There are varying opinions on the value and efficacy of Ballarat’s railway station precinct. However most would agree that allowing a valuable central site as large as the precinct to decay through lack of vision or action would be a great shame for a growing city.
It may seem churlish on the first day of summer after a record rainfall and a colder than average spring when residents people simply want to bask in a little rare warmth to start talking about bushfires
Nicole Ferrie EDITORIAL: The solution rests with creating a world where girls and women are given equal support to participate in society.
EDITORIAL: It is a familiar but reluctant remedy; one that is likely to taste salubrious to health providers, a touch bitter to the consumer and highly unpalatable to politicians.
Ever since its inception there has been much talk about the influence and power of social media in informing the public.
Old time cops and veteran front line workers must be wondering if they have seen it all before. IN some ways the ice epidemic in regional cities mirrors dangerous upsurges in drug production and consumption in past eras; speed in the eighties and heroin in the nineties.
With Christmas only weeks away, many Ballarat families will be gearing up for the festive season and shopping for those little surprises to go under the Christmas tree.
The Salvation Army’s Walking Home fundraiser is on today and will raise funds for SalvoConnect Western’s childcare centre and children’s services, including specialist counselling for children who have experienced homelessness, trauma and domestic violence.
EDITORIAL: Ballarat CEO Justine Linley has rightly pointed out everyone has a right to be safe in their workplace and a public that does not respect other people’s workplace or the space that is increasingly becoming a community hub could well forfeit their right to be there.
EDITORIAL The one constant in the Royal Commission into sexual abuse and one Ballarat still bears the scars of is the damage done. That should be the real focus. If empathy was absent then it must return now.
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