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Michael O'Brien on weakened Bail Laws

Weakened Bail Act 1977, a gift for repeat offenders

Revelations today that 80 hardcore repeat youth offenders have been arrested more than 10 times each over the past year again demonstrates that now is not the time to be weakening bail laws. Victoria Police have confirmed that a group of around 290 young offenders are committing the majority of

Justice G R Swaminathan

Justice GR Swaminathan allows Hindu wife to perform Hindu rituals on death of Muslim husband

On 19 February, a judge of the Madras High Court Justice GR Swaminathan delivered a unique judgment which portrays the beauty of the Indian constitution and how pluralistic, multicultural and multi-religious communities of India live together happily and in peace. The case pertained to the death of a Balasubramanian (Bala)

John Pesutto - Court fight for what?

Who can stop John Pesutto from becoming Premier of Victoria?

The simple answer is – John Pesutto himself. I believe John Pesutto is positioning himself to self-include into the list of capable Liberals who could not be leaders in government. Perhaps without realizing, the medium he is using is the ill-fated decision he took to expel Moira Deeming from the

LaunchVIC Grants Natalie Hutchins Tim Pallas

LaunchVic Grants: Growth Opportunity and New Jobs for Victorian Medtechs

A new Allan Labor Government grant program will help Victorian medtech startups and scaleups accelerate their pathway to market, increasing healthcare innovation and creating high-skilled jobs in one of the state’s fastest growing industries. Minister for Jobs and Industry Natalie Hutchins today launched the $1 million MedTech Market Growth Program,

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Weakened Bail Act 1977, a gift for repeat offenders

Revelations today that 80 hardcore repeat youth offenders have been arrested more than 10 times each over the past year again demonstrates that now is not the time to be weakening bail laws. Victoria Police have confirmed that a group of around 290 young offenders are committing the majority of

LaunchVIC Grants Natalie Hutchins Tim Pallas

LaunchVic Grants: Growth Opportunity and New Jobs for Victorian Medtechs

A new Allan Labor Government grant program will help Victorian medtech startups and scaleups accelerate their pathway to market, increasing healthcare innovation and creating high-skilled jobs in one of the state’s fastest growing industries. Minister for Jobs and Industry Natalie Hutchins today launched the $1 million MedTech Market Growth Program,

Melbourne Grand Mosque - Werribee

$400,000 for Mosque Open Day – to welcome Victorians

More than 35 mosques and Islamic centres across the state will be opening their doors to the Victorian community as part of the annual Victorian Mosque Open Day with support from the Allan Labor Government. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ingrid Stitt is encouraging Victorians to visit their participating local mosque

Afghan-Women-Driving-Program - RCA

CALD women behind the wheel driving Greater Gender Equality

Women from migrant and refugee backgrounds are learning how to drive with lessons in their own language thanks to a program supported by the Allan Labor Government. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today met participants of Carringbush Adult Education’s Women Behind the Wheel program, which received funding through the Investing in

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Who can stop John Pesutto from becoming Premier of Victoria?

The simple answer is – John Pesutto himself. I believe John Pesutto is positioning himself to self-include into the list of capable Liberals who could not be leaders in government. Perhaps without realizing, the medium he is using is the ill-fated decision he took to expel Moira Deeming from the

Andrew Giles detainees saga continues

Andrew Giles under fire for incompetence

Detainees release debacle continues to expose poor talent of Albo cabinet It was panic all over Australia when the Albanese government chose to release, when it was not ordered to by the High Court in my view, 149 detainees being held in its detention centers awaiting deportation. I have written

Will Albanese be at the Lodge in Dec 2024?

Albanese finishes the year at the Lodge, will he finish 2024 there?

When Anthony Albanese became Prime Minister last year, it surprised many who had seen him fumble only a month (or so) from polling day – on interest rates and RBA cash rate, two of the most talked about parameters in fiscal and money management credentials of a potential leader. I

Lizzie Blandthorn Multicultural Storytime Grants

Applications open for Multicultural Storytime Grants

Victoria is home to communities from more than 200 countries, who speak 260 languages and the Allan Labor is supporting these families to use storytelling in their own language (multicultural storytime)  to supports their kids’ connection to their language and provide culturally appropriate information about health. Minister for Children Lizzie

Squeaky-Beach - Photo by Mark Watson HERO

Mornington Peninsula’s Squeaky Beach named Best Australian Beach for 2024

The official Best Australian Beaches for 2024 have been announced with beach expert, Brad Farmer AM, releasing his annual top 10 carefully curated list of beaches chosen from the almost 12,000 contenders found across Australia’s mainland and surrounding islands. Squeaky Beach is the first Victorian ...


 

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Evan Mulholland calls on Allan Govt to help

Montego Homes collapse: Victorian homebuyers let down again

Victorian homebuyers continue to be let down with revelations dozens of clients of the recently collapsed Montego Homes have been left stranded without compulsory domestic building insurance (DBI). Nearly a year since the collapse of Porter Davis (in March 2023) ...
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Early signs of dementia, and how does it differ from normal ageing?

UNSW experts say it’s never too late, nor too early, to adopt healthy habits that can delay the onset of dementia. Forgetting names and misplacing items happen to us all, more so as we age. But when should you be ...
ATO Jillian Kitto

Clock is ticking on small business lodgment penalty amnesty

Late lodgment penalties will be remitted under the amnesty which ends on 31 December 2023 for small business income tax returns, fringe benefits tax (FBT) returns and business activity statements (BAS) originally due between 1 December 2019 and 28 February ...
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Are you being fooled on nutritional info by pre-mixed alcohol product companies?

New research shows that alcohol manufacturers are adding nutrition messages to their pre-mixed alcohol products to lure in consumers, a move that public health experts say should prompt regulators to take urgent action to restrict claims. The study, published today ...
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ATO welcomes decision in Pepsi vs Commissioner of Taxation

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) welcomes the decision by the Federal Court in relation to PepsiCo, Inc. v Commissioner of Taxation. The Court delivered an oral judgment yesterday with the full judgment subject to confidentiality orders. US-based Pepsi challenged an ...
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Seven HIV positive women to feature on the ‘Big Screen’ at Federation Square for World AIDS Day

Community organisation Positive Women Victoria, with support from ViiV Healthcare Australia, is lighting up Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square for World AIDS Day 2023 (Friday 1 December) to challenge stigma and educate the public on the experiences of women living with ...
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Are Sonia and Rahul Gandhi facing imprisonment in National Herald case?

The answer is Yes and here is why. Rahul Gandhi’s love affair with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is in full bloom. After the famous “questioning” by the ED last year of Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi, the sleuths ...
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ATO launches new protections against rising tide of fraud

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has launched a suite of new protections to help secure people’s personal information amid an unprecedented rise in identity-related fraud attempts. ATO Deputy Commissioner and Chief of the Serious Financial Crime Taskforce (SFCT) John Ford ...
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Victorian Skills Plan boosting Training for more Victorians

The Allan Labor Government is supporting more Victorians with training opportunities in in-demand industries, with a new report charting the state’s skills and training sector over the next three years. Minister for Skills and TAFE Gayle Tierney today joined 120 ...
Commonwealth Games Cancellation inquiry -Joe McCracken and David Limbrick

Committee inquiry into 2026 Commonwealth Games cancellation underway

Former Premier Daniel Andrews is gone, but Victorian still remember the fanfare with which the Commonwealth Games 2026 (CWG 2026) were announced in April 2022. The games were going to hosted in regional Victoria, a first of its kind arrangement ...
Migration Changes-Clare O'Neil

Migration changes focus on rogues in the student visa sector

With much fanfare, the Albanese government has announced some ‘major’ migration changes and shakeup of Australia’s migration system. Tweeting, the Home Minister Clare O'Neil wrote: Yesterday's report on Australia's visa system from Christine Nixon found significant gaps and weaknesses that ...
The Voice - Remember recognition?

Recognition and Closing the Gap are lost in the Voice debate

As we approach October 14 the Voice referendum, the campaign is hotting up with Australians being hounded through emails and phone calls and SMSs to vote a particular way. The problem is – this being a referendum and not the ...
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RACV names cheapest Electric Cars for 2023

RACV has revealed the MG ZS Excite Standard Range RWD Wagon as the cheapest electric cars / vehicle (EV) to own and operate for the second year in a row. Released as part of RACV’s Annual Car Running Costs Survey, ...
The Voice story - No case

The Voice will sink Australia to be ruled by two powers – the Voice and the Commonwealth

By now you would have been bombarded with so much of gobbledygook around the Voice that you would be thinking ‘what the hell is going on?’ And to be safe, like all Australians, you would be inclined to, by default, ...
Marriage or Live-in - can't be both

Married Individuals can’t enter Live-In relationships: Indian Court

The Andhra Pradesh High Court in India has ruled that two people deciding to enter into a live-in relationship without solemnizing marriage must ensure none of them are still married to someone else. Indian society and its courts have long ...
Referendum Albo appeals for Yes Vote on 14 October

The Voice referendum will be on 14 October, says PM Albanese

On Wednesday, 30 August, prime minister Anthony Albanese announced that the referendum on the Indigenous voice will be held on 14 October, officially kickstarting a 45-day campaign at a yes rally in the suburb of Elizabeth in Adelaide. This is ...
Gregory Crinum Coal mine- Tanya Plibersek

Hypocrisy of Albanese Government? Gregory Crinum Coal mine extension until 2073

Flaunting its self-awarded credentials of being perhaps the most virtuous climate conscious government on the planet, the Albanese Government has approved an extension to the Gregory Crinum coal mine in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin until 2073. The approval was granted ...
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Metro Tunnel – transforming public transport

The Metro Tunnel will create a new end-to-end rail line from Sunbury in the west to Cranbourne/Pakenham in the south east, with bigger and more modern trains, next-generation signalling technology and five new stations. The Metro Tunnel is the first ...