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ARE you thinking of travelling
Travel Plus Warragul is holding its
Travel Expo on Thursday, February
11 and it's an event not to be missed!
Come and see us at the Exhibition
Hall in South Road, Warragul
between 1.30pm and 6pm.
We have an exciting list of
exhibitors who will represent over
27 companies, giving you the
opportunity to come in and chat with
the experts who will be able to help
Time to explore: Travel Plus Warragul invites travellers to attend the Travel Expo and discover the
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you plan your dream holiday.
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experts, cruise operators, coach
tours, and car hire companies to
cover the world.
Our friendly and professional
team pride themselves in planning
the best holiday to suit your needs,
taking the time to sit down and
discuss what works best for you and
making suggestions to improve your
Keep an eye out for our range of
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Contact Travel Plus Warragul at
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phone 5623 5555 if you have any
questions! We look forward to
seeing you there!
COAL Creek’s Anzac
Room was officially
opened by McMillan
MP Russell Broad-
bent at the Korum-
burra park last Tues-
The Anzac Room com-
memorates the memories
of local war heroes, with
some emphasis on the
Dawes brothers – three
men from a Korumburra
family who were killed in
action during World War
Months of research was
collaborated by volunteers
to complete the project.
“It was has been a long
time coming and it’s a fan-
tastic to see it come to frui-
tion,” Mr Broadbent said.
“What one family suf-
fered for our country was
horrific but this room tells
a story of what can be
overcome in a hopeless
situation. I like to think
the spirit of this room will
help us understand the sac-
rifice of the families here
Mr Broadbent congrat-
ulated the Coal Creek vol-
unteers, the Korumburra
Historical Society, and the
Korumburra RSL for the
hard work and effort put in
to the displays.
War memorabilia is
enclosed in new cabinets
purchased through a Veter-
an’s Affairs grant received
by Coal Creek,
An Australian flag was
donated by the Kongwak
RSL and encased in the
room, and an interactive
screen perfect for school
groups was installed to
tell the story of the Dawes
“It took us about 12
months to collect the re-
search and memorabilia
now on display. The new
cabinets make a world of
difference,” Coal Creek’s
education program leader
Zoe Fellows-Cooke said.
“It looks amazing and
I’m really proud of what
Zoe worked in con-
junction with Coal Creek’s
curatorial officer Zoe Sar-
gant to bring together the
As well as the launch
of the Anzac Room, the
volunteers are looking for-
ward to the launch of Tony
and Andrew Moon’s book,
which may be launched on
The book is about lo-
cal war heroes who were
killed in action, and took
the Moons four years to
complete with the help of
the historical society.
By Tayla Kershaw
WITH gambling losses eating
away at Bass Coast, the stakes are
high to promote responsible gam-
bling in 2016.
Due to its role in land use and regu-
lation, Bass Coast Shire Council will be
focused on reducing harm caused by elec-
tronic gaming machines (EGMs)
“We joined the Alliance for Gambling
Reform (a national group), which is pre-
paring to challenge the way EGMs are set
up to reward near misses as well as wins,
so they are perceived as wins by the play-
er,” mayor Cr Jordan Crugnale said.
A key focus of the group will be to
take a look at community contributions
clubs make in 2016 and seek some chang-
es to legislation so these funds are better
directed and more transparent.
Although council does not have exper-
tise in the rehabilitation side of gambling
addiction, community health services are
funded to undertake such cases.
“Council works closely with Latrobe
Community Health Service, which holds
the funds to carry out support for prob-
lem gamblers and their families in Bass
Coast,” Cr Crugnale said.
In an Australian first, Victorians were
given the power to track and limit their
betting on any EGM in the state from De-
scheme YourPlay uses technology to al-
low players to limit how much they spend,
track their time and set personalised warn-
ing messages to remind them to stop.
The State Government will review
YourPlay in six months by using data from
its gambling study as a benchmark to help
measure the impact of the scheme.
Minister for Consumer Affairs, Liquor
and Gaming Jane Garrett said the findings
would help to shape government policy to
better address problem gambling.
“The State Government is leading
the way when it comes to the rollout of
YourPlay. This is just one of the tools we
are giving people to reduce gambling re-
lated harm in the community,” Ms Garrett
People experiencing a problem with
gambling, or have friends or family suf-
fering from addiction, can contact Gam-
bler’s Help on 1800 858 858.
Pride: from left, Korumburra’s Deb Wrigley, Pakenham’s Greg Leighton,
South Gippsland Shire Councillor Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks, mayor Cr Bob
Newton and McMillan MP Russell Broadbent were proud to launch the new
Anzac Room at Coal Creek last Tuesday. Deb and Greg’s grandmother was the
sister of the Dawes brothers.
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