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About: Angus Smith

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Angus is a multimedia reporter at the Surf Coast Times. He has experience with breaking news, investigative and feature stories. Follow him on Twitter @angussmithh.

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July 14, 2024

Treaty another step closer for Victoria

THE Victorian government has advanced Treaty negotiations with the launch of the Treaty Negotiations Database. Launched this week by the Treaty Authority, the database will...

July 8, 2024

Nurses and midwives secure 28.4 per cent pay rise

NURSES and midwives in Victoria are set to receive a significant pay increase following a new agreement approved by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery...

July 7, 2024

Legislation to end live sheep exports passes parliament

THE federal Parliament has passed legislation to end the export of live sheep by sea, marking a significant step forward in animal welfare. The law,...

July 4, 2024

Legislation to end live sheep exports passes parliament

THE federal Parliament has passed legislation to end the export of live sheep by sea, marking a significant step forward in animal welfare. The law,...

July 1, 2024

Unemployment rate falls to 4.0% in May

NEW data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveals that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage point to 4.0 per...

June 30, 2024

Training program to boost region’s energy-efficient home construction

THE Victorian government has launched a new initiative to train construction workers in building energy-efficient homes. The Renewable Homes Construction program, announced by Energy and...

June 29, 2024

Regional Victoria home prices fall as national market shows resilience

REGIONAL Victoria has seen a drop in home prices, according to the latest PropTrack Market Insight Report. Home prices in regional Victoria have fallen by...

June 26, 2024

First Nations’ approaches to be integrated into regional Vic agriculture training

A $2 MILLION investment by the state government will support projects embedding Aboriginal traditional knowledge and practices into accredited TAFE agriculture training, aiming to...

June 26, 2024

New café extension under way at Geelong Botanic Gardens

CONSTRUCTION has begun on an upgrade to the café in the Tea House building at the Geelong Botanic Gardens, aiming to offer customers a...

June 26, 2024

Remanufacturing facility opens at ManuFutures

A NEW facility in Geelong is set to enhance sustainable remanufacturing in the Australian healthcare system, supported by the Victorian government. Located at ManuFutures in...

June 25, 2024

Victorian government Invests in women’s health

THE state government has announced an $18 million investment to enhance women's health services across Victoria, focusing on preventative health promotion and education. This funding,...

June 23, 2024

Victorians urged to donate blood as new system tracks supply levels

In a bid to encourage more frequent blood donations, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood has launched a real-time tracking system for blood supply levels, coinciding...

June 21, 2024

Luxury living at Kithbrooke Park: embrace an active coastal lifestyle

A rare opportunity is available to own your own part of Kithbrooke Park. Nestled in the Surf Coast Shire, Kithbrooke Park Country Club offers a...

June 21, 2024

Tens of thousands of new homes slated for Geelong region

COUNCILS across Victoria have been tasked with identifying areas to build new homes to meet future growth. The state government is engaging in local government...

June 20, 2024

Geelong Business Excellence Awards entries close soon

THERE are just three weeks left to submit entries for the 2024 Geelong Business Excellence Awards, with the deadline set for July 12. This year,...

June 19, 2024

Victoria boosts early intervention to tackle homelessness and family violence

THE Victorian government has committed $1.1 billion to early intervention programs aimed at reducing family violence and homelessness as part of the 2024/25 budget. This...

June 19, 2024

New tourism grants to boost region’s infrastructure

THE Victorian government has launched a new round of grants aimed at supporting tourism operators in the region to build and upgrade infrastructure, ensuring...

June 18, 2024

Students welcome fee relief

LOCAL students have welcomed recent government announcements aimed at reducing HELP debt and alleviating the costs of prac placements. The federal government's initiative will benefit...

June 18, 2024

Businesses urged to bolster cybersecurity for EOFY

THE Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) and MYOB have joined forces to help the region's small businesses defend against a surge in...

June 18, 2024

Annual inflation hits 3.6 per cent

THE latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 3.6 per cent in the 12...

June 17, 2024

New rental standards target slumlords

The Victorian government has announced new measures to make the region's rental properties safer and more energy efficient, aiming to lower power bills and...

June 16, 2024

Vanessa McColl takes the helm at Anam Cara House

ANAM Cara House Geelong (ACHG) has welcomed Vanessa McColl as its new CEO, bringing with her 35 years of experience as a registered nurse,...

June 12, 2024

McGrath expands to regional Victoria with new office in Armstrong Creek

MCGRATH Estate Agents has announced the opening of a new office in Armstrong Creek, marking a significant step in the company's strategic expansion into...

June 12, 2024

Council boosts community spirit with $4.48 million grant pool

THE City of Greater Geelong has announced the availability of nearly $4.48 million in grants for the 2024-25 financial year. This marks an increase of...