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- Nick on Israeli troops move into Gaza To Gloria,so the arabs get 27 other states and the jews are not even allowed 1?Sounds fair right? more
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- Gloria on Israeli troops move into Gaza Listened to Neil Mitchel and can't understand why everyone sticks up for Israel. The Jews pinched Palestine (with Englands ... more
- Colin Lacivita on Up to 27 Australians among 295 dead in ... No one ever listens to me...no one should ever travel again in an airplane... the notion flying is safer than driving is ... more
- Peggy on Up to 27 Australians among 295 dead in ... A sad day when so many lose their lives and it could have been avoided.Why would any airline fly over any country in the ... more
- Michelle on 'This won't stop the separatists ... How is a Boeing 777 shot down by accident? A totally deplorable action never mind what the conflict is. I hope all flights ... more
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- Jill on Up to 27 Australians among 295 dead in ... WHY? WHY? WHY? this will be a question we will be asking ourselves for a long long time to come????????? more
- Samuel J on Up to 27 Australians among 295 dead in ... The poor buggers had perhaps gone to Amsterdam to see the live Anre Rieu concern held in Maastricht this week. What a pity ... more
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- Heather on Up to 27 Australians among 295 dead in ... This isn't terrorism it's murder! Men and their bloody wars!!! How many more innocent lives will be lost! Sincere ... more
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CFA Chief predicts busy fire season
Victorians are being warned they face the first real fire season since Black Saturday.
Significant grass growth and less than average rainfall in the past two months has contributed to the worsening conditions.
CFA chief officer Euan Ferguson says they're expecting a busy fire season.
Areas classed at high risk include the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Halls Gap, Bright, Kinglake and parts of Phillip Island.
Mr Ferguson said residents in the high-risk bushfire areas needed to make sure they were ready to meet the bushfire season and had an evacuation plan in place.
Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley agreed that the risk of bushfire is certainly higher than the previous few years.
"The Bureau forecast is very clear. It says we are going to have above average maximum temperatures, so it’s going to be in the high 30 and 40's” Mr Lapsley told Neil Mitchell
"And also...it's going to be above average minimum temperatures which means the overnight temperatures stay up,”
“If they sit in the 20's it means the fuels, the grass and the bushland, don’t get to cool off, they don’t take on any moisture and stay dry, and it means the day starts at a higher level of fire risk than if it is a cool night” he said.
I am writing in regards to these stupid laws regarding arsonists /firebugs they are supposed to get 20 yrs if they cause death or whatever ,then the next breath you tell us all arsonists have a psycho problem so cannot be punished to the full extent of the law ,bring back mental health facilitys to at least put these people somewhere . what ever happened to i have spoken to , or spoke to instead of talked topeter boswell Wednesday 23 January, 2013 - 9:20 PM
$70m scrapped from the CFA budget as they dont need it according to Ted & Co. No whinge or tears from this station when announced. Still time to reverse the decision before something happens. How about someone prove that all the toolies are down at Lorne, not at Spring Street.Colin Monday 26 November, 2012 - 12:41 PM