Michael Dwyer Ballarat’s Festival of Slow Music unplugs and demystifies some surprising collaborators, writes Michael Dwyer.
David Wroe Defence is investigating fresh claims of sexual hazing rituals aboard a Navy warship even as it grapples with how to punish perpetrators in the most recent public hazing episode.
Fiona Henderson and Aisha Dow A rare 1585 'Breeches Bible' has been literally stumbled upon at the Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute.
David Wroe A navy frigate used to intercept and rescue asylum-seeker vessels to Australia's north is at the centre of a military investigation into bizarre hazing rituals carried out on young sailors.
Nino Bucci and Bridie Smith Homes near Ballarat were destroyed and seven people treated in hospital after an out-of-control grass fire swept through Snake Valley on Tuesday night
David Ellery The good burghers of Ballarat hope that now Kevin Rudd has given Julia Gillard some unstructured time she will be able to visit to unveil her statue on the Prime Ministers Walk.
Participants in the 2013 Bankstown to Ballarat Bash gather at Greenacre before their 10 day journey travelling over 4,000 kms ending up in Ballarat.
Karlis Salna A Victorian man who has been detained in Bali allegedly carrying a large quantity of drugs could face the death penalty.
Special Promotion: The University of Ballarat brought Telstra on board to do an ICT assessment across both the staff and student bodies at the university.
Tammy Mills Police officers in regional Victoria have been forced to investigate colleagues over allegations of offences including assault and drink-driving in an "inherently conflicted" process that is causing...
Ian Kenins The concept may be from an era long gone but, with a few mergers along the way, brass and pipe bands continue to flourish in some areas reports Ian Kenins.
Tim Barlass There was a beer famine in Wonthaggi in Victoria. Newcastle coal trade was ‘'exceptionally brisk'’ but tomato crops in Bathurst were mostly a failure.
Henrietta Cook, Jane Lee Victim support groups and philanthropists say the Napthine government is taking too long to implement recommendations for preventing child abuse from a state inquiry.
Kath Dolan It has been a late bloom for this potter, who only got serious about the craft in her late 40s.
John Elder The appointment of more female bishops and priests - and a series of high-profile clashes with the Abbott government - are likely to follow the appointment on Saturday of Melbourne's Archbishop, Dr...
The Queen's Birthday honours list features Australians from all walks of life - from the state's top judge to a Fairy called Sparkle. The Herald spoke to some of the recipients.
A full list of the 738 Australians named in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.
The navy has charged four sailors following allegations of hazing rituals that allegedly occurred aboard HMAS Ballarat in 2011.
Michael Green With climate change tipped to cause more fires, floods and heatwaves, big business is joining science in calling for increased spending on disaster prevention.
David Wroe Australia's military is facing greater challenges to keep ahead of expanding powers in the neighbourhood as it tries to protect trade routes vital to the lifeblood of the economy, Chief of the...