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Councillors try to douse anger. Entry backlash

Hamish HeardCouncillors yesterday sought to douse anger among northern suburbs residents about plans to direct tourists to Geelong’s Ballarat Road entrance. The Independent last week...

Hard Cats on road to great test says coach

Andrew MathiesonMARK Thompson is convinced Geelong’s worst is behind it on the eve of a testing three weeks including dual road trips to Adelaide. The...

ALP ”stacks exodus”

Hamish HeardFeuding factions in local ALP branches clashed yesterday over allegations branch stacking and intimidation were driving longterm members away from the party. The clash...

Cold water for pool

Jane EmerickCatholic eduction bureaucrats have poured cold water on plans for a pool at Drysdale. Developers have offered to pay for a pool at St...

In Brief

Bypass slam Five local councils have joined forces to demand the State Government tear up its controversial plans for the third stage of Geelong’s bypass. The...

Desalination get on with it

Peter FaragoBUSINESS is leading the debate on desalination in Geelong while politicians argue about whether the public should talk about it. Last week Labor MPs...

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Shire site in health plans

Hamish HeardTorquay is set for a new medical centre after Surf Coast Shire moves to new offices, according to Member for South Barwon Michael...

Looking out for kids

Andrew MathiesonLOOKING after the wellbeing of vulnerable families might be part of Nola Ganly’s job but it has rewards beyond measure in dollars and...

Kinder food program defends snacks rules

Hamish HeardOrganisers of a controversial new healthy eating program in local kindergartens have hit back at claims some children could go hungry under the...

Surfside gold

Jane EmerickOlympic gold medallist Cathy Freeman will be the secret weapon of an Ocean Grove women’s soccer team. Surfside coach Mark Rapa hoped the new...

Rule book ‘thrown away’ for Torquay project. School of thought

Hamish HeardStudents will study in a radical new school of the future when the existing Torquay primary campus expands to include years seven to...

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Perth man faces historic Lovely Banks sex offence charges

A Perth man faces charges over seven Lovely Banks sexual offences dating back to 1986, involving two victims who were boys at the time. Sexual...