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 $1m rewards for unsolved murders! $1m rewards for unsolved murders!
June 2, 2003 - THE Victorian Government is offering unprecedented $1 million rewards for information leading to the arrest of the people responsible for two unsolved murders. A Victoria Police spokeswoman confirmed the murders of Jane Thurgood-Dove and Vicki Jacobs would be th Read more..

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 Anti-Carbon Tax Rally Anti-Carbon Tax Rally
The Anti-Carbon Tax Rally took place on Saturday 12th March, 9:30am at Julia Gillard’s Electorate Office, 6 Synnot Street Werribee. Anti-Carbon Tax Rally Liar! Liar! Julia Gillard brings on Carbon Tax she had ruled out. Having won an election by ruling out a carbon tax wit Read more..

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 Bouncers - Iron or Irony ? Bouncers - Iron or Irony ?
A new BOUNCER story complete with irony has appeared in the Herald Sun newspaper this morning, but is it irony? Scenario 1 A man bashes a BOUNCER = A 23-year-old man faces eight charges including intentionally causing serious injury. Scenario 2 A BOUNCER bashes David Read more..

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 Bring Back the Bike Budget Bring Back the Bike Budget
29th July 2012 - Bike riders of all ages and from across the political spectrum will demand the Baillieu Government honour its commitment to remove the steps, made 12 months ago as Premier Ted Baillieu rode a wave of national pride after Cadel Evans won the 2011 Tour de France. Read more..

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 Building Bridges | Cycle & Walk Building Bridges | Cycle & Walk
In 2012, with the popularity of walking and cycling , it seems almost comical that we still have two on-going campaigns to get bridges built specially for cycling/walking. Darebin Bridge Although the fight is probably much older, campaginers along with the good folk at Bicycl Read more..

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 Cage pit bulls or pay price - May 2003 Cage pit bulls or pay price - May 2003
OWNERS of pit bull terriers face $500 fines unless the dogs are kept in escape-proof and childproof enclosures. Under tough new laws, which come into effect tomorrow, owners of pit bull terriers will also have to display warning signs at their properties or risk $200 fines. Th Read more..

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 Car theft: 25,168 taken for a ride Car theft: 25,168 taken for a ride
28 July 2003 - DANDENONG, Preston and Sunshine have emerged as Melbourne's leading hot-spots for car theft in the past year, a report has found. An study of RACV claims showed outer suburban locations are key targets for the organised criminal gangs and opportunist thieves who Read more..

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 Climate Change Rally Climate Change Rally
This Climate Change Rally took place on Saturday March 12, 2011 to support climate action and clean energy. The fear campaign against a price on pollution has become so absurd that talkback radio hosts are claiming this means the end of life as we know it. Independent MPs are Read more..

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 Collingwood Children's Farmlands | Saved! Collingwood Children's Farmlands | Saved!
30th May 2011 - The decision we've been waiting for! Heritage Victoria rejects school building on St Mary's Paddock paddock! Yes, on the last day of May we've been informed that Heritage Victoria has rejected the application - on heritage grounds, of course, but acknowledging Read more..

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 Commuter wins, that's the ticket Commuter wins, that's the ticket
Ticket inspectors will no longer be able to check commuters' tickets at tram stops after a Melbourne magistrate yesterday ruled that tram stops were public places. In a legal first, Kew commuter Michael Orlowski took the Department of Infrastructure to court and won, after mag Read more..

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 Commuters stranded as bus drivers strike Commuters stranded as bus drivers strike
July 28 2003 - Thousands of commuters in Melbourne's south-east were left stranded today after 60 bus drivers refused to return to work, despite being ordered to do so by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC). About 200 drivers from Ventura Bus Lines' Knoxfiel Read more..

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 Deer Park Bypass | Open Letter Deer Park Bypass | Open Letter
This is a copy of an Open Letter written to Mr BOYD, VicRoads regarding Deer Park Bypass on May 12, 2009. I am appalled by your smug responses to questions put to you by the channel 10 reporter. When asked the question if you would like the Deer Park Bypass in your bac Read more..

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 Easter Trading Backdown Easter Trading Backdown
The Bracks Government has performed almost a complete U-turn from its controversial Easter Sunday trading ban, quietly announcing shortly before Christmas that large hardware stores and nurseries will be able to open on Easter Sunday. The backdown heads off what industry insid Read more..

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 Facebook Errors? Facebook Errors?
Wednesday 25th May 2011 - Anyone else getting Facebook errors today? AllAccessDisabled All access to this object has been disabled 1C0B92DBCC5A0D06 − QRJ8/Bzh3uoxhbFSVdBmPBVlOJJ4600RO7SOIVnxlVx6pVkfXwFTy1P+K8YQDyN9 Screenshot Invalid URL Saturday 1 Read more..

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 False Emergency Calls 000 False Emergency Calls 000
Our Say.. Penalise the abuse - Charge "false alarms" $25 per call and the million false calls a year will suddenly disappear. :: Age Headline :: State looks at charge to dial 000 - July 28 2003 A proposal to charge people $5 for dialling 000 in an emergency was a way to s Read more..

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 Flights, Post and Cargo Delays Flights, Post and Cargo Delays
Custom officers across Australia will walk off the job at Midnight on Thursday over a pay-claim. This will cause delays on Friday [22-10-2004] at airports for arriving and departing passengers during the 24 hour strike. International air travellers, postal services and fore Read more..

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 Garden jobs go down the drain Garden jobs go down the drain
24 July 2003 - HUNDREDS of gardening jobs are expected to be lost because of tough new water restrictions to hit Melbourne. From August 1, bans on watering private lawns and most sports grounds head a list of new measures to be added to existing restrictions. Environment Min Read more..

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 Great Councils RIP-OFF Great Councils RIP-OFF
As ratepayers buckle under their highest-ever bills, a Herald Sun investigation found 110 councillors, chief executives and directors from 20 councils swiped ratepayer-funded credit cards thousands of times in the past two years. Personalised numberplates, limo hire, valet par Read more..

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 GROGGER | Don't Get Smashed! GROGGER | Don't Get Smashed!
Developed by the City of Melbourne as part of a campaign to improve pedestrian safety in the CBD, Grogger Don’t Get Smashed is an online game challenging players to get themselves and their friends home safely. Read more..

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 Helicopter commute riles residents Helicopter commute riles residents
June 17 2003 - A plan by a company executive to commute by helicopter from his Mornington Peninsula property to work in Melbourne has raised the ire of nearby residents. High-flying Visy Industries chief executive Harry Debney has asked Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to a Read more..

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 Kew Cottages Protest Kew Cottages Protest
Discussion on Melbourne Radio highlights the "inevitable" closure of Kew Cottages. Several groups are protesting the closure based on different agendas, allowing the Government to slip through quoting "no comment". The closure of Kew Cottages will happen unless the protesting Read more..

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 Killer motorist takes a drive - Aries Galle Killer motorist takes a drive - Aries Galle
21 June 2003 - KILLER P-plater Aries Galle was back behind the wheel yesterday just days after admitting guilt over a deadly high-speed stunt. Galle, 22, killed nurse Elfie Gattringer while speeding over a railway crossing in a bid to become airborne. His car did take off -- Read more..

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 Laneway Commission $30K Laneway Commission $30K
Melbourne is a city of passion and creativity and the City of Melbourne is committed to creating an environment in which arts activities can flourish and reach all aspects of life. Melbourne’s public spaces provide a unique and dynamic realm for the expression of its culture a Read more..

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 Lygon Street Restaurant Harassment Lygon Street Restaurant Harassment
Lygon Street Restaurants are using sprukers to entice people into their restaurants, and as they are in Europe, the sprukers are damn annoying! The Josita family wrote to us in March 2009, asking can we highlight the harassment by restaurant promoters along Lygon Street, Carlt Read more..

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 Melbourne Festival Dates? Melbourne Festival Dates?
It certainly has people talking. Melburnians are very divided over a decision by the organisers of the Melbourne Festival to move the festival from its traditional October timeslot to March citing better weather. The 25 year old festival (previously known as the Melbourne Art Read more..

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 Never Again! Never Again!
Remember Murdered Security Guard, Steve Rogers: Defend the Fertility Control Clinic!! Stand Up for the Right to Choose! Ten years ago Steve Rogers was killed at work, defending the Fertility Control Clinic. On July 16, 2001 Peter Knight, an anti-abortion terrorist, stormed the Read more..

View Profile | East Melbourne | Fertility Control Clinic


 New laws to stop violent websites New laws to stop violent websites
20 August 2003 - INTERNET site operators who incite violent S11-style protests face two-year jail terms under new federal laws to be unveiled today. The Howard Government plans to make it a criminal offence to urge violence on the Internet. Ratbag sites telling protesters how Read more..

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 No butts, or you're nicked No butts, or you're nicked
SMOKERS will be handed hefty on-the-spot fines if they are caught throwing cigarette butts on to city streets. Melbourne City Council will fine smokers up to $200 as part of a campaign to reduce the number of butts strewn on CBD streets and footpaths. Twelve council officers w Read more..

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 Noble crusader patrols his patch - ALAN Gordon Noble crusader patrols his patch - ALAN Gordon
15 June 2003 - ALAN Gordon could be Melbourne's top complainer. Eighty eight complaints to Greater Dandenong Council in three months have prompted some staff there to dub him "Sir Gripe-a-lot". But neighbours in the southeastern suburb of Noble Park say he is their Clark Ken Read more..

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 Now it's ABC Sport from SYDNEY Now it's ABC Sport from SYDNEY
Melbourne sports lovers beware! This is the message you will be listening to if the ABC has it's way. The Herald Sun Editorial [below] says it all... AUSTRALIAN cities are intensely parochial. But they are obsessively idiosyncratic when it comes to sport. Thus the ABC's Read more..

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 Office of Public Prosecutions - Break In or Walk In? Office of Public Prosecutions - Break In or Walk In?
Open Sesame - and out walk the legal laptops - The automatic front doors apparently slid obediently open for thieves who took confidential legal files on murders, armed robberies and drug cases in an Easter burglary at the Office of Public Prosecutions. It is believed the door Read more..

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 Office sex pests cost millions Office sex pests cost millions
23 June 2003 - SEX pests cost Australian bosses more than $1 million last year, as payouts for sexual harassment and sex discrimination continue to skyrocket. Victorian businesses paid up to $15 million more managing the fallout from such claims, Equal Opportunity Commission f Read more..

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 Olympic Torch Relay - the true story ! Olympic Torch Relay - the true story !
The ATHENS 2004 Press & Media Department wishes to issue the following rejoinder to certain articles in the International Press about the Olympic Torch Relay in Australia: “As part of its organisation of the Olympic Torch Relay, ATHENS 2004 has signed contracts with the citie Read more..

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 One Man's View One Man's View
A former Victoria Police Detective in search of the truth in what is sure to become the hottest book of the year. Moving to the Australian Wheat Board as a senior investigations officer and then to Undercover Intelligence, One Man's View is an autobiographical account of a jou Read more..

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 One Small Stop for Man One Small Stop for Man
Northcote residents were somewhat bemused by the new tram stop recently installed at the corner of High and Separation Streets. One of the two advertising billboards boasts... Advertising Billboard One small step for man. And one giant leap for Melbourne. Because our Read more..

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 Our charity, our choice Our charity, our choice
Editorial by ANDREW BOLT [Herald Sun] hits the nail on the head... OUR equal opportunity laws are so harmful now that junking them would do more good than ill. And would save money for soup. I say soup, because two homeless men – Chris Ponsonby, 52, and Tim Flack, 32 – are Read more..

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 Poison in our playgrounds Poison in our playgrounds
03 July 2003 - PLAYGROUNDS at two city childcare centres have been closed after tests found that soil was contaminated. Yarra Council tests found lead and other substances in the playgrounds of the North Fitzroy Childcare Co-operative and the Clifton Childcare Co-operative. Read more..

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 Political banner is voted out Political banner is voted out
The Melbourne Cricket Club has defended its decision to pull down a banner criticising the Howard Government's Pacific solution policy from the MCG stands yesterday, saying the sign was "inappropriate and irrelevant". The banner, placed high in the Olympic stand next to the sc Read more..

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 Press Coverage of Melbourne Press Coverage of Melbourne
A growing concern in Melbourne is watching local newspaper and television news services preference for national and international headlines over local content. A recent study highlighted daily newspapers preference for NATIONAL headlines by 72% to local issues. Herald Sun - Read more..

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 Public fears train travel Public fears train travel
11 August 2003 - WIDESPREAD concern about safety on public transport has been revealed in a secret report commissioned by the State Government. The report said an unpleasant travel environment and perceived lack of service were feeding commuter fears about safety on the system Read more..

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 Rates Soar Rates Soar
Rates soar - MELBOURNE home owners face annual rate rises of up to $115 next year. Ratepayers in 31 metropolitan councils can expect to pay as much as 20 per cent more. Councils blamed the higher than expected increases on a blow-out in council superannuation, the fire servi Read more..

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 Restaurant & Cafe Name & Shame Website Restaurant & Cafe Name & Shame Website
In July 2010 we asked the then Minister for Health Daniel Andrews MP when would the Restaurant & Cafe Name & Shame Website (announced in July 2009) go live, but have not received a reply.. Restaurant & Cafe Name & Shame Website Source: The Age | Mark Russell - July 19, 2009 Read more..

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 Rich in road rage over roundabout Rich in road rage over roundabout
10 July 2003 - RESIDENTS in one of Melbourne's most exclusive streets are in a spin over planned road roundabouts. Some wealthy homeowners fear more roundabouts in St Georges Rd, Toorak, would devalue their multi-million-dollar mansions. Homes on the leafy boulevard are worth Read more..

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 Round About Time Round About Time
Residents close to the St Georges Road and Merri Parade roundabout in Northcote have formed a lobby group, demanding authorities fix the notorious intersection. Round About Time (RAT) spokeswoman and Charles St resident Erica Garland said the accident frequency at the multi-r Read more..

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 Schoolgirl bullies cost state $73,000 Schoolgirl bullies cost state $73,000
21 June 2003 - A YOUNG woman who went through two years of hell at the hands of school bullies was yesterday awarded $73,700 damages. Lisa Jane Eskinazi, now 21, stood up to the bullies by taking her case to court after cruelty at Sandringham Secondary College left her psychol Read more..

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 Shoppers fear city black spots Shoppers fear city black spots
GANGS and drunks have made Flinders St station and Swanston St the most feared city spots for workers, shoppers and students. And seven in 10 CBD visitors say they don't feel safe hitting the town on Saturday and Sunday nights, a City of Melbourne report reveals. Researchers Read more..

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 Sydney wins again Sydney wins again
MELBURNIANS are less than enthusiastic about the fact that both Prime Minister John Howard and Opposition Leader Mark Latham view Australia from Sydney. Now Westpac, which was once the Bank of New South Wales and is also headquartered in Sydney, is to dump the Bank of Melbourn Read more..

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 The COST to unChain St Kilda! The COST to unChain St Kilda!
The developer of the St Kilda Triangle site has applied to have costs at VCAT awarded against unChain St Kilda Inc.. July 2009! This action should be of immense concern to all Victorians. If successful, it will undermine one of the key pillars of VCAT - to be accessible to all Read more..

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 The drain truth The drain truth
IN Monty Python's Life of Brian it was acknowledged the Romans gave them drains among other public works, and it is the same for the British in Victoria. But two biblical-style downpours this summer have shown that colonial-era drainage in older suburbs cannot cope with a chan Read more..

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 Tollway hits Bracks' popularity Tollway hits Bracks' popularity
Victoria's Premier Steve Bracks appears to have been punished for his Government's decision to impose tolls on the Mitcham-Frankston Freeway, with the latest Newspoll showing a slump in his popularity. The Age News.com.au + 18 Related Daily Telegraph Read more..

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 Transport fiasco hits thousands Transport fiasco hits thousands
Tens of thousands of New Year's Eve revellers battled dangerous crowd crushes and were left stranded at stations and taxi ranks as a transport crisis swept the city yesterday morning. Acting Premier John Thwaites and rail bosses claimed the night was a public transport success Read more..

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 Unpopular View | Melbourne Water Crisis Unpopular View | Melbourne Water Crisis
Preston documentary makes Topher Field takes aim at the Victorian Government's handling of Melbourne's water shortage and offers a solution. The 'Unpopular View' series of video-blogs (below) were released on Youtube. Unpopular view #1 - Melbourne Water Crisis Unpopul Read more..

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 Upgrade for rail system Upgrade for rail system
18 August 2003 - MELBOURNE will get more trains and major track upgrades to raise capacity on the increasingly popular rail system. The State Government is also keen to open a new station on the Upfield line, near a huge industrial site at Campbellfield. But a confidential re Read more..

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 Walk On The Wildside Walk On The Wildside
By Moira Rayner The East Melbourne Fertility Clinic on Wellington Parade has been a thorn in the side for many people over many, many years. Bertram Wainer, a whistle blowing doctor, set it up to challenge authorities and Victoria’s Victorian criminal laws which made all ab Read more..

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 Warning over alleged web scam - Domain Names Warning over alleged web scam - Domain Names
WEBSITE operators have been warned to watch out for allegedly misleading invoices from an Internet company. Domain Names Australia has mailed more than 400,000 letters to businesses, schools, non-profit bodies and individuals offering website address registration. A spokesw Read more..

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 Water curbs fear in plan to help river Water curbs fear in plan to help river
Melbourne faces more severe water restrictions if the State Government accepts a recommendation to release massive amounts of water from the city's main storage to help the ailing Thomson River. In a report to be handed to the State Government today, a ministerial taskforce ha Read more..

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