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MPs take highway fight higher

A campaign to upgrade the Western Highway has clicked into gear again, with local MPs raising the issue in federal Parliament recently. Federal members Catherine...

MPs returned in Labor loss

Local Labor MPs Brendan O’Connor and Catherine King have been returned to federal Parliament, but many of their election pledges lie in tatters following...

Hinch hits the road for Western Highway upgrades

On a 17-kilometre stretch of the Western Highway, where the road conditions are “clearly substandard”, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were driving through...

Moorabool council joins call for kinder cash

Moorabool council has joined in calls for the federal government to continue funding four-year-old kindergarten places amid concerns children could lose up to five...

Bid to beef up health overview after COAG meeting

Health ministers will review the way the national health watchdog operates in a bid to stamp out “dangerous and dodgy” practitioners. Victoria’s Health Minister, Jill...

Welfare system shake-up fears

The federal government’s latest effort to break the cycle of welfare dependence without supporting vulnerable people has been described as “just a Band-Aid effort”. Brimbank-Melton...

Meet your federal candidates

Meet the major party candidates for the federal seats of Gorton and Ballarat   GORTON   Rod Swift, Greens Tell us about your background. I’m a prominent gay and lesbian...

Councillor confirms federal tilt

Moorabool councillor Paul Tatchell is preparing to shake up the Ballarat election race. Cr Tatchell confirmed last week he would run for the National Party...

Mt Cottrell Road to be sealed thanks to funding

Mt Cottrell Road, between Greigs Road West and Boundary Road, will be sealed thanks to extra funding from the federal government. As part of the...

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Club snaps up national award

The Bacchus Marsh and District Photography Club has won an award for a competition run by The Australian Photographic Society. The theme for the competition...

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