Geelong

Daniel Andrews wants to create 650 votes in Geelong

Daniel Andrews.

Josh Gordon It was a Freudian slip which spoke volumes.

Agribusiness

Bunge Australia plans to build new bulk-grain export terminal in Geelong

Export vision: An artist’s impression of Bunge’s planned bulk-grain export terminal at Geelong Port.

Darren Gray A new bulk-grain export terminal would be built at Geelong - Victoria's fourth such terminal - under a proposal revealed on Wednesday by grain marketer Bunge Australia.

Target announces job cuts in Geelong

Target's logo.

Nick Toscano Geelong has been dealt another round of job cuts as retail giant Target moves to outsource positions in its banking and finance sector.

One dead after car hits tree near Geelong

Nick Toscano A man is dead after crashing his car into a tree on the Bellarine Peninsula, south-west of Melbourne.

Focus

Alcoa's Point Henry aluminium smelter in Geelong prepares to close

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Tomorrow, it's all over at Alcoa. The last shipment of alumina unloaded from the pier, the fires extinguished in the furnace, smelting pots shut down and no more jobs for life.

Gunman jailed after terrifying Geelong supermarket hold-up

County Court

Mark Russell He had hoped to play  in the AFL but instead became a gunman who held up a Coles supermarket in Geelong, terrifying staff and customers.

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.

Labor promises to boost Melbourne-Geelong train service to 20-minute frequency on weekdays

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Steve Lillebuen Train services between Melbourne and Geelong could be ramped up to a 20-minute frequency during weekdays by hiring more drivers, Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews says.

Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons providing 'jobs for Liberal mates'

Darryn Lyons

Clay Lucas Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons is providing "jobs for his Liberal mates" while ignoring an employment crisis in his city, the union representing council workers says.

Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons to sell unapproved fire extinguishers

Chris Vedelago and Chris Zappone Colourful Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons is planning to sell a controversial new type of 'exploding' fire extinguisher that has not been safety tested or approved by Australian regulators.

Geelong's $2m Christmas display 'wrong message' for axed workers

Darryn Lyons

Caroline Zielinski Geelong council will spend $2 million on Christmas decorations and lighting after mayor Darryn Lyons overruled a vote for the funding details to be made public.

Geelong region one of the most 'economically vulnerable' in Australia: report

Ford.

Nick Toscano Geelong and Victoria's western region are among the most 'economically vulnerable' parts of the country, according to a report that warns the region’s woes may worsen following more...

Abalone farm purchase to boost jobs in Geelong

Great Southern Waters, abalone farm

Jared Lynch West Australian agribusiness outfit Craig Mostyn has bought an abalone farm in a deal worth $20 million that will offset recent job losses in Geelong.

Scammers target redundant Alcoa workers in Geelong

Caroline Zielinski Workers who recently lost their jobs in Geelong have been warned to watch out for door-knocking scammers.

Man shot in leg in East Geelong home invasion

Ambulance.

A Victorian man has suffered a minor gunshot wound during a home invasion.

Boa constrictor seized from Geelong residence

A boa constrictor that was seized from a Geelong house.

Tessa van der Riet Most wouldn't need to learn the lesson, but here it is: do not keep boa constrictors at home. 

Policewoman charged with assault after incident in Geelong

Rania Spooner A Victorian policewoman has been charged with assault and driving without a licence following an internal investigation.

Geelong's world gift

Darryn Lyons is among 121 city mayors on the longlist for the 2014 World Mayor Prize.

Geelong optimistic about jobs despite factory closures

24 June 2012.  AFR.  Alcoa Plant at Point Henry in Geelong.
Photograph by Arsineh Houspian.  +(61) 401 320 173.  arsineh@arsineh.com

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Clay Lucas It is an exodus on a scale not seen before in Victoria's second city: Ford, Qantas, Alcoa and perhaps Shell will all soon be gone.

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Analysis

Napthine, Geelong battle to stop the bleeding

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Josh Gordon The big risk - at least as the Napthine government sees it - is that the tsunami of depressing news for Geelong will bowl over consumer and business confidence, compounding the economic (read...