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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June 19, 2021

Withers’ garden to grow forever in China

A GARDEN designed by Ocean Grove landscape architect Phillip Withers will be growing in Shanghai forever after triumphing at this year’s China Flower Expo. Teams...

June 18, 2021

Victorian Government resists calls for roadmap out of lockdown

COMMUNITY Clubs Victoria (CCV) says the lack of a roadmap to manage future coronavirus outbreaks is putting immense pressure on already struggling clubs, but...

November 26, 2020

Keep control of private fires, CFA pleads

MORE than a quarter (27 per cent) of bushfires are caused by escaped private fires, equating to more than 6,100 bushfires over the past...

November 26, 2020

Consultation cracks open on container deposit scheme

THE Victorian Government plans to introduce a container deposit scheme (CDS) within three years, and is encouraging the community to share their views about...

November 26, 2020

Torquay Rotary takes pet show online

THE Rotary Club of Torquay are inviting pet owners to show off their pets as part of the club's latest fundraising event. The Pets On...

November 26, 2020

Martin Duke urges community to get involved with new council

OUTGOING Surf Coast Shire councillor Martin Duke says the community should and must take an active interest in what the new council does over...

November 26, 2020

Charity groups welcome Freemasons’ grants

SURF Coast Freemasons have again handed out grants to community organisations in the region. The $15,000 in grants were presented at a ceremony at Bomboras...

November 26, 2020

Aquifer test to fill mine gets green light

THE long-running issue of where to find the water for the Eden Project's plans for the former Anglesea coal mine is a step closer...

November 26, 2020

JobMaker legislation passes

THE federal Coalition has successfully passed its JobMaker hiring credit through Parliament, and says the scheme will help get young people back into the...

November 26, 2020

Faster rail service for Geelong

TRAVEL time from Geelong to Melbourne by rail will take 15 minutes less thanks to combined $4 billion state and federal funding for the...

October 1, 2020

JobKeeper subsidy reduced

THE Coalition Government's JobKeeper subsidy has been cut back as expected, despite calls to keep the payments at their previous level. Announced in March, the...

October 1, 2020

Campaign wants solar on Bellarine schools

PARENTS and carers from the Bellarine have added their names to an open letter asking Prime Minister Scott Morrison to provide funding to install...

October 1, 2020

Victoria “so close” to big step towards COVID Normal, Andrews says

THE decline of coronavirus cases has meant metropolitan Melbourne has now taken the Second Step on the state government's coronavirus roadmap, moving the entire...

October 1, 2020

Deadline approaching for pool registration

KIDSAFE has reminded Victorian homeowners about the requirement to register their pool or spa with their local council before the November 1 deadline. The new...

October 1, 2020

Wet spring forecast sparks flooding warning

SPRING is predicted to bring not only more rainfall than usual but also the potential for widespread flooding, and the Victorian State Emergency Service...

October 1, 2020

Peak bodies agree on Geelong’s most-needed projects

FIVE of the Geelong region's biggest peak bodies have collaborated on a list of specific projects and initiatives the state government should include in...

September 17, 2020

Council to oppose more pokies at Waurn Ponds Hotel

THE City of Greater Geelong council has continued its recent opposition to any increase of pokies in the municipality, voting to oppose an application...

September 17, 2020

Victoria’s preparing for bushfire during a pandemic, Premier says

VICTORIA is still grappling with the impact of the coronavirus but Premier Daniel Andrews said an eye was being kept on the implications for...

August 13, 2020

CBA grant keeps DSA Ocean Grove riding waves

THE Ocean Grove branch of the Disabled Surfers Association of Australia (DSA) will keep helping people of all abilities enjoy the surf for the...

July 16, 2020

Tigers juniors tune up with practice matches

THE Torquay Tigers juniors are roaring to get out on the field, and some of them tested their skills on Sunday in an intraclub...

July 16, 2020

G21 warns “perfect storm” could wash away Geelong’s tourism industry

LEADING lobby group G21 says tourism in the Geelong region is facing a "perfect storm" of negative impacts, and is urging the Morrison Government...

June 11, 2020

Cheeseman talks up Working for Victoria program

SOUTH Barwon Labor MP Darren Cheeseman says local workers who are out of a job because of the coronavirus pandemic will have access to...

June 11, 2020

Free childcare to end next month

The federal Coalition will stop partially subsidising child care on July 12 and also stop JobKeeper payments to the childcare services sector from July...

June 11, 2020

Henderson defends high spend for HomeBuilder renovations

VICTORIAN Liberal Senator Sarah Henderson says her government's HomeBuilder stimulus package will trigger employment for more than a million workers. However, Labor Corangamite federal member...

June 11, 2020

State Liberals head to Geelong to launch “back to work” plan

THE state Liberal and National parties have rolled out their blueprint for what Victoria should do next during the coronavirus pandemic, visiting a factory...

June 11, 2020

Grattan Institute questions value of better Geelong-Melbourne rail

A NEW report from the Grattan Institute questions whether spending billions on improving railway services between Geelong and Melbourne would be worth it. The report,...

May 14, 2020

ADF keeps calling for a minimum unit price on alcohol

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) has repeated its calls for all Australian states and territories to follow the lead of the Northern Territory...

March 5, 2020

Light it up: smart lighting project to improve public safety in Leopold

SMART lighting will be installed at several Leopold bus stops and sections of the Bellarine Rail Trail as part of a $250,000 state government...