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Burn compensation sought

By Eden Hynninen A 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 their property, following a botched planned...

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 her small...

Aged care woes

By Evelyn Leckie The Federal Government’s aged care reforms are causing concern for City of Whittlesea councillors as they grapple with the uncertain future of subsidised aged care services. Councillors resolved to continue delivering 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 with Gisborne...

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 Australia for the past decade, making their...

Roadside birth in Doreen

By Evelyn Leckie WHEN First Constable Alana Olivieri noticed a car abruptly pulling over on Yan Yean Road in Doreen, she didn’t expect the events that followed. Const Olivieri, based at Whittlesea police station, was driving...

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, a condition that affects muscles and...

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. Christine and Tony Hyde came...

Council advocate for affordable housing

CITY of Whittlesea has labelled Australia’s housing system as ‘broken’ during their Everybody’s Home campaign launched on Thursday at a housing authority estate in Lalor. Mayor Lawrie Cox met with housing agency representatives, City of...

More support for children

Romsey mother Ashlea Rigby is irritated by the gaps and lengthy delays in health system support for her five-year-old son Joel who has a rare chromosomal syndrome. Joel, not long after birth, was diagnosed with...