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June 10, 2022

Surf Coast FC to send 22 to returning Country Champs

SURF COAST FC will send 22 of their best junior players to represent the Geelong region at this weekend's Country Championships. Surf Coast FC's director...

June 7, 2022

RBA raises cash rate to 0.85 per cent

THE Reserve Bank of Australia has raised the cash rate to 0.85 per cent from 0.35 per cent at its board meeting, the second...

May 21, 2022

Morrison, Albanese cast ballots

SCOTT Morrison has championed a strong economy and a stronger future in his final pitch to voters as he cast what could be his...

May 21, 2022

Labor tipped for narrow election victory

AUSTRALIA is expected to get its sixth prime minister in nine years, with polls pointing to a win for Anthony Albanese's Labor team. When polls...

April 21, 2022

Play emboldened by history: Joey’s set to host ANZAC Day bouts

THIS year’s Geelong Football Netball League (GFNL) ANZAC Day games head to Herne Hill Reserve on Monday as the matchup dating back more than...

April 20, 2022

Victoria to ease COVID-19 close contact rules

SEVEN-day isolation for COVID-19 close contacts, compulsory masks for primary schools students and the vaccine mandate for hospitality venues will be scrapped in Victoria. This...

April 17, 2022

Holy Toledo: Filipe, Tyler Wright ring the bell after Pro wins

TWO-time world champion Tyler Wright has made it third time lucky at Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach after busting through the pain barrier to...

April 17, 2022

Tyler Wright takes aim at first Bells crown

TWO-time world champion Tyler Wright has the chance to win her first Bells Beach crown after grinding through the pain barrier to secure a...

April 16, 2022

Ewing eliminates Wright at Bells quarter-finals

ETHAN Ewing has taken down Olympic bronze medallist Owen Wright in an all-Australian affair to secure a spot in the semi-finals of the Rip...

April 15, 2022

Fanning knocked out of Pro

CALLUM Robson has produced an after-the-siren upset to end Mick Fanning's shot at a record fifth Bells Beach title but siblings Tyler and Owen...

April 14, 2022

Fanning hangs on, Slater bows out at Bells

MICK Fanning has showed there's life in the "old boy" yet, eliminating Japanese world No.1 Kanoa Igarashi after coming out of retirement to pursue...

March 5, 2022

Irish spirit on show for Geelong raceday

GEELONG punters hope the luck of the Irish flows into their trackside fortunes this month when local racing returns for the Geelong St Pat's...

February 17, 2022

Density limits and most QR check-ins to be scrapped

VENUE density quotas will be scrapped and Victorians will no longer be required to check into retail, schools and workplaces using QR codes, under...

February 17, 2022

Green, Papadatos win Vic Open

DIMI PAPADATOS and Hannah Green are this year’s Vic Open winners, and achieved their victories in different circumstances. Major winner Green posted her first professional...

February 12, 2022

Green races away at Vic Open

MAJOR winner Hannah Green has the women's Vic Open at her mercy after clearing out to a five-shot lead with one round to play...

February 11, 2022

Lyras leads Vic Open field into the weekend

A LATE afternoon swim in the surf freshened Sydney golfer John Lyras for his bid to hang tough at the Vic Open at 13th...

February 10, 2022

Golden girl Anthony eyes more moguls glory

NEW Olympic champion Jakara Anthony will take off the COVID-19 mask for some gold medal celebrations only briefly, with the Australian still hunting moguls...

February 7, 2022

Golden day for Jakara Anthony

NEW Olympic champion Jakara Anthony has taken women's moguls into a new league after crushing the competition to end Australia's 12-year Winter Olympics gold...

January 10, 2022

Victoria mandates third COVID-19 dose for some workers

THOUSANDS of Victoria's essential workers have until February 12 to get their COVID-19 vaccine booster, under a new state government mandate. New pandemic orders that...

January 6, 2022

Density restrictions to be reintroduced

RESTRICTIONS on the number of people allowed in cafes, bars and restaurants are returning to Victoria after the state recorded 21,997 new COVID-19 cases. Density...

January 5, 2022

Rapid antigen tests to be free for some

THE National Cabinet has agreed to provide free rapid antigen tests to more than six million Australians who are concessional card holders, but Prime...

December 23, 2021

Victoria to bring back indoor masks

MASKS will become mandatory in all indoor venues outside of the home for Victorians eight years and over, in a bid to curtail rising...

December 15, 2021

Victoria gives unvaccinated some freedoms

The Victorian Government will ditch some of its COVID-19 mandatory vaccination rules, as the state records 1,405 new cases and three deaths. Victorians will no...

October 29, 2021

“Bright day” as Victoria’s restrictions to ease

VICTORIA has recorded 1,656 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths, as the state prepares for further restrictions to ease. The health department today...