Bishop draws a battle line
Sharon Kemp
FOREIGN affairs minister Julie Bishop is the highest profile politician to visit Bendigo so far and the first to use attack politics in an election campaign that has thus far lacked any major local funding announcements. During a visit to the central business district, Ms Bishop chided Labor..
17-Jun-2016
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Satisfaction survey slams council
Sharon Kemp
THE City of Greater Bendigo has suffered its worst community satisfaction results in five years. It’s a fall chief executive Craig Niemann has blamed on high profile public rancour, including the anti-mosque protests, that plagued the council last year. The survey, completed for a..
10-Jun-2016
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CFA firm under pressure
Sharon Kemp
THE impasse between the state government and the CFA over firefighter pay negotiations continued yesterday as Victorian MPs continued to pressure the CFA board to agree to a deal. And in Bendigo, federal Labor incumbent Lisa Chesters has defended herself against social media claims she is i..
10-Jun-2016
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Bendigo refugee group leads forum
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO, the location of anti-mosque protests and a lower than average overseas-born population, is becoming ground zero for the regional refugee advocacy movement. In a duplication of events following the Tampa affair in 2001, regional groups angered at the major parties’ treatment of..
10-Jun-2016
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Hawkei kicks off new bid
Steve Kendall
THALES is putting itself front and centre in a bid to secure a new Australian Defence Force contract, and it has backing. In the same week the first Hawkei went into production at the site, the firm is vying for the lucrative Land 400 Phase 2 contract with their prototype vehicle the LAV (CR..
10-Jun-2016
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Firm to pay workers
Steve Kendall
AN Epsom-based mining services company is repaying more than $2 million to workers who were short-changed over four years. Deepcore Australia Pty Ltd underpaid 205 employees a total of $2.09m for work they performed at mines in regional Victoria and Queensland between 2010 and 2014. The ..
10-Jun-2016
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Ruffell set to leave council
Christine McGinn
Lisa Ruffell is planning to stand down from the City of Greater Bendigo council. The Whipstick ward councillor exclusively told the Weekly that she would not run at the November 2016 local government elections, but until then would continue to work for the community. “I have not lost..
17-Apr-2015
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Cyclone aid is at hand
Dianne Dempsey
Enterprising schoolgirl Zahlia Burrill-Grinton has decided to do as much as she can for the communities of Vanuatu who have been affected by the recent cyclone Pam. Having visited Vanuatu on holiday with her mum last October, Zahlia was upset and worried about the local people she had met over..
10-Apr-2015
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Focus on long term
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit chairman Greg Bickley is adamant the club will survive despite the coaching furore that has engulfed the organisation in recent weeks. The club’s board and head coach Bernie Harrower have been locked in a stalemate as to whether Harrower will coach next season, but the clu..
10-Apr-2015
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CVGT staff face change
Christine McGinn
A NEW federal government job employment service is expected to leave 40 local CVGT Australia workers without a job. The not-for-profit organisation has lost nine Victorian contracts to deliver the former federal government’s employment and jobseeking program, Job Services Australia (JSA)..
10-Apr-2015
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Vision of the region
Bendigo Weekly
Participants in the 2015 Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program were engaged in two days of activities recently as part of a Vision of the Region theme. Learning how to get their messages across via various forms of the media, participants were interested in the behind the scenes action at..
10-Apr-2015
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Low rates benefit buyers
Bendigo Weekly
Managing Director of DCK Robert Ketterer said that Tuesday’s decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia to maintain the current interest rate would have positive implications for buyers interested in the Bendigo housing market. The RBA announced it would be leaving the interest rates unc..
10-Apr-2015
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Regional Growth Fund passes first test
Bendigo Weekly
Communities in regional and rural Victoria will soon have access to a $1 billion fund that supports growth and encourages development, following the passage of the Regional Growth Fund Act through the Victorian Parliament last night. Deputy Premier and Regional and Rural Development Minister..
08-Apr-2011
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Government moves to close flood insurance loopholes
People should know exactly what is, and what is not, covered under their insurance policies, according to a new consultation paper announced today at a public meeting in Ipswich by Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten. "It seems like a simple proposition. If you have an insurance policy, you sho..
06-Apr-2011
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RATES ON HOLD
CENTRAL Victorian home owners can breathe easy - at least for the time being, after today's Reserve Bank decision to leave interest rates on hold. Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens' statement follows: At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 4...
05-Apr-2011
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Regional Rail Link gets green light
Bendigo Weekly
The Regional Rail Link project will go ahead, although politicians continue to bicker about who is responsible for ensuring the dedicated track is built. Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder said the project had been placed under a review due a shortfall in funding which he said was ..
05-Apr-2011
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State government trials new level crossing warning system
Bendigo Weekly
THE state government has conducted a trial of an innovative level crossing warning system to prevent collisions between trains and road vehicles, which has been hailed as an Australian first. Between 2001 and 2009, 120 people were killed and 172 injured in vehicle crashes involving collisio..
01-Apr-2011
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Pokies campaign wins support
Mission Australia has thrown its support behind a campaign, jointly launched by Independent Tasmanian MP, Andrew Wilkie, and advocacy group, Get Up, to combat attempts to undermine the Federal Government’s planned poker machine reforms. Clubs Australia plans to spend $20 million on an ..
29-Mar-2011
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Emmy Bryce: an indie jewel
Bendigo Weekly
Emmy Bryce is shining very brightly as one of indie pop's prize jewels. A breath of fresh air, Bryce's cheerful brand of 90s influenced alt-pop is imbued with a joy that is earning her many admirers, a legion of fans and some serious attention. Bryce has joined forces with fellow indie ..
02-Apr-2012
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King of the North: hard yards pay off
Ben Cameron
It’s not every day your side project manages to earn a Cold Chisel support, but that’s the pulling power of Melbourne’s Andrew Higgs. When he’s not fronting his main gig, the Andrew Higgs Band, there's his other, lesser known outfit, King of the North, who are startin..
02-Apr-2012
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Grand Perceptor make Groovin the Moo bill
Ben Cameron
Bendigo's terror rock specialists Grand Perceptor will be gracing the Groovin the Moo stage in 2012 after Triple J named them as one of the local bands to represent the region at this year's festival. They follow in the footsteps of The Bride Stripped Back who played GTM last year, alongside..
29-Mar-2012
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Luke Million: a tribute to Arnold
Ben Cameron
It was only made for “a bit of fun” but Luke Million’s Arnold has brought tongue-in-cheek disco back to the masses. Adelaide's Million aka Luke Godson says the song evolved into a tribute to the Austrian Oak, who’s been a big part of his life. “It was really..
29-Mar-2012
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Bendigo Folk Club helps put Mick Thomas on the right path
Ben Cameron
The Bendigo Folk Club has done it’s little bit to clear a new path for music legend Mick Thomas. Thomas played an intimate gig under the Queen Elizabeth Oval grandstand late in 2010, to around 80 people, but it left a lasting impression. “It’s probably the most importan..
28-Mar-2012
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Giving the gift of music
Ben Cameron
A brave Elmore woman has honoured her late husband by giving the gift of music. A few weeks ago the Bendigo Weekly reported Eileen Burke’s desire to donate her late husband Roy’s drum kit to a worthy home. And after receiving a stack of requests for the drums, Eileen has fina..
28-Mar-2012
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Reigning champs East on a winning roll
Joel Peterson
REIGNING premier Bendigo East remains on top of the Bendigo Bowls Division pennant ladder after a hard-fought win over Castlemaine last week by five shots. East takes on Inglewood this weekend in a bid to keep its undefeated run to start the season alive. East skipper Brad Holland is ye..
20-Nov-2015
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Suns' flying start
Joel Peterson
STRATHDALE-MARISTIANS captain Linton Jacobs says there is no magic formula for his side’s undefeated start to the season, which the Suns will look to continue in round five against Eaglehawk. A Jack Neylon ton led Maristians to victory over Golden Square last week, while Eaglehawk impr..
20-Nov-2015
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In the running
Bendigo Weekly
WINNING a state championship is no mean feat, but when it is comes in your first attempt at an event, it is all the more impressive. That is exactly what long distance runner Brady Threlfall did in taking out the Victorian Marathon Championship and in doing so became a joint winner of the..
20-Nov-2015
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Jack's back
Joel Peterson
FOLLOWING a hectic European campaign, Bendigo cyclist Jack Haig is back in town and looking forward to relaxing – for a little while, at least. Despite the cycling season proper finishing in September, Haig got back into Australia on Sunday after a short break in Spain. He endured ..
13-Nov-2015
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Coach aims for change
Joel Peterson
GRITTY wins have become a Bendigo Spirit trademark over recent WNBL seasons, but it is a trait that coach Simon Pritchard wishes his side could do without. Bendigo defeated top-of-the-table South East Queensland last Saturday to improve to 5-3 on the season, a win that went part way to makin..
13-Nov-2015
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Molly makes her mark
Joel Peterson
WHILE balancing her budding basketball career and architecture studies, Molly Mathews is hoping her debut WNBL season provides her with the blueprint for a long and successful career in the league. The 19-year-old was hand picked by coach Simon Pritchard before the start of the Bendigo Spiri..
06-Nov-2015
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Glanville on the big white wedding
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10-Jun-2011
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Letters to the editor
Label no accident in climate debate The label “denier” is a loaded word. It has added weight because of the term “holocaust denier”. This is no accident; those on the pro-carbon tax team know that and use the term “climate change denier” or “skepti..
10-Jun-2011
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Changing the political climate
Carbon, or more precisely, whether or not we should have a tax on carbon, is one of the central issues of our time. True believers of the carbon economy say without it, we are doomed to fail both the environment and the generations to come. The detractors say we risk untold damage to our economy..
03-Jun-2011
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Program’s net worth
We marvel at how quickly young people pick up new technology and run with it, accessing information that was, in the past, locked away and only available to those in the know. The downside of the information revolution is that this access is not always monitored. Along with new ways to bully an..
03-Jun-2011
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Letters to the editor
Indecision costs history How much do we value our golden history and our treasured heritage? How long have we waited for a decision on a suitable permanent place for the homeless Bendigo Historical Society, guardians of our historical artifacts now shamefully housed in shipping containers? Many..
03-Jun-2011
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Glanville on the QEO
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02-Jun-2011
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Pick of the week - Those who came after
Those Who Come After Elisabeth Holdsworth Picador Elisabeth Holdsworth came to Australia as a child, and worked most of her life in the public service. In 2007, her essay, “For Those Who Come After”, won the ABR-Calibre Prize. In that essay, she described the difficulty she had ..
31-Mar-2011
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Malouf finalist for 2011 Man Booker International Prize
Australia’s most distinguished writer, David Malouf, is on the list of finalists for this year’s Man Booker International Prize. The list, announced by chair of judges Rick Gekoski Noterday, includes contoversial fantasy writer Philip Pullman, veteran American Philip Roth and Iindian s..
30-Mar-2011
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Shaun Tan wins international award
Australia’s most celebrated children’s book illustrator/writer Shaun Tan has added one of the world’s most lucrative prizes to his list of awards. Tan will receive the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, worth approximately $760,000, in Sweden at the end of May. The judges ca..
29-Mar-2011
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This week's top 10
1. Batavia Peter Fitzsimons 2. Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals Jamie Oliver 3. Saturday Big Tent Wedding Pary Alexander McCall-Smith 4. Wise Man’s Fear Bk2 Kingkiller Chronicle Patrick Rothfuss 5. Letters & Numbers 2 SBS 6. Letters & Numbers SBS 7. Daughters-in-Law Joanna Tro..
25-Mar-2011
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Book Pick of the Week; Alpha Monsters
I couldn’t be prouder right now of our great friend Crikey – you can call him Chris Kennett – as this weekend his very first children’s story Alpha Monsters is being launched. Chris is actually a great poet but only those of us who are lucky enough to be on his Christmas c..
25-Mar-2011
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