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$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 spok ..
Anti-Carbon Tax Rally
⊜ 6 Synnot Street Werribee
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 ..
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 includin ..
Bring Back the Bike Budget
⊜ Gipps St (yarra river end) Abbotsford
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 Baillie ..
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 ..
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 wi ..
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 locati ..
Climate Change Rally
⊜ Treasury Place Melbourne
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 ..
Collingwood Children's Farmlands | Saved!
⊜ St Heliers Street Collingwood
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 ..
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 Mi ..
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 Rel ..
Deer Park Bypass | Open Letter
⊜ Fitzgerald Road, Deer Park
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 repo ..
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 ..
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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 ..
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 ..
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 hea ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 Industrie ..
Kew Cottages Protest
⊜ Main Drive Kew
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 ..
Killer motorist takes a drive - Aries Galle
⊜ Tannaroo Crescent Delahey
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 speedin ..
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 publ ..
Lygon Street Restaurant Harassment
⊜ Lygon Street, Carlton
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 c ..
Melbourne Festival Dates?
It certainly has people talking. Melburnians are divided over a decision by the organisers of the Melbourne Festival to move the festival from its traditional October timeslot to March citing better ..
⊜ 118 Wellington Parade East Melbourne
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 Contro ..
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 crimina ..
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 th ..
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". B ..
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. ..
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 ..
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 mi ..
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 organisa ..
One Man's View
⊜ One Man's View - Article: 26-09-2006 Last update: none Melbourne
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 ..
One Small Stop for Man
⊜ Corner High and Separation Streets Northcote
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 Bill ..
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 s ..
Poison in our playgrounds
⊜ Fitzroy North
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 ..
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 ..
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 news ..
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 ..
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 ..
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.. Restaura ..
Rich in road rage over roundabout
⊜ St Georges Rd Toorak
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 deva ..
Round About Time
⊜ St Georges Road and Merri Parade Northcote
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 ..
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 h ..
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 ..
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 ..
The COST to unChain St Kilda!
⊜ Lower Esplanade and Cavell Street 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 succes ..
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 summe ..
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 ..
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 Premie ..
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 ..
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 Up ..
Walk On The Wildside
⊜ 118 Wellington Parade East Melbourne
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 t ..
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 ..
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