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Here’s a look at what’s making news in Ballarat.
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IBAC examinations into alleged serious police misconduct to resume
PUBLIC examinations into alleged serious police misconduct in Ballarat will resume on May 23.
The public examinations will resume after the High Court dismissed two Ballarat police officers appeal to have the examinations held in secret.
The Operation Ross hearings, which will be held at the Ballarat Law Courts, will focus on the alleged excessive use of force by officers at Ballarat Police Station and the Victoria Police management of, and response to, alleged excessive use of force by police officers, including in Ballarat.
The IBAC Commissioner, Stephen O’Bryan QC, will preside over the examinations. Counsel Assisting will be Jack Rush RFD QC and Gary Hevey RFD of the Victorian Bar.
POLICE are searching for a 20 year-old man who is wanted on a charge of aggravated burglary.
Joshua Gribble is wanted by police and is believed to be in the Ballarat area.
Police have released a picture of the man in their attempts to track him down.
If you have information call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.
BALLARAT Police are also searching for Dylan Walsh.
Dylan is wanted on warrants for aggravated burglary and believed to be in the Ballarat area.
If you know Dylan's current location please call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.
Police are also appealing for public assistance to help locate Craig Dodemaide, who is known to frequent the Maryborough and Ballarat areas.
A NUMBER of warrants have been issued for 28-year-old Craig Dodemaide’s arrest, including for the breach of a Community Corrections Order and failing to appear at court.
Investigators have released an image of Dodemaide in the hope that someone may recognise him or have information on his current whereabouts.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.
National Youth Week: Ballarat celebrates city's youths
As part of National Youth Week, which celebrates the contributions of young Australians between 12–25, Headspace Ballarat’s Youth Reference Group have created the Our Youth Our Community media campaign to celebrate the work of the city’s youths.
To celebrate National Youth Week The Courier will publish a series of profiles of the city’s youths to celebrate the extraordinary things they are doing in the community.
Here’s a look at what our community think’s about the city’s youth.
Other stories creating plenty of discussion include:
New policy after region tree debacle | An internal report on VicRoads cutting down hundreds of irreplaceable old trees during the Western Highway has outlined several ways to avoid a similar debacle.
More police ‘essential’ | A CALL for more cops on the beat in Creswick has been heightened by the official launch of a petition on Thursday.
Dickson seeks move to Learmonth, but is blocked by Sebastopol | PROMISING young footballer Conor Dickson is facing a year on the sidelines as Sebastopol and Learmonth battle it out for his services in 2016.
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