Do you shed a tear each time a university educated journalist, with decades of experience, is thrust aside as yet another newsroom has to cut costs?
Its illegal to define someone by their colour, or their disability.
With 22 candidates standing for the Ballarat City Council elections, it's not easy to sort out who's who and what they stand for. The Ballarat Independent is here to help. We've put the same eight questions to all candidates and published their responses, along with their contact details so you can
Today 50 people walked from local MP, Catherine King's, office to call on Ms King to get behind Australia's first solar thermal power station. The group has joined a national alliance that is working to see Australia's first coal-fired power station replaced with solar power.
More than 120 Catholic priests and Brothers have been convicted of child abuse crimes in Australia. 40 victims have taken their own lives. Both numbers look set to increase. It's an epidemic we can learn from. The older generations say that's just how it used to be. The younger gen
People with disabilities want to live a life as close to everyone elses as we can.
Ballarat Residents and Ratepayers Association Inc (BRRA) has redeveloped their website to create a dedicated ‘council watch' page.
Let your phone do the talking Some things need addressing. Here's what I do. You can too!
Maybe, just maybe, Farnsy was onto something. Among all those bagpipes, maybe there was a message that we should all be taking on board now. Maybe you're the voice. Maybe you should try and understand it. Then make it loud and make it clear. And one of the best ways to do that, is as a councillor.
Ms Hayes, who grew up in Ballarat, strongly believes our community needs women leaders with diverse experience, and the two trial sessions Women with Disabilities Victoria are running called "Enabling Women" will be a great opportunity for women with disabilities to come together, learn from on
Some things, Australians are just awesome at. Literally, properly awesome, as in, inspiring awe. Take our obsession with building ‘big' things, for example. The Big Pineapple. The big Prawn. The Big Merino. The Big Rocking horse. The Big Gina Rinehart. **That last one may not actually exist.
Surely we as a country can think of something that will ease this "illegal immigrants" problem? Putting my mind to a bit of lateral thinking re these boat people turning up on our shores. I'd be interested in your comments on my contribution.
What is your opinion on this move by the Australian Federal Government? On one hand we're being told that the welfare bill is too high in this country and PWDs have got to get out and get a job to save the day! Now, we're welcoming migrants with disabilities...? I'd be interested in your opinions!
Wind Turbines everywhere; the US, Germany and China. Figures from 2010 show that wind power is used to generate 2.5 per cent of the energy used in the world, by 2013 it will be 3.35 per cent and up to 8 per cent by 2018. Basically, it's the way of the future. So why is it that this very clean
On Sunday 8th July a meeting will be held at Trades Hall Ballarat at 2pm for all people interested in opposing the cuts to TAFE provision and education and training in our region. Everyone is invited, if they want to listen, if they want to speak or if they want to become actively involved.
After grandstanding at last night's Council meeting that politics has no place in Council, Ballarat's Liberal Councillors then split down party lines in sheer hypocrisy, to vote against a motion calling on the Baillieu Government to review its disastrous cuts to TAFE and VET.
Why can't the Ballarat City Council get equality of access right?
For a while there, she's your hero. Your role model. Your mentor. But then you start to look around a bit, and find that there are even cooler people out there than your mum. Role models, and more importantly, mentors, are a bit thin on the ground at the moment. We have a national mentor health is
The fact is, mining companies have the legal right to enter properties - anyone's property - for mining purposes. They can stand on the land someone else owns and purge it of anything worthwhile under its surface. Mantle Mining is currently conducting exploratory drilling with the aim of extra
On 17 April more than 60 Victorians, including people with disability, advocates, families and carers, protested on the steps of the Victorian Parliament House calling for better accessibility to the state's public transport system.