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Minimum standards needed for rental properties for energy efficiency and thermal tolerance

Energy efficiency and thermal tolerance of rental accommodation in Victoria is an important issue that needs to be addressed at state government level.

Far too many rental homes in Victoria, and particularly Moreland, aren’t up to scratch. 860 more words

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Safe Schools Update

The Safe Schools Coalition released a statement on July 31st, defending the program and denying recent allegations made against their curriculum.

They state, “Recent online discussion regarding the Safe Schools Coalition Australia (SSCA) program has spread a lot of misinformation, including claims about the content of SSCA resources. 1,154 more words


1 May 2017 (TheAge) - Victorian budget to unveil $8.3 billion in surpluses over four years

(1 May 2017, The Age, p2, Josh Gordon, Benjamin Preiss)

‘The Andrews government is preparing to unveil $8.3 billion worth of budget surpluses over the next four years, providing a hefty buffer to unleash new spending as next year’s election looms. 55 more words

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Victorian government to fund Timorese dental clinic

This is a piece I wrote as a freelancer for the Yarra Reporter about a Timorese dental clinic in Balibo receiving state government funding.

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NSW is removing Safe Schools. Could Victoria follow?

It was announced today that the NSW Government is scrapping the controversial school curriculum, Safe Schools. From July, not only is the Federal Government stopping its funding of Safe Schools, but the NSW Education Department will introduce an alternative program. 944 more words


Should Victoria introduce laws permitting doctor assisted suicide?

Who can live and not see death,  or who can escape the power of the grave? (Psalm 89)

Pastors are one of the few professions who travel with people from birth through to death. 1,639 more words


Victoria delays implementation of national arrangements for metering competition

The Victorian government has decided that it will not transition to the new national smart meter rule until 2021.  The new rule, which is intended to facilitate a market-led deployment of ‘advanced’ meters and metering competition, commences on 1 December in South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory. 357 more words

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