About Max O'Driscoll

Max O'Driscoll is early in his journalism career having spent most of 2021 working with a local newspaper in the Yass Valley.

Originally from Melbourne, he is nearing completion of his double degree in Business and Media Communications at Monash University.

Max loves his sport, particularly AFL and cricket, and enjoys all types of music.

Want to get in touch? You can reach out to Max at [email protected]

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No reprieve in sight for Bombala aged care facility
Hopes the Federal Government would step in to save Currawarna Residential Aged Care Centre have been dashed, according to Federal Member for Eden-Monaro Kristy McBain. Ms McBain has tabled a petition with 947 signatures and 242 letters from the Bombala community and surrounds, who she said "are sick of the rhetoric of this government". "They looked to the government for support,...
Pennie Scott looking to bring Independent thinking to the Riverina
Pennie Scott has held many roles throughout her life. A mother of five sons, a farmer,  an academic, the founding editor of a Wagga newspaper and much more. However years of disenchantment with the Federal Government, particularly with her local member Michael McCormack, has set Ms Scott's sights on something new; she wants to be the next Member for Riverina....
Queanbeyan to receive $5 million veterans wellbeing centre should Labor win
Labor has committed to delivering a new $5 million Veteran Wellbeing Centre in Queanbeyan should they win the upcoming federal election. Federal Member for Eden-Monaro Kristy McBain said the new centre would bring much-needed support to about 18,000 veterans and their families in the Eden-Monaro and surrounding electorates while also supporting other first responder groups. “The key to the new...
Reports landowners have been informed of Transgrid’s preferred HumeLink route
Online reports from impacted landowners suggest Transgrid has its sights set on the Tumut North route for its HumeLink project. The reports follow the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) plan for 2022, which revealed the total project cost had swelled from $1.3 billion to $3.5 billion in two years. An impacted resident revealed the news in a post on the HumeLink...
Councils should take charge on climate change says Wagga climate groups
It's often an issue reserved for the upper levels of government, but climate-focused groups in Wagga Wagga believe their local council should be doing more to support the community reaching net-zero emissions. Climate Rescue of Wagga Wagga Inc (CROW), Climate Action Wagga (CAW) and Wagga Wagga Fridays for Future called for Wagga Wagga City Council to "ambitiously support community net-zero emissions"...
Michael Organ hopes to overcome the odds a second time and win the Riverina
Nearly 20 years ago Michael Organ achieved the seemingly impossible. The Federal seat of Cunningham had been held by the Labor party for 49 years when its then member Dr Stephen Martin unexpectedly resigned, triggering a by-election. Believing it was a safe Labor seat, the Liberal Party did not offer a candidate. But the people of Cunningham, disenchanted with Labor...
Building company refutes claims it ripped off South Coast customers after licence cancelled
South Coast homeowners with houses ravaged by the devastating Black Summer bushfires have been "ripped off by dodgy or incomplete work" by building company Atomic 6, according to NSW Fair Trading. However, Atomic 6 director Andrew Lennox has refuted the claims outright. A Bega Valley Shire Council representative explained that Atomic 6 approached the council for approval to erect moveable...
Gundagai’s Criterion Hotel sells for more than $6 million
Gundagai's iconic Criterion Hotel has sold for more than $6 million in what is believed to be the record price for a regional hotel with 10 or less gaming machines. Outgoing publican David Hindmarsh leaves the Gundagai favourite after 20 years with an average level of trade per week of more than $60,000. A new conglomerate called the 'Lance Investments...
Same suburb, same postcode, different schools: Jerrabomberra heights students pushed out in re-zoning
A recent NSW Department of Education zone reshuffling means pre-primary aged children north of the Edwin Land Parkway can no longer enrol at Jerrambomberra Public School and no children in this location will be able to enrol at Jerrambomberra High School when it opens in 2023. In the area known as "the heights and north terrace", families are now encouraged to...
Old Wagga Ambulance Station to be returned to its rightful owners
The old Wagga Wagga Ambulance Station will be returned to the community after Wagga Wagga City Council recently announced it had reached an agreement with the NSW Government. The Johnson Street premises was paid for by the local community more than 90 years ago and then gifted to the NSW Ambulance Service, according Wagga Wagga Mayor Dallas Tout. The station...
Man refused bail following Batemans Bay tomahawk attack
An 18-year-old man has been refused bail after being charged with allegedly wounding another man with a tomahawk in Batemans Bay on Tuesday (22 March). At approximately 10:15 pm on Tuesday, emergency services attended a Beach Road, Surf Beach home following reports of a domestic violence incident between a man and a woman. Police allege the 18-year-old man attended the...
Strike at Queanbeyan and Karabar schools a ‘very disappointing’ disruption says Education Minister
The recent strikes at Queanbeyan and Karabar High Schools have been branded a "very disappointing" disruption to school operations by NSW Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell. On Tuesday last week (15 March), news broke that both Queanbeyan and Karabar High Schools had moved to a flexible learning arrangement due to a staffing shortage. It was an arrangement...
Logan Collins plans to represent the regions for many years to come
Representing Cootamundra-Gundagai at only 18 years of age, Logan Collins is believed to be the youngest councillor ever elected in New South Wales. Born in Sydney but considering himself a Cootamundra boy after moving to the region aged three, Logan says the drive to get involved in local politics came from wanting to follow his dreams and do what his...
Convoy to Canberra protester and former Eurobodalla mayor warns: ‘this is not going away’
Convoy to Canberra protester and former mayor of Eurobodalla Shire Liz Innes has warned that the protests are "not going away" as protesting activity starts to pick up across the ACT. Her revelation comes as police investigate a confrontation between a bus and a number of Convoy to Canberra protesters at around midday on Tuesday (22 March). Ms Innes said...
Fresh misconduct allegation against councillor Rod Kendall invokes historic investigation
Wagga Wagga City Council has reported long-time councillor Rod Kendall to the Office of Local Government for his failure to declare a conflict of interest when voting on a development application at a February council meeting. The development application was for a small building for the Plymouth Brethren Church community in Lake Albert. It is alleged Cr Kendall had a...
Are we about to witness our third La Niña season in a row?
While past its peak, La Niña is likely to continue deep into autumn with stronger than average trade winds in the western Pacific. With the climate driver lingering, there is now potential that it could reach the winter months and even beyond to make it the third successive La Niña season. According to the Vice-Chair for the Intergovernmental Panel on...