COVID-19

Two City of Whittlesea-based charities earn State Government funding

Two City of Whittlesea-based not-for-profit organisations providing support to people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds during the pandemic have been awarded State Government grants. On Friday Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio announced $20,000...

Whittlesea food relief ramps up as more people than ever struggle through lockdown

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Organisations across the City of Whittlesea continue to support a growing number of people in need of food and essential goods as a result of lost income during lockdowns. United Minds Psychology has...

Could a $1 billion support fund help Victorian manufacturing grow?

By Tricia Mifsud MEMBER for Euroa Steph Ryan is calling on the State Government to establish a $1 billion fund that will support Victorian manufacturers and help local industries grow. Ms Ryan visited National Paper Industries,...

MP Danielle Green responds to reports she left Melbourne’s lockdown for Warrnambool

MEMBER for Yan Yean Danielle Green has announced she will take a period of personal leave due to personal and family health issues. Several media outlets last week reported Ms Green and her husband, who...

Kilmore health professionals plead for community vigilance and vaccinations as Shepparton cluster grows

Health professionals are urging the community to be extra vigilant of the increased risk of COVID-19 Delta variant transmissions following an outbreak in Shepparton last week. Regional Victoria was plunged into lockdown at 1pm Saturday...

Mitchell Shire residents request food donations, businesses reel in ‘last straw’ lockdown

Mitchell Shire residents and businesses are reeling after regional Victoria was placed back into lockdown on Saturday. Love in Action Wallan, a community group providing essential supplies to the community, posted an urgent request for...

Human rights violations have increased in Victoria due to COVID-19 pandemic

THE COVID-19 pandemic has prompted more complaints to the Victorian Ombudsman, the state’s human rights investigator after having to deal with more than 3000 complaints in the last year. Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass said looking...

Seymour Show forging ahead as planned

By Colin MacGillivray SEYMOUR Agricultural and Pastoral Society leaders hope a decision to forge ahead with plans for this year’s Seymour Show will provide a bright spot on the horizon for the community. While many agricultural...

Lockdown extended and curfew introduced for Melbourne

A curfew has been reintroduced to Melbourne and metropolitan lockdown restrictions extended for two weeks as the State Government battles to keep the latest outbreak of COVID-19 under control. At a press conference today, Premier...

COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Kilmore and South Morang open to anyone aged 18 to...

By Colin MacGillivray KILMORE District Health and Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre at South Morang will serve as two of nine state-run centres to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines as the State Government tries...