Olivia Shying

Journalist

Police and emergency services reporter.

Latest Stories

Riding for cancer cure

Riding for cancer cure

Researchers at the city’s state of the art cancer research centre are pedaling towards a not-so-distant future where cancer treatment will not include radiation or chemotherapy.

Youth services need to engage

Youth services need to engage

Engaging at-risk young people with education backed up by job opportunities is critical to reducing youth crime, advocates say.

Fire aircraft pass first test

Fire aircraft pass first test

‘Tankers with wings” have been called to every undetermined grass or scrub fire during high fire risks days in Ballarat since mid-December.

Top cop backs highway patrol

Top cop backs highway patrol

The city’s top police officer will advocate for more police in the Ballarat region but has strongly dismissed claims that the city’s highway patrol has only 10 full-time police members.

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