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SGS Economics: Melbourne booms while regional Victoria sinks

The Age - ‎4 hours ago‎
Melbourne has pipped Sydney to become Australia's fastest-growing city, but risks a "lost decade" after years of underinvestment in public transport.
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Sheffield Shield: Maxwell, Boland fire for Victoria

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Glenn Maxwell finally fired with the bat, but two late strikes by fellow returning Australian one-day international Scott Boland put Victoria on top in their day-night Sheffield Shield clash with South Australia in Adelaide. Boland took two wickets ...

Lockout laws would destroy Melbourne: Victorian government

The Age - ‎9 hours ago‎
But Victoria will resist any attempt for a Melbourne lockout after the failed trial of a 2am lockout policy in 2008, and because of the city's vibrant late night economy which is worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Victorian racing weighs continuing 30-minute trial

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
While Victorian racing has managed to commandeer the national clock with its 30-minute breaks between races, senior executives have not ruled out continuing the trial into the autumn racing carnival.
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Pedestrian killed on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula

9news.com.au - ‎21 hours ago‎
A young woman has died after being struck by a car while walking along a road with friends after attending a wedding on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. Police say the 22-year-old was walking along Browns Road at Boneo when she was hit by the car at ...
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Climate change: Victoria should be doing more to cut emissions

The Age - ‎29 minutes ago‎
With Victoria's energy requirements so reliant on coal-fired power stations, The Age believes this state should be doing much more to reduce emissions from industry.

Run the Bridge: Victorian runners take out the men's and women's events in Hobart race

ABC Online - ‎14 hours ago‎
"What an achievement by Victoria Mitchell, she told me last night at the Briggs Athletics Classic that she just wanted to run for fourth or fifth or a minor place maybe and she lead the whole thing until the finishing straight.

Criminals escape jail time as Victoria's top prosecutor calls for urgent legal reforms

Herald Sun - ‎2 hours ago‎
VICTORIA's top prosecutor has called for urgent legal reforms as figures show thousands of criminals are escaping jail time.
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Dangerous bushfire weekend for parts of Victoria

The Age - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Total fire bans have been declared in much of northern Victoria on Saturday as the state braces for severe fire danger. Total fire bans have been declared in the Mallee, Northern Country, North East and North Central districts - campfires cannot be lit ...

Hundreds of metres of regional train track in Victoria replaced after VLocity wheel wear problem

ABC Online - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Hundreds of metres of V/Line train tracks have been replaced overnight as part of a plan to fix a train wheel wear problem that severely disrupted regional rail services across Victoria. Train wheels which were wearing at a rapid rate, along with a ...

Police hunt attacker who stabbed man outside State Library Victoria

The Age - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
A man sitting outside State Library Victoria was stabbed in the neck and ear when he refused to handover his mobile and the attacker is now on the run.
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Two Victoria Police officers take lives in a week

The Age - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Victoria Police is grappling with the suicides of two officers in a week, as it awaits a high-level review of mental health issues within the force that is expected to recommend an overhaul of support services.

Victoria train derailment arrest made

Sky News Australia - ‎9 hours ago‎
Police said stolen keys were used to start the train at the Hurstbridge holding yard last November, but the train didn't get very far before security equipment derailed it and any plans for a joyride.

The 10 Victorian postcodes where investors would suffer if negative gearing was changed

Domain News - ‎Feb 13, 2016‎
Young buyers and family investors in humble suburbs could be worse off under proposed government changes to negative gearing, a peak real estate body fears.
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Victoria Beckham rushes out of hotel ahead of her New York Fashion Week 2016 show

Daily Mail - ‎37 minutes ago‎
And Victoria Beckham, 41, was spotted uncharacteristically dressed down as she prepared to present her fall/winter 2016 collection as part of New York Fashion Week.
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Health officials confirm pregnant woman in Victoria diagnosed with the Zika virus

9news.com.au - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Health officials have confirmed a pregnant woman in Victoria has been diagnosed with the Zika virus. The woman was diagnosed this week after she returned from a country where the virus is prevalent, Health Minister Jill Hennessy said.
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Race gap deal likely as NSW and Victoria powerbrokers seek compromise to end local and interstate anguish

Herald Sun - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
A meeting on Monday between Racing NSW and Victorian powerbrokers to seek compromise over race times resulted in a “no comment'' from both parties until data was collected from Saturday's Orr Stakes meeting at Caulfield.
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Tabcorp faces Victorian racing fight

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Punters betting on the Caulfield races in Victoria last weekend received a rude shock when an afternoon of clashes with high profile NSW races meant the southern state's meetings were bumped from Tabcorp's main Sky Racing channel.
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Victorian climate laws face massive overhaul including new emissions targets

The Age - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Victoria's climate change laws face a major overhaul, with an independent review recommending the state establish new targets to cut emissions, put in place a legally binding charter on government decisions and give the environmental watchdog powers to ...
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Victoria Police threaten to put a stop to Melbourne A-League matches if flares let off at games

Herald Sun - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Victoria Police threaten to put a stop to Melbourne A-League matches if flares let off at games. in 11 hours. PETER ROLFE ANDHerald Sun.
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