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AFL Grand Final weekend is upon us and who would have ever thought when COVID lock downs first hit, that a football season could possibly be completed. Saturday evening signals the final to one of the most tumultuous seasons in the league’s history! The Geelong Cats take on the Richmond Tigers in what will be one of the most valued … Continue Reading »

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Over the last week the ocean has been alive with activity and Louttit Bay has been a marine playground. With large schools of bait fish being driven to the surface by the strategic feeding patterns of pods of dolphins working as one, Lorne’s “air show” would then begin. Falling from the skies like Japanese kamikaze pilots piercing the ocean surface … Continue Reading »

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The words on everyone’s lips is “when is Melbourne coming out of lockdown?” and the sixty four-million-dollar question is likely to be answered on the 19th of this month when Danial Andrews is scheduled to deliver his update on the journey to the next steps of coming out of COVID-19. I was in a community meeting yesterday and it was … Continue Reading »

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With school holidays underway and regional visitors and holiday home owners looking to take advantage of the easing regional COVID-19 restrictions we are experiencing a real holiday atmosphere in Mountjoy Parade. Outdoor dining tables are full again, the Foreshore full of colour and surprisingly many enjoying the ocean for the first time. Our local kids returned to Stribling Reserve on … Continue Reading »

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Lorne has begun to come to life like the “sleeping giant of the coast”. Regional Victorian visitors have started to descend on Lorne as school holidays are underway, while others “kick the shackles” and just want to get away. Mountjoy Parade has come to life again and in a big way. A new seafood premises Captain Hooked, at the former … Continue Reading »

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The Victorian Premier’s announcements last Sunday were the first positive signs that we have seen and the first glimmers of hope and optimism provided by our leaders, with the “walls coming down” for Regional Victorians the enquiry levels for holiday accommodation around the coast have gone through the roof. After months of non-activity, it’s great to see the journey to … Continue Reading »

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As we march into the second week of spring, the extra daylight hours are a welcome addition to the day to enable those still in work to get out and about after a long day, and with the sun rising at just after 6:30am the early risers have been spoilt with the spectacular sun rises on a daily basis. Here … Continue Reading »

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Amongst all of the news of COVID-19 lockdowns and forced lifestyle changes of so many comes the sad news that as from Wednesday’s press release the Falls Festival will no longer be taking place this year. Although organisers had been upbeat all year about the festival proceeding given the current status of things, and with border restrictions showing no immediate … Continue Reading »

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I just love speaking with people about their COVID-19 lockdown experiences no matter whether it be stage 3 or 4. While I feel for those that are stuck in Melbourne and as one client described to me yesterday the “walking the dog rush hour” through the last hour of the forced 8pm curfew time, was something that she never thought … Continue Reading »

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One of the most respected, and my favourite economic forecasters is Westpac Chief Economist Bill Evans. Earlier this week Bill shared his visionary forecast of what might happen past COVID-19.

Underpinned by a couple of assumptions he expects our recession to be “deeper” but “shorter” than that of the early 90’s event, our deficit went to 4% … Continue Reading »