The Mayor of Ballarat, Cr Mark Harris has today called on the Commonwealth Government to refund approximately $1.5 million in contributions tax paid on the Defined Benefits Superannuation Scheme top up in response to Grants Commission funding cuts.
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
17 August 2012 - Two of Australia's fastest thinkers - one from motor sport and the other from the finance world - are leading a technology and business road show that rolls into Ballarat later this month.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is one step closer to becoming reality. On 27 July 2012 the Victorian Government agreed to an NDIS trial site in the Barwon region from July 2013. This came after the State's initial refusal to sign up to the scheme citing concerns for ongoing funding. &nb
We all have a story to tell, and here's a chance to tell yours.
The Heart Foundation offers free walking groups in Ballarat and surrounding areas. Join a freee walking group today. the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown that 70% of the Australian adult population are exercising at a sedentary to low level.
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.
A soup with cauliflower, almonds and orange? How strange.
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
Poetry. It doesn't steal headlines - it's rarely in the news. It won't tell you how to invest your money and it won't keep you warm at night (unless with the aid of a match). But it is everywhere in our society - schools, advertising, songs, and with the help of dedicated organisation Australian Po
A chocolate chip zucchini and almond cake in the middle of winter? This recipe is dedicated to Kie, fellow gormandiser and foodie adventurer.
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.
It's winter at last, which means slow cooking, roasting, baking and PUDDING!
Carolyn Broome, long-time resident of Ballarat ~ a story of one woman's journey from poverty and abuse to success and security.
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
What better way to celebrate the end of autumn and welcome winter, then a batch of apple and lemon muffins and a walk amongst the falling autumn leaves?