The Standard
Wednesday, 28 February 2024
The building would be offered to other government agencies.
Katrina Lovell
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The couple couldn't get permission to marry before Ron was 21.
Katrina Lovell
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Lawyer says his client is capable of doing the right thing.
Jessica Howard
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Dealer protected man from being killed by 'major' drug kingpin: lawyer
Snake catcher finds baby reptile in Port Fairy home.
Monique Patterson
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This small tiger snake was found sunning itself in the Port Fairy Golf Club recently. Picture supplied
The high life comes with a big price tag, as these houses show.
Jemimah Clegg
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This stunning Elizabeth Bay property has sold for a reported $80 million. Pic: Supplied
Mardi Gras organisers have allowed police to join after talks.
Anna Houlahan
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NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb addresses media during a press conference in Sydney, Tuesday, February 27, 2024. Picture AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts
A man has been arrested over the alleged shooting.
Anna Houlahan
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NSW Police on Castlereagh Street in Sydney after a shooting on February 28, 2024. Police arrested a man while paramedics took the shot man to hospital. Picture AAP Image/Bianca De Marchi
Teen batter missed out on club's flag last season with injury.
Matt Hughes • 2hrs ago
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Annabelle Glossop, pictured in 2022, will play for the Geelong second grade women's side in its grand final. File picture
It was his third drug-driving offence in four months.
Jessica Howard
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'It was the genesis of change and excitement.'
Katrina Lovell
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'It was of its time': Former sporting hub became centre for radical change
'I find Cr Doukas' comments unenlightened to say the least.'
Jessica Greenan
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'Why would anyone do something as stupid as this?'
Jessica Howard
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Woman admits driving at high speed on winding road while on TikTok LIVE
The man posted his hunt to a public Facebook page.
Jessica Howard
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Unlicensed duck hunter caught illegally shooting protected species
There have been issues with wandering stock in the Bessiebelle district.
Andrew Thomson
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A black cow was killed in a collision with a utility near Bessiebelle on Tuesday night.
'To have another one come into the fleet, it's amazing.'
Jessica Greenan
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Warrnambool is expecting a top of 35 degrees.
Andrew Thomson
There was a massive rainbow over Warrnambool at 7.10am.
'I certainly sympathise ... but this is just not the best way.'
Jessica Greenan
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Keys were left in the vehicle when it was stolen at 6am Wednesday.
Andrew Thomson
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A 2003 Nissan Patrol, similar to this file image, was stolen from a Portland driveway on Wednesday morning.
The cat went missing from his Warrnambool driveway mid last week.
Andrew Thomson
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Missing black squash-face cat Ootie. A reward is being offered for his safe return.
Lenny Clark wants to open a centre to honour his late daughter.
Monique Patterson
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South-west elder Lenny Clarke will meet with Rob Hulls on Thursday to discuss his plans for an alternative to jail. Picture by Anthony Brady
Police say a number of witnesses ran to the woman's aid.
Jessica Howard
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Koroit premiership player ready for football next challenge.
Justine McCullagh-Beasy
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Former Koroit footballer Todd White has signed with VFL club Geelong. Picture by Arj Giese
'If you can't trust police, what is left in law and order?'
Jessica Howard
'You don't want to be standing in front of what's coming tomorrow.'
Monique Patterson
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Fire looms as the strike team Leigh Dwyer is part of heads to fight the blaze. Picture supplied
Latest News
Deaths 'struck a chord' as police conclude site search
Samantha Lock and Jack Gramenz • 43m ago
Flowers are being left in tribute to Jesse Baird and Luke Davies at the former's Paddington home. (Bianca De Marchi/AAP PHOTOS)
More residents leave as authorities renew dire warning
Callum Godde and Cassandra Morgan • 1hr ago
Crews are battling to contain the Bayindeen bushfire near Ballarat in Victoria. (HANDOUT/FOREST FIRE MANAGEMENT VICTORIA)
Asbestos tainted mulch might have been sent to school
Savannah Meacham and Laine Clark • 1hr ago
NuGrow Ipswich provided about 25 businesses with mulch that might contain the hazardous material. (Dan Himbrechts/AAP PHOTOS)

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More housing, healthcare and education is needed in the country.
Anna Houlahan
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The surprise tour starts in five days.
Anna McGuinness
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British DJ Fred again has announced shows in Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast in March 2024. Picture by Shutterstock
At the end of the path are two heaps of earth.
Steve Evans
The scene were police discovered two bodies, believed to be of Jesse Baird, 26, and Luke Davies, 29. Pictures Karleen Minney, Instagram
'We are overjoyed by the arrival of our little ray of sunshine.'
Anna McGuinness
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Miranda Kerr has welcomed her fourth son. Picture via Instagram/@mirandakerr
A spy ring specifically targeted politicians, academics and students while others had tried to hurt dissidents in Australia, the nation's top spy has revealed.
Dominic Giannini • 27m ago
ASIO chief Mike Burgess says a spy team from an unspecified country targeted Australia. (Mick Tsikas/AAP PHOTOS)
Teen batter missed out on club's flag last season with injury.
Matt Hughes • 2hrs ago
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Indoor Bowls Warrnambool summer season winners crowned.
George Draffen
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Heytesbury Honeys' Brett Mungean, Lara Mungean, Peter Baker and skipper Allen Armistead won the division one title. Picture supplied
Koroit premiership player ready for football next challenge.
Justine McCullagh-Beasy
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Former Koroit footballer Todd White has signed with VFL club Geelong. Picture by Arj Giese
Eye to the future as promising footballers take the next step.
Justine McCullagh-Beasy
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'He will be remembered for the great, caring person that he was'.
Melanie Dinjaski
Jesse Baird, inset, was a respected AFL umpire. Pictures Facebook, Gary Ramage
Joy spills over in Western District Playing Area midweek pennant.
Justine McCullagh-Beasy
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Timboon's division one and two premiership teams celebrate their grand final victories. Picture by Eddie Guerrero
Prominent Warrnambool businessman helping fundraiser.
Tim Auld
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Steve Callaghan has worked in the car industry for an extensive period. Picture by Anthony Brady
The javelin thrower is in training in FedUni's sports centre.
Melanie Whelan
Ballarat Olympian Kathryn Mitchell in training for a fourth Olympic bid in Federation University's high performance sports centre in Mount Helen on February 26, 2024. Picture by Adam Trafford
The high life comes with a big price tag, as these houses show.
Jemimah Clegg
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He's seen a big increase on what he paid for it.
Jade Lazarevic
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Ex-Silverchair star Daniel Johns has listed one of his properties in Merewether for auction with Chasse Ede at Presence Real Estate. Picture supplied
A combination of breathtaking ocean views in a beautiful home.
House of the Week
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The ultimate Warrnambool coastal residence
See the stunning before and after of the block now for sale.
Melissa Kehagias
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The top suburbs for bargain buys in every state revealed.
This three-bedder with a large garden in the Sydney suburb of Rosemeadow is on the market for $739,950. Pic Supplied
A guide to renovating, whether your budget is $5000 or $50,000.
Jemimah Clegg
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Sellers can fully renovate their kitchen and bathroom for between $50,000 and $70,000, one expert says. Picture supplied
It's the first NYE event in Koroit in more than 50 years.
Lillian Altman
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Some of the events running across the south-west for NYE.
Lillian Altman
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Spend New Year's Eve at Warrnambool's Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. Picture file
There will be two new rides to try out.
Lillian Altman
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Family Carnival on Tour operator Kristofer Verfurth in front of the dodgem cars ride in Warrnambool. Picture by Eddie Guerrero
Visitors flock to a south-west town for its festive creations.
Lillian Altman
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Tarrington residents Colin and Betty Huf with their award-winning German mulled wine and cheese platter hay bale display. Picture by Eddie Guerrero
'I think the show really encapsulates that'.
Lillian Altman
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An Irish dancing display in the Celtic Christmas show. Picture supplied
It's the first NYE event in Koroit in more than 50 years.
Lillian Altman
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Getting the word out about foundation.
Anthony Brady
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Jo Sinclair from the Crytal Lee Foundation. She is at the op shop in Koroit. Picture by Anthony Brady
Public asked to contribute to display.
Anthony Brady
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Port Fairy Historical Society president Margaret Whitehead. Picture by Anthony Brady
Beloved community man taking a step back.
Anthony Brady
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Bernie Murray is ready for his big milestone. Picture by Anthony Brady
Ceremony for new school facility.
Anthony Brady
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Staff, students and parents during the smoking ceremony at the opening of the new outdoor learning classroom at Koroit and District Primary School. Picture supplied
An exclusive tour of Tasmania, Flinders Island, and King Island.
Emma Brown
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The Red Cross buddy program supports people across the country.
Allie and Val just clicked from the moment they met. Picture supplied
It's amazing where this relaxing tour of New South Wales will take you.
Emma Brown
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CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope. Picture Shutterstock
Most pet owners would be horrified at the thought of their furry family members being without water when they need it but many say they're not sure how much water they need.
Rosie Ryan
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Dr Katrina Warren with her dog Chilli and cat Leo. Picture supplied
Take a look at the expectations from each team for the upcoming 2024 AFL season.
Take a look at the expectations from each team for the upcoming 2024 AFL season. Picture Shutterstock
Former Australian politician "sold out their country", the spy boss said.
Miriam Webber • 1hr ago
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This is a good-looking but bland Danish animated feature.
Ron Cerabona
There are moments that if handled more adroitly could have been deeply affecting. Picture: Rialto
Teen batter missed out on club's flag last season with injury.
Matt Hughes • 2hrs ago
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Annabelle Glossop, pictured in 2022, will play for the Geelong second grade women's side in its grand final. File picture
Moorabool had a 65 per cent boom in net migration, a report shows.
Ben Silvester
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People are flooding into Victoria's inner regions from Melbourne's outer fringes, but the government is planning for the majority of the state's growth to happen in those suburbs.
The couple couldn't get permission to marry before Ron was 21.
Katrina Lovell
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Ron and Carlyn Sproston are celebrating 60 years of marriage but only their 15th wedding anniversary having tied the knot on a leap year in 1964. Picture by Sean McKenna
Chances are your takeaway container is treated with PFAS.
John Hanscombe
Mental health should be of equal importance as physical health.
Carly Dober
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Federal Health Minister Mark Butler. Picture by Keegan Carroll
When did it stop being about modesty and all about flex appeal?
Denis Moriarty
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The folly of claiming to be perfect. Picture Shutterstock
Every dish is imaginative - even colourfully artistic.
Mal Chenu • 2hrs ago
Our duelling experts help you decide.
Amy Cooper and Mal Chenu
USA road trips showdown: West Coast v East Coast
It's great way to have a break and support local communities.
On the radar: Upcoming Australian festivals worth travelling for
Europe awaits, ready to weave its magic into the fabric of your memories.
The key places and dates to keep in mind for sakura-spotting.
Akash Arora
Ultimate guide to cherry blossoms in Japan: When and where to go in 2024
21 Carpenter hotel is housed in a former remittance house.
The city of Merlion, Raffles and Marina Bay Sands has a hot new star
Clever design and free inclusions make this a winner.
Kristie Kellahan
Japan can be super expensive, but not if you stay at this smart hotel
Plus, a report on where Australians are travelling in 2024.
This Victorian gem has just won the Aussie Town of the Year gong
Car Expert
It's looking more likely than ever the Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series V8 will be removed from sale in Australia. Here's why.
Scott Collie • 1hr ago
Nissan has redirected some of its energy into developing a moving children’s toy – in the name of road safety, of course.
Jordan Mulach
Nissan’s solution to stop children crying in cars
The Radar RD6, an electric ute from China's Geely, has received all-wheel drive, more power, and a new name: Horizon.
William Stopford
China's Radar electric ute gets all-wheel drive, more power
The new Ford Mustang isn’t due to launch in Australia until the second half of 2024, almost two years after it was first revealed.
Jordan Mulach
2024 Ford Mustang: Australian launch delayed again
Skoda is considering bringing a luxurious L&K variant of its Enyaq to Australia. The electric SUV range is due here in July.
William Stopford
Skoda Australia’s first electric car one step closer
The Senior
Think you're smarter than The Lightning Bolt? Find out all about the new Chaser in Australia.
Therese Murray
Proposed law changes to reduce financial elder abuse.
Eileen Wood
The Standing Council of Attorneys-General is looking into changes to financial Enduring Powers of Attorney. Picture Shutterstock
Persistence has paid off for veterans golfer Rita Gounder.
Rowan Cowley
Rita Gounder is Western Sydney Region Veteran Golf Association's ladies player of the year. Picture supplied
Stock & Land
Mapping of Campaspe's entire road network leads to weed fight.
Andrew Miller
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The organisation helps care for sick lambs and sheep before finding them a "forever home".
Bryce Eishold
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Lamb Care Australia president Robyn Cochrane founded the organisation in 2018 to help find orphaned lambs new homes, and says she is ready to help with the bushfires. Picture supplied
Watch and act warnings are still in place for surrounding towns.
Philippe Perez
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Incident controller for the Bayindeen fire Jarrod Hayse said authorities were still on high alert for dry, windy conditions into the afternoon. Picture by Lachlan Bence
Are Pizza Shapes even the best flavour of Shapes?
Karen Hardy
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The chef will cook with old friends and newcomers on his show.
Ron Cerabona
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 Art Simone joined Adam Liaw in the kitchen. Picture by Jiwon Kim
Ali & Gaby's quick tips for big wins in understanding your money
Ali and Gaby Rosenberg
How the real costs of buying your first property can add up