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Geelogn GP Ed Poliness has won the Victorian Rural Health Award.

 

Doctor awarded

Geelong GP Ed Poliness, 49, has won the Victorian Rural Health Award for his 10 years at Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative.

“While I won the award, it’s really the team I work with and the communities I work for that should be winning this award,” Dr Poliness said.

Crime rise continues

Crime has risen in Geelong by 5.2 per cent, taking into account population growth, in the year to September 2020, according to Crime Statistics Agency Victoria.

Geelong recorded increases of 27 per cent in drug use and possession, and 22 per cent in breaches of orders, according to statistics released today.

Overall offences increased by 7.6 per cent following a 10.2 per cent increase three months earlier in the year to June.

New School

About 1000 students and staff from Oberon High School in Belmont will relocate to a new campus at Armstrong Creek next year.

Education Minister James Merlino today visited the site, which can accommodate up to 1100 students, to announce the campus would open for term one.

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