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‘Despicable behaviour’ – Magistrate

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) A New South Wales father of two appeared in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court to plead guilty to sending...

Undiagnosed mental health issue causes burnout

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) “Get out of bed, find a job and pull your weight,” were the words Magistrate Gregory Robinson said to...

Combatting road trauma

By Meg Kennedy Speeding was the highest road offence committed in Moorabool, following a state-wide Victoria Police operation to reduce road trauma. Operation Argus, which ran...

New leader puts people first

By Meg Kennedy He once kicked a few goals in a VFL football career, now he plans to kick a few more as the new...

Interlock there for a reason

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) A woman appeared in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates court in hopes of having the interlock condition removed from her...

Law overrules Legislation

By Meg Kennedy He is a free man on appeal, after a guilty plea for ‘threats to kill’ and ‘assaulting’ a volunteer CFA emergency worker. On...

Lucky break for ‘unlicensed’ driver

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Year Swinburne Uni) Travelling 35km/h over the speed limit forced a man to lose his licence, but confusion with VicRoads saw his...

Crime does not pay

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) A search warrant at the home of a Bacchus Marsh man, uncovered stolen goods matching items lost in an...

Unlucky break with the wishbone

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) Giving a false name to police wasn’t the smartest idea a Creswick man had. Daniel Buckland appeared in the Bacchus...

Guilty plea for stealing fuel

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) Drug-related theft charges saw a 29-year old man appear before Magistrate John Doherty on Friday 9 August, where he...