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Government abandons power station closure talks

THE Federal Government will not be offering financial support to close highly emissions intensive power stations under the Contract for Closure Program and has ceased negotiations with the electricity generators involved.

VFF welcomes fire levy changes

THE Victorian Farmers Federation has welcomed the State Government's announcement that it will scrap the current Fire Services Levy for a new property-based tax.

Getting down to business in Sale

A NEW, revamped Sale Community Business Association was launched in Sale on Thursday night.

Teachers striking

LOCAL teachers and support staff are set to walk off the job tomorrow as the Australian Education Union continues to fight against the State Government's proposed new enterprise bargaining agreement.

Levy challenge for council

WELLINGTON Shire Council chief executive David Morcom wants ratepayers to know that the changes to the Fire Services Levy are not part of a council-based revenue raising scheme.

Criminal damage in Yarram

YARRAM police are calling for witnesses to 10 instances of criminal damage to vehicles in the town during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Barrier Breakers funding

THE development of specially designed units for supportive accommodation in Traralgon for people with mental illnesses moved a step closer this week with a public announcement of the State Government's decision to fund a vital component of the project.

Rail line works to continue

LOCALS will continue to rely on road coach services to Melbourne as works continue to repair a section of sunken railway track near Moe.

Council to get tough on long term hard rubbish

IN a push to prevent unsightly streets during the annual hard waste collection, this year Wellington Shire Council has introduced a new process for hard waste placed out too early and rejected hard waste.

Witnesses to Sale hit-run sought

SALE police are seeking witnesses to a hit-run incident in Sale at about 2pm on Friday, August 24.

Shock $4.8m super bill

WELLINGTON Shire Council has been hit with a $4.8 million unfunded superannuation bill.

Heyfield’s award hopes

HEYFIELD Community Resource Centre has been recognised for its sustainable smart town project initiative.

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Gyms, pools open from Saturday

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