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Geelong takes stock of exchange proposal

Hamish HeardA Geelongbased stock exchange could soon be a reality after City Hall announced it was investigating moves to allow local businesses to list...

Spotlight fails to sizzle emerging hero Hawkins

Andrew MathiesonGEELONG’S newest cult hero, Tom Hawkins, should have known he would be thrown under the spotlight right from day one. Not exactly interrogated, though,...

”Goat Track” defended

Andrew MathiesonA CLIFTON Springs councillor has defended City Hall’s attempts to resurrect access to The Dell beach. Tom O’Connor said the controversial new pathway was...

Water supply hits 80% bore

Hamish HeardThe region’s water users will tomorrow turn on their taps to an added dose of bore water after the completion of a major...

Councillors, MP accused of harassing staff

Andrew MathiesonTHE State Ombudsman is investigating whether authorities adequately handled complaints of councillors and a state MP bullying staff at City of Greater Geelong. Former...

Local MP tangled in Fat Tony fiasco

Hamish HeardMember for Lara John Eren has refused to bow to Liberal demands that he sign a statutory declaration denying he knew fugitive drug...

Water plan relies on boring details

Peter FaragoGEELONG residents should prepare themselves to drink at least some fluoride by 2015 after State Government this week unveiled its plan to secure...

Angry reaction over secrecy on port plan

Andrew MathiesonNORTHERN suburbs residents have reacted angrily to secret plans for State Government to seize control of Geelong’s port. The Independent revealed last week that...

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...

Tourist drain feared

HAMISH HEARDBarwon Water fears its dwindling supplies will struggle to cope with an influx of visitors to the region over summer holidays unless tourists...

Great outdoors for You Yangs in project

By Geelong Story UpdatesA Commonwealth project will make the You Yangs a magnet for outdoor types, according a federal senator. Michael Ronaldson unveiled the Serendip...

Leaked memo: Nude dune fence

Hamish HeardA leaked Surf Coast Shire email reveals secret plans to fence off a sand dune behind one of Torquay’s nude beaches to stop...

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