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Geelong, Australia Newswire

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  1. Man whose rental property was trashed and damaged by tenants who...Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    Man whose rental property was trashed and damaged by tenants who turned it into a 'cannabis crop house' is shocked when his neighbours agree to help repair the house A group of Victorian trade workers are out to help a man who found his investment property trashed and turned into a drug-den by previous tenants. Trent Lister, 29, had a bill 'estimated in the thousands' and was facing bankruptcy after his house was turned into a 'cannabis crop house,' reported the ABC .

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  2. Keen eye, steady hand earns teen third titleRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Warrnambool Standard

    Teenage Terang College marksman James Hayden has claimed his third-consecutive Victorian Clay Target Association south-west zone schools championship. WINNER: Terang shooter James Hayden took out the Victorian Clay Target Association south-west zone schools' competition for a third-consecutive year.

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  3. Bendigo going the distance to lead health volunteersRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Bendigo Advertiser

    Bendio Health's volunteers are often overlooked despite their crucial role, but in an Australian first, hospital volunteering managers will get key lessons in leadership thanks to a Bendigo initiative. A conference spearheaded by manager of volunteering services for Bendigo Health Sharon Walsh and her Barwon counterpart will highlight the crucial role of volunteers in the health system.

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  4. Australians who made the grade in the NFL and those who failedRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Age

    On the back of Jarryd Hayne's blistering start to his bid for an NFL contract, we take a look at the Australians who have cut the mustard in American football and those who weren't so fortunate. No.9 Colin Ridgway - The pioneer who blazed the trail for Australians in the American game.

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  5. Australia plans to standardize, upgrade freight networkRead the original story

    Yesterday | World-Grain

    Australia committed A$416 million to standardize and upgrade the northern and western rail freight network in Australia, The Weekly Times reported on Aug. 26. The entire rollout of the project will upgrade 1,113km of rail lines, from Geelong to Mildura, Manangatang, Sea Lake and Murrayville. The Ouyen to Murrayville rail line - which some in the industry considered too costly to repair and convert to standard gauge - has been saved in the new plan.

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  6. AFL club membership grows, but three clubs dropped offRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Age

    The number of club memberships in the AFL has grown by more than 30,000 on 2014's figures, to 836,136 around Australia, a figure which will surely please the league. But while the news was similarly positive for 15 clubs, who grew their membership numbers, the news was not so good for Collingwood, Carlton and Adelaide.

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  7. Health Alert (Australia) - August 24, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | JD Supra

    The Supreme Court heard an appeal from a determination of the Coroner Court of Victoria not to conduct an inquest into the death of Mr Johannes Steenvoorden. The Coroner had refused the appellant's request to hold an inquest.

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  8. Becoming accountable and 'the last time' - comedian Greg Fleet on tragedy and addictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    Struggling with loss and drug addiction has given Greg Fleet comic material and tough times but reveals that parenthood and 'the last time' have let him reflect on a life of highs and lows. LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: For 30 years, well-known comedian and actor Greg Fleet has struggled with a ferocious drug addiction.

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  9. Victorian Liberals expect to recover $450,000 from former state directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | ABC News

    The Victorian Liberal Party expects to recoup at least $450,000 from disgraced former state director Damien Mantach, who is understood to have sold his share portfolio. The money, raised through donations and other fundraising, was meant to be spent on last year's Victorian election, which saw the Liberal-National Coalition government lose office after just one term.

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  10. Call to expose public servantRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | The Courier

    PLEASE EXPLAIN: Former deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer has called for one senior public servant to explain their decision making about a section of the Regional Rail Link. Picture: Kate Healy.

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  11. One dead in two-car crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 22 | NEWS.com.au

    CABINET minister Mathias Cormann has demanded Opposition Leader Bill Shorten pull unions into line and stop a "racist, dog-whistling" campaign against Australia's trade deal with China. FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop says Australia is seeking legal advice on whether it will join air strikes in Syria against ISIS.

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  12. Tex stars as Crows surge towards finalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 22 | The Mercury

    ADELAIDE can do no wrong in its march to the finals and should the Crows get there they'll have both a ruthless streak and a bag of party tricks to unleash on the opposition. Saturday night's 87-point win over Brisbane, which followed their 112-point dismantling of the Bombers, was made even sweeter by Geelong drawing with St Kilda meaning they now have one foot in the finals with two games remaining.

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  13. It's the year of the Dog, but 'Macca' should take a bowRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 22 | Sydney Morning Herald

    This time last year his Western Bulldogs had seemingly struggled through another season, finishing 14th. McCartney had been at the helm for three years, having undertaken the daunting task of turning around a notoriously unsuccessful club.

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  14. Opening of new church at VatuadovaRead the original story

    Friday Aug 21 | Babasiga

    Peceli and I wanted to attend but medical issues meant we couldn't attend. The family took photos and posted them on the Vatuadova Church group so I copied some for reposting.

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  15. Open Forum: August 22, 2015Read the original story

    Friday Aug 21 | Catallaxy

    Independent [!] Senator Jacqui Lambie has extracted a pledge of $200,000 for a feasibility study into a fast cat service between Burnie and Geelong - if Opposition Leader Bill Shorten he [ sic ] wins the next election. "Unlike Prime Minister Abbott, Bill Shorten makes sure that he meets regularly with me - so yesterday I took the opportunity to ask if he'd support a feasibility study," the Burnie-based MP said today.

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  16. Expert backs Hughi 1 2i 1 2s AFL switchRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | The Mercury

    The 23-year-old was just a month into a three-year deal and looks set to join the Adelaide Crows as a category B rookie, joining fellow Tasmanian basketballer Jack Osborn on the Crows rookie list. A KEY Liberal says he told party chiefs that Damien Mantach had been forced to resign over credit card abuse but they still gave him a job.

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  17. Ex-college basketball player to make history Down UnderRead the original story

    Friday Aug 21 | Boston Herald

    Jason Holmes will make a bit of American sporting history this weekend, when he becomes the first U.S. born-and-raised player to compete at the top level of Australian rules football. The former Morehead State basketball player, and brother of Oakland Raiders wide receiver Andre Holmes, has been included in the squad for the St. Kilda team to play against Geelong on Sunday in the Australian Football League.

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  18. Trailblazer Holmes stakes American flag in AustraliaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | Channelnewsasia.com

    MELBOURNE: Former college basketballer Jason Holmes will become the first born-and-bred American to play top-flight Australian Rules when he takes the field for Melbourne team St Kilda on Saturday. The 2.03m Chicago native and brother of Andre Holmes, a wide receiver for NFL team Oakland Raiders, will make his Australian Football League debut against Geelong two years after being signed as an international rookie by the Saints.

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  19. Australia's native football code goes truly international with first American set to make AFL debutRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 20 | Xinhuanet

    A sportsman born and raised in the United States will become the first American to play in Australia's elite football competition, the Australian Football League . Jason Holmes, who grew up in Chicago, Illinois, will make his AFL debut on Saturday for St Kilda at Etihad Stadium against Geelong, becoming the first American athlete to play in the Australia's professional football league.

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  20. St Kilda's Holmes relishing AFL careerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | The Age

    Less than three years after switching to Australian Rules, the 25-year-old St Kilda ruckman will make his AFL debut on Saturday night against Geelong. "It's one of the dreams they sell us when they try to get Americans over here," Holmes said of his trailblazing.

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