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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BOM warns heavy rain prediction could be upgraded to ‘life-threatening’ on South Coast
News
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued yet another severe weather warning, with more heavy rainfall and damaging winds expected to sweep through parts of the Capital region in coming days. The ACT, South Coast, Southern Tablelands, and Snowy Mountains all feature in the weather warning, however the South Coast remains the central area of concern after consistent heavy rain over...
Bombala community begins mission to save Currawarna Aged Care
Community
Helen Dracopolous is of Greek origin and ran Bombala's Cosmo's Cafe for decades. Peggy Wilton is a much-loved figure around town who worked at the local tab. Yvonne Murphy came to Bombala from England as a young nurse wanting to explore the world. She went on to work at Bombala Hospital and raised her family locally. Murray Garnock has Parkinson's...
Passionate pleas from the community lead to Queanbeyan Council denouncing the Tarago Incinerator
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After listening to passionate pleas from the community, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council has become the third local council to denounce Veolia's Woodlawn Advanced Energy Recovery Centre proposed for Tarago. The project, otherwise known as the Tarago Incinerator, is located about 30 km from Bungendore. At a QPRC-convened public meeting, councillors listened to an information report from council staff and speeches from...
Maxwell landowners to fight ‘chase for profits’ solar farm project just outside of Wagga
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Residents of Maxwell just outside of Wagga Wagga have been made aware of a Spanish company's plan to build a new solar farm in the small town. X-ELIO describes itself as a "global leader in the industry of renewable energy with a firm commitment to greenhouse gases reduction and the fight against climate change" and has released plans to construct...
Wagga MP calls for a separate rural health department
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A Wagga Wagga politician is calling for the creation of a new government department designed to tackle the unique medical challenges faced by people living in remote, rural and regional areas. Member for Wagga Wagga Dr Joe McGirr started the e-petition as he believes a rural health department could meet the health challenges faced by those living outside the major...
Goulburn council reignites hopes of a Wakefield Park resolution
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Goulburn Mulwaree Council will make a last-ditch push for conciliation in the Wakefield Park dispute in a bid to avoid the matter reaching the courts. This is despite general manager Warwick Bennett's prior assertion that even if common ground could be found, the matter would likely require court action. There has been ongoing tension between council and the raceway operators...
Potentially fatal Japanese encephalitis virus detected in six piggeries in NSW
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A small outbreak of the potentially fatal mosquito-borne Japanese encephalitis has been detected in piggeries across New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Six piggeries in NSW, one piggery in northern Victoria and one in Queensland have detected the virus in some of their pigs but at this stage, there are no known human cases. About 1 in 100 cases experience...
Pay tribute to the greats at Lake Jindabyne this Easter
Arts & Culture
The Beatles, Queen, U2, INXS, Fleetwood Mac and much, much more. It's the festival of dreams and it's coming to Lake Jindabyne on the Easter Weekend (16-17 April). No, this isn't heaven, This is Just a Tribute. The newest Snowy Mountains festival, dedicated to bringing back all the hits of old you know and love, through tribute acts. Organised by...
Wagga Boat Club praying for clear skies ahead of the return of the Flow Festival
Arts & Culture
The Wagga Wagga Boat Club is praying for good weather ahead of the return of its much-loved Flow Festival on Saturday 5 March. Organisers are "really excited to bring back" the event and showcase some of the Riverina's best musicians after last year's cancellation due to the pandemic. "It's one of the biggest events we've got because they close off the...
HumeLink estimated project cost doubles in two years as feasibility of underground route is explored
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A blowout in projected costs and ongoing controversy over an acceptable route has led to the adoption of a "staged approach" to the massive HumeLink project. Two years ago, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) submitted its draft Integrated System Plan (ISP), considering HumeLink an "actionable" project. Its 2022 plan describes the project as being actionable for "commencing with early works, and...
Labor selects Mark Jeffreson as its candidate to challenge McCormack in Riverina
News
September 1980 was the last time the federal seat of Riverina was held by someone other than the Nationals. After 18 years of Noel Hicks, 12 years of Kay Hull and nearly another 12 years of Michael McCormack, it would require an almighty shift to unseat the party at the upcoming federal election. Mark Jeffreson challenged Mr McCormack as the...
Intense rainfall on its way as BOM declares South Coast flooding ‘likely’
News
The intense rainfall that has ravaged south-eastern Queensland and north-eastern NSW is on the move and expected to hit the South Coast and adjacent ranges in the next 36 hours. The Bureau of Meteorology is expecting upwards of 200 mm in areas of the South Coast. In contrast, the ACT and inland southern NSW are expected to receive the "extracts"...
North Wagga residents bewildered as new heritage sign stolen in ‘thoughtless act’
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Wagga Wagga City Council has denounced the theft of a North Wagga Wagga heritage sign at the weekend and called for its immediate return. The stolen sign is one of 26 installed last Thursday (17 February). The sign details the history of the old North Wagga Wagga Police Station in Hampden Avenue. Facilitated by the North Wagga Wagga Residents Association...
Tensions rise over Wakefield Park as Goulburn chamber reveals fears of Canberra move
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The dispute between Wakefield Park and Goulburn Mulwaree Council has stepped up a gear, with a court date now set for 8 March. As tensions escalate, council has alleged Wakefield Park Raceway exceeded its noise limit on more than 500 occasions over the weekend of 19 and 20 February. The council has now issued a show-cause notice to management, asking...
Six months after the fall of Kabul, calls get louder to increase Afghan refugee intake
News
Six months on from the fall of Kabul, key figures in Australia's response to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan have arrived in Canberra, calling on the Federal Government to increase the proposed intake of 15,000 Afghans over the next four years. They argue this figure fails to respond to the extent of the crisis adequately and is not in line...
Hotel Binalong hits the market with a $2.9 million price guide
Property
It's been an important meeting place for locals, a timely stopping point for passers-by and even a vaccination hub in recent times. Hotel Binalong has officially hit the market with a staggering $2.9 million price guide. Described as the quintessential Australian country pub built in 1922, Hotel Binalong was the village's fourth pub but the only one that remains in...
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