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Friday 3 February 2017

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How State shafted our bid to host $5b project

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Ruth still serving it up Volunteer Ruth Christian, pictured with Jan McGowan, is pushing toward 30 years of feeding Geelong’s needy. But her labour of love is about more than “just the food”, she tells the Indy’s Luke Voogt. FULL STORY PAGE 7

Ex-Ford factory ‘was an option’ By Luke Voogt

CONTRADICTED: Wade Noonan. focus throughout the Land 400 selection process”. Continued page 5

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Two companies vying for a $5 billion defence contract are willing to work in Geelong but the Andrews Government wants them in Melbourne instead, they have told the Indy. Their interest in Geelong contrasts a statement from Victorian Industry Minister Wade Noonan that a disused Holden site at Fisherman’s Bend was the company’s “preferred Victorian location” if they won the Land 400 contract. Rheinmetall Defence Australia boss Andrew Fletcher said his company had no site preference but Geelong had been “an important


Geelong Indy - 03rd February 2017