Non-news business pages caught in Facebook's Australian news purge last week are beginning to return.
On Monday morning, The Courier saw several Ballarat-based community and business pages are now back online.
These include Ballarat Community Health, Commerce Ballarat, Ballarat Football Netball League, St Patrick's College, and the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
However, there are still pages which are blank, including WRISC Family Violence Support, the Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre, and business Body and Soul Genesis 24/7 Gym.
In a link shared by Commerce Ballarat to members, any non-news businesses that had their page incorrectly removed should contact Facebook directly before February 25.
"Facebook is conducting a manual review of all impacted pages on February 25," a statement read.
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"If your page hasn't been impacted, be extra careful what you try to share from it.
"For the moment, we'd recommend avoiding links altogether until we can get a clearer picture of the situation going forward."
Body and Soul Genesis owner Mel Tempest said she was happy other organisations had their pages back, but it was disappointing hers was still removed.
"We've spoken to Facebook three times over the weekend," she said.
"It is disappointing, especially when you hear others have got theirs back, but what I'm happy about is the support the Ballarat community has given our club - we sent out texts, asking for support on Instagram and Twitter, and people replied back saying they're now going to boycott Facebook because of moves they made, because of our club and other businesses across Australia.
"I'm disappointed in Scott Morrison for not taking the problem more seriously after Australia has been in some devastating situations this year - obviously he doesn't understand social media and the importance for business and people's lives, he obviously thinks it's a place where young people hang out and post selfies, and it's a lot more to a lot of people."
Facebook chose to remove all news business pages on Thursday morning as negotiations between the American company and the Australian government broke down over paying for news content.
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The federal government proposed a new code of conduct where tech giants would be forced Australian news businesses for news content shared on their platforms.
Google, which has a different business model to Facebook, has agreed to several multi-million dollar deals with Australian news businesses, including ACM, publisher of The Courier.
Facebook said the proposed legislation, which still needs to pass the Senate, fundamentally misunderstood its business.
Commerce Ballarat has been contacted for comment.
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