In order to avoid ever settling for a career path, Jon adds 'political columnist' to residential support for people with a disability, sound engineering, welfare, office administrator and politics.
Jon played a key role in organising the first Walk Against Warming in Ballarat, probably just to make some new friends and give concerned layabouts something to do.
Somewhat annoyingly if you're unlucky enough to have a conversation with him, Jon sees politics in everything from food and music to waste and recycling. Expect content relevant to the local community with a political edge and make sure you comment and criticise: we're relying on you for some balance.
TBI columnist Jon Stanger embedded himself with Ballarat Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions (BREAZE) volunteers as they doorknocked Ballarat households seeking residents' views on renewable energy.
Jon talked with BREAZE spokesperson and volunteer Maggie Towers about the campaign and how she
Federal Member for Ballarat Catherine King has refused to take a stance on how revenue raised from a proposed price on carbon should be spent.
Kate and Will's royal wedding has certainly revived interest in the monarchy, but Catherine King hasn't given regional climate change campaigners any royal
Everything in life is political, like it or not. This is particularly evident in the kitchen, which can provide us with analogies for other parts of our lives and even traditional politics as we know it. There's no escaping it, politics is in your choice of toilet paper and office paper, which elect
Some people don't like wind turbines, but a little known secret about the health benefits of living near wind turbines has been revealed. You'd need to dredge through court transcripts to discover the latest health tip, but here at The Ballarat Independent we care about your health so we've done jus
It may have been a cold and rainy day in Ballarat, but the fires of creativity were burning at Babushka Bar on Saturday 10 April. Babushka Bar is a new addition to Ballarat, replacing Bar Saloon Bar on Hummfray St North.
Starting with a highly anticipated exhibition opening for Ron McKeegan's visua
If you've read articles by Brendan Gullifer in The Ballarat Courier on wind energy, you would be forgiven for thinking that wind turbines are making people sick, dropping property prices and dividing communities. However there are questions emerging about what causes the biggest impact on people. Ar
Years ago, when I'd first moved to Ballarat, I liked The Courier, didn't have anything against it. It seemed to keep me in touch with what was happening around town and in the region and as a new resident that was quite helpful.
I've even subscribed to The Courier at times and read it most days wit