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Coalition in push to stop Melbourne becoming 'Australia's most ... - The Age

Tax breaks, new job zones and geographically targeted visas could be used to encourage more people to move to country towns in a bid to tackle Melbourne's "unsustainable" population boom.

With 16 months before the next election, Opposition Leader Matthew Guy has launched an ambitious bid to address what some in his party believe may be the greatest long-term challenge facing the state: its unprecedented growth.

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Victoria's entire network of road safety cameras to be reviewed over software virus - ABC Online

All of Victoria's 280 red light and speed cameras will be reviewed in the coming weeks to make sure they have not been infected with a software virus, but officials have warned they will still be operational.

A total of 97 cameras have now been identified as having the virus, mistakenly put into the cameras by a contractor during a routine maintenance program.

The matter has caused police to withdraw up to 8,000 fines issued between June 6 and June 22, in case they are incorrect.

Police cancelled almost 600 speeding and red light tickets on Friday after 55 cameras in Melbourne and country Victoria were found to be infected with the WannaCry virus.

Police Minister Lisa Neville on Saturday said one of the contract providers for the cameras, Redflex, contacted the Department of Justice at 5:55pm on Friday and told them 42 additional cameras had been...


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NSW follows Victoria, South Australia in major push to demand ... - RenewEconomy

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The New South Wales government and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency have thrown $15 million into a new trial for demand management, extending the push towards smarter ways of dealing with demand peaks further across the National Electricity Market.

NSW will team with the Australian Energy Market Operator and ARENA to seek up to  70MW of demand management capacity, adding to the 100MW of demand management capacity being sought in a separate trial funded by ARENA.

The initiative is looking for alternatives to building new “peaking” or baseload power stations and will look at options such as paying users – household and business – to switch off appliances or machines, or load shift – in exchange for payments.

That, they reason, is smarter, cleaner, and cheaper than having to force outages on consumers, such as happened to the Tomago smelter in February, when the grid is unable to...


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The New South Wales government and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency have thrown $15 million into a new trial for demand management, extending the push towards smarter ways of dealing with demand peaks further across the National Electricity Market.

NSW will team with the Australian Energy Market Operator and ARENA to seek up to  70MW of demand management capacity, adding to the 100MW of demand management capacity being sought in a separate trial funded by ARENA.

The initiative is looking for alternatives to building new “peaking” or baseload power stations and will look at options such as paying users – household and business – to switch off appliances or machines, or load shift – in exchange for payments.

That, they reason, is smarter, cleaner, and cheaper than having to force outages on consumers, such as happened to the Tomago smelter in February, when the grid is unable to...


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Forty-one Victorian lives would have been saved last year by this one safety measure - The Age

Forty-one people died on Victoria's roads last year because they were in a car that did not have electronic stability control.

The braking technology, which has been mandatory in new cars in Victoria for six years, has been compared to seatbelts and drink-driving laws for its role in saving lives.

Electronic stability control could have saved 41 lives in Victoria last year. Electronic stability control could have saved 41 lives in Victoria last year.  Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Victoria suffered a horror year on the roads in 2016, with 291 people killed, the highest number of lives lost in a decade.

New research has revealed a staggering 14 per cent of those deaths can be attributed to the absence of electronic stability control (ESC).

The average age of a car in Victoria is 10 years, with most cars built well before 2011 when the safety feature became mandatory. 

Last year just 31 per cent of registered cars in Victoria had the technology, according to the...


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CFMEU warns it will slow down Vic projects - NEWS.com.au

The CFMEU has threatened to disrupt major Victorian government projects as tens of thousands of workers rallied around the country to protest proposed building laws.

CFMEU secretary John Setka said union workers were prepared to take action against the Andrews Labor government over the use of 457 visa workers and illegal immigrants on state building projects.

"You came into government here declaring that you weren't like the federal government... we have all these jobs going on and we have all these non-union, anti-union mobs that are employed 457 visas and illegal immigrants," Mr Setka told a large rally in Melbourne's CBD on Tuesday.

"People might have to wait for Skyrail longer than they think because they need the cooperation of the construction unions to finish all this stuff on time."

When asked about the union's threats, a government spokeswoman said Victoria will support...


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Police arrest Vic man in home stand-off - NEWS.com.au

A man armed with a handgun has been arrested after a five hour stand-off with police at a Melbourne home.

Another six people, a 23-year-old woman and five children, willingly stayed inside the home during the tense siege in Epping on Friday afternoon.

Police say the stand-off was the culmination of an investigation into a series of theft and firearms offences.

"As a result of inquiries it led us to an address here in Wedge St," Inspector Peter Tatter-Rendelmann said.

"He was called to come out of the premises, at which time he came out in possession of what we believe was a small firearm."

The 26-year-old held police at bay after rushing back into the house at 2pm.

Insp Tatter-Rendelmann said the woman and five children - between toddler age and 16 - were known to the offender. They eventually left the house "in three lots".

The siege ended peacefully when the man was arrested just...


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Century-long driving ban for Melbourne man - News.com.au - NEWS.com.au

A 24-year-old Victorian man disqualified from driving for 100 years has a "horrific history" for only driving for a few years, police say.

Highway Patrol Senior Constable Kev Hooper said he intercepted the silver 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer driving on the Westgate Freeway at Altona on Thursday.

He said he checked the car's number plates matched the colour, model and make of the car but the Pascoe Vale male driver had a century-long driving ban.

"He doesn't like stopping for police," he told AAP on Friday.

"He has a horrific history for someone driving as short a time as he has."

Sen Const Hooper said a magistrate had to put an end date on a disqualification, so made it 100 years.

"As a result of his offences, he has to complete a safe driver program and until he does that he has been disqualified," he said on Friday.

Sen Const Hooper said he had a number or serious driving matters and...


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Vic luxury car rental hit with bullets - Yahoo7 News

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Implementing body scans 'plausable': Police - Sky News - Sky News Australia

Victoria Police say although there are no immediate plans to install body scanners at Melbourne's major sports stadiums, they are possible in future.

A report on Saturday suggested the airport-style walk-through weapons detectors will be installed at the MCG, Etihad Stadium and AAMI Park in a bid to thwart terrorism.

However police command said there were no plans at this time to install the scanners.

'The changes described are certainly not imminent at this time,' Acting Assistant Commissioner Mick Hermans told reporters on Saturday.

Mr Hermans said the measures are possible in future, depending on the nature of the security environment.

He added such measures are constantly being discussed by police and major event stakeholders.

'Yes, it's possible, but the implementation would be based absolutely on stakeholder engagement,' he...


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Victoria's entire network of road safety cameras to be reviewed over software virus - ABC Online

All of Victoria's 280 red light and speed cameras will be reviewed in the coming weeks to make sure they have not been infected with a software virus, but officials have warned they will still be operational.

A total of 97 cameras have now been identified as having the virus, mistakenly put into the cameras by a contractor during a routine maintenance program.

The matter has caused police to withdraw up to 8,000 fines issued between June 6 and June 22, in case they are incorrect.

Police cancelled almost 600 speeding and red light tickets on Friday after 55 cameras in Melbourne and country Victoria were found to be infected with the WannaCry virus.

Police Minister Lisa Neville on Saturday said one of the contract providers for the cameras, Redflex, contacted the Department of Justice at 5:55pm on Friday and told them 42 additional cameras had been...


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Vic woman trapped under house for 4 days - 9news.com.au - 9news.com.au

A woman has been rescued after reportedly being trapped under a derelict Melbourne house for four days.

The woman, aged in her 30s, was freed from under an Essendon house on Saturday night and it's believed she crawled underneath and became trapped, the Metropolitan Fire Brigade says.

Firefighters cut a hole in the kitchen floor to free her shortly before 9pm.

A spokesman from Ambulance Victoria said a neighbour heard the woman calling out and alerted authorities.

She has some exposure from the cold and has been taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a non-life threatening condition.

Police say they don't know why she was under the floor and they are now investigating.

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How Victoria became Australia's pot capital - The Age - The Age

While Canberra is the nation's capital Melbourne can quite rightly boast of being the unofficial capital when it comes to matters of real importance.

Such as footy, wine bars, stern-faced bearded baristas, gangland wars, birdman rallies, penguins on parade, trams, asthma and even airports. And for some reason Melbourne has become the cannabis capital of Australia with sophisticated international syndicates pumping out tonnes from state-of-the-art grow houses dotted around suburbia and, increasingly, rural Victoria.

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NSW follows Victoria, South Australia in major push to demand ... - RenewEconomy

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The New South Wales government and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency have thrown $15 million into a new trial for demand management, extending the push towards smarter ways of dealing with demand peaks further across the National Electricity Market.

NSW will team with the Australian Energy Market Operator and ARENA to seek up to  70MW of demand management capacity, adding to the 100MW of demand management capacity being sought in a separate trial funded by ARENA.

The initiative is looking for alternatives to building new “peaking” or baseload power stations and will look at options such as paying users – household and business – to switch off appliances or machines, or load shift – in exchange for payments.

That, they reason, is smarter, cleaner, and cheaper than having to force outages on consumers, such as happened to the Tomago smelter in February, when the grid is unable to...


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Coalition in push to stop Melbourne becoming 'Australia's most ... - The Age

Tax breaks, new job zones and geographically targeted visas could be used to encourage more people to move to country towns in a bid to tackle Melbourne's "unsustainable" population boom.

With 16 months before the next election, Opposition Leader Matthew Guy has launched an ambitious bid to address what some in his party believe may be the greatest long-term challenge facing the state: its unprecedented growth.

Black market guns seized in raids

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Read more: Coalition in push to stop Melbourne becoming 'Australia's most ... - The Age
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Victoria's entire network of road safety cameras to be reviewed over software virus - ABC Online

All of Victoria's 280 red light and speed cameras will be reviewed in the coming weeks to make sure they have not been infected with a software virus, but officials have warned they will still be operational.

A total of 97 cameras have now been identified as having the virus, mistakenly put into the cameras by a contractor during a routine maintenance program.

The matter has caused police to withdraw up to 8,000 fines issued between June 6 and June 22, in case they are incorrect.

Police cancelled almost 600 speeding and red light tickets on Friday after 55 cameras in Melbourne and country Victoria were found to be infected with the WannaCry virus.

Police Minister Lisa Neville on Saturday said one of the contract providers for the cameras, Redflex, contacted the Department of Justice at 5:55pm on Friday and told them 42 additional cameras had been...


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NSW follows Victoria, South Australia in major push to demand management - RenewEconomy

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The New South Wales government and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency have thrown $15 million into a new trial for demand management, extending the push towards smarter ways of dealing with demand peaks further across the National Electricity Market.

NSW will team with the Australian Energy Market Operator and ARENA to seek up to  70MW of demand management capacity, adding to the 100MW of demand management capacity being sought in a separate trial funded by ARENA.

The initiative is looking for alternatives to building new “peaking” or baseload power stations and will look at options such as paying users – household and business – to switch off appliances or machines, or load shift – in exchange for payments.

That, they reason, is smarter, cleaner, and cheaper than having to force outages on consumers, such as happened to the Tomago smelter in February, when the grid is unable to...


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The tribe has spoken: The full 24 cast of the next series of Australian Survivor here - NEWS.com.au

A TOP Australian model, who counts supermodel Naomi Campbell as a fan, is one of the 24 contestants selected from 16,000 to be part of the next series of Australian Survivor.

.Nicola ‘Ziggy’ Zagame - on the set of Australian Survivor in Samoa.

A CHAMPION Olympic water polo player from Sydney is one of the 24 contestants selected from 16,000 to be part of the next series of Australian Survivor.

Network 10 will release 16 more cast names today, joining the eight that were announced two weeks ago.

The most high profile of all the cast is Nicola “Ziggy” Zagame, who played a pivotal part in Australia winning a bronze medal in water polo competition at the 2012 London Olympics.

Zagame also represented Australia in water polo at the London Olympics, where the team placed fifth.

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Nicola Zagame at the Rio Olympics. Picture: Alex Coppel.

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Police arrest Vic man in home stand-off - NEWS.com.au

A man armed with a handgun has been arrested after a five hour stand-off with police at a Melbourne home.

Another six people, a 23-year-old woman and five children, willingly stayed inside the home during the tense siege in Epping on Friday afternoon.

Police say the stand-off was the culmination of an investigation into a series of theft and firearms offences.

"As a result of inquiries it led us to an address here in Wedge St," Inspector Peter Tatter-Rendelmann said.

"He was called to come out of the premises, at which time he came out in possession of what we believe was a small firearm."

The 26-year-old held police at bay after rushing back into the house at 2pm.

Insp Tatter-Rendelmann said the woman and five children - between toddler age and 16 - were known to the offender. They eventually left the house "in three lots".

The siege ended peacefully when the man was arrested just...


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CFMEU warns it will slow down Vic projects - NEWS.com.au

The CFMEU has threatened to disrupt major Victorian government projects as tens of thousands of workers rallied around the country to protest proposed building laws.

CFMEU secretary John Setka said union workers were prepared to take action against the Andrews Labor government over the use of 457 visa workers and illegal immigrants on state building projects.

"You came into government here declaring that you weren't like the federal government... we have all these jobs going on and we have all these non-union, anti-union mobs that are employed 457 visas and illegal immigrants," Mr Setka told a large rally in Melbourne's CBD on Tuesday.

"People might have to wait for Skyrail longer than they think because they need the cooperation of the construction unions to finish all this stuff on time."

When asked about the union's threats, a government spokeswoman said Victoria will support...


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