ARARAT Regional Business Association (ARBA) is excited about what the future holds for business owners and operators in the region.For the hole story, click below.
The Ararat Regional Business Association wish to show our support to the petition and support the large number of politicians and local groups who have documented their views on the reduction of staff of the Ararat Advertiser and Stawell Times News. These newspapers are the main communication medium for these regions and removing the local journalist support means that our local newspaper will about as local as the Herald Sun. Local business rely on the paper to let locals know what is available, as well as promoting special events such as crazy day sales. Having journalists and photographers operating out of Horsham will mean that a large number of local events will not be reported on due to the distance from the papers base location. It also means that those people who have hoped to have a career in journalism now have less options and locations to gain employment or experience. This is another example of larger regional centres being supported at the expense of the smaller regions.