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The Age

Ex-mayor of Ballarat suburb Graham Collins facing jail for child sex offences
The Age
A Ballarat court has found a former local mayor in his 70s guilty of child sex offences. Graham Bruce Collins, mayor of the former Shire of Sebastopol, was found guilty of three counts of indecent act with a child under 16 and one count of sexual ...


Herald Sun

Victoria regional rail to get $1.6b injection
Herald Sun
The biggest winners are the Ballarat and Gippsland lines, where almost $1 billion is to be spent on upgrades, including major track duplications. The North East, Surf Coast and Warrnambool lines will benefit, as will Bendigo, Echuca and Shepparton, and ...


The Transcontinental

Police still hunting scammers responsible for Ballarat Health Services fraud
The Transcontinental
Victoria Police are still yet to lay any charges almost 12 months on from an infamous scam which threatened to strip Ballarat Health Services of more than $2 million. The scam occurred in July last year when a call was made to the BHS financial ...


The Age

Massive boost for regional rail after Victoria secures extra $600m from Turnbull
The Age
Victoria's regional rail system will get a $1.57 billion overhaul after the Turnbull government agreed to contribute an additional $600 million to fund the network's upgrade. Earlier this year the Andrews government announced a major rail upgrade by ...
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Ballarat Courier

Ballarat's proud past continues to inspire
Ballarat Courier
Described by the heritage Council of Victoria as a “flamboyant example of Boom Period Architecture”, Ballarat's Mining Exchange is one of the few remaining mining exchange buildings in Australia. It continues to serve our city well as a community hub ...


Ballarat Courier

Former Sebastopol mayor guilty of child sex offences
Ballarat Courier
A mayor of the former Shire of Sebastopol is facing a jail sentence after a jury found him guilty of child sex offences. The Ballarat jury found Graham Bruce Collins guilty of three counts of indecent act with a child under 16 and one count of sexual ...


Ballarat Courier

Tributes flow for Geoff Torney
Ballarat Courier
“He was the love of my life and I feel so lucky to have made a wonderful life and family with him in Ballarat.” Mr Torney's grandson John Wystan Harris said his grandfather was a man who “drew in all who met him”. “Unlike most, his family will not be ...


The Border Mail

Ballarat play in basketball World Cup bid
The Border Mail
We have enough stadia here so that Victoria could actually host it in its own right.'' Ballarat hosted Bahrain national soccer team for a pre-Asian Cup camp and practice match against Jordan in 2015. Basketball Ballarat chief executive Peter Eddy said ...


Ballarat Courier

Former Ballarat magistrate defends parole board over Brighton siege
Ballarat Courier
Couzens was a prominent magistrate in Ballarat for four years, finishing up in 2013 when he became president of the Children's Court of Victoria. He was appointed to the parole board in 2015. The email from the agency said: "I am conducting inquiries ...

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Sovereign Hill, Ballarat City Council determine three-year deal
Hepburn Advocate
“For example the Christmas in July, that investment costs us $1.4 million, so it is a significant component, if we didn't have that we would not be able to market as heavily in Melbourne and Regional Victoria.” The festival will run from July 1 to 30 ...

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