The Ballarat Courier has claimed the coveted Rural Press Club of Victoria Media Outlet of the Year title, beating off finalists The Warrnambool Standard, The Border Morning Mail and The Hamilton Spectator. The Courier, long the provider of news and information to the Ballarat region, had taken its coverage to new levels with its on-line and digital presence, said judging panel co-chairman Gareth Boreham.
Victorian journalists and photographers have taken out awards at today’s announcement of the Australian Star Prizes for Rural Writing, Broadcasting and Photography.
The candidates for the Federal seat of Mallee will have a critical final chance to sway public opinion in the southern part of the electorate at Monday night’s Mallee Rally in Horsham. A record 12 candidates, including 11 party representatives and an independent, will contest the seat. Public interest through the large electorate is high, with a new member to be elected following the retirement of long-time incumbent John Forrest and organisers are expecting a big crowd at the September 2 event. Mallee Rally 2013 – The Great Debate will be held from 7pm at Wesley Performing Arts Centre Horsham on September 2.