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Victoria calls for other states, Commonwealth to ban powdered alcohol

ABC News 1 July 2015

Victorian authorities have called on other state’s and the Commonwealth to follow their lead and ban powdered alcohol.

The product, Palcohol, is not yet available in Australia but has been approved in the United States, with the manufacturer reportedly indicating it is interested in the Australian market.

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Drug Analysis And Toxicology

Replace Hazelwood Primer

It is clear in Victoria that positive programs of energy efficiency and encouragement of renewables are insufficient by themselves for strong climate action. We need to close down the high emissions intensity of brown coal electricity generation, it is the… 573 more words

Campaigns

Myki has led to "poor outcomes," says report

The reputation of Myki, the costly public transport ticketing system of the Victorian Government, has received more criticism.

This time, it comes from the Victorian Government. 424 more words

Technology

Will Victoria lead in climate action? Brown coal is the elephant in the room

Victoria is taking steps to lead on climate change action, according to the Victorian Premier Dan Andrews. In an announcement on Thursday the Premier said an independent review of the Climate Change Act 2010 would be established to report to the government before 31 December 2015, and tabled in early 2016 along with a Government response. 836 more words

Campaigns

Princess Highway roadworks to continue until 2019

ROADWORKS between Geelong and Colac will continue until at least the middle of 2019 as duplication efforts continue along the Princess Highway.

It’s anticipated that works between Geelong and Winchelsea will be completed by the end of this year, although motorists will be slugged with a further four years of roadworks for a large stretch of highway between Winchelsea and Colac. 234 more words

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Notorious level crossing to cause more chaos whilst being removed

The removal of the Burke Rd level crossing is set to begin this month under the Labor Governments $457 million project.

Burke Rd will be one of the first four level crossings to be moved underground and have its adjoining train station upgraded, along with Centre Rd in Bentleigh, North Rd in Ormond and Mckinnon Rd in Mckinnon. 453 more words

Scrapped camping fees divide outdoor enthusiasts

The Victorian government’s decision to scrap fees on basic camping sites will have a reverse affect according to some. 480 more words

Basic Camp Sites