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- Man arrested after police chase
- Three dead in fatal 'neighbourhood dispute'
- Parliament in lockdown as hunt continues
- Gone with the wind: Keppel Prince Engineering to sack 100 workers
- 'Violence, unsafe sex and drugs'
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- Colin Lacivita on Man arrested after police chase The Police should have gotten a couple of truckies to setup a road block and then abandon their trucks. This would really ... more
- PatQuickCrazy on Man arrested after police chase We could do what the Greens like to do for anything and everything like this...how about we just ban cars? more
- Aria Judilla on Parliament in lockdown as hunt continues @GIW - Rather than just bag Mylene personally maybe you could actually point out which part of her post you think was ... more
- david lucas on Man arrested after police chase Dont the police have road spikes? This has gone too long putting many people in small town and on the road at risk more
- MskK on Parliament in lockdown as hunt continues You surely have to ask what all these attacks have as a common denominator.... That would be Islam! more
- PJ on Gone with the wind: Keppel Prince ... Its time we faced facts. Australians subsidise Renewable Energy to the tune of $21 Billion now just so its electricity can ... more
- GIW on Parliament in lockdown as hunt continues mylene, your comments are just so unbelievable. Get your Labor/Socialist brain into a right mind and say something sensible, ... more
- David on Gone with the wind: Keppel Prince ... Why do they blame the government? Seems to me that they're just using it as an excuse to reduce staff to make more money more
- PJ on Parliament in lockdown as hunt continues Morning Neil, I listen with shock at the interview with that Professor.1. tax payer funded job programmes 2. more free ... more
- Peggy on Parliament in lockdown as hunt continues I say, let the Jihadists go and hopefully they won't come back for whatever reson but change laws so that they can't come ... more
- Peggy on Why Rosie Batty erupted Someone failed this little boy that's for sure and this is what this is all about.Everyone must answer all questions ... more
- Linda on Why Rosie Batty erupted @ Heather, the police are not stupid. My husband has dealt with hundreds of court orders over his career. The problem is ... more
- GIW on Why Rosie Batty erupted I agree with you @Damo and like you was not game enough to say anything. I was asking that same question from the beginning. more
- mylene on Parliament in lockdown as hunt continues More people are going to get killed in Australia in domestic incidents and disputes with neighbours than terrorism. You ... more
- Ben on Parliament in lockdown as hunt continues This is one reason why security should be tight at government premises and that includes a ban on wearing the burka in ... more
- Pradman on Parliament in lockdown as hunt continues Meanwhile all burqa wearers are welcome in Canberra. more
- Heather on Why Rosie Batty erupted I feel for Rosie Batty ' s loss of her son Luke. It seems the Andersons actions are attributed to MI when it should be ... more
- Factsseeker on Why Rosie Batty erupted What is the matter with our conservative media. There was a child killed here ! The coronial inquiry is being held to try ... more
- Damo on Why Rosie Batty erupted I know i will cop it for saying this but my understanding of this is: Rosie got a intervention order against her husband. ... more
- IBARKER on Why Rosie Batty erupted This one reason why she should not enter Politics. more
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