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‘Tax fizz’, urge kids

A survey of almost 1800 Geelong residents has shown young Australians support a tax on sugary drinks, according to the study’s authors. Medical students Tom...

Compo push: cycle lanes ‘beat’ parks

Belmont traders have threatened legal action if bike lanes go ahead on High Street, following a council survey for the controversial plans. Traders including baker...

First Indigenous Deakin doctor graduates

Yamatji woman Laura English has become Deakin University’s first Indigenous doctor after graduating on Thursday afternoon. “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my...

ANZ closure raises anger

The pending closure of ANZ’s Belmont branch has angered customers and traders, who this week voiced concerns for the elderly. Local promoter and bank customer...

IN BRIEF

Murder charges A former Corio vigilante has appeared in court charged with murdering Waurn Ponds’ Maddison Pante, whose body was discovered in a burnt tent...

Council loses pokies battle

Council has lost its legal bid to stop Geelong RSL installing 30 extra pokies. Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor granted a conditional approval to...

$4.5m house ‘best’

A $4.15 million sale at Barwon Heads has topped regional Victoria’s property market for 2018, according to the state’s peak real estate body. The sprawling...

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...

Jess and Neve’s turkey treat

St Albans Park’s Jess Gysen was thrilled to be one of the Indy’s four Talkin Turkey winners this week. “I don’t ever win things, so...

Teen on bail ‘was burglar’

A teenager on bail was behind a spate of business burglaries at Belmont, police have alleged. The 19-year-old’s “significant arrest” was revealed on Geelong Police...

Final works for Belcher demolition

Belchers Corner is set for demolition in early 2019 with council-employed contractors to begin the final stage of stabilisation works next Tuesday. Geelong’s council expected...

Dr Moon a science superstar

Mount Duneed engineer Ellen Moon has become a ‘Superstar of STEM’ in a national program promoting the achievements of women in science. Science Minister Karen...

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‘Tax fizz’, urge kids

A survey of almost 1800 Geelong residents has shown young Australians support a tax on sugary drinks, according to the study’s authors. Medical students Tom...