A Current Affair: Car parking killer

Thanks ACA for the chance to provide comment for this story on such an important but tragic case. And think, the Andrews Labor Government currently has a bill before the Victorian Parliament to make it even easier for perpetrators to avoid responsibility for their violent...
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Plush Treatment for Brutal Teen ‘Prisoner’ | Herald Sun

A TEEN wannabe killer will receive kid glove treatment from the state’s highest court despite pleading guilty to attempted murder and burglary. As the state’s youth crime wave reaches breaking point, the violent 15-year-old will receive special treatment following a...
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Boroondara Police Crack Down on Drug Use in Glenferrie Rd Nightclubs | Progress Leader

POLICE have put the clamps on drug-dealing around the Glenferrie Rd nightclub precinct. Boroondara Inspector Steve Noy said officers had arrested many drug-peddlers and were now also focusing on changing the attitudes of revellers. Insp Noy said police were using sniffer dogs in...
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Breaking Down Barriers | Mildura Midweek

AS Victoria Legal Aid prepares to set up its Mildura team within an existing organisation, Murray Mallee Community Legal Service has welcomed the Victorian Government’s Access to Justice Review.   The review, commissioned by the government last year, made 60...
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Black Hole of Pakenham | Pakenham Gazette

Black Hole of Pakenham By Aneeka Simonis OVERFLOW parking at Pakenham train station has been described as a “black hole” and several authorities have acknowledged it’s dangerous territory for commuters, especially women, who are required to walk the unlit route to their cars...
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Andrews denies CFA deal cost | The Herald Sun

PREMIER Daniel Andrews says leaked Country Fire Authority figures showing the union-friendly workplace deal he is backing could cost up to $663 million are “wrong”. But the state Opposition says the Victorian Auditor-General must examine costs associated with the controversial...
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Premier Dismisses CFA Cost Claims | The Age

Premier Daniel Andrews has dismissed claims his wage deal with the firefighters union could cost almost $700 million, claiming it is based on old information, politically motivated and wrong. Mr Andrews is standing by his earlier assertion before Parliament – based on...
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Aggravated burglary sentences need to fit the crime to act as a deterrent to crooks | Herald Sun

Aggravated burglary sentences need to fit the crime to act as a deterrent to crooks ANTHONY DOWSLEY Calls have been made for judges to hand out tougher sentences for aggravated burglary following a spate of terrifying home invasions. Crime Statistics Agency data shows aggravated...
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Three terrifying home invasions in Vic | AAP Newswire

VIC:Three terrifying home invasions in Vic Victoria’s opposition has urged the government to accept there’s a law-and-order crisis in the state after three terrifying home invasions in Victoria. Police believe two of the incidents in Melbourne, involving a couple...
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Moves to tighten sentences for Vic crimes | AAP Newswire

VIC:Moves to tighten sentences for Vic crimes MELBOURNE, June 28 AAP – People convicted of rape, child sexual abuse and drug trafficking in Victoria could face longer jail terms under changes to a sentencing option that lets them avoid prison. The state government wants to...
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Laws to unmask violent activists | The Australian

Laws to unmask violent activists Author: Greg Brown And Richard Ferguson Hard-left activists are increasingly being blamed for inciting street violence with rival right wing groups in Victoria, forcing them to defend the use of face masks to hide their identities during...
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Scrutiny on Vic anti-racism organisers | AAP Newswire

VIC:Scrutiny on Vic anti-racism organisers MELBOURNE, June 27 AAP – Organisers of rallies that turn violent should be held responsible for troublemakers who turn up and spark clashes, Victoria’s opposition says. Police were generally pleased with the behaviour of 120...
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