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Want to see Snow Train 2016’s second coming? Here’s when to hit the tracks
Steamrail’s Snow Train ran for the first time in 2016 last month, and you could almost be forgiven for giving spotting it a miss – the weather was freezing!
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.
Former top cop Ken Lay appointed Ambulance Victoria chair
FORMER Victoria Police chief commissioner Ken Lay APM will become Ambulance Victoria’s chair on 1 December.
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.
Return of the killer mushrooms
VICTORIA’S acting chief health officer, professor Michael Ackland, has warned against gathering wild mushrooms as fungi season damps up.
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.
New agriculture advisory council formed
THE VICTORIAN government has announced the formation of the Victorian Agricultural Advisory Council, which it hopes will guide the state on issues facing agriculture industries.
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.
V/Line gets new CEO
 Baw Baw News   Victoria  
FORMER Queensland Rail Chief Executive Officer Theo Taifalos has been appointed as V/Line’s new CEO.
New VicRoads web app to inform motorists of road closures
VicRoads has recently unveiled a web application for tracking information about road closures on its website.
Ambulance Victoria paramedics warn of trampoline risks
Paramedics have warned of the risks of improperly set up trampolines.