Victoria State News

ABC News: Victoria
Employer confidence at record high: report Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:15:00 +1000
A new survey has found employer confidence is at a record high, with a large number of businesses planning to hire more staff this year.
Klim calls it quits Wed, 27 Jun 2007 07:00:00 +1000
Olympic gold medallist Michael Klim has announced his retirement from swimming, ending a 12-year international career.
Gippsland braces for drenching storms Wed, 27 Jun 2007 06:38:00 +1000
Communities in eastern Victoria are bracing themselves for gale force winds bringing up to 200 millimetres of rain in the next two days.
Man stabbed to death in Melbourne's east Wed, 27 Jun 2007 05:10:00 +1000
Police investigating the stabbing death of a man in Melbourne's east say the victim had been arguing with a woman just before the attack.
Flood warning issued for Gippsland Tue, 26 Jun 2007 19:45:00 +1000
Victoria's State Emergency Service (SES) is warning residents in the eastern Gippsland region to prepare for heavy rainfall over the next couple of days.




ABC News: Ballarat
Food firm to boost Maryborough jobs Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:31:00 +1000
Seventy-five jobs will be created in the central Victorian town of Maryborough, with a food company setting up in a former factory site.
Group confident of geopark status Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:26:00 +1000
A south-west Victorian group pushing for the region to become internationally recognised for its geological features has little doubt the recognition will be granted.
South-west abalone virus spreading Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:25:00 +1000
A herpes-like virus killing abalone in waters off Victoria's south-west coast is now spreading east of Warrnambool.
Tatura Milk offers redundancies Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:15:00 +1000
Tatura Milk in north-east Victoria is making six staff members redundant in an effort to cut costs.
Grampians water sale may make pipeline project viable Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:10:00 +1000
The Wimmera-Mallee's water authority says it needs to sell water from the Grampians headworks to make the Wimmera-Mallee pipeline project viable.


ABC News: South West Victoria
Police consider industrial unrest over pay row Wed, 27 Jun 2007 07:48:00 +1000
Wimmera-Mallee police in western Victoria are considering their involvement in possible industrial action over a breakdown in pay talks with the State Government.
Turnbull wants Vic response on national water plan Tue, 26 Jun 2007 15:49:00 +1000
Federal Water Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called on the Victorian Government to declare what it wants in legislation that would formalise a national takeover of the Murray-Darling river system.
Group confident of geopark status Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:26:00 +1000
A south-west Victorian group pushing for the region to become internationally recognised for its geological features has little doubt the recognition will be granted.
South-west abalone virus spreading Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:25:00 +1000
A herpes-like virus killing abalone in waters off Victoria's south-west coast is now spreading east of Warrnambool.
Grampians water sale may make pipeline project viable Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:10:00 +1000
The Wimmera-Mallee's water authority says it needs to sell water from the Grampians headworks to make the Wimmera-Mallee pipeline project viable.


ABC News: Mildura - Swan Hill
Mildura Marina to be opened up to Murray Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:00:00 +1000
The Mildura Marina, in north-west Victoria, will be opened up to the Murray River in the next few days.
Police consider industrial unrest over pay row Wed, 27 Jun 2007 07:48:00 +1000
Wimmera-Mallee police in western Victoria are considering their involvement in possible industrial action over a breakdown in pay talks with the State Government.
Rain won't stop Murray town water bans Wed, 27 Jun 2007 07:40:00 +1000
Strict water restrictions for all towns along the Murray River will still be introduced this weekend, despite recent rain.
Turnbull wants Vic response on national water plan Tue, 26 Jun 2007 15:49:00 +1000
Federal Water Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called on the Victorian Government to declare what it wants in legislation that would formalise a national takeover of the Murray-Darling river system.
Rail group welcomes level crossing safety moves Tue, 26 Jun 2007 09:00:00 +1000
Rail operators say new level crossing safety measures announced by the Victorian Government are a step in the right direction.


ABC News: Central Victoria
Turnbull wants Vic response on national water plan Tue, 26 Jun 2007 15:49:00 +1000
Federal Water Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called on the Victorian Government to declare what it wants in legislation that would formalise a national takeover of the Murray-Darling river system.
Food firm to boost Maryborough jobs Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:31:00 +1000
Seventy-five jobs will be created in the central Victorian town of Maryborough, with a food company setting up in a former factory site.
Group confident of geopark status Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:26:00 +1000
A south-west Victorian group pushing for the region to become internationally recognised for its geological features has little doubt the recognition will be granted.
Tatura Milk offers redundancies Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:15:00 +1000
Tatura Milk in north-east Victoria is making six staff members redundant in an effort to cut costs.
Bendigo man pleads guilty to manslaughter charge Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:06:00 +1000
A Bendigo man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after an attack that lead to the death of a Kangaroo Flat man last year.



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Melbourne Lord Mayor stands down
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Fatal balcony collapse in Doncaster East
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$470m investment to build Australia?s first heart hospital
A $470m investment will see Australia's first dedicated heart hospital built in Victoria.
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ABC News: Gippsland
Gippsland braces for drenching storms Wed, 27 Jun 2007 06:38:00 +1000
Communities in eastern Victoria are bracing themselves for gale force winds bringing up to 200 millimetres of rain in the next two days.
Flood warning issued for Gippsland Tue, 26 Jun 2007 19:45:00 +1000
Victoria's State Emergency Service (SES) is warning residents in the eastern Gippsland region to prepare for heavy rainfall over the next couple of days.
Govt accused of ignoring Gippsland level crossing safety Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:15:00 +1000
The National party is asking why Gippsland, in south-east Victoria, has been largely ignored in the State Government's roll out of safety measures for train level crossings.
Farmers urged to donate extra fodder Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:14:00 +1000
Another plea has gone out to landholders to put their excess fodder supplies on the market.
Parliament to hear gas pipeline issue Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:12:00 +1000
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, will raise the issue of piped gas to Gippsland in Parliament.


ABC News: Goulburn Murray
Rain won't stop Murray town water bans Wed, 27 Jun 2007 07:40:00 +1000
Strict water restrictions for all towns along the Murray River will still be introduced this weekend, despite recent rain.
Turnbull wants Vic response on national water plan Tue, 26 Jun 2007 15:49:00 +1000
Federal Water Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called on the Victorian Government to declare what it wants in legislation that would formalise a national takeover of the Murray-Darling river system.
Irrigators' group threatens water plan support withdrawal Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:18:00 +1000
Northern Victorian Irrigators will withdraw its support for the Victorian Government's water plan, if its members are against the project.
Cold weather prompts call for water meter covers Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:17:00 +1000
Victoria's North-East Water is recommending people cover household water meters to avoid them freezing during the frosts.
Tatura Milk offers redundancies Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:15:00 +1000
Tatura Milk in north-east Victoria is making six staff members redundant in an effort to cut costs.