Victorian Government to introduce lowest online betting consumption tax in the country

Victorian Government to introduce lowest online betting consumption tax in the country

Updated May 14, 2018 13:28:20 Punter losses with online bookmakers in Victoria will be taxed at the lowest rate in the country, Treasurer Tim Pallas has announced. The new point of consumption tax (POCT) will apply from the start of 2019 and will be set at 8 per cent of …

Victorian Liberal member faces expulsion over ‘moronic Mormons’ post on social media

Victorian Liberal member faces expulsion over ‘moronic Mormons’ post on social media

Posted May 11, 2018 05:17:45 Photo: The Facebook post was allegedly made under an alias by Liberal Party member James Penny. (Supplied) Related Story: Victorian political factional fighting is damaging the major parties’ brands Related Story: Victorian Liberals openly defying PM amid accusations of Mormon branch-stacking A Liberal member faces …

Victorian domestic violence reforms: Government told to focus on long-term changes

Victorian domestic violence reforms: Government told to focus on long-term changes

Posted May 10, 2018 17:31:05 Photo: Family violence survivors need to be consulted more, Tim Cartwright says. (ABC News) Tackling family violence in Victoria needs to be more about long-term systemic reforms rather than ticking off recommendations from the royal commission, the man charged with monitoring progress has told the …

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas disappointed with budget cuts to hospitals

May 09, 2018. Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas spoke to reporters after Tuesday night’s federal budget and expressed his disappointment with the continuation of cuts to the hospital system. "We will see 330,000 fewer treatments in our hospital system. We will see something like 16,000 less nurses able to be employed," …

Missing horse rider found safe and well after four nights in Victorian high country

Missing horse rider found safe and well after four nights in Victorian high country

Updated May 09, 2018 09:30:07 Photo: Narelle Davies had planned to return home after one night of camping. (Supplied: Victoria Police) A woman and her horse who went missing on a camping trip in Victoria’s high country have been found safe and well after four nights in the bush, police …

Search for horse rider missing for three nights in Victorian mountains

Search for horse rider missing for three nights in Victorian mountains

Updated May 08, 2018 17:11:46 Photo: Ms Davies is described by police as being an accomplished endurance rider. (Supplied: Victoria Police) Concerns are growing for an accomplished horse endurance rider from Victorian who has been missing for three nights after setting off for a weekend of riding in the mountains …

Former Victorian detective Denis Ryan wins police compensation decades after being forced out police force

Former Victorian detective Denis Ryan wins police compensation decades after being forced out police force

Posted May 07, 2018 10:40:43 Photo: Denis Ryan was forced to resign after trying to charge a notorious paedophile priest. (AAP: Tracey Nearmy) Related Story: ‘A disgrace’: Whistleblower cop struggling to make ends meet, supporters say Related Story: Victoria Police accepts ‘Catholic mafia’ covered up allegations of abuse A former …

Number of mental health visits to hospital for Victorian kids triples in seven years, study finds

Number of mental health visits to hospital for Victorian kids triples in seven years, study finds

Posted May 07, 2018 05:09:38 There has been a drastic rise in the number of young people seeking help for mental health issues at Victoria’s emergency departments, with many families unaware their children are suffering until they experience physical symptoms, an Australian-first study has found. The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute …

Refugees who fled conflict find solace in Victorian Indigenous cultural ceremony

Refugees who fled conflict find solace in Victorian Indigenous cultural ceremony

Posted May 05, 2018 06:00:42 Photo: Refugees said taking part in the traditional ceremony helped give them a sense of belonging. (ABC News: Danielle Bonica) Dozens of refugees in Victoria’s south-west have discovered parallels between Aboriginal culture and their own, after taking part in an ancient Indigenous ceremony. Refugees from …

Victorian volunteers with 1,000 Hollows Project band together to make nest boxes for tiny homeless animals

Victorian volunteers with 1,000 Hollows Project band together to make nest boxes for tiny homeless animals

Updated May 04, 2018 12:01:53 Photo: Carnivorous marsupials are slowly losing their habitat because of fire and land clearing (ABC News: Connie Agius) Tiny native marsupials at risk because of land clearing are getting new homes thanks to an army of Victorian volunteers. The 1,000 Hollows Project — one of …