About: jamestaylor

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James’ first job in journalism was at the Bendigo Advertiser, where he held a number of roles, including reporter, sub-editor and arts and features writer. He has also worked for several publications at Fairfax, including the Knox Weekly, Casey Weekly and Pakenham Weekly, and in the UK with the Berkshire Media Group. Raised in Geelong, James has been back in his hometown since 2011 and now lives in Waurn Ponds. Outside of journalism, James divides his time between barracking for the Cats, chasing his two-year-old daughter around, and posting on Twitter (@notthatjt).

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September 8, 2021

Lockdown to lift in regional Victoria on Friday

LOCKDOWN restrictions will lift across almost all of regional Victoria as of Friday this week. At a press conference this morning, Premier Daniel Andrews said...

August 12, 2021

Federal, Victorian governments roll out more funds for businesses in lockdown

THE Federal and Victorian Governments have announced further financial support for Melbourne businesses in lockdown, and grants are expected to flow today (Thursday, August...

August 9, 2021

Regional Victoria lockdown lifts at midnight

REGIONAL Victoria will revert to the COVID-19 settings in place before the start of the state's sixth lockdown, with restrictions to be lifted at...

August 6, 2021

$400m lockdown support package for business announced

THE Federal and Victorian governments have announced a new joint funding package for Victorian small and medium businesses to get through and then recover...

July 27, 2021

Victoria’s lockdown lifts at midnight

VICTORIA will come out of its fifth lockdown at midnight tonight but masks will remain "inside and outside and always" for the moment, according...

July 26, 2021

Victoria still waits on end of lockdown decision

VICTORIAN Health Minister Martin Foley has said authorities will need the rest of today's data before any decisions can be made about the end...

July 24, 2021

Victoria “on track” to end lockdown next week

VICTORIA is "on track" to end its fifth lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic next week, according to the state's chief health officer. There were 12...

July 21, 2021

22 new COVID-19 cases, more business support announced

VICTORIA has recorded twenty-two new COVID-19 cases in the previous twenty-four hours, and the Victorian Government has announced more financial support for businesses. A further...

June 9, 2021

COVID-19 restrictions to ease again for regional Victoria

THE State Government will again ease its coronavirus restrictions for regional Victoria this Friday, 11 June. Acting Premier James Merlino announced the changes this morning...

May 19, 2021

Catholic schools celebrate 200 years

AUSTRALIAN Catholic education celebrates its bicentenary in 2021, including Catholic Education Week. Today, there are 1751 Catholic schools educating 768,000 students and employing 98,000 staff. Nearly...

February 12, 2021

Generosity creates a classic result

A NEW fundraising challenge on the Surf Coast has raised enough money to fund the work of a Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute scientist...

January 11, 2021

Walk shines a light on FECRI

A NEW fundraiser is urging people to put their lockdown fitness to the test this month to help aid the efforts to fight cancer. Anglesea...

November 6, 2020

Winners declared in Golden Plains Shire council election

THE next Golden Plains Shire council will be a mix of the old and the new, with three of the incumbents returning to the...

November 6, 2020

Farmers’ market back in Bannockburn

THE Golden Plains Farmers' Market will return to Bannockburn this weekend. The market took a seven-month hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but will be...

November 4, 2020

Nominate a Golden Plains Shire community champion

NOMINATIONS are now open for this year's Golden Plains Shire Community Awards. The awards formally acknowledge extraordinary individuals and community groups who make an outstanding...

November 1, 2020

Long-time Golden Plains councillor Des Phelan steps down

DES Phelan has dedicated most of his life to public service. The long-serving councillor has been in office with first the Shire of Grenville and...

October 3, 2020

Daylight saving begins Sunday, check your smoke alarm

DAYLIGHT Savings Time begins this Sunday, 4 October at 2am and the CFA is again urging people to remember to not only wind their...

September 15, 2020

Regional Victoria to take the Third Step on roadmap on Thursday

REGIONAL Victoria has made a big move along the roadmap to coronavirus recovery. This morning, Premier Daniel Andrews announced regional Victoria would take the Third...

August 23, 2020

Regional young Australians invited to go Heywire

THE ABC’s Heywire competition, now in its 23rd year, is again calling on young people from regional Australia to share their stories. The competition is...

July 22, 2020

Most Victorians not self-isolating when required says Andrews

A RECORD four-hundred and eighty-four cases of COVID-19 were identified in Victoria in the past 24 hours, and Premier Daniel Andrews has revealed most...

July 17, 2020

Andrews makes mask call for regional Victorians

PEOPLE in regional Victoria are now being advised to wear a face mask when outside their home if it is difficult to maintain social...

May 24, 2020

More COVID-19 restrictions to be dialled back

VICTORIANS will be allowed to visit playgrounds, galleries, cinemas, swimming pools and many other facilities within days in a further easing of COVID-19 lockdown...

May 17, 2020

Hospitality sector given the green light for staged return

CAFES, pubs and restaurants in Victoria will re-open their doors to serve meals to up to twenty customers from the start of June under...

May 12, 2020

Victorian schools to re-open from May 26

VICTORIAN government schools will begin re-opening their doors to students in less than two weeks in the latest easing of COVID-19 restrictions just announced...

March 31, 2020

$130 billion wage subsidy package announced

EMPLOYERS will be paid $1,500 a fortnight to keep workers on the books for the next six months as part of the federal government's...

March 29, 2020

COVID-19 update: public gatherings restricted to two, over 70s to self-isolate, moratorium on evictions

PUBLIC gatherings will be restricted to two people and those over the age of 70 will be “strongly advised” to self-isolate, according to the...

March 25, 2020

COVID-19 update: new restrictions announced

ANOTHER stage of prohibited activities and venues has been revealed to limit social contact in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Following yesterday's meeting of the...

March 23, 2020

Statement from the Premier – Stage one COVID-19 shutdown

VICTORIAN Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a further shutdown of non-essential...