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On the bite

By Geelong Story UpdatesThe past week: Salmon at Queenscliff, snapper in Corio Bay up to 6kg and along the coast, redfin at Lake Purrumbete...

Quit call over claim of bypass plan ignorance

Elisa ClarkA Liberal candidate wants Geelong’s mayor to quit for claiming he knows nothing about the party’s policy for the third stage of the...

Labor preselection

Karen Hart and Andrew MathiesonTwo hands have gone up to take on former Geelong mayor Peter McMullin for Labor preselection in the Liberal seat...

Home sought for exchange

Andrew MathiesonGERMAN exchange student Constantin Hoher is too young to remember Home Alone. But the 16-year-old is reliving the premise for the classic comedy...

Inquiry? No way

Hamish HeardVictorian Premier Steve Bracks has ignored a federal politician’s written request for a judicial inquiry to probe alleged corruption in Geelong. A spokesman...

Intercooler: laboour of love

Jane EmerickLike proud parents, the members of alternative band Intercooler are big fans of their latest album, Forever or Whatever. But unlike some parents, the...

Retiring MP takes academic role at university. Call me Professor

Hamish HeardRETIRING Lara MP Peter Loney will take on a plum role as adjunct professor at Latrobe University when he leaves parliament after the...

Marine centre in fight for funding

Alex de VosA lack of funding could force Queenscliff’s Marine Discovery Centre to close its doors to children on school holidays. The centre has blamed...

Churches go to war in a test of strength

Which is Geelong’s strongest faith? The answer might be revealed at Geelong’s inaugural Inter-Church Tug of War Competition tomorrow. Bell Post Hill’s Covenant College will run...

Private votes need public input

Peter FaragoGEELONG’S federal MPs will be asked to bare their conscience about cloning embryonic stem cells for scientific research. Labor Member for Corio Gavan O’Connor...

Grossman set to beat Hodge in mayor race

Jane EmerickTorquay councillor Keith Grossman is poised to upset Jan Juc colleague Rose Hodge in a Surf Coast council vote for mayor next week. Cr...

Markets off to Pako

Karen HartGEELONG West could soon be home to controversial Mill Markets after its owner lost a long-running legal battle with Geelong’s council. Ian Ballis said...

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Car window-smash thefts ‘up by half’

Thieves are increasingly smashing car windows around Geelong to steal items inside, police have warned. And the city’s train station car parks were the “hot...