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Confidence remains high among dairy farmers

68% say they're feeling positive about the sector's future.

Confidence remains high among dairy farmers

68% say they're feeling positive about the sector's future.

02:08

22 May 24

State Opposition ahead in latest opinion poll

The Liberal-National Coalition is now nine points clear of Labor.

State Opposition ahead in latest opinion poll

The Liberal-National Coalition is now nine points clear of Labor.

02:08

21 May 24

Inland Waterways Forum coming to Bendigo

It'll bring together multiple stakeholders from across Victoria.

Inland Waterways Forum coming to Bendigo

It'll bring together multiple stakeholders from across Victoria.

02:07

21 May 24

Health Minister to soon make a call on hospital mergers

It comes after a report was handed to the Victorian government.

Health Minister to soon make a call on hospital mergers

It comes after a report was handed to the Victorian government.

02:08

21 May 24

Rise in domestic violence due to recent disasters

Non-profit GIVIT has reported a 20% rise in calls for assistance.

Rise in domestic violence due to recent disasters

Non-profit GIVIT has reported a 20% rise in calls for assistance.

02:08

20 May 24

Victorian nurses reject pay deal

The offer was voted down by union members in Melbourne yesterday.

Victorian nurses reject pay deal

The offer was voted down by union members in Melbourne yesterday.

02:08

20 May 24

New federal vehicle pollution standards welcomed

The move brings Australia in-line with the rest of the world.

New federal vehicle pollution standards welcomed

The move brings Australia in-line with the rest of the world.

02:08

20 May 24

20% of drink-drivers caught during daylight hours

That's according to new data from Victoria Police.

20% of drink-drivers caught during daylight hours

That's according to new data from Victoria Police.

02:08

19 May 24

Victorian nurses to vote on new pay deal

Union representatives will be meeting in Melbourne today.

Victorian nurses to vote on new pay deal

Union representatives will be meeting in Melbourne today.

02:08

19 May 24

Nurses go on strike in Bendigo and Mildura hospitals

The action started at 7am. 

Nurses go on strike in Bendigo and Mildura hospitals

The action started at 7am. 

02:06

16 May 24

Bendigo and Mildura nurses set to undertake industrial action

A quarter of hospital beds will be shut. 

Bendigo and Mildura nurses set to undertake industrial action

A quarter of hospital beds will be shut. 

02:09

16 May 24

Troubles with the state's new digital licences

They aren't compatible with some RSL scanners. 

Troubles with the state's new digital licences

They aren't compatible with some RSL scanners. 

02:05

15 May 24

150 caught in Western Vic road policing blitz

60% of offences were for speeding. 

150 caught in Western Vic road policing blitz

60% of offences were for speeding. 

02:06

15 May 24

National Farmers' disappointed with 'painful budget'

It overlooked many of their requests.

National Farmers' disappointed with 'painful budget'

It overlooked many of their requests.

02:07

14 May 24

A mixed budget for Bendigo and Mildura residents

It was handed down last night. 

A mixed budget for Bendigo and Mildura residents

It was handed down last night. 

02:06

14 May 24

Victorian health minister defends budget for regional hospitals

It follows concerns they may be forced to merge. 

Victorian health minister defends budget for regional hospitals

It follows concerns they may be forced to merge. 

02:08

14 May 24

Fears for the futures of regional Victorian hospitals

Some health services say they won't survive with their current funding. 

Fears for the futures of regional Victorian hospitals

Some health services say they won't survive with their current funding. 

02:05

13 May 24

Education Week underway across Victoria

Education Minister Ben Carroll says it's an exciting time

Education Week underway across Victoria

Education Minister Ben Carroll says it's an exciting time

02:08

12 May 24

Victorian paramedics may amplify industrial action in the coming weeks

They'll meet in the coming weeks. 

Victorian paramedics may amplify industrial action in the coming weeks

They'll meet in the coming weeks. 

02:05

12 May 24

National Road Safety Week being recognised

It seeks to raise awareness of road trauma and its impacts.

National Road Safety Week being recognised

It seeks to raise awareness of road trauma and its impacts.

02:08

10 May 24

Farmland values up across Victoria

The median price rose 5.2% last year, according to Rural Bank.

Farmland values up across Victoria

The median price rose 5.2% last year, according to Rural Bank.

02:07

9 May 24

Walk Safely to School Day today

Several schools across North-West Victoria are participating.

Walk Safely to School Day today

Several schools across North-West Victoria are participating.

02:08

9 May 24

Drought Fund 'will help us reach Net Zero'

That's according to Farmers for Climate Action.

Drought Fund 'will help us reach Net Zero'

That's according to Farmers for Climate Action.

02:07

9 May 24

Housing prices lower across regional Victoria

They've dropped nearly 6% since May 2022.

Housing prices lower across regional Victoria

They've dropped nearly 6% since May 2022.

02:08

8 May 24

New federal drought fund welcomed

It was announced by the PM on Tuesday.

New federal drought fund welcomed

It was announced by the PM on Tuesday.

02:08

8 May 24

Schools, hospitals winners in Victoria's state budget

It was handed down yesterday by Treasurer Tim Pallas.

Schools, hospitals winners in Victoria's state budget

It was handed down yesterday by Treasurer Tim Pallas.

02:08

8 May 24

Public transport a winner in the Victorian Budget

No major upgrades on the cards, but no cuts either.

Public transport a winner in the Victorian Budget

No major upgrades on the cards, but no cuts either.

02:08

7 May 24

State Budget handed down in Victoria

Money has been promised for school and hospitals.

State Budget handed down in Victoria

Money has been promised for school and hospitals.

02:07

7 May 24

Hopes budget will address V/Line overcrowding

That's despite the Premier's warning of "tough decisions".

Hopes budget will address V/Line overcrowding

That's despite the Premier's warning of "tough decisions".

02:07

7 May 24

Regional roads funding on budget wish-lists

The call comes ahead of today's Victorian state budget

Regional roads funding on budget wish-lists

The call comes ahead of today's Victorian state budget

02:08

6 May 24

Cost of living relief flagged in today's Victorian Budget

But the Premier has warned difficult decisions will need to be made.

Cost of living relief flagged in today's Victorian Budget

But the Premier has warned difficult decisions will need to be made.

02:08

6 May 24

Build-to-Rent properties to solve housing woes?

That's what the Property Council of Australia reckons.

Build-to-Rent properties to solve housing woes?

That's what the Property Council of Australia reckons.

02:07

6 May 24

One-third of Victorian teachers considering quitting

That's according to a survey from the Education Union.

One-third of Victorian teachers considering quitting

That's according to a survey from the Education Union.

02:08

5 May 24

Motorcyclist dies in Kangaroo Flat crash

It occurred near the Apco Service Station at 4.30pm on Sunday.

Motorcyclist dies in Kangaroo Flat crash

It occurred near the Apco Service Station at 4.30pm on Sunday.

02:07

5 May 24

One Vic MP wants to see more money to address family violence

Kim O'Keeffe says more needs to be done. 

One Vic MP wants to see more money to address family violence

Kim O'Keeffe says more needs to be done. 

02:05

3 May 24

Dan Andrews slammed in latest Commonwealth Games Australia report

That's after the state government last year cancelled the 2026 games citing cost blowouts.

Dan Andrews slammed in latest Commonwealth Games Australia report

That's after the state government last year cancelled the 2026 games citing cost blowouts.

02:06

2 May 24

The premier says her thoughts go out to those who lost loved ones as a result of the bungled quarantine program

A loop hole forced criminal charges to be dropped. 

The premier says her thoughts go out to those who lost loved ones as a result of the bungled quarantine program

A loop hole forced criminal charges to be dropped. 

02:07

2 May 24

Surgery wait list hits an all time low

The health minister says its a step in the right direction for the state's pandemic recovery. 

Surgery wait list hits an all time low

The health minister says its a step in the right direction for the state's pandemic recovery. 

02:08

1 May 24

Turbulent week continues for Bonza

The Mallee MP is hoping the airline will be saved. 

Turbulent week continues for Bonza

The Mallee MP is hoping the airline will be saved. 

02:10

1 May 24

Regional nurses to take part in future strike action

The government has 14 days to bring a new offer to the table. 

Regional nurses to take part in future strike action

The government has 14 days to bring a new offer to the table. 

02:07

1 May 24

Spring street has two weeks to work on a new deal for nurses

Jacinta Allan says she has a great appreciation for the work our nurses do. 

Spring street has two weeks to work on a new deal for nurses

Jacinta Allan says she has a great appreciation for the work our nurses do. 

02:07

30 Apr 24

Victorian nurses vote to take protected industrial action

Spring Street has two weeks to come to the table with another pay offer. 

Victorian nurses vote to take protected industrial action

Spring Street has two weeks to come to the table with another pay offer. 

02:05

30 Apr 24

Victorian nurses to decide on possible strike action

The union voted last week. 

Victorian nurses to decide on possible strike action

The union voted last week. 

02:05

29 Apr 24

Bendigo and Mildura speeders caught during Operation Tribute

Close to 7000 people got written up across the state. 

Bendigo and Mildura speeders caught during Operation Tribute

Close to 7000 people got written up across the state. 

02:06

29 Apr 24

The state opposition concerned for the state's hospitals

Fears for Mildura Base Public hospital, it looks like its in the red. 

The state opposition concerned for the state's hospitals

Fears for Mildura Base Public hospital, it looks like its in the red. 

02:05

28 Apr 24

Thousands rally across the state, calling for more action to stop violence against women

Jacinta Allan joined protesters in Melbourne. 

Thousands rally across the state, calling for more action to stop violence against women

Jacinta Allan joined protesters in Melbourne. 

02:07

28 Apr 24

Spring Street considers new measures to help keep women safe

Anti-violence rallies are taking place in Bendigo this weekend. 

Spring Street considers new measures to help keep women safe

Anti-violence rallies are taking place in Bendigo this weekend. 

02:06

25 Apr 24

Minimum energy efficiency standards could soon be on the way for Bendigo and Mildura households

Spring Street is looking at the changes. 

Minimum energy efficiency standards could soon be on the way for Bendigo and Mildura households

Spring Street is looking at the changes. 

02:08

25 Apr 24

ANZAC Day Services continue across Bendigo and Mildura

The March is Bendigo is about to get underway. 

ANZAC Day Services continue across Bendigo and Mildura

The March is Bendigo is about to get underway. 

02:06

24 Apr 24

Dawn services begin across Sunraysia and Central Victoria

Marches will begin later this morning. 

Dawn services begin across Sunraysia and Central Victoria

Marches will begin later this morning. 

02:09

24 Apr 24

Police targeting bad behaviour on Regional Victorian roads

They'll be out in force this unofficial long weekend

Police targeting bad behaviour on Regional Victorian roads

They'll be out in force this unofficial long weekend

02:08

23 Apr 24

House prices still fluctuating around Regional Victoria

That's according to the latest data from Domain

House prices still fluctuating around Regional Victoria

That's according to the latest data from Domain

02:08

23 Apr 24

The State Government to receive recommendations on protecting infrastructure

Infrastructure Australia keen to see Victoria's infrastructure protected from extreme weather

The State Government to receive recommendations on protecting infrastructure

Infrastructure Australia keen to see Victoria's infrastructure protected from extreme weather

02:08

22 Apr 24

TAFE teachers pledge to stop work if a Labor MP visits their campus

It's the latest step in their industrial action to secure better pay and conditions.

TAFE teachers pledge to stop work if a Labor MP visits their campus

It's the latest step in their industrial action to secure better pay and conditions.

02:09

21 Apr 24

Morale low among public sector as budget looms

There are fears of job cuts.

Morale low among public sector as budget looms

There are fears of job cuts.

02:07

21 Apr 24

Gas rebates now prohibited in Victoria

Incentives to switch from gas to electricity are available.

Gas rebates now prohibited in Victoria

Incentives to switch from gas to electricity are available.

02:07

19 Apr 24

Victorian government looks to crack down on DV

A Working Group has reportedly been formed by members of Cabinet.

Victorian government looks to crack down on DV

A Working Group has reportedly been formed by members of Cabinet.

02:08

18 Apr 24

Rental market still tight in regions

It currently sits at 0.8%, according to Domain's latest report.

Rental market still tight in regions

It currently sits at 0.8%, according to Domain's latest report.

02:08

18 Apr 24

TAFE teachers taking strike action

It comes following a breakdown in pay talks.

TAFE teachers taking strike action

It comes following a breakdown in pay talks.

02:08

18 Apr 24

Regional Victoria's building industry 'in crisis'

The state government is being urged to take action.

Regional Victoria's building industry 'in crisis'

The state government is being urged to take action.

02:08

17 Apr 24

Calls to get vaxxed amid early start to flu season

It comes after an increase in case numbers last year.

Calls to get vaxxed amid early start to flu season

It comes after an increase in case numbers last year.

02:08

17 Apr 24

Study to gauge mental health in agriculture

Farmers across regional Victoria are being invited to participate.

Study to gauge mental health in agriculture

Farmers across regional Victoria are being invited to participate.

02:07

17 Apr 24

Duck hunters deny targeting protected species

They say they're aware of their responsibilities.

Duck hunters deny targeting protected species

They say they're aware of their responsibilities.

02:07

16 Apr 24

Act now to protect farming future: CSIRO

It's warning that profitability could plunge by 50% by 2050.

Act now to protect farming future: CSIRO

It's warning that profitability could plunge by 50% by 2050.

02:08

16 Apr 24

First responders urged to seek support

Regional emergency workers are particularly vulnerable.

First responders urged to seek support

Regional emergency workers are particularly vulnerable.

02:08

16 Apr 24

Duck hunting opponents put pressure on Premier

They're holding a demonstration outside Jacinta Allan's East Melbourne office today.

Duck hunting opponents put pressure on Premier

They're holding a demonstration outside Jacinta Allan's East Melbourne office today.

02:07

15 Apr 24

Staff unhappy at Council of Homeless Persons

CEO Deborah Di Natale says their workloads are too high.

Staff unhappy at Council of Homeless Persons

CEO Deborah Di Natale says their workloads are too high.

02:08

15 Apr 24

Georgie Purcell banned from duck-hunting wetlands

It comes after the Animal Justice MP illegally entered Johnson Swamp on Saturday.

Georgie Purcell banned from duck-hunting wetlands

It comes after the Animal Justice MP illegally entered Johnson Swamp on Saturday.

02:09

15 Apr 24

New campaign highlights rental rights and obligations

It's targeted at property owners, agents and tenants.

New campaign highlights rental rights and obligations

It's targeted at property owners, agents and tenants.

02:08

14 Apr 24

Fire Danger Period ends across North-West

Central Victoria and Sunraysia are no longer subject to restrictions.

Fire Danger Period ends across North-West

Central Victoria and Sunraysia are no longer subject to restrictions.

02:08

14 Apr 24

More public sector roles for Victorian Veterans

300 positions have been opened for ex-ADF personnel.

More public sector roles for Victorian Veterans

300 positions have been opened for ex-ADF personnel.

02:08

12 Apr 24

Vic Farmers Federation wants more roads funding

It claims our roads are in poor condition, compared to interstate.

Vic Farmers Federation wants more roads funding

It claims our roads are in poor condition, compared to interstate.

02:08

11 Apr 24

Farmers told to be wary of biosecurity laws

That plea comes from Agriculture Victoria.

Farmers told to be wary of biosecurity laws

That plea comes from Agriculture Victoria.

02:08

11 Apr 24

Building outlook 'tight' in Victoria

A call has been made to get more people working in the industry.

Building outlook 'tight' in Victoria

A call has been made to get more people working in the industry.

02:08

11 Apr 24

Regional Victoria still facing rent rises

The median rent price has jumped 7.1% since March last year.

Regional Victoria still facing rent rises

The median rent price has jumped 7.1% since March last year.

02:08

10 Apr 24

Lactalis to close Echuca facility

Over 70 jobs could be lost.

Lactalis to close Echuca facility

Over 70 jobs could be lost.

02:07

10 Apr 24

Overcrowding an issue since V/Line fare cap

This month marks one year since the cap was introduced.

Overcrowding an issue since V/Line fare cap

This month marks one year since the cap was introduced.

02:08

10 Apr 24

VicPol issues road safety reminder

It's concerned about the "explosion" in road trauma.

VicPol issues road safety reminder

It's concerned about the "explosion" in road trauma.

02:07

9 Apr 24

Call for more train services amid overcrowding

It comes as Victoria marks one year of capped V/Line fares.

Call for more train services amid overcrowding

It comes as Victoria marks one year of capped V/Line fares.

02:08

9 Apr 24

Bird flu risk for Victorian poultry industry

A deadly strain of the virus has been spreading overseas.

Bird flu risk for Victorian poultry industry

A deadly strain of the virus has been spreading overseas.

02:07

9 Apr 24

Conditions for renters "grim", says VCOSS

It's calling for more action to address the issue.

Conditions for renters "grim", says VCOSS

It's calling for more action to address the issue.

02:07

8 Apr 24

EPA putting Victorian councils on-notice

It follows the discovery of asbestos across a number of parks in Melbourne.

EPA putting Victorian councils on-notice

It follows the discovery of asbestos across a number of parks in Melbourne.

02:08

8 Apr 24

Duck hunting season opens in Victoria this week

Hunters are expected to converge on waterways across the North-West.

Duck hunting season opens in Victoria this week

Hunters are expected to converge on waterways across the North-West.

02:08

8 Apr 24

Ambulance mechanics taking strike action

They've joined Victoria's paramedics in their fight for a better pay deal.

Ambulance mechanics taking strike action

They've joined Victoria's paramedics in their fight for a better pay deal.

02:07

7 Apr 24

Rental stress growing in regional Victoria

The Bendigo region is particularly struggling.

Rental stress growing in regional Victoria

The Bendigo region is particularly struggling.

02:07

7 Apr 24

Full extent of fire services hack revealed

Firefighters were forced to use a manual back-up system for eight months.

Full extent of fire services hack revealed

Firefighters were forced to use a manual back-up system for eight months.

02:08

5 Apr 24

Housing approval numbers not meeting targets

Just 51k homes were approved for construction in the past year.

Housing approval numbers not meeting targets

Just 51k homes were approved for construction in the past year.

02:08

4 Apr 24

Victoria facing asbestos mulch crisis?

Particles were discovered at a public park in Melbourne's west earlier this week.

Victoria facing asbestos mulch crisis?

Particles were discovered at a public park in Melbourne's west earlier this week.

02:08

4 Apr 24

Budget causing headaches for regional hospitals

The shadow health minister says its regional patients who will suffer. 

Budget causing headaches for regional hospitals

The shadow health minister says its regional patients who will suffer. 

02:07

3 Apr 24

Fears for the future of regional hospital as the state budget looms near

There are concerns front line workers will be affected. 

Fears for the future of regional hospital as the state budget looms near

There are concerns front line workers will be affected. 

02:08

3 Apr 24

Aviation firefighting strike to not affect regional airports

There should be no issue.

Aviation firefighting strike to not affect regional airports

There should be no issue.

02:07

2 Apr 24

Naughty drivers caught in Bendigo and Mildura over Easter

The stats from Operation Nexus are in. 

Naughty drivers caught in Bendigo and Mildura over Easter

The stats from Operation Nexus are in. 

02:07

2 Apr 24

Hospital upgrades on the way for regional Victoria

The health minister visited the regions last week. 

Hospital upgrades on the way for regional Victoria

The health minister visited the regions last week. 

02:08

1 Apr 24

Heavy rainfall to continue across Victoria

A severe weather warning is no longer in place for Bendigo. 

Heavy rainfall to continue across Victoria

A severe weather warning is no longer in place for Bendigo. 

02:06

1 Apr 24

Operation Nexus continues across Bendigo and Mildura for Easter

Drivers are being encouraged to stick to the basics. 

Operation Nexus continues across Bendigo and Mildura for Easter

Drivers are being encouraged to stick to the basics. 

02:07

27 Mar 24

The weather turning it on for Bendigo and Mildura this Easter

Its looking nice.

The weather turning it on for Bendigo and Mildura this Easter

Its looking nice.

02:10

27 Mar 24

The Nationals Leader wants the Premier to do more to tackle regional crime

He says the rates are rising. 

The Nationals Leader wants the Premier to do more to tackle regional crime

He says the rates are rising. 

02:08

26 Mar 24

Regional crime back in the spotlight

Rates are rising in Bendigo and Mildura. 

Regional crime back in the spotlight

Rates are rising in Bendigo and Mildura. 

02:09

26 Mar 24

Regional areas highlighted as being some of the worst places for drug trafficking

Bendigo and Buloke are in the hot seat. 

Regional areas highlighted as being some of the worst places for drug trafficking

Bendigo and Buloke are in the hot seat. 

02:09

25 Mar 24

More funding on the way to fix flood damaged roads

Mowing will also be carried out across the region. 

More funding on the way to fix flood damaged roads

Mowing will also be carried out across the region. 

02:07

24 Mar 24

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