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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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February 12, 2022

Survey reveals lax attitude to bushfire warnings

MORE than half of all Victorians living in areas at high risk of bushfire believe they will definitely get an official warning if threatened...

January 15, 2022

Lighthouse Classic to shine bright

THIS month’s Lighthouse Classic will have a dual meaning with event set to raise funds for cancer research and honour founder, Janet Jones, who...

January 14, 2022

New format for Pako Festa

PAKO Festa will have a new format this year, with the multicultural festival moving away from Pakington Street in Geelong West to the Northern...

December 10, 2021

Fireworks return to Geelong for NYE

FREE fireworks displays will return to Geelong waterfront this New Year’s Eve, as the City of Greater Geelong helps the local community to say...

November 25, 2021

No Golden Plains Festival in 2022

ORGANISERS of the annual Golden Plains music festival have reluctantly called off the fifteenth edition of the event in Meredith scheduled for March next...

October 28, 2021

G21’s big asks for Geelong projects

WHILE the date of the next Federal election is not yet set, but G21 has updated it’s list of priorities and is pitching them...

October 21, 2021

Inverleigh wants MP to jump on youth plan

THE Inverleigh community has grand designs about its youth precinct, and is seeking a large influx of Federal funding to help make it happen. To...

September 24, 2021

Grassland project needs landowners’ help

LESS than five per cent of grassy eucalypt woodlands and native grasslands of the Victorian Volcanic Plains remain in Victoria, and landowners are being...

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 20, 2021

Avalon Airshow grounded for 2021

THIS year's Australian International Airshow is one of the latest victims of the COVID-19 pandemic, with organisers confirming last week the event at Avalon...

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...

July 9, 2021

Gas opponents vow to keep fighting

VICTORIA’S temporary moratorium on onshore conventional gas drilling is over, but Friends of the Earth have vowed to keep opposing the practice in the...

June 25, 2021

Geelong Mums give for generosity

GEELONG Mums has broken through all expectations for its Giving Day fundraiser and thanked the community for contributing towards the huge final total. The not-for-profits...

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...

April 4, 2021

Geelong recognises women’s contributions

THE extraordinary contributions and leadership roles of Geelong women have been celebrated in this year’s City of Greater Geelong Women in Community Life Awards. This...

February 26, 2021

Housing plan to address shortage

THE State Government wants to create a strategy on how and where to build social and affordable housing in Victoria over the next decade,...

February 14, 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...