MARIBYRNONG | HOBSONS BAY

Let us work, plead Iranian bridging visa holders

Two Iranian asylum seekers who fled to Australia via Indonesia are pleading to be allowed to work instead of living on federal government and...

Toyota Altona cuts 100 jobs at manufacturing plant

Up to 100 jobs will go from Toyota’s Altona manufacturing plant, it was announced yesterday. The car manufacturer, which employs 2500, blamed the voluntary redundancies...

Bans hit as council workers fight for fair deal

Maribyrnong council workers have launched industrial action following a breakdown in negotiations with management over a new workplace agreement. Workers claim their fight for a...

Health network to tackle worsening drug issues

A growing ‘ice’ problem gripping the western suburbs has prompted warnings of an epidemic by drug and alcohol experts. Ambulance call-outs for crystal methamphetamine across...

Footscray dog’s death prompts poison fears

A Footscray resident who believes her family’s pet dog was deliberately killed is warning pet owners to take extra care when walking their pets. Sonia...

‘Unconscionable’ in Footscray market dealings

The state government has been found to be “unconscionable” in its dealings with fresh fruit and vegetable wholesalers and growers as they negotiate their...

Kids get on board in bid for Yarraville high school

A giant board game unveiled on Monday is the latest volley in the fight for a local high school in the Yarraville area. Scores of...

Lights, camera … win for Footscray City College

A documentary exploring the lives of Sea Shepherd volunteers fighting to stop whaling in the Southern Ocean has won a film festival award. Footscray City...

Lights, camera … win for Footscray City College

A documentary exploring the lives of Sea Shepherd volunteers fighting to stop whaling in the Southern Ocean has won a film festival award. Footscray City...

Vietnamese fun, study for Footscray Primary School pupils

A group of Footscray Primary School pupils has touched down in Vietnam for a two-week study tour. Principal Philip Fox is leading the 19 year...

Excellence win for Vic Uni student

Victoria University student Tessa McLachlan has won the inaugural Todd Blake Student Award, presented to a VU student for excellence in the tourism, events...

Children ‘displaced’ over kindergarten rules

Concerns have been raised that three-year-olds have been “displaced” because of federal government regulations requiring kinders to provide 15 hours a week for four-year-olds. The...

Councillors go to top of the class

HOBSONS Bay councillors swapped their chambers for the classroom last week as they headed back to school for the Principal for a Day program. The...

SKY school review ‘flawed’

A COMMUNITY group pushing for the return of a high school to the Yarraville area is stepping up its campaign to mark its 10th...

Student numbers plummet after TAFE cuts

SAVAGE state government cuts to TAFE funding have forced steep drops in enrolments, figures released last week reveal.The Education Department’s 2013 Victorian Training Market...

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Artists and creatives in Hobsons Bay invited to be apart of...

Expression of Interest are open for artists who live in Hobsons bay to help deliver a creative project. As a part of Hobsons Bay COVID-19...