CHANGING the culture at the NBN Co will be crucial to turning around the nation's biggest infrastructure project, Ziggy Switkowski has declared after releasing a damning review revealing the project would have cost $73 billion and missed its deadline by three years under Labor's plan.
SCHOOLS in Barwon South West have the highest infrastructure needs in Victoria, an Auditor General's report has found.
HAD it remained secret, "Project Mastermind" - allegedly hatched by Colgate-Palmolive to fix prices in the laundry powder market - would have reaped it and rivals Cussons and Unilever a cool $146 million.
HOLDEN cars and dealerships could be rebadged as Chevrolet once General Motors shuts its Australian manufacturing operations in 2017.
TWO people have died in hospital after being hit by cars in separate crashes in Melbourne's north.
TOYOTA has been banned from asking its workers to sacrifice wages and entitlements in an effort to slash costs and help secure the future of its Melbourne plant.
GROWING commercial poppy crops in Victoria is a step closer.
VICTORIA'S century-old agricultural training institution is changing with the times.
HIJACK or highlight? That's the debate surrounding the use of a western Victorian town's name in the hot issue of wind farms and wind energy.
A KOREAN free trade agreement comes at a time when - despite drought, debt and productivity - there's much to look forward to.
Tarrington is celebrating its 4th annual hay bale art competition.
Highlights from this week's sales around Victoria's including Swan Hill and Euroa.
Harvest is under way for 2013 in Victoria's Wimmera.
Truro is an 844ha grazing property for sale at Seaton, Victoria.
RUSSIA has taken record volumes of chilled beef from Australia this year.
RESTOCKER interest, sparked by recent rain, helped push lamb and mutton prices up last week.
BREEDERS claimed a swag of prizes at last week's South Eastern Australian Semex Holstein Australian on-farm competition.
THE annual southern weaner selling season got off to a solid start in Naracoorte, South Australia today.
THIS week's cattle, sheep and dairy sale dates.
Poll of the week
WELSH ponies and their riders shone at the Victorian All Welsh Show at Tatura.
BILL Chrisanis and Jaybee Castille led from the dressage phase of Camperdown’s Lakes and Craters’ CCI one star class to win.
WITH three Australian dressage riders in the top 100 FEI Rankings things are going to be interesting for dressage selectors for the World Equestrian Games.
SAVAGELY pruning back a rose bush can be the kindest cut of all
THERE are so many weird and wonderful ways to be as cool as a cucumber this summer - but handle them carefully
IT'S time to see if mulch applied in early spring needs a top-up.
A SIMPLE two-line email holds pride of place in Karen Kelly's Pud For All Seasons kitchen in Castlemaine.
WHILE salads can be an all-year-round feature of your table, most of us are drawn to them when the weather warms up.
WHETHER it's winter or summer, the idea of a soup provides so many options for a great-tasting dish.
IT LOOKS like we are on a train to nowhere
BACK Paddock has always believed the round hay bale is an under-appreciated sculpture material.
AN ELDERLY couple are always squabbling because the husband is getting forgetful and the wife is always nagging him to write things down.
DISCOVER the delights of Europe on this luxurious river cruise to must-see spots
"GET your motor running, head out on the highway".
FROM macabre to majestic, brutal to beautiful, the good, the bad, the ugly - such are the many contradictions of Cambodia.