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Western Oval Upgrade To Be Unveiled

MEDIA ALERT  Wednesday 12 July, 2017
 Who: City of Ballarat Mayor Cr Samantha McIntosh, Deputy Mayor Cr Mark Harris, Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard MP, and representatives of the Brown Hill Cricket Club and Redan Football Netball Club
What: Official Opening of […]

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New projects to challenge risky drinking cultures

Media Release – 12 JULY 2017
Health promotion foundation VicHealth will provide almost $1 million in funding to four creative new projects to help reduce risky drinking across Victoria.
The projects, funded under VicHealth’s Alcohol Culture Change initiative, will look to change […]

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Hundreds Of Australians Hospitalised Every Year Due To Failure To Recognise Early Signs Of Type 1 Diabetes

Up to 640 Australians are hospitalised each year in serious life threatening situations before they are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, Diabetes Australia warned today.
Diabetes Australia is launching a new campaign “It’s About Time” to encourage the community, families, schools […]

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It’s About Time We Detected Silent Undiagnosed Type 2 Diabetes

New research has found that only 5% of Australians aged over 40 have had a type 2 diabetes risk check in the past two years.
Also, more than half of people surveyed were unable name any diabetes related complication despite type […]

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Research Reveals Ignorance Around Vitamin D

MEDIA RELEASE -Friday 30 June, 2017
Almost a third do not know if they are vitamin D deficient
A survey by Australia’s leading vitamin D brand, Ostelin, has revealed a surprising lack of awareness around the vitamin and the important role it […]

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$106,287 announced for regional artists and communities in Victoria

Media Release – Tuesday 4 July 2017

Eight projects in Victoria have received $106,287 in funding through the Australian Government’s highly competitive Regional Arts Fund, delivered in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria.
Director of Partnerships at Regional Arts Victoria Liz Zito said, “This […]

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Statement from the Fair Work Ombudsman: Private firms and workplace advisory services

The Fair Work Ombudsman has received complaints from members of the public who claim they have been misled into believing that private businesses are, or were, connected or affiliated with the Fair Work Ombudsman or other government agencies.
We have received […]

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Junior National Games Are Underway!

Opening Ceremony
On Monday night, the Games kicked off with the Opening Ceremony at the Main Stadium at Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre, MC’d by former AFL star Peter ‘Spider’ Everitt.
Special Olympics Australia CEO Corene Strauss and Chairman Cameron Brownjohn welcomed the […]

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Fundraising Delivers Meals To People In Need This Winter

Media Release – Wednesday, 5 July
Australians can make a difference in the war against hunger this winter by helping to raise funds to deliver meals to people in need.
As part of a five week fundraising campaign, Coles will collect funds […]

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