Bendigo

Bendigo mum Jayde Poole found not guilty of baby daughter's manslaughter

Mark Russell Bendigo mother Jayde Poole has been found not guilty of the manslaughter of her infant daughter.

A moment forgotten ends in tragedy for Bendigo mother Jayde Poole

Jayde Poole

Mark Russell It was a hot afternoon in Bendigo when Jayde Poole decided to give her six-year-old son a treat because she was worried he was feeling neglected.

Bendigo mother Jayde Poole accused of criminal negligence of infant daughter who died in hot car

Jayde Poole

Riahn Smith A Supreme Court jury has been asked to decide whether a Bendigo mother whose baby daughter died after being left in a hot car was criminally negligent.

Bendigo mosque fight to go to VCAT

Police were called in to maintain order amid protests against the proposed mosque at a Bendigo council meeting in June.

EMMA-JAYNE SCHENK A practice day hearing date has been set for the Bendigo mosque Victorian planning tribunal case.

Bendigo woman behind anti-mosque Facebook page loses bid to stay anonymous

Police were called in to maintain order at the City of Greater Bendigo council meeting which saw locals vote against the approval of a mosque to be built in the town.

Chris Johnston A Bendigo businesswoman behind a vehement anti-mosque Facebook page has lost a tribunal bid to stay anonymous.

Bendigo cab driver who raped passenger jailed for 10 years

Robert McNeil Byrnes.

Adam Cooper A taxi driver who raped a passenger against the boot of his cab has been jailed for more than 10 years.

Why an Occupy Melbourne website is attacking the Bendigo mosque

Police were called in to maintain order at the City of Greater Bendigo council meeting which saw locals vote against the approval of a mosque to be built in the town.

Rania Spooner A handful of activists are operating a website under the banner of the collapsed anti-capitalist movement Occupy Melbourne to launch bizarre attacks on Islam and the plan for Bendigo’s first...

Anti-Islam lobby group funds mosque fight in Bendigo

Mike Holt

Chris Johnston A far-right, anti-Islam lobby group in Queensland has given up to $10,000 to opponents of the Bendigo mosque to help their campaign.

Bendigo mosque a cause celebre for right-wing outsiders

Chris Johnston The sinister black balloons started appearing in Bendigo in May. Then 10 days ago, a cluster of them were tied to the home and business of a local councillor who supports the building of a...

Geelong-Ballarat-Bendigo train ride aims to revive regional rail

Rail  campaigners Noel Laidlaw and Scott Ramsay at the Carisbrook train station.

Adam Carey The railway line between Maryborough and Castlemaine turns 140 this year and parts of it look every day of it.

Q Society spreading anti-mosque message in Bendigo

Black balloons

Patrick Hatch The anti-Islam group that brought controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders to Australia held a meeting in Bendigo to advise residents how to campaign against the building of a mosque there.

Anti-Islamic and right wing groups driving Bendigo anti-mosque push

Mike Holt

Aisha Dow and Rania Spooner Bendigo has become a rallying point for a loosely affiliated network of right-wing and anti-Islamic groups providing cash and support for the fight to block the city's first mosque.

Fear and loathing in Bendigo over multi-million dollar mosque

An artist's impression of the proposed mosque for East Bendigo.

Aisha Dow and Emma Schenk A $3 million mosque has been approved in East Bendigo amid fury from a group of residents who demanded to know what “safety measures” had been taken to prevent a terrorist attack in the...

Comments 190

Legal challenge looms over Bendigo mosque plan

Richard Willingham, Steve Lillebuen, Aisha Dow Controversial plans to build a $3 million mosque in East Bendigo could be heading to a legal challenge as community fears are inflamed on both sides of the debate.

Bendigo mosque: councillor backs her comments

Protesters at the Bendigo meeting.

Emma-Jayne Schenk Bendigo leaders say they will not tolerate bigotry, especially from fellow community representatives, as councillor Elise Chapman remained steadfast in her comments about not "being a fan" of Islam.

Bendigo councillor Elise Chapman says she is 'not a fan of Islam'

Elise Chapman Bendigo mosque

Emma-Jayne Schenk City of Greater Bendigo councillor Elise Chapman says she does not have a problem with Muslims praying in Bendigo, but could not list a location she deems appropriate for a mosque.

Bendigo's gold-rush era stock exchange goes on the block

Phil DeAraugo

Darren Gray It was so grand in its gold-rush heyday that some of the paint used on the iron lacework contained flecks of real gold.

Bendigo man charged over fatal car crash

Tammy Mills A Bendigo man charged on Thursday with the death of an elderly man in a crash near Swan Hill in Victoria's north-west last year.

Harley Hicks jailed for life for Bendigo murder of baby Zayden Veal-Whitting

Harley Hicks

Nicole Ferrie A 21-year-old man has been jailed for life for the brtual and "evil" killing of a 10 month-old baby in his Bendigo home two years ago.

Bendigo Bank claims $1.5m from Crown for stolen funds

Crown logo.

Jason Dowling Crown Casino could face a $1.5 million bill if it is found to have known - or should have known - that a former bank employee was ''unlikely to have gained access to the sorts of funds she expended...