"GIRLS as young as 11 are committing suicide at an unprecedented rate in Northern Territory indigenous communities." "that girls now account for a previously unheard of 40 per cent of all suicides of children under the age of 17." "Aboriginal women are being hospitalised for assault at 80 times th
Ex Parenthesis is a new creative writing journal of short stories, poems, pictures, sketches and reviews to be published quarterly. It will feature the work of local writers and artists, both published and undiscovered.
20 people occupied a drilling rig belonging to Mantle Mining over the proposal for an open pit coal mine at Bacchus Marsh and stopped exploratory drilling in Bacchus Marsh today.
It’s not until you witness or experience it firsthand that you remember just how important it is. Nurses, paramedics and emergency services are worth their weight in gold. It is easy to imagine that the Ghost of Christmas Future might show that if these workers continue in tough conditions we
During 2011 a large and somewhat anarchic group formed to discuss and lobby for the arts. The membership of around 500 arts practitioners and supporters grew from facebook discussions about invigorating and nurturing the arts of this region.
Beetroot. It's a glorious vegetable, and, other than its tendency to stain everything that comes in contact with its juices, so very versatile.
Lets get some facts and figures about disability sorted out. According to the ABS, just under one in five Australians, or four million people, are officially recognised by the government as having pensionable disabilities. Of those, 15.6% site a bad back as their disability and 14.8% claim they have
While the international campaign 16 days of activism to end violence against women gains force across the world, Victorians have been marking the event creatively. A hip-hop CD containing messages against violence and promoting respectful relationships has been created and distributed across the cou
Cr Craig Fletcher, Mayor of the City of Ballarat at the time of this interview, describes himself as a "boy from Sebas" and just wants to sit down for a chat. Jon Stanger sat down for a chat with the Mayor, the only thing was that a media minder was also in attendance. This aside, Craig Fletcher com
Christmas is upon us! This week I've collated some images of the gifts I'll be giving this Christmas - all dolled up in fancy packaging with an indication of where I purchased the paper, labels, bottles, material and so on and so forth. Enjoy!
It might be the first time this month you’ve asked a question like this, but it's more than likely the 10th time that day this poor kid has been asked the same rude question.
The Ballarat Mechanics' Institute sits proudly in the centre of the city, but what do you really know about it? Melissa Watts discovers that inside the old building is a hive of activity.
Andrew Bradey, President of the Environmental Farmers Network, believes that the "balanced approach" proposed by the Victorian Farmers Federation is their code for a return to unregulated tree clearing.
Interview with John Barnes, Chairman of Ballarat Bicycle Users Group: making Ballarat a bicycle-friendly city and a look at the progress of Council's Cicycle Strategy.
‘But why do you need an attractive looking shower cap?' Why indeed! These shower caps are the perfect handmade gift for those who like a bit of luxurious pampering in their lives.
As a teacher, it's my number one responsibility not to teach students the knowledge and skills that they will need to get by in the increasingly complex 21st century world, but to instill a creeping, gnawing dread deep within their hearts.
Senator Conroy's speech to the National Press Club this week was as sloppy as it was vulgar.
“There was enormous goodwill toward the new council and to making a better future for Ballarat through partnerships.”
An almost Monty Python story of scooters and road rules. Have you been harrassed by a grey-haired hoon on a scooter?
“Put bluntly, the case for upgrading the Northern Oval for AFL games seems incredibly thin.”