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New cancer compensation rights for Victorian firefighters
 Victorian Politics  
Firefighters in Victoria will not have to prove their fire rescue work was responsible for certain cancers if the state government successfully passes new legislation.
Victorian CFA could split, become volunteer-only
 Victorian Politics  
Victoria’s state government is looking to make big changes to the CFA, including splitting career firefighters from the group to form new organisation Fire Rescue Victoria.
Victorian government ‘has absolutely failed to plan’ for coal’s decline: Greens
 Victorian Politics  
THE VICTORIAN state government “has absolutely failed to plan for the phase-out from brown coal,” according to state Greens MP Ellen Sandell.
Sparking changes to Victoria’s energy reduction target
 Victorian Politics  
STATE // VICTORIA’S government has announced plans to extend the state’s pollution reduction scheme, the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target, which aims to reduce emissions and electricity bills for home owners and businesses.
Coalition calls for cops, but is that the answer?
 Victorian Politics  
STATE shadow police minister Edward O’Donohue joined Narracan Liberal MP Gary Blackwood in Warragul earlier this month to launch a petition calling for more cops in Gippsland.
Counting the toll: regional Vic still site of most road deaths
 Baw Baw News   Victorian Politics  
MORE than half of the people killed on Victoria’s roads this year were injured in regional areas, despite only 30 per cent of the state’s population living outside of Melbourne.
State to abolish ‘failed’ defensive homicide law
 Victorian Politics  
THE VICTORIAN Government will introduce legislation designed to prevent unjustified claims of self-defence being used as a justification for murder later this week.
Smokers told to butt out at stations
 Victorian Politics  
SMOKING in all areas of railway stations across Victoria has been banned in a move by the state government to limit the impact of second hand smoke on commuters.
State puts $1M toward regional litter reduction projects
 Victorian Politics  
THE VICTORIAN Government has committed $1 million for regional councils, waste management groups and public land managers to fund litter reduction programs.