Sexism blamed but union says health boss did a runner

A local union official has accused Barwon Health boss Ruth Salom of abandoning her post when she resigned over the weekend. “She’s run into a brick wall, taken her bat and ball and gone,” said Andrew Hewat, assistant secretary of Victorian Allied Health Professionals Association (VAHPA). “She failed to notify the board. She went to […]

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Kardinia CEO to resign in February

The chief of Geelong’s biggest stadium has resigned after about two years in the job, citing family reasons. Kardinia Park Stadium Trust chief executive officer (CEO) Michael Brown announced on Monday he would stand down on 15 February, 2019. “Last Thursday, after much deliberation, I notified the chair of Kardinia Park Stadium Trust, Michael Malouf, […]

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Local mags out for summer

The Geelong Indy is distributing three great magazines just in time for summer. Geelong Coast New Homes & Land is free to pick up at hundreds of locations, with all the best in local ideas and products for anyone interested in finding or remodelling their dream home. Geelong Coast Kids is also available free at […]

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International flights land

Geelong’s first international passenger flight landed at Avalon Airport at 8.16am on Wednesday morning, carrying the first of an expected half million yearly passengers. The AirAsia X flight touched down four minutes early, following months of construction on the airport’s new international terminal. Airport chief executive officer (CEO) Justin Giddings welcomed High Commissioner to Malaysia […]

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Meditation space marked out on riverside

A temporary labyrinth artwork has returned to provide a meditation space on the banks of the Barwon River in Geelong. Western Heights Uniting Church “meditation community” With Intention sprayed-painted the labyrinth on grass at the end of Newtown’s Craigie Rd as “a space to slow down, re-centre and reconnect”, City Hall said. Visitors who walked […]

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Tropical fruit in bipolar trial

Mangosteen could help treat bipolar disorder, according to Geelong researchers, who previously used the tropical fruit to treat schizophrenia. Geelong mental health researchers completed a pilot study using mangosteen rind to successfully treat some of the symptoms of schizophrenia, according to co-ordinator Lucy Saunders. “We have seen positive outcomes in our schizophrenia trial,” she said. […]

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