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Saturday, 23 March, 2019,14:15

Editorial

Thanks to the Australian Army’s 108 Signal Squadron, Watsonia.

The Australian Army’s 108 Signal Squadron (108 Sig Sqn) provides radio communications encompassing Very High Frequency (VHF) and High Frequency (HF) networks that allows for short-range and long-range voice and data communications to Australia’s soldiers. The 108 Sig Sqn taught Kinglake Ranges News communications in the 1990s.

CORRECTION

ERRATA: In the article “Government admits faulty gas heaters caused death” Kinglake Ranges News (10/9) incorrectly reported the fire was probably caused by a Rinnai (brand) heater. This is incorrect.

A Vulcan/Pyrox (brand) heritage open flue gas heater was found by Coroner Hawkins on August 22, 2018 to have caused the death of a 62-year-old Greensborough woman.

Kinglake Ranges News sincerely apologies for the error.

CB radios legal to use whilst driving

It never has been in Victoria (and most of Australia) illegal to use a two way radio, including Citizen’s Band (CB), amateur radio and other two-way radio systems whilst driving – in motion – despite media reporting otherwise for over 30 years.

Whittlesea Bureau now open

To celebrate it’s first birthday Kinglake Ranges News today opened the Whittlesea newsroom with Greensborough (St Helena), Alexandra, Hurstbridge, Yarra Glen and Yea to follow.

Kinglake Ranges News joins Copyright Australia to stop alleged theft of work

Kinglake Ranges News today joined the Copyright Agency of Australia following the alleged theft of exclusive news reports and photographs, web site coding (HTML/PHP and CSS) and continual failure of some local media outlets and businesses to provide legally required attribution and payment for use of published works.

Change the date

Australian history tells us that despite being the first cricketers sent to England to play in what we today call ‘The Ashes’ (no white fella wanted to sail back to England and spend months at sea) and serving Australia in the Boer War, World War I and World War II, First Nations people were not allowed to participate in Australian society until the 1967 referendum.

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