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Rural fire alert Lara Fire Brigade captain Roger Buckle, far left, Mik Cole, Julia Ferguson, Darrel Glessing, Doug Wilson, Marc McDowell, David Love, and Josh McNamara were all set to respond to this week's high fire danger threat. The CFA firefighters are urging Lara residents to be more vigilant about grass and bushfire risks on the fringe of their ever-expanding township this summer. Brigade members will run a mobile community meeting for new arrivals in the Mazeene Estate on February 2. Full story Page 3. (Rebecca Hosking).

AIRPORT’S DEMAND IS ON RISE PAGE 7

STUDENTS GO BACK TO SCHOOL PAGE 22

Victim pleas for disability pension

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Teesdale crash victim Krystle McGrane has accused Centrelink of leaving her out in the cold by refusing her disability payments. "All I want from them is the payment I believe I'm entitled to," she told the Indy. Ms McGrane has complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), which occurred as a result of severe spinal injuries she sustained in two crashes. The former dental nurse was driving to work on Midland Hwy on 6 October, 2014, when a car stopped suddenly in front of her. Continued page 2

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Geelong Indy - 18th January 2019  

Geelong Indy - 18th January 2019