Geelong stands with Muslim community as local family mourns

Geelong Muslims mourned the death of a close relative in Friday’s massacre at Christchurch as locals left tributes at their Manifold Heights mosque on Sunday. One of the 50 victims of the mass shooting, 26-year-old charted accountant Syed Areeb Ahmed, had family based in Geelong, imam Mohammad Ramzan said. “One of our mosque attendees (had […]

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Slow schools net hits floor

Frustrations over “snail-paced” internet at Geelong high schools lagging behind private counterparts has made it to the floor of parliament. Local MP Bev McArthur in question time called for an end to the “disadvantage endured by public secondary schools” in Geelong and the Surf Coast. “The Andrews Government claims that Victoria is The Education State,” […]

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Knife raid ‘first’ for Torquay servo boss

A Torquay businessman has spoken of his shock after an employee was allegedly robbed at knifepoint this week. Monday’s armed robbery was the first in the service station manager’s experience, he told the Geelong Indy. “I’ve never dealt with a situation like this before. It’s horrifying,” the manager said. “Not only is this the first […]

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Cats forwards have Chuckie

Cats players have nicknamed recruit Gary Rohan after a cartoon character rather than double up on ‘Gaz’, the moniker of an all-time champion in the same side. Rohan has accepted the nickname Chuckie in deference to dual Brownlow Medallist and two-time premiership star Gary Ablett Jnr, AFL Media’s website has revealed. Rohan told the website […]

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City resumes recycling as waste crisis continues

Geelong’s council will begin recycling again after dumping 1600 tonnes in landfill at a cost of about $261,000. Council began diverting recycling to landfill on 20 February after China’s refusal to accept imports for reprocessing forced the closure of recycler SKM’s Geelong depot. But council will begin recycling again after the EPA lifted its ban […]

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What a waste!

State Government has slugged Geelong’s council $70,000 per fortnight in extra levies for dumping recycling in landfill, City Hall has revealed. But council would absorb the cost without passing it on to ratepayers, its director of city services Guy Wilson-Browne promised. The charge would not result in increased rates or waste disposal charges, he told […]

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