Category Archives: News

Royal South Street opens entries for the 2017 Competitions

Media Release – Tuesday March 7
Australia’s foremost and longest running Eisteddfod, Royal South Street in Ballarat, has officially opened entries for the 2017 competition.
Based on previous years around 11,000 competitors are expected to grace the stage of Her Majesty’s Theatre […]

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Class Clowns – The search is on for Australia’s funniest teens!!!

Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s one-of-a-kind, national secondary school comedy competition is open to people aged 14 – 18 (Years 9 – 12).
Hosted by a special guest comedian, you can register your stand-up, sketch, physical or musical act for free, or […]

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The countdown is on for the inaugural White Night Ballarat which will take over Sturt and Lydiard streets this Saturday 4 March, 2017. From sunset to sunrise, local and national artists, musicians and performers will make the city their canvas […]

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Community event on Autumn planned burning at Smythesdale

Media Release – 27 February 2017
Forest Fire Management Victoria and the Country Fire Authority invite residents from Linton, Smythesdale, Haddon and surrounding areas to attend a community information session on Sunday 5 March about its Autumn program of planned burning.
The […]

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Entries now open for Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize

Media Release – Monday, 27th February, 2017.
In the lead up to ANZAC Day 2017, Labor MP Jaala Pulford today encouraged students across Western Victoria to submit entries to the 2017-18 Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize.
The Prize is open to students […]

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World’s Greatest Shave aims to beat blood cancer
Media Release – 27 February 2017
The World’s Greatest Shave is back this March and registrations are now open for anyone willing to make a hairy sacrifice to support Victorian’s with blood cancer.
World’s Greatest Shave is an exciting event that tackles […]

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Alarming findings from national study into Australians’ understanding of ovarian cancer

Media Release – 22 February 2017

70 per cent do not know ovarian cancer is symptomatic
More than 50 per cent of Australian women incorrectly believe that the pap smear can detect ovarian cancer

Australians have a poor understanding of ovarian cancer, with […]

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What Are They Hiding?

Freedom of Information (FOI) requests over the Ballarat Station Redevelopment are being ignored, stalled and denied by government bodies. SOS Ballarat members have made 5 FOI requests over the past eight months, with only one being answered, and 4 going […]

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Grants to help Western Victoria get healthy and active

Media Release – Monday, 20th February, 2017.
Sporting clubs in Western Victoria looking to accommodate more female participants  are being urged to apply for a VicHealth funding grant.
Labor MP Jaala Pulford today announced applications for VicHealth’s Active Club Grants program are […]

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Media Release – FEBRUARY 22, 2017
Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King, will today renew a pledge by Labor at the last Federal Election to fund research to find a cure for ovarian cancer.
Ms King, who is also Shadow Minister for Health, […]

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