Residents of the Ararat community are furious over Mayor Glenda McLean’s position on council after she went walkabout, starting a full-time job interstate. A motion of no confidence towards Mayor Glenda McLean was carried at Tuesday’s meeting along with a majority vote for her to resign. McLean has been making headlines throughout the last week after she mysteriously vanished from the Ararat area. She was later … Continue reading Ararat Council Crisis
For me, Australia Day has been spent in the town of Port Fairy for the last number of years and this year was no different. I’m not sure what started the annual trip but it was a great way to finish the school holidays this year. I wanted to share my favourite things about the little town of Port Fairy and its tourist attractions, restaurants, … Continue reading Australia Day in Port Fairy
Ararat College sent a group of 8 students on the trip of a lifetime late last year. The students who were in Year 11 and 12, visited Nepal for 3 weeks, building a new school facility, exploring the capital and trekking through the Annapurna region. The trip organised by Antipodeans, an Australian and New Zealand based company was a first for Ararat College. An information … Continue reading Ararat College students experience the trip of a lifetime
Is Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull right about Victoria’s youth crime issue? Last week Victoria Police Superintendent Therese Fitzgerald, denied that Victoria had an African gang crime problem but today a press conference was held with a totally different understanding. The Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton actually said the opposite, “These young thugs, young criminals… are acting like street gangs.” With the police lacking consistency with … Continue reading Is Malcolm Turnbull right about Victoria’s youth crime issue?
I spoke with the Wimmera Mail-Times about my role in the Victorian Youth Congress. Check it out! http://www.mailtimes.com.au/story/5120084/jack-ward-gives-regional-youth-a-voice-in-government/?cs=22 Continue reading My role in the Victorian Youth Congress – Wimmera Mail-Times
The Ararat community has been shocked within the last 48 hours due to a horrific fire, which has turned half of Ararat West Primary school into ashes. At 1:30am Saturday morning, emergency services were called to the primary school and battled the fire, but sadly the entire Grade 3-6 learning community was completely destroyed. I was a student at Ararat West during my primary school … Continue reading Ararat West P.S Community Devastated