Twenty years ago, a Norwegian freighter rescued hundreds of Afghan asylum seekers off a sinking Indonesian vessel, triggering a crisis that ushered in Australia’s hardline immigration policies. Read the full story for Al Jazeera here.
As COVID-19 lockdown measures have changed the way we live our lives, small businesses in the Macedon Ranges have had to digitally adapt to survive. Read the full article here.
Former Woodend resident Ria Thompson has etched her name in Olympic history, after her team came from behind to claim the bronze in the women’s quadruple scull rowing event in Tokyo. Read the full article here.
Pharmacies across Sunbury are ready and waiting for federal government approval to administer COVID-19 vaccinations, as new research indicates stocking pharmacies is the key to quickening the roll-out. Read the full story here.
An environmental organisation in the Macedon Ranges has slammed the state and federal government’s lack of incentives for Australians wishing to transition to electric vehicles. Read the full story here.
Woodend resident Carsten Voss had to get creative to keep his business ticking after storm damage uprooted a tree and disconnected his NBN service last month. Read the full article here.
Residents in the Macedon Ranges are being urged to pay closer attention to their insurance policies, after storms caused heavy damage to properties across the shire.Read the full article here.
Hume council will not seek a legal injunction to prevent Hi-Quality from developing its facility in Bulla as it prepares to accept toxic spoil from the West Gate Tunnel Project. Read the full story here.
Attitude through adversity has been the focus of Gisborne Soccer Club coach Danny Moore, as his side challenges for promotion in state league 4. Read the full article here.
An author in the Macedon Ranges has received a prestigious grant that will help fly her north to write the first ever memoir of a Torres Strait Islander man to be commercially published. Read the full article here.