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Lawyers urge young victims: this year… ‘Sue over bullies’

Alex de VosBullying victims should consider legal action, according to a high-profile Geelong law firm. A Slater and Gordon spokesperson said the firm would be...

Sell-out ex-rocker gambles with bay

Peter FaragoWHERE’S the song Blue Water Mining or the line “Dutch bay dredger gets the nod”? Well they’re nowhere because that champion of the environment,...

Coalition of the willing

Peter FaragoVICTORIA’S Liberal and National parties’ decision to reform a coalition that dissolved with the defeat of the Kennett Government can only be a...

Rudd flunks Oberon maths

Hamish HeardFederal Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd failed maths at Oberon High School when announcing a new policy this week, federal Member for Corangamite Stewart...

Dell in access hopes

Andrew MathiesonCar access could return to Clifton Springs’ Dell beach. Geelong’s council has commissioned an engineer’s report into landslides that closed the road to the...

Labor bypass pledge

Jane EmerickLABOR yesterday committed $62.5 million to fund stage 4a of Geelong’s bypass. Shadow transport and roads minister Martin Ferguson made the announcement yesterday at...

Tsunami of cats in Geelong

Jane EmerickA “TSUNAMI” of cats has forced Geelong Animal Welfare Society to destroy 2070 felines in a year. Dr Ian Walter said the animal’s high...

Gillard visits city with boots on

Hamish HeardDeputy Labor leader Julia Gillard yesterday became the latest in a string of powerful ALP figures to visit Geelong to bolster the party’s...

Storages surging

A weekend deluge has more than doubled the water level of the region’s main reservoir. West Barwon Reservoir surged past 54 per cent capacity on...

Mozzie money on way

STATE Government yesterday chipped in $45,000 to support Geelong council’s fight against mosquitoes on the Bellarine Peninsula. Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville announced the funding...

Public drunks set for ‘pats on head’

Alex de VosDrunks could stagger Geelong’s streets with impunity under State Government plans to consider decriminalising public drunkenness, according to a report yesterday. A News...

The snow must go on in Ian’s extravaganza

Snow is set to fall in Belmont tonight when Santa Claus appears at a pensioner’s Christmas lights display. Sixty-eight-year-old Ian Feetham has ordered a snow-maker...

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Union slams library over lay-offs

Union officials have accused Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) of “abandoning” 46 employees stood down since March 31. Australian Services Union (ASU) secretary Lisa Darmanin...