingworth shared his courageous story
of being a whistleblower and exposing corrup-
tion in the police force to a captivated audi-
ence at the Gippsland Community Network
Events series held in Warragul, Traralgon and
As a young police officer, Mr Illingworth was
first exposed to corruption at a Melbourne cof-
fee house – a front for a gambling operation.
He didn’t know what to do when superiors
pocketed money in front of him, so he said
nothing and walked out the door.
He challenged the audience to explore and
confront their own personal values and ethics.
“What would you (have done) if you were
me? If you walk out of the door with me, then
you own the rest of the story; and let me tell
you, it ain’t getting better, ” he said.
Mr Illingworth told the audience that when
people are faced with corruption, “s ome get on
the bus, some run beside it... but very few have
the guts to stand in front of it”.
He said that ethical dilemmas in business
usually arise from “a lack of leadership some-
where along the line”.
“We have to realise in life that being a leader
is not standing on a podium with a cup above
your head, and it doesn’t occur because of a
position you hold; it occurs because you have
made a decision, a decision to fight, ” he said.
Mr Illingworth became the face of anti-cor-
ruption at a very young age.
‘Standing in front of the bus’ for what he be -
lieved in resulted in death threats and bash-
He was forced to move several times to pro -
tect himself and his family.
“Although there was only about five per cent
of crooked police, unfortunately it seemed
that most of the police force were willing to
run alongside it, and that was the damaging
thing, ” he said.
Mr Illingworth believes that one person can
make a difference but that everyone must own
an organisational culture.
He encouraged the audience to challenge the
status quo, give a pat on the back for a job well
done, and to trust that the best, most ethical
decision will always be the one that requires
the most courage.
The Bass Coast South Gippsland Business
Alliance events are held on a quarterly ba-
sis, with the support of Federation Training,
Telstra, Bendigo Bank and Bass Coast Shire
The next event is Thursday, May 25 and will
feature keynote speaker Geoff Green, a busi-
ness exit strategist and author of the book
‘The Smart Business Exit: getting rewarded
for your blood, sweat and tears’.
Details of the event and registration can be
made by contacting Kirstyn Krausz on 0413
187 576 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Whistleblower and keynote speaker, Simon Illingworth gave an inspiring speech at the
Bass Coast South Gippsland Business Alliance event at Inverloch. Illingworth, centre, is
pictured with sponsor representatives including Bendigo Bank’s Andrew Loh, Federation
Training’s Sam Fenton, Bass Coast Shire Council’s Peter Francis and Telstra’s Katie Gully
and Marko Zivanovic.
BRIDGE on Wednesday, April 5 was won by
Deborah Anglim and Jack Kuiper from Jean
Barbour and Greg Nicholson. Dina Drury and
Richard Moss were third.
On Monday Deborah Anglim was again suc-
cessful winning North/South with Beryl Chil-
Jean Barbour and Greg Nicholson were sec-
ond and Wendy and David Saleeba finished
East/West was won by visitors Sally Murray
White and Geoff Whiting.
Bronwyn Sund and Neville Chapman were
second followed by Shirley Stewart and John
The next three Mondays will be the Victorian
This is a state-wide event and to qualify for
the final players need to play with the same
partner for the three weeks. However casual
pairs are still very welcome.
For partners or information about the club’s
activities the mobile number is 0400 815 353.
Grantville celebrates the great outdoors
THE annual Grantville Adventure Expo held
recently offered a unique opportunity to bring
together businesses, vehicle owners and the lo-
Almost 1500 people visited around 50 stalls,
including SG Offroad, Berwick Mitsubishi and
There was an artist offering free pencil por-
traits, Barn Buddies petting farm and Fairy-
tales Face Painting.
The display section gave visitors the opportu-
nity to win a trophy and browse for everything
from caravans, to new vehicles, to swags and
Auctioneer Russ Williams conducted a lively
auction, with those present snapping up some
fantastic items including a two-day, four-wheel
driving course from PNL 4WD, and a $400 gift
voucher from McLean Beach Caravan Park in
And if all the activity left people hungry, there
was wide range of food on offer, from bacon and
egg rolls to hot dogs, donuts and crepes.
Senator Derryn Hinch kept a promise made
at last year’s show to host this year’s raffle.
A highlight of the day was a trip to yesteryear
in the form of vintage ambulances, police cars
and caravans. Their proud custodians made
the trip from Melbourne to display their cars
and vans at the expo.
Event manager, Jennifer Taylor, said she was
thrilled with the support shown.
“Everyone has been fantastic in assisting.
Without our sponsors, we could not provide
such a successful event, so we do appreciate
their support enormously.
“But the day was about our community and
the display vehicles, so we truly hope they had a memorable time and will come back next year.”
Senator Derryn Hinch with CFA volunteer
David Cox at the recent expo.
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