Category Archives: News

CRIME STOPPERS VICTORIA TURNS 30

2017 marks a very special year for Crime Stoppers Victoria – we’re celebrating 30 years of helping to make Victoria a safer place.
Since our inception in 1987, Crime Stoppers has received more than 870,000 crime reports from the community. As […]

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Scientists seeking VIC volunteers for groundbreaking genetics of depression study

Australian scientists are calling for Victorian adults who have been treated for clinical depression, to volunteer for the world’s largest and most rigorous genetic investigation into the illness to date.
The Australian Genetics of Depression Study is the local arm of […]

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Planned burning program ramps up across Victoria

Media Release – 4 April 2017
The stable conditions and cooler temperatures across the state this week have led Forest Fire Management Victoria to ignite dozens of planned burns.
Forest Fire Management Victoria Chief Fire Officer Stephanie Rotarangi said: “We have up […]

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LAST CHANCE FOR A STRONGER AND BETTER REGION

Media Release – April 4th 2017
Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King today called on the Turnbull government to provide funding for Ballarat’s new Indoor Regional Sports Centre through the Building Better Regions Fund.
“The Ballarat Sports and Events Centre project will cement […]

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Music Victoria Announces Top 10 Victorian Councils For Music

Music Victoria is thrilled to recognise Victoria’s leading music municipalities with the release of its inaugural Top 10 Victorian Councils for Music list.
Music Victoria acknowledges the effort of these councils, in particular the top ranked metro and regional councils, the […]

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Notification Of Planned Burns Next 24 Hours – DELWP Grampians Region

Start date: Sunday 2rd APRIL 2017
End date: Sunday 2rd APRIL 2017
DELWP Forest Fire Management, Parks Victoria and CFA advise that the following planned burning will be carried out, weather conditions permitting:

Burn Number
Burn Name
Burn Type
Size
Spatial Vision Map Reference

5MYY0016
Lethbridge – Boonderoo […]

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650,000 young Australians out of work or not getting enough hours: new report

Media Release – 27 March
Music legend Jimmy Barnes adds voice to youth jobs campaign
Young Australians are under pressure as they grapple with the dual threat of rising underemployment as well as stubbornly high unemployment, a report released today finds.
Australia’s youth […]

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Wreath Laying to Commemorate the Centenary of Bullecourt Disaster

Media Release – 29/3/17                             
 A simple wreath laying service will be held at the Arch of Victory at 10.00 am on Tuesday April 11th to commemorate the […]

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Seeking descendants of Indigenous ‘Diggers’ of the Australian Light Horse

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan is calling for descendants of Indigenous Australian soldiers who took part in the Battle of Beersheba and the Sinai-Palenstine campaign to take part in an oral history project.
On 31 October 1917, two Australian Light […]

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Australia vs New Zealand – Tasman Shield International Jousting Tournament

Australia’s bitter rivalry with New Zealand has moved off the rugby field, cricket pitch and netball court and gone medieval.
International medieval jousting is coming to Victoria for the inaugural Tasman Shield International Jousting Tournament at Ballarat’s Kryal Castle. The tournament […]

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