Hayley Elg, The Courier

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Past articles by Hayley:

'Impossible': Peter shares his struggle to find an affordable house

One man's struggle with homelessness has highlighted an ongoing issue in Ballarat and surrounding communities. Peter, which is not his real name, is well-dres... → Read More

How Tina has been let down by the justice system 'over and over again'

A Ballarat woman has courageously shared her story of years of family violence at the hands of a man who is soon set to be released from prison, leaving her i... → Read More

Kobie Parfitt murder case; all four defendants ask for permanent stay

The four people accused of murdering Ballarat mother Kobie Parfitt faced the Supreme Court on Friday morning. The court heard lawyers for Shannon Jeffrey, Ren... → Read More

Drug trade disrupted after police crack trafficking ring

The drug trade in Ballarat has been disrupted as a result of a protracted police investigation and the seizure of about half a million dollars' worth of drugs... → Read More

Donations fund health and safety boost for volunteer fireys

Generous donations from the black summer bushfires have gone towards new safety equipment for volunteer firefighters. Several years ago some volunteer Country... → Read More

'Worthwhile cause': Dig deep to help sick kids and fireys to reach fundraising milestone

Sebastopol Fire Brigade is hoping to reach a fundraising milestone this year, as it begins to rattle donation tins for its 45th year collecting for the Good F... → Read More

Man accused of assaulting woman applies for bail

A magistrate has sought further information before deciding whether a man accused of assaulting a woman should be granted bail. David Brewer, 48, faced the Ba... → Read More

Convicted sex offender buys gifts for Ballarat kids

A convicted sex offender who had ongoing contact with children and bought them gifts has dodged a prison sentence. Joseph Chalker, 35, was sentenced for four... → Read More

Man allegedly groped school crossing guard

A man who allegedly groped a school crossing guard's breasts and then failed to abide by his bail conditions has been remanded in custody. Matthew Howarth, 25... → Read More

Fire danger period to end in the Ballarat region next week

Firefighters have warned not to become complacent about the risk despite the fire danger period ending in Ballarat and surrounds next week. The Country Fire A... → Read More

Man granted bail following alleged assault on police officer

A man who allegedly punched a police officer in the head has been released from custody. Bailey McKenzie, 23, faced the Ballarat Magistrates' Court on Friday... → Read More

Meeting to be hosted to discuss alternatives to selling community hub

DAYLESFORD community members will soon convene a meeting to discuss alternative options to selling the infamous Rex building, which was long-touted to become... → Read More

Persistent offender to remain in prison

A man whose offending was described by a magistrate as "persistent and pre-meditated" has been sentenced to time in prison. Brent Maciejewski, 31, appeared vi... → Read More

Woman charged following alleged knife assault at Magpie

A woman has been granted bail after being charged over an alleged assault at Magpie this week. Casey Salmon, 36, faced court on Friday after being charged by... → Read More

Man flown to Melbourne hospital after serious crash

A man was flown to hospital in a critical condition following a serious crash on the outskirts of Ballarat early this morning. The single vehicle accident occ... → Read More

Magistrate considers 'significant risks' of letting mother-of-three out of jail

A woman will remain in custody while a magistrate determines if the risks associated with her release can be mitigated. Melissa Cairnes, 30, faced the Ballara... → Read More

Woman in custody following alleged aggravated burglary

A woman has been arrested after a male resident was injured in an altercation during an aggravated burglary early on Thursday. Police said a man and woman all... → Read More

Former Nomads member faces court after punching man at nightclub

A former member of an outlaw motorcycle gang who punched a man at a nightclub may receive a fine for his actions. Christopher Field, 39, appeared at the Balla... → Read More

Neighbourhood Policing initiative success in Ballarat

The recurrence of troublemakers around shopping centres and popular shopping strips are the latest target of a new policing initiative aimed at getting "back... → Read More

'Beggars belief': man breaks into police car park to steal car

A young man clambered over the fence of a secure police yard in an attempt to steal a car just weeks after being released from prison. Shamus Tuohy, aged 22,... → Read More