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Brooklyn: Residents get respite as dustiest roads to be sealed - Maribyrnong & Hobsons Bay Star Weekly

Residents of Victoria’s most polluted suburb have welcomed an announcement by the state government that it will seal two of Brooklyn’s dustiest roads under a $2.6million partnership with Brimbank council. - Full Story

Victorian fire authority cuts jobs as union warns of 'catastrophic' fire season - The Guardian

Rural firefighting service the CFA is axing 164 jobs in the lead-up to summer to save $16m a year, a leaked report says.

Victoria’s Coalition government, which is facing an election on November 29, has insisted that the CFA restructure will only affect backroom staff.

Wade Noonan, Labor’s emergency services spokesman, said the job cuts would put Victoria’s population at risk. “We have to support firefighters, because they protect our families,” he said. “Only a Liberal would cut funds to firefighting at the start of bushfire season. Locals aren’t going to forget this.” - Full Story

Lynne Kosky Added to Women's Honour Roll

Former Labor Member for Altona and champion of Melbourne’s West, Lynne Kosky, was yesterday inducted to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

Lynne Kosky was posthumously inducted by t... Read More

Statement by Wade Noonan regarding the passing of Lynne Kosky

"The west has lost one of our finest servants.

Lynne Kosky was a truly inspiring person and a thoroughly decent person in every way.

Her contribution to public life and to the western s... Read More

Labor Government moves to strengthen animal welfare in greyhound racing

The Andrews Labor Government is taking swift action to address serious allegations levelled at the state’s greyhound racing industry, including claims of live baiting.

Minister for Rac... Read More

Railway Underpass Closure at North Williamstown

The decision by the Napthine Government to close the underpass at the North Williamstown railway station in the dead of night is outrageous and will likely lead to people taking unnecessary risks a... Read More

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