VICTORIANS can expect a police force "equipped to face the crime-fighting and law-enforcement challenges of the 21st century" following a State Government commitment to reforms proposed by the Jack Rush QC report.
WHEN grade five Churchill North Primary School student Bailee paid tribute to his school's new breakfast club, and everyone who had worked to see it get off the ground, there was not a dry eye in the room.
THE $50 million Victorian voluntary bushfire land buyback scheme for landowners has opened until 31 May.
TREATING yourself to some pancakes this Saturday will help the Traralgon Uniting Church raise vital funds for youth services in the region.
Latrobe Valley is facing a crisis in its attempts to address child abuse and sexual assaults, with key agencies claiming a new Multi-Disciplinary Centre for the region is crucial.
Nurses are still carrying out work stoppages across Victoria despite Fair Work Australia and Federal Court orders to cease industrial action.
Gippsland social and community sector workers supported a 'flash mob' dance held on the steps of parliament on Spring Street, Melbourne last week, in a bid for State Government to endorse their pay increase.
CONTRARY to a top education union's concerns, Monash University Gippsland will continue towards an upward trajectory of success according to the university's top administrative head.
THE Latrobe Valley was largely spared the wet weather which swept across the state early in the week.
CRIME statistics in the Latrobe Police Service Area for the 2011 calendar year were up, with crimes against the person rising most significantly by 23.9 per cent.
Major infrastructure upgrades have been completed at Australian Paper's Maryvale Mill, as it sures up production and economic efficiency in an uncertain manufacturing marketplace.
VICROADS has confirmed the Princes Freeway in Morwell is open and operating as usual despite recent heavy rains.