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Regional Cities Victoria has welcomed the appointment of Jacinta Allan

It thinks its great to see a regional representative in power. 

Regional Cities Victoria has welcomed the appointment of Jacinta Allan

It thinks its great to see a regional representative in power. 

02:08

27 Sep 23

Bendigo's Jacinta Allan is the new premier

Public Transport minister Ben Carroll will be her deputy. 

Bendigo's Jacinta Allan is the new premier

Public Transport minister Ben Carroll will be her deputy. 

02:08

27 Sep 23

Bendigo East's Jacinta Allan the front runner for Premier

The Labor Caucus will meet today to start the process of picking the next premier. 

Bendigo East's Jacinta Allan the front runner for Premier

The Labor Caucus will meet today to start the process of picking the next premier. 

02:07

27 Sep 23

Political expert says the Comm Games debacle wasn't the reason Dan Andrews resigned

Monash's Dr Zareh Ghazarian doubts it had an impact. 

Political expert says the Comm Games debacle wasn't the reason Dan Andrews resigned

Monash's Dr Zareh Ghazarian doubts it had an impact. 

02:09

26 Sep 23

A meeting held today will decide who takes over from Dan Andrews.

It follows his shock resignation yesterday. 

A meeting held today will decide who takes over from Dan Andrews.

It follows his shock resignation yesterday. 

02:08

26 Sep 23

Regional fire fighters head to Melbourne to protest pay

More than 1500 firies are taking part. 

Regional fire fighters head to Melbourne to protest pay

More than 1500 firies are taking part. 

02:09

25 Sep 23

Tourists flock to Sunraysia and Central Victoria on V/Line

The PTUA says uptake as been strong. 

Tourists flock to Sunraysia and Central Victoria on V/Line

The PTUA says uptake as been strong. 

02:07

25 Sep 23

Spring Street brings back free JEV vaccines for the Loddon Malllee

Its because the region is high risk. 

Spring Street brings back free JEV vaccines for the Loddon Malllee

Its because the region is high risk. 

02:07

24 Sep 23

Lifesaving Victoria reminding us to stay safe around water these school holidays

Its the second week of school holidays this week. 

Lifesaving Victoria reminding us to stay safe around water these school holidays

Its the second week of school holidays this week. 

02:08

24 Sep 23

NBN encouraging Sunraysia and Central Vic residents to get a communication plan in place

It comes ahead of the bushfire season. 

NBN encouraging Sunraysia and Central Vic residents to get a communication plan in place

It comes ahead of the bushfire season. 

02:09

22 Sep 23

Money on the way Rochester District Health Service and Robinvale's Bush Kinder

Its all apart of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal's grant program. 

Money on the way Rochester District Health Service and Robinvale's Bush Kinder

Its all apart of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal's grant program. 

02:07

21 Sep 23

New report reveals Dan Andrews asked for more cash to bank roll staff wages for the 2026 Comm Games

Freedom of Information documents revealed the funding bid was approved

New report reveals Dan Andrews asked for more cash to bank roll staff wages for the 2026 Comm Games

Freedom of Information documents revealed the funding bid was approved

02:09

21 Sep 23

Firies across Central Vic and Sunraysia need more resources, unions say

We also need more volunteers. 

Firies across Central Vic and Sunraysia need more resources, unions say

We also need more volunteers. 

02:09

20 Sep 23

Victoria police warn us to be safe on regional roads these school holidays

Its seen a noticeable uptick in traffic. 

Victoria police warn us to be safe on regional roads these school holidays

Its seen a noticeable uptick in traffic. 

02:08

20 Sep 23

Fire collection season hitting some bumps this year

There's been issues in the Loddon Mallee. 

Fire collection season hitting some bumps this year

There's been issues in the Loddon Mallee. 

02:09

20 Sep 23

More and more properties continue to hit the regional Victorian market

Listings are up 8.1%.

More and more properties continue to hit the regional Victorian market

Listings are up 8.1%.

02:07

18 Sep 23

Short stay accommodation tax still on the cards for regional Victoria

The Premier hasn't ruled it out. 

Short stay accommodation tax still on the cards for regional Victoria

The Premier hasn't ruled it out. 

02:08

18 Sep 23

Victorian rate payers slugged with higher bin taxes

The Herald Sun's reporting close to 60 per cent of councils state-wide have increased their WASTE CHARGES by more than 5 per cent.

Victorian rate payers slugged with higher bin taxes

The Herald Sun's reporting close to 60 per cent of councils state-wide have increased their WASTE CHARGES by more than 5 per cent.

02:07

17 Sep 23

CFA calls on Central Vic and Sunraysia landholders to get their property bushfire ready

Fire danger season is rapidly approaching. 

CFA calls on Central Vic and Sunraysia landholders to get their property bushfire ready

Fire danger season is rapidly approaching. 

02:08

17 Sep 23

Teachers union wants to see more from the government, following the recent annoucement.

It reckons more needs to be done. 

Teachers union wants to see more from the government, following the recent annoucement.

It reckons more needs to be done. 

02:07

13 Sep 23

Teacher's union welcomes new scholarships

Its hoped more people will sign up to become teachers. 

Teacher's union welcomes new scholarships

Its hoped more people will sign up to become teachers. 

02:07

12 Sep 23

Extra funding ends for Lifeline Loddon Mallee

Northern Victoria MP Wendy Lovell says the service is desperately needed across the region. 

Extra funding ends for Lifeline Loddon Mallee

Northern Victoria MP Wendy Lovell says the service is desperately needed across the region. 

02:09

10 Sep 23

Victorian Federal MP to introduce new regional housing legislation today

Helen Haines wants to see more funding for housing developments. 

Victorian Federal MP to introduce new regional housing legislation today

Helen Haines wants to see more funding for housing developments. 

02:08

10 Sep 23

Regional airports needs more love from Canberra, according to Regional Capitals Australia

The RCA chair reckons regional airports are too important to fail. 

Regional airports needs more love from Canberra, according to Regional Capitals Australia

The RCA chair reckons regional airports are too important to fail. 

02:08

7 Sep 23

Duck hunting ban continues to divide Spring Street

Five MPs have expressed their opposition. 

Duck hunting ban continues to divide Spring Street

Five MPs have expressed their opposition. 

02:10

5 Sep 23

Electoral commission after workers for the upcoming referendum

Around 300 000 people are needed to help on the day. 

Electoral commission after workers for the upcoming referendum

Around 300 000 people are needed to help on the day. 

02:06

4 Sep 23

Informal voting concerns from the AEC ahead of the Referendum

Recent data suggests that last year's state election recorded one of the lowest rates of informal voting in history.

Informal voting concerns from the AEC ahead of the Referendum

Recent data suggests that last year's state election recorded one of the lowest rates of informal voting in history.

02:06

4 Sep 23

Fruit Fly Strategy continues for Sunraysia

A second round of grants have been released.

Fruit Fly Strategy continues for Sunraysia

A second round of grants have been released.

02:08

3 Sep 23

Ambulance ramping crisis hits the state hard

New data has been revealed today. 

Ambulance ramping crisis hits the state hard

New data has been revealed today. 

02:08

3 Sep 23

Expect a quicker trip on the Bendigo and Echuca Line

Works have been completed - allowing for quicker travel on some sections of the track. 

Expect a quicker trip on the Bendigo and Echuca Line

Works have been completed - allowing for quicker travel on some sections of the track. 

02:07

31 Aug 23

Mixed reactions to the Duck Hunting ban recommendation

Some stressing it's only a recommendation, and won't necessarily go ahead. 

Mixed reactions to the Duck Hunting ban recommendation

Some stressing it's only a recommendation, and won't necessarily go ahead. 

03:37

31 Aug 23

Regional Victoria could face blackouts this Summer

That's according to the Energy Market Operator

Regional Victoria could face blackouts this Summer

That's according to the Energy Market Operator

02:07

30 Aug 23

Today's International Overdose Awareness Day, and overdose deaths are the rise

And rates are the worst in regional areas

Today's International Overdose Awareness Day, and overdose deaths are the rise

And rates are the worst in regional areas

03:37

30 Aug 23

Changes in store for Greater Bendigo's pools

Council's adopted an amended Aquatics Facilities Strategy

Changes in store for Greater Bendigo's pools

Council's adopted an amended Aquatics Facilities Strategy

02:07

29 Aug 23

The CFA concerned people aren't leaving quick enough during fires

A new survey revealing almost a third of Regional Victorians would wait until they're told to leave. 

The CFA concerned people aren't leaving quick enough during fires

A new survey revealing almost a third of Regional Victorians would wait until they're told to leave. 

03:38

29 Aug 23

The Nazi salute expected to be outlawed within days

No delays are expected in passing the legislation through state parliament

The Nazi salute expected to be outlawed within days

No delays are expected in passing the legislation through state parliament

02:07

28 Aug 23

Bendigo to host Commonwealth Games Inquiry today

Djaara representatives and the Bendigo Table Tennis Association fronting up 

Bendigo to host Commonwealth Games Inquiry today

Djaara representatives and the Bendigo Table Tennis Association fronting up 

03:37

28 Aug 23

Bendigo hosting Commonwealth Games inquiry tomorrow

Djaara and Bendigo Table Tennis Association representatives to appear

Bendigo hosting Commonwealth Games inquiry tomorrow

Djaara and Bendigo Table Tennis Association representatives to appear

02:08

27 Aug 23

Medicinal Cannabis users could get behind the wheel in a new trial

It'll be an 18 month closed test track trial to see if there are any safety concerns. 

Medicinal Cannabis users could get behind the wheel in a new trial

It'll be an 18 month closed test track trial to see if there are any safety concerns. 

03:37

27 Aug 23

Crime Stopper tips paying off across Victoria

More than 1400 chargers have been laid as a result. 

Crime Stopper tips paying off across Victoria

More than 1400 chargers have been laid as a result. 

02:07

25 Aug 23

Premier denies request to give evidence to a Federal State inquiry over Comm Games

He may never front a probe into the cancellation. 

Premier denies request to give evidence to a Federal State inquiry over Comm Games

He may never front a probe into the cancellation. 

02:06

24 Aug 23

8000 jobs created across regional Victoria in July

Unemployment has fallen to a record low. 

8000 jobs created across regional Victoria in July

Unemployment has fallen to a record low. 

03:40

24 Aug 23

High potential for bush fires across Central Victoria and Sunraysia

The new seasonal outlook is out. 

High potential for bush fires across Central Victoria and Sunraysia

The new seasonal outlook is out. 

02:08

24 Aug 23

Education minister reckons we're talking down teachers

The comments come following NAPLAN results. 

Education minister reckons we're talking down teachers

The comments come following NAPLAN results. 

02:07

23 Aug 23

Now's the time to prepare for Western Victoria's bush fire season

The bushfire seasonal outlook has been released for summer. 

Now's the time to prepare for Western Victoria's bush fire season

The bushfire seasonal outlook has been released for summer. 

03:37

23 Aug 23

Warmer and dryer Spring expected for Victoria.

We're being told to prepare for bush fire season now. 

Warmer and dryer Spring expected for Victoria.

We're being told to prepare for bush fire season now. 

02:08

23 Aug 23

Liberals calls for Dan Andrews' resignation following Comm Games fall out

The Age is now reporting the Victorian government assured Canberra it didn't need any help to secure the event

Liberals calls for Dan Andrews' resignation following Comm Games fall out

The Age is now reporting the Victorian government assured Canberra it didn't need any help to secure the event

02:08

22 Aug 23

A propose tourism levy has the industry worried

It's in an effort to discourage private housing stock moving to short-stay platforms.

A propose tourism levy has the industry worried

It's in an effort to discourage private housing stock moving to short-stay platforms.

03:39

21 Aug 23

Shadow health minister says Comm Games cost blow out money could've been put towards regional healthcare

Georgie Crozier isn't happy. 

Shadow health minister says Comm Games cost blow out money could've been put towards regional healthcare

Georgie Crozier isn't happy. 

02:09

21 Aug 23

State oppostion wants an independent review into Spring Street's Commonwealth Games cost blow out

Recently release documents has raised doubts about accuracy. 

State oppostion wants an independent review into Spring Street's Commonwealth Games cost blow out

Recently release documents has raised doubts about accuracy. 

02:08

20 Aug 23

Commonwealth games cancellation cost blow out revealed for Western Victorians

It seems we lost more than expected. 

Commonwealth games cancellation cost blow out revealed for Western Victorians

It seems we lost more than expected. 

03:36

20 Aug 23

Finding a tradie might be a little easier next year

But only because of a grim prediction for the construction sector.

Finding a tradie might be a little easier next year

But only because of a grim prediction for the construction sector.

02:07

18 Aug 23

Worrying reports Victoria will have fewer water bombers this summer

Authorities say because of fewer aircraft and fewer pilots available.

Worrying reports Victoria will have fewer water bombers this summer

Authorities say because of fewer aircraft and fewer pilots available.

03:38

17 Aug 23

Commonwealth Games budget blowout still a mystery

A business case hasn't been released by Spring Street either

Commonwealth Games budget blowout still a mystery

A business case hasn't been released by Spring Street either

02:08

17 Aug 23

Teacher shortage is threatening the future of our kids

Some schools as much as thirty teachers short

Teacher shortage is threatening the future of our kids

Some schools as much as thirty teachers short

03:38

16 Aug 23

Matildas public holiday - yes or no?

As watch parties are planned for tonights game in Bendigo and Mildura

Matildas public holiday - yes or no?

As watch parties are planned for tonights game in Bendigo and Mildura

02:08

16 Aug 23

Local farmers roll through Melbourne against transmission lines project

They say farmland will be sacrificed for renewable targets

Local farmers roll through Melbourne against transmission lines project

They say farmland will be sacrificed for renewable targets

03:36

15 Aug 23

Have you seen missing Bendigo boy Khadel?

He was last seen in the CBD

Have you seen missing Bendigo boy Khadel?

He was last seen in the CBD

02:08

15 Aug 23

Government defends dodgy roads as more funding allocated

Local councils to score extra support following floods

Government defends dodgy roads as more funding allocated

Local councils to score extra support following floods

03:37

14 Aug 23

Swastikas removed from Bendigo road surface

It's not the way to get potholes fixed

Swastikas removed from Bendigo road surface

It's not the way to get potholes fixed

02:08

14 Aug 23

More school leavers are skipping higher education

Instead heading straight into work

More school leavers are skipping higher education

Instead heading straight into work

03:36

13 Aug 23

Business Council hopes to end regional workforce shortages

Its got a new report. 

Business Council hopes to end regional workforce shortages

Its got a new report. 

02:08

11 Aug 23

CFA kept busy across Western Victoria

It responded to fires in Eaglehawk and Irymple this morning. 

CFA kept busy across Western Victoria

It responded to fires in Eaglehawk and Irymple this morning. 

02:08

10 Aug 23

State Opposition leader slams Ambulance Victoria's recent spend

John Pesutto says more needs to be done to bolster response times. 

State Opposition leader slams Ambulance Victoria's recent spend

John Pesutto says more needs to be done to bolster response times. 

03:38

10 Aug 23

Now's the time to buy petrol

Fuel prices are expected to climb.

Now's the time to buy petrol

Fuel prices are expected to climb.

02:06

10 Aug 23

Victorians feeling the fuel pinch as prices soar

It pays to shop around.

Victorians feeling the fuel pinch as prices soar

It pays to shop around.

02:08

9 Aug 23

Victorian public sector mismanaging funds

A new report from the Victorian Ombudsman has uncovered a culture of misconduct. 

Victorian public sector mismanaging funds

A new report from the Victorian Ombudsman has uncovered a culture of misconduct. 

03:38

9 Aug 23

More and more Victorians getting caught without seatbelts

More than 7000 drivers have been caught. 

More and more Victorians getting caught without seatbelts

More than 7000 drivers have been caught. 

02:08

9 Aug 23

New report highlights the health divide between regional and metro health care

The Royal Flying Doctor Service reckons those in the city have far better access to care. 

New report highlights the health divide between regional and metro health care

The Royal Flying Doctor Service reckons those in the city have far better access to care. 

02:07

8 Aug 23

Truckies begging regional Victorians to be careful on the roads

They want us to know the dangers they bring. 

Truckies begging regional Victorians to be careful on the roads

They want us to know the dangers they bring. 

03:37

8 Aug 23

Victorian fire-fighters presented with pay rise

Its a 12% pay hike. 

Victorian fire-fighters presented with pay rise

Its a 12% pay hike. 

02:08

7 Aug 23

Meteor soars through Victorian skies

Witnesses say they heard a loud boom. 

Meteor soars through Victorian skies

Witnesses say they heard a loud boom. 

02:08

7 Aug 23

Western Victoria left without a sobering-up centre

The Shadow Heath minister isn't impressed. 

Western Victoria left without a sobering-up centre

The Shadow Heath minister isn't impressed. 

02:08

7 Aug 23

National homelessness weeks puts reginal Victoria under the microscope

The Victorian Council Of Social Service hopes the week brings about conversations on the issue. 

National homelessness weeks puts reginal Victoria under the microscope

The Victorian Council Of Social Service hopes the week brings about conversations on the issue. 

02:08

6 Aug 23

Regional Victoria misses out on the state's first sobering-up centre

Melbourne instead will be home to the facility. 

Regional Victoria misses out on the state's first sobering-up centre

Melbourne instead will be home to the facility. 

03:38

6 Aug 23

Strong sale growth for Victorian car sales

Nearly 97 thousand new vehicles were delivered to Australia last month. 

Strong sale growth for Victorian car sales

Nearly 97 thousand new vehicles were delivered to Australia last month. 

02:07

4 Aug 23

Premier unlikely to face a Parliamentary grilling over the Commonwealth Games cancellation

That's because its an Upper House inquiry. 

Premier unlikely to face a Parliamentary grilling over the Commonwealth Games cancellation

That's because its an Upper House inquiry. 

02:08

3 Aug 23

Opposition leader slams the Premier over Commonwealth Games cancellation

John Pesutto says people want answers.

Opposition leader slams the Premier over Commonwealth Games cancellation

John Pesutto says people want answers.

03:36

3 Aug 23

Commonwealth Games cancellation probe to go ahead

Opposition Leader John Pesutto says its a turning point for the government. 

Commonwealth Games cancellation probe to go ahead

Opposition Leader John Pesutto says its a turning point for the government. 

02:08

3 Aug 23

Close to 300 regional train services didn't run last month

V/Line is blaming infrastructure, train faults, vandalism and trespassers for the disruptions. 

Close to 300 regional train services didn't run last month

V/Line is blaming infrastructure, train faults, vandalism and trespassers for the disruptions. 

02:08

2 Aug 23

Severe weather warning issued for parts of Victoria

Cold fronts and windy gusts are on the way. 

Severe weather warning issued for parts of Victoria

Cold fronts and windy gusts are on the way. 

03:38

2 Aug 23

Truck roll-over near Seymour causing mayhem

Detours are now in place. 

Truck roll-over near Seymour causing mayhem

Detours are now in place. 

02:08

1 Aug 23

Support ramps up for a parliamentary inquiry into the scrapped Commonwealth Games

The Opposition is currently wooing the greens. 

Support ramps up for a parliamentary inquiry into the scrapped Commonwealth Games

The Opposition is currently wooing the greens. 

03:38

1 Aug 23

Electricity prices set to rise for Victorian households

More than 2 million customers are affected. 

Electricity prices set to rise for Victorian households

More than 2 million customers are affected. 

02:08

1 Aug 23

A million bucks reclaimed by Victorian workers

Around 14 000 workers recovered lost entitlements. 

A million bucks reclaimed by Victorian workers

Around 14 000 workers recovered lost entitlements. 

03:37

31 Jul 23

Hopes still alive for an Aussie Commonwealth Games

The CEO reckons its not too late to pitch. 

Hopes still alive for an Aussie Commonwealth Games

The CEO reckons its not too late to pitch. 

02:07

31 Jul 23

Gas on the way out as many switch to electric

It's coming at a cost though. 

Gas on the way out as many switch to electric

It's coming at a cost though. 

02:07

31 Jul 23

Hopes aren't lost for an Aussie Comm Games

Comm Games CEO Craig Phillips says they could still go anywhere in the world. 

Hopes aren't lost for an Aussie Comm Games

Comm Games CEO Craig Phillips says they could still go anywhere in the world. 

03:38

30 Jul 23

Victoria will phase out gas in all new homes from January next year

Households will save a thousand bucks a year. 

Victoria will phase out gas in all new homes from January next year

Households will save a thousand bucks a year. 

02:06

28 Jul 23

Regional unemployment rate drops to 2.8%

More than 1100 jobs were created in the regions in June. 

Regional unemployment rate drops to 2.8%

More than 1100 jobs were created in the regions in June. 

02:06

27 Jul 23

News reports suggesting Spring St ignored a much cheaper Commonwealth Games plan

The plan would've seen Melbourne host the event along side Geelong, Bendigo and Ballarat. 

News reports suggesting Spring St ignored a much cheaper Commonwealth Games plan

The plan would've seen Melbourne host the event along side Geelong, Bendigo and Ballarat. 

03:38

27 Jul 23

Relief on its way for Western Victorian renters

That's according to the latest Prop Track data. 

Relief on its way for Western Victorian renters

That's according to the latest Prop Track data. 

02:07

27 Jul 23

Horticulture industry to boom across Western Victoria by 2030

The National Farmers Federation reckons its the most important driver for regional economies. 

Horticulture industry to boom across Western Victoria by 2030

The National Farmers Federation reckons its the most important driver for regional economies. 

02:07

26 Jul 23

CFA encourages Western Victorian's to be bush fire ready

We're expecting summer to be a scorcher. 

CFA encourages Western Victorian's to be bush fire ready

We're expecting summer to be a scorcher. 

03:36

26 Jul 23

DEVELOPING: Fire breaks out at Kilmore retirement home

Smoke alerts in place, crews remain on scene 

DEVELOPING: Fire breaks out at Kilmore retirement home

Smoke alerts in place, crews remain on scene 

01:39

25 Jul 23

Dan Andrews called to Commonwealth Games senate inquiry

The hearings are due to start late next month. 

Dan Andrews called to Commonwealth Games senate inquiry

The hearings are due to start late next month. 

03:37

25 Jul 23

Department of Health under fire for data breach

The Information Commissioner is cracking down. 

Department of Health under fire for data breach

The Information Commissioner is cracking down. 

02:07

25 Jul 23

State MP calls for better safety measures on Victorian farms

It comes as Farm Safety Week wraps up. 

State MP calls for better safety measures on Victorian farms

It comes as Farm Safety Week wraps up. 

02:07

24 Jul 23

State opposition leader demands to know the cost of cancelling the Commonwealth Games

John Pesutto wants to know what tax payers will be hit with. 

State opposition leader demands to know the cost of cancelling the Commonwealth Games

John Pesutto wants to know what tax payers will be hit with. 

03:38

24 Jul 23

State Opposition continues government pursuit over Commonwealth Games

John Pesutto wants to know how much the backflip has cost

State Opposition continues government pursuit over Commonwealth Games

John Pesutto wants to know how much the backflip has cost

02:08

23 Jul 23

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