Statement from the Mayor re: Facebook News Ban

Statement from Mayor

"Many members of the local Ballarat community rely on government and emergency sites to access critical information about services - including the pandemic, bushfires, health services, and numerous other things. To hold the community to ransom and block their access to critical government and other public sites, seems completely unnecessary and is, at best, irresponsible.

We hope access to these sites is restored as soon as possible. In the meantime, residents can access updates through other social media channels, via our website, or by contacting our services directly."

Mayor Daniel Moloney