Vic police want greater move-on powers | Australian Associated Press

VIC Police Want Greater Move-On Powers Julian Drape Australian Associated Press Melbourne 30 May 2016 Victoria’s powerful police union has backed calls for greater move-on powers after violent clashes at a weekend rally in Melbourne. Police Association of Victoria secretary...
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Minister moves against ‘cowards’ | The Age

Minister Moves Against ‘Cowards’ Benjamin Preiss and Steve Lillebuen The Age 30 May 2016 Protesters may be banned from masking their faces in the wake of an ugly clash between anti-fascist and far-right groups in Coburg at the weekend. Police Minister Lisa Neville...
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LICENCE TO RIOT | Herald Sun

LICENCE TO RIOT – Police Say They are Powerless After Law Change Anthony Dowsley and Bridget Davies Herald Sun 30 May 2016 VICIOUS rioters cannot be stopped from bringing violence to our streets because police have been stripped of powers to move them on, officer...
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Mask ban flagged to counter violence | Bendigo Advertiser

Mask Ban Flagged to Counter Violence Steve Lillebuen with Benjamin Preiss Bendigo Advertiser 30 May 2016 PROTESTERS may be banned from wearing masks and the opposition has demanded the reinstatement of ‘‘move on’’ laws after violent protests on Coburg streets on Saturday. Shadow...
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Costello delivers Brandis roast to state bar dinner | Australian Financial Review

Costello Delivers Brandis Roast to State Bar Dinner Australian Financial Review 30 May 2016 Funny of the week goes, hands down, to Melbourne barrister Mark Costello, who on Friday evening delivered the roast at the year’s least adversarial legal proceedings: the Victorian...
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Victoria flags mask ban after violent rally | Australian Associated Press

Victoria Flags Mask Ban After Violent Rally AAP Newswire 29 May 2016 MELBOURNE, May 29 AAP – Protesters could be banned from wearing masks and there are calls to reinstate laws that give police more powers at rallies after violent clashes at a Melbourne rally. Seven people...
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MPs question court planning | Colac Herald

MPs Question Court Planning Devon McGillicuddy Colac Herald 25 May 2016 State Liberal MPs are calling on the government to set out a clear plan to upgrade Colac’s courthouse and police station. The State Government will spend $11.47 million upgrading Colac’s police...
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No height limit fuels concern | Progress Leader

No Height Limit Fuels Concern – State Opposition Fears Developments Will Overwhelm Greg Gliddon and John Masanauskas Progress Leader 24 May 2016 THE State Government has rejected mandatory height limits on Boroondara’s commercial corridors in favour of discretionary...
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Innovator of future rewarded | Progress Leader

Innovator of Future Rewarded Progress Leader 17 May 2016 Camberwell High School’s John Stamellos has won a $5000 Innovators of Tomorrow Scholarship. The award was created to support students challenging the status quo or striving to make a positive difference to the world around...
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Sentence a slap in face | Herald Sun

Sentence a Slap in Face – Family’s Disgust at No Jail Kara Irving Herald Sun 13 May 2016 THE family of a disabled, homeless man killed during an unprovoked attack has demanded the government review sentencing for young offenders, after one attacker avoided jail. Sam...
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Family’s fight to keep council off farm | South Gippsland Times

Family’s Fight to Keep Council Off Farm – Paynter Calls Road Legislation Review South Gippsland Sentinel Times 10 May 2016 STATE Opposition leader Matthew Guy has described the Bass Coast Shire Council’s Supreme Court legal action against a Wonthaggi farming...
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Wellers all pretty in pink | Progress Leader

Wellers All Pretty in Pink – Camberwell Celebrates Women’s Round Progress Leader 10 May 2016 CAMBERWELL celebrated Hockey Victoria’s women and girls round at Matlock Reserve last Saturday, bathed in a pink hue to mark the occasion. The Wellers have been particularly...
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