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PM called on to show passion for Valley

PRIME Minister Julia Gillard has been challenged by a local member of parliament to "demonstrate the same passion for jobs in the Latrobe Valley as she displayed to retain leadership of the Labor Party".

Challenge issued to Northe

The public services union secretary has challenged State Member for Morwell Russell Northe to pressure his government to ensure local child protection services are not affected by looming job cuts to the public sector.

No safety compromises

Loy Yang Power Station's efforts to improve its bottom line by tightening maintenance expenditure can only go so far, and must ensure it does not compromise safety, according to the local trade union.

Gippsland fails children

"DISTURBING" figures tabled in state parliament this week showed the state's "flawed" child protection system is failing Gippsland more than any other region.

‘Last resort’ for nurses

LATROBE Regional Hospital nurses have defied orders from Fair Work Australia and the Federal Court to cease industrial action and return to work as a "last resort" in light of the impasse with the State Government on work conditions.

Low permit figures

The recently released Planning Permit Activity in Victoria 2010-11 report showed Latrobe City received and issued hundreds less planning permits in that period than other Gippsland councils.

Seven collisions in two days

Wet weather has left a toll on Latrobe Valley road users.

Record submissions to VEC

A RECORD number of public submissions to the Victorian Electoral Commission regarding the local government structure review were made by Latrobe Valley residents by the close of deadline on Monday.

Unfriendly neighbourhood hoons

THE problem of noisy neighbourhood hoons is one that extends from beyond the city into the country, according to Latrobe Valley residents.

Medicare relocation dismay

DESPITE local "dismay" at the Federal Government's lack of consultation about the imminent relocation of Morwell's Medicare office, to be alongside the town's Centrelink building, the government has sought to sell its accessibility merits.

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