Briefs

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Bail denied

A man has been denied bail after being charged with indecently assaulting a 16-year-old girl in Geelong this week. Kor Beyong, 26, appeared at Geelong Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday seeking bail in relation to the alleged incident on Tuesday. Magistrate Ann McGarvie refused bail after finding Mr Beyong would pose an unacceptable risk in the community and remanded him in custody until his next appearance on July 10.

Sport grants

Eighteen Geelong clubs will receive $1000 from the state government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package, two local MPs have announced. Geelong and Lara MPs Christine Couzens and John Eren announced the grants this week as part of $40 million to support clubs returning to competition as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

Rankings slip

Deakin University has slipped four places to equal 275th in the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings over 12 months. The rankings, released this Wednesday, assess more than 1000 universities on six performance criteria including citations and academic reputation.

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