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.”
“...it is a story of discrete liaisons and commercial-in-confidence veils that shield this project from the public view.”
The Boy From Oz receives 3 awards from Music Theatre Guild of Victoria
We care - Thousands of people have reportedly fled in terror from a large area in Paniai, West Papua as a massive combined Police and military offensive attacked villages on December 13, attempting to break armed resistance from pro-independence guerrillas.
“It was these people who under these circumstances, took the choice to keep Anthony Schinck in the top job. This was a fundamental miscalculation by the leading group of councillors, for which all the councillors are now paying with their reputations.”
“Ballarat again faces the prospect of only one or two experienced councillors surviving from one council to another, as was the case in the elections of 2001 and in 2008. This is not good for anyone...”
The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities. ~John E. E. Dalberg, Lord Acton, The History of Freedom in Antiquity, .
These spiced biscuits are scrumptiously moreish! And so easy to make.