From the Archives, The Mail/Advertiser July 22

Footscray Advertiser

July 23, 1975

Some doctors in the western suburbs were verbally blasted yesterday by Mr Ralph Willis, MHR. “Some doctors are using the introduction of Medibank to shamelessly exploit pensioners,” said Mr Willis, who is federal member for Gellibrand, a western suburbs electorate. He said he had been told that pensioner patients of some doctors were now being asked to pay cash before being treated.


Footscray Mail

July 24, 1985

About 30 laboratory staff at four oil company plants in the west are at the centre of Victoria’s current petrol crisis. Early last week they introduced a ban on the quality testing of petroleum products, which include motor spirit, diesel oil, aviation gasoline, jet fuel and fuel oil.


Williamstown Advertiser

July 24, 1985

Voters will be subjected to an election fraud at the Williamstown council elections on 3 August, the three Centre Ward councillors said last week. Councillors Don Joiner, Hans Paas and Charles Bates have questioned the sincerity of their ALP opponents, who have swapped from the North to Centre Wards. Cr Bates said it was part of the ALP’s “sham campaign” and an insult to the intelligence of the Williamstown voters


Altona-Laverton Mail

July 19, 1995

A Laverton North family of eight is outraged at the state government’s plan to build a 600-bed private prison virtually on its doorstep – at Truganina on the Laverton North industrial estate. Ms Bernadette Aquilina, 18, said she feared family members would be ready-made hostages for escapees from the prison, which will include criminals with psycho-social disorders.