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Inquiry wants Minister to monitor wind farms
ABC News
A state parliamentary inquiry has recommended the Planning Minister be made responsible for enforcing the conditions of wind farms.
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Sea-level threat ends coastal development
ABC News
An advisory committee has told the Victorian Government that the Port Fairy development should not go ahead.
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Harness racing returns to Hamilton
ABC News
There will be harness racing at Hamilton on Sunday, for the first time in five years.
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Private firm takes over saleyards
ABC News
The management and sale of the Ballarat Livestock Selling Centre has been signed over to a private company.
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Animal advocates fear for dogs' welfare
ABC News
Animal Liberation Victoria is pleading with a regional Victorian shire to shut down an alleged puppy farm near the Brisbane Ranges, west of Melbourne.
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Shire criticised over supplier payments
ABC News
The Colac-Otway Shire has come under fire from the auditor-general for wasting ratepayers' money through the way it paid suppliers.
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Health chief still up-beat about helipad
ABC News
Portland District Health says it is not discouraged by the Glenelg council's decision not to support plans to put a helipad on a historic reserve.
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Seven arrested after drug bust
ABC News
Seven men are being interviewed by Victorian police after raids on four houses at Stawell yesterday afternoon.
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Job fears emerge for Keppel Prince
ABC News
A Portland company that makes towers for wind turbines may cut about 120 jobs next week.
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Disability support cafe to close doors
ABC News
A Ballarat cafe that employs disabled people will close next month because it has been unable to attract government support.
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Council not ruling out helipad rethink
ABC News
The Glenelg Council has not ruled out reconsidering its decision not to support plans for a helipad in Portland.
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Funds boost for community facilities
ABC News
The Ballarat council has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Federal Government to upgrade community facilities.
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More unrest threatened over mill wage row
ABC News
The National Union of Workers is threatening to escalate industrial action at a Ballarat flour mill if a better wage deal for workers cannot be reached.
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Pubs agree to shots curfew
ABC News
Alcoholic shots will not be served in Ballarat pubs and clubs after 1:00am (AEDT), as part of moves to curb alcohol-fuelled violence in the city.
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Woman arrested after drug bust
ABC News
A police task force has arrested an Ararat woman in connection to a recent drug bust in the region.
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