FROM THE ARCHIVES
Star Weekly looks back through the pages of our predecessor, The Advocate
40 years ago
July 28, 1976
Public opposition is erupting against state government proposals to transfer the Newmarket saleyards to Derrimut. A public meeting of the Western Region Environment Centre last week formed a Sunshine Action Committee to co-ordinate resident action against the stockyards.
30 years ago
July 30, 1986
The state government has confirmed its pledge to spend $10-$15 million over the next five years to build a series of education institutes in the west. In parliament last week Premier John Cain, replying to a question from the member for Derrimut, David Cunningham, said the government will be building campus core sites in St Albans, Melton, Werribee and Sydenham. …
20 years ago
July 31, 1996
Conflicting eye witness evidence gave a dramatic start to the committal hearing this week of a 16-year-old girl charged with murder. Two eyewitnesses said they saw Maidstone man Michael Sheeran, 19, killed on February 2 at Footscray Terrace in Gordon Street. But they disputed exactly where Sheeran was stabbed and who was in the area at the time.
10 years ago
August 1, 2006
A blazing row over depraved video material erupted late last week between Brimbank mayor Natalie Suleyman and the Sunshine Residents and Ratepayers Association. Cr Suleyman said she was the target of a visual clip displayed on the SunRAA website last Wednesday showing a female kicking one of two semi-naked males in the groin.