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Participants needed for community trauma support

By Eden Hynninen THE KILMORE Community Emergency Support Team are calling for participants to join in a discussion on community trauma at a workshop on July 31. CEST coordinator Paddy Devine hopes...

CWA unites to support regional patients

By Eden HynninenThe Country Women’s Association Central Highlands Group has raised close to $5500 to support family accommodation for regional patients at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne. The group made a...

Burn compensation sought

By Eden HynninenA Lancefield family will take legal action against the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning after failing to receive compensation for the damage caused to...

Wandong’s organic farm

For Holly Kendall, it was no surprise that her love of fresh produce and animals would lead her to owning her own organic farm in the rolling hills of Wandong.After taking over...

Aged care woes

By Evelyn LeckieThe Federal Government’s aged care reforms are causing concern for City of Whittlesea councillors as they grapple with the uncertain future of subsidised aged...

Upgrades for Gisborne paramedics

As part of the State Budget’s $109 million funding for ambulance services, the Gisborne branch will receive upgrades with new facilities that will accommodate for more paramedics.Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas met...

Show some compassion

A groundswell of community support, including Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, is backing an Irish family's last ditch bid to call Australia home.The Hyde family has lived in...

Roadside birth in Doreen

By Evelyn LeckieWHEN First Constable Alana Olivieri noticed a car abruptly pulling over on Yan Yean Road in Doreen, she didn’t expect the...

Disability system delays cause frustration

Wallan’s Kym Puehringer-Head is frustrated by the lengthy delays in the National Disability Insurance Scheme that can help improve her husband’s quality of life.Mark Puehringer has Myotonic Dystrophy,...

Family denied residency

By Eden HynninenAN IRISH family from Seymour are at risk of being deported after their three-year-old son was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and considered a ‘burden’ on the health system.