Last Updated: April 02, 2015

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New CFA district in Morwell

A NEW CFA fire district has been created in Morwell.

Libs, Nats deal doubt

Liberal Party Convention
THE Victorian Liberals may walk away from a Coalition deal to not contest seats held by the National Party.

Reshuffle Baird’s new cabinet revealed

Emblems Inquiry
NIALL Blair will become the new Minister for Primary Industries and Water in Premier Mike Baird’s new-look cabinet.

Resigned SA Liberals state director quits

 Former Queensland Liberal Party State Director Geoff Greene, responds to former Indiegnous Affairs Minister Mal Brough at hi...
LIBERAL Party state director Geoff Greene has resigned, effective immediately.

Nats pick teacher

Melina Bath
A SOUTH Gippsland schoolteacher will be the new Nat­ionals’ Victorian Eastern Region Upper House member.

Trial to rip out trees, shrubs

Trial to rip out trees, shrubs
A NEW method of fuel reduction will be trialled across Victoria as part of bushfire prevention.

Mountain cattle Grazing ban battle rages on

 Mountain cattlemen at Merrijig near Mansfield in country Victoria. Charlie Lovick with his grandson Jake and horse Sam at hi...
CATTLEMEN believe they can defeat a plan to permanently ban cattle grazing from Victoria’s nat­ional parks.

Idea not crackpot

Barnaby Joyce
BARNABY Joyce says his agricultural white paper isn’t full of “crackpot” ideas.

Apply tough labelling laws to all

SPC Funding Announcement
SPC Ardmona boss Peter Kelly has urged the Government not to squib on its country-of-origin labelling reforms.

Lambie to set up political party

MP arrivals
JACQUI Lambie is setting up her own political party to highlight Tasmanian issues on the national stage.

Aussies OK with halal industry: PM

Pm sends off Pollie pedal riders
TONY Abbott is comfortable Australian companies are paying Islamic groups for halal certification.

Baird claims second term

PREMIER Mike Baird has handed the coalition a second term in government.

CSG: scare tactic that worked

Supplied Editorial
THE scare campaign against coal-seam gas was a big vote-winner for the NSW Greens.

Parliament paralysed Queensland in a state of limbo

Premier presser
JUST two months after Queensland’s inconclusive election the Government is again paralysed.

LIVE STREAM Mike Baird: ‘I love this state’

MIKE Baird delivered his victory speech to chants of ‘four more years’ after being returned as NSW Premier at the weekend.

Exclusive NSW power assets could be sold

MUM and dad investors may be able to take part in buying NSW electricity assets.

Party review How the Victorian Liberals fell apart

STATE ELECTION 2014 - Napthine
DISUNITY and poor communication were factors that led to voters dumping the Napthine government, a Liberal Party review has found.

Campaign failure A career could be shortened

A career could be shortened
THE NSW election was meant to finish off Tony Abbott but the Liberal victory threatens Labor leader Bill Shorten.

NSW election Baird win gives Abbott timely boost

THE NSW Premier was not hurt at the weekend by his great friendship with the PM.

NSW decides Voters punish Foley’s folly

Mike Baird on the campaign trial at Sydney Fish Markets
NSW Premier Mike Baird was wearing a smile at Sydney Fish Markets today after the final pre-election poll.

Live coverage Australia farewells Fraser

Malcolm Fraser
FORMER prime minister Malcolm Fraser is being remembered as a unique and great Australian.

Govt moves ahead label changes

Govt moves ahead label changes
COUNTRY-of-origin labels for processed foods will be mandatory under a plan to be put to federal Cabinet.

State politics New push to ban jumps racing

Irish day jumps races.
A NEW push to ban jumps racing in South Australia could be gaining ground.

Sheed fronts press club

Sheed fronts press club
SHEPPARTON is no longer represented by a political party but a community advocate.

Howard still top PM

(FILE) Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser Has Died Aged 84
JOHN Howard has maintained his position as Australia’s best prime minister of the past 40 years, followed by Bob Hawke.

A man of the land and the people

 Former Australian Prime Minister and bush boy from way back, Malcolm Fraser at his Merricks property.
WITHIN hours of becoming the Liberal Party’s leader in 1975, Malcolm Fraser told voters in his electorate he would still be there for them.

New labels put bounce in the polls

New labels put bounce in the polls
BARNABY Joyce says the Abbott Government’s boost in popularity can be attributed to its food labelling moves.

Govt trapped over baits law

Jaala Pulford, State Agriculture and Regional Development Minister
A WAR of words has erupted in Victoria’s fight against wild dogs and foxes.

Moving on up Poll bounce for Abbott

TONY Abbott’s government has secured its best Newspoll result since September.

Exclusive Liberals set to seize decisive victory

Liberal Campaign Launch
PREMIER Mike Baird is set to win seats the government never thought possible and score an emphatic win in the state election this Saturday.

$5b windfall for rural Vic

Macarthur wind farm in western Victoria..

WIND farms worth almost $5 billion are poised to be built across Victoria.

Saints to atone for past sins

Goulburn Valley FL, Grand Final, Benalla Saints v Shepparton Swans

BENALLA Saints will be out to exorcise its demons when the Goulburn Valley Football League kicks off.

New Wodonga yards in gridlock

NVLX sale 12.2.2015 Wodonga

DELAYS in loading and unloading cattle at the new saleyards at Wodonga are creating headaches for carriers and producers.

Aussie baling history on show

Aussie baling history on show

A TWO-horse pull-power hay press will be displayed at the International Harvester Historic Baling Festival.

Rural by design

Leila Sweeney

TATYOON hit the jackpot the day Leila Sweeney came to town.

Going native one step at a time

Jindi Farm Bush Foods

LESLIE Smith wanders through her farm at Jindivick in Gippsland with daughter Leila.