• Laura Michell

    Laura Michell reports on news, people and events for the Northern Star Weekly. lmichell@starweekly.com.au


    Articles by Laura Michell

    Crime on the rise

    Brimbank’s crime rate has risen by 9 per cent in the 12…

    Flu cases top 500

    More than 500 Brimbank residents have been diagnosed with the flu so…

    Dance school on pointe

    A dream of teaching a new generation of dancers has paid off…

    Young at heart

    Julie Zapasa believes everyone can learn  new things about themselves and the …

    Explore the creek

    Jack Nunn is on a mission to better educate the community about…

    Up in smoke

    Brimbank and Melton have the highest smoking rates in the west, new…

    Reward offered for St Albans cold case

    Police are offering a $1 million reward in a bid to solve…

    Charges follow crime spree

    A man has been charged over a series of alleged home invasions…

    Bad start to flu season

    Almost as many Brimbank residents have been diagnosed with the flu in…

    Pressing need for print

    Two Sunshine artists are on a mission to teach more people about…

    Jail for one punch attacker

    A man who punched a stranger in an “unprovoked” and “random” attack…

    Attempted carjacking

    A man has been charged following an alleged attempted carjacking in Taylors…

    Brimbank rent crisis

    Vulnerable Brimbank residents are facing a housing crisis. A new report highlighting…

    Sports club on a roll

    A western suburbs club that provides athletes with intellectual disabilities opportunities for…

    Cash boost for youth

    A program aimed at keeping Brimbank’s youth out of the justice system…
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