Briefs

Greyhound death

A third greyhound has died at Geelong Greyhound Racing Club this year after suffering a radius/ulna fracture in a collision last Friday.

Get Up Honey was “humanely euthanased”, according to the steward’s report, and was the 68th dog to die on Australian tracks this year, according to the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds.

‘Heartless’ stand down

Seven state and federal Labor MPs have written to City Hall urging it to reinstate 576 staff that it “heartlessly” stood down amid the COVID-19 crisis.

But council chief executive officer Martin Cutter said the employees were stood down at services closed under government directives for public safety.

Of the 576 affected employees, six were employed full time, 287 were employed part-time and 283 were casual employees.

City Deal

A $370 million Geelong City Deal funding a new convention centre and a revamp of the city’s CBD has been signed by all parties.

Federal senator Sarah Henderson this week confirmed the agreement, which she said would be vital to Geelong’s recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.

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