Jessica Black

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Pyrenees seeks 3.5% rate cap rise

Pyrenees seeks 3.5% rate cap rise

Pyrenees Shire Council will apply to increase rates above the state government’s 2 per cent rate cap and quarantine additional revenue for spending on roads.

Eastern Oval $2m upgrade

Eastern Oval $2m upgrade

A $2 million upgrade to Eastern Oval will open the door to more high level cricket matches, Cricket Victoria chief executive officer Tony Dodemaide said.

Hepburn sets world standard

Hepburn sets world standard

Hepburn Wind will feature in the National Community Energy Congress with a Celebrating Pioneering Communities event this Sunday.

Penalty cut hits thousands

Penalty cut hits thousands

Cuts to Sunday and public holiday penalty rates will slash the take-home pay of thousands of workers in the region, the union says.

Fair Work Commission slashes penalty rates

Fair Work Commission slashes penalty rates

The Fair Work Commission has ruled to slash Sunday and public holiday penalty rates for retail, hospitality, pharmacy and fast food employees effective from July.

Buyback a threat to taxi services

Buyback a threat to taxi services

Ballarat’s taxi fleet could shrink under the state government’s proposed buyback scheme for owner-operator licenses, Victorian Taxi Association president Stephen Armstrong says.

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