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Koorie Court’s success lies with elders

THE "very low" reoffending rate of people dealt with in Latrobe Valley's County Koorie Court may be impressive, but the secret of its success lies with the Aboriginal community elders.

Great start to the school day

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.

Bushfire buyback program begins

THE $50 million Victorian voluntary bushfire land buyback scheme for landowners has opened until 31 May.

Sharing it around

TREATING yourself to some pancakes this Saturday will help the Traralgon Uniting Church raise vital funds for youth services in the region.

Valley in abuse crisis

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 continue action

Nurses are still carrying out work stoppages across Victoria despite Fair Work Australia and Federal Court orders to cease industrial action.

Dancing for pay rise

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.

Monash committed to Gippsland: VC

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.

VicPol reforms to benefit public

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.

Valley largely spared in wet weather spell

THE Latrobe Valley was largely spared the wet weather which swept across the state early in the week.

Crime stats in Valley up

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.

Maryvale on track

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.

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