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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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March 5, 2024

HPV vaccination rates decline

Cancer Council Victoria is reminding parents about the importance of vaccinating their children against the human papillomavirus (HPV). New data shows HPV vaccine coverage in...

March 4, 2024

Kitjarra-dja-bul Bullarto langi-ut masterplan launched

The final version of a masterplan to increase public access to the unique environmental, cultural, and recreational values of the Barwon and Moorabool rivers...

March 3, 2024

Call to improve survival rates for breast and ovarian cancer

Organisers of national fun run and walk, the Women in Super Mother's Day Classic (MDC), have called for more to be done to increase...

March 1, 2024

Geelong Chamber buys building for new HQ

THE Geelong Chamber of Commerce (GCC) has bought 151 Mercer Street in central Geelong and will make the building its new headquarters. The purchase, announced...

March 1, 2024

Super funds invest in community housing

Four major industry super funds and a major investment management company have collectively decided to invest in community housing, a decision welcomed by the...

March 1, 2024

Calls to support innovative building methods

Master Builders Victoria (MBV) has called on the state government for broader support of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) to help address the ongoing...

March 1, 2024

Nominees revealed for Women in Community Life Awards

THE City of Greater Geelong, in partnership with the Women in Community Life Advisory Committee (WiCLAC), has announced the nominees for this year's 2024...

February 27, 2024

Work continues on plans for intersection upgrade

WORK is continuing on a proposal to make safety improvements to the intersection of Surfcoast Highway, Reserve Road and Felix Street in Grovedale. The busy...

February 27, 2024

Submissions close soon on Barwon River usage

SUBMISSIONS to the draft waterway rules for the Barwon River as it passes through Geelong are now open. The Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has...

February 23, 2024

PIPA wants negative gearing AND CGT left alone

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) is warning the Albanese Government against changing negative gearing and capital gains tax concessions, claiming it could...

February 23, 2024

The vines, they are a changin’

Harvest: it's the most important date in the annual dairy for wineries the world over.Vintage time in the vines brings a mixtures of urgency,...

February 22, 2024

Geelong Disability Expo returns

AFTER a five-year hiatus, the Geelong Disability Expo will return in 2024, and will be held today (Friday, February 23) and tomorrow (Saturday, February...

February 22, 2024

Ashbury Boulevard Reserve opens

EARLIER this month, Asbury residents and their families and friends gathered at a community event to celebrate the official opening of the Armstrong Creek...

February 21, 2024

Grow a mullet for mental health

Black Dog Institute is calling on Australians to show they are all ears by growing a mullet and participating in Mullets for Mental Health. Growing...

February 20, 2024

Chamber Change event coming to Geelong

THE Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is bringing its internationally acclaimed women-in-business program Chamber Change to Geelong next week. Chamber Change, a pioneering initiative...

February 20, 2024

More blood donors needed to help people living with cancer

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood and the Cancer Council have joined forces to urge Australians to support people living with cancer by donating blood and...

February 20, 2024

Australian Orphanage Museum receives historic candle

GEELONG'S Australian Orphanage Museum has welcomed the mysterious donation of a nearly century-old item to its collection. The candle is covered in text and is...

February 20, 2024

Beware of bank impersonation scams, bank urges

BENDIGO and Adelaide Bank and its associated Community Bank branches are warning the community about bank impersonation scams, which saw more than $20 million...

February 19, 2024

30 years on, slip slop slap is still important

With the new school year under way, SunSmart and the Victorian government are reminding students and parents across Victoria of the importance of being...

February 19, 2024

Wait continues for Iona College school crossings

THE City of Greater Geelong says it is working as fast as it can to create a school crossing for students at Iona College,...

February 18, 2024

Nearly half of parents supplying secondary students with alcohol

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) is concerned about new data revealing a concerning number of parents allowing their children to drink alcohol. The "Secondary...

February 16, 2024

“Right to disconnect” could hit small businesses hardest

THE new national "right to disconnect" laws recently passed by the Albanese Government could "inadvertently undermine" small businesses in particular, according to Geelong Chamber...

February 15, 2024

QHub Geelong opens

A NEW safe space in the Geelong region for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA+) Victorians and...

February 14, 2024

Next-day Amazon delivery launched in Geelong

THE Australian arm of global e-commerce company Amazon has extended its Prime Free One-Day Delivery service to Geelong and surrounds. The next-day service became available...