SCHOOL principals say governments must put children’s futures ahead of politics to secure a $24-million boost to Colac and district school funding.
THE success of former Colac footballer Joffy Simpkin at his new AFL club Hawthorn is no surprise to former Geelong teammate Joel Selwood.
COLAC multi-million-dollar poker machine habit is declining.
COLAC gamblers lost almost $175,000 more on the city’s pokie machines in the second half of 2012 compared with the first six months.
COLAC gamblers are losing more than $20,000 a day on the city’s pokie machines.
COLAC Otway Shire mayor Stephen Hart has labelled fellow councillors’ decision as “immoral and unethical” when they voted to allow more poker machines in Colac.
A GAMBLING support expert says Colac people who can least afford to lose money are blowing more than $600,000 a month on pokies.
COLAC’S love affair with poker machines is showing no signs of easing.
TWO Colac bowling clubs have joined a fight against proposed Federal Government poker machine reforms.
COLAC punters are spending more money at the pokies, with the city’s gaming machines guzzling $7.47 million last financial year.