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A free community newspaper circulating in Portarlington, Indented Head and St. Leonards, Victoria, Australia   




Port Report Statement of Purpose & Editorial Policy



The Port Report Association Inc. will publish a regular newsletter or newsletters serving the communities contained within the 3223 postcode area of the Bellarine Peninsula, including the townships of Indented Head, Portarlington and St Leonards.

This is a not for profit community service run by volunteers, that may be funded by revenue from advertisers, subscriptions, membership fees, donations, grants and other sources.­

Revenue collected will be used to pay for printing, desktop publishing, administration costs and any out of pocket expenses of volunteers.

Purposes of the Port Report Association Inc.

1) To regularly publish newsletters serving the communities contained within the 3223 postcode of the Bellarine Peninsula.

2) To support and promote local businesses and community organisations.

3) To inform North Bellarine area residents and visitors on matters of public interest and concern.

4) To report local events in a factual and positive way, without the influence of party political views or other bias or prejudice.

5) To enhance the quality of life of residents and visitors by providing information which assists individuals to access community services.

6) To raise the profile of the area, promote regional enterprise, tourism and sustainable economic development.

Editorial Policy
Articles and public notices are welcomed from anyone who cares to contribute.
Because space is at a premium, it is not always possible to publish all contributions and some maybe edited down or occasionally held over to then next edition.
The Port Report Committee reserves the absolute right to refuse to publish any material submitted to it without explanation or justification. Port Report Committee publications are bulletin boards for community information, not vehicles for the expression of individual opinions or forums for community debate.
Articles submitted must contain the name and address of the author for publication, be factual and conform to the stated purposes of Port Report Association Inc.
The material contained in The Port Report is merely general commentary. The comments and information contained in the Port Report do not represent a legal or professional service.