Bendigo Beat

Government plans better flood response
Bendigo Weekly
The state government will spend $19.3 million over the next four years improving Victoria’s capacity to cope with floods. Water Minister Peter Walsh said funding would help repair flood warning networks damaged in the January floods, undertake more riverine flood mapping and develop a..
02-May-2011
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Telstra celebrates AFL win
TELSTRA says AFL fans and Telstra customers are the winners in the new agreement between the AFL and Telstra with all matches, from the first bounce to the final siren, available live to the Telstra T-Box and to mobile phones and tablets connected to the Telstra Next G® network from 2012. ..
28-Apr-2011
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Inflation fears for family budgets
FEDERAL government data released this week shows that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.6 per cent in the March quarter. The increase is up from 0.4 per cent in the December quarter, and shows the impact of the summer’s floods and Cyclone Yasi. Of more concern, however, is hea..
28-Apr-2011
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State finances in the spotlight
Bendigo Weekly
THE Baillieu government has given its strongest warning yet that Victorians should prepare themselves for a tough State Budget. Treasurer Kim Wells is due to hand down his first Budget next Tuesday, and today he released the interim report of the Independent Review of State Finances, which ..
27-Apr-2011
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$21 million in flood aid for Lower Loddon
Bendigo Weekly
THE state government has announced a voluntary acquisition package it says will help irrigators on the Lower Loddon floodplain recover and protect the region from future flooding. Water, Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh announced the $12 million voluntary buyback schem..
27-Apr-2011
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Suspended sentences axed from May 1
Bendigo Weekly
Suspended sentences for serious crimes will be abolished in Victoria from May 1. Attorney-General Robert Clark said the Governor had set 1 May as the date for the commencement of the relevant provisions, following the passage by Parliament of the Sentencing Further Amendment Act 2011. ..
20-Apr-2011
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Victorian government suspends water trading
Bendigo Weekly
The state government has temporarily suspended some water allocation trade to protect next season’s allocations to Victorian water entitlement holders on the Murray system. Minister for Water Peter Walsh today announced an immediate suspension on water allocation trade from New South W..
13-Apr-2011
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Bendigo Wealth launched
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has announced the launch of Bendigo Wealth, a new wealth management division that will leverage off the bank’s high brand recognition and leading customer satisfaction ranking. Managing director Mike Hirst said as the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has grow..
11-Apr-2011
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Regional Growth Fund passes first test
Bendigo Weekly
Communities in regional and rural Victoria will soon have access to a $1 billion fund that supports growth and encourages development, following the passage of the Regional Growth Fund Act through the Victorian Parliament last night. Deputy Premier and Regional and Rural Development Minister..
08-Apr-2011
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Government moves to close flood insurance loopholes
People should know exactly what is, and what is not, covered under their insurance policies, according to a new consultation paper announced today at a public meeting in Ipswich by Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten. "It seems like a simple proposition. If you have an insurance policy, you sho..
06-Apr-2011
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RATES ON HOLD
CENTRAL Victorian home owners can breathe easy - at least for the time being, after today's Reserve Bank decision to leave interest rates on hold. Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens' statement follows: At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 4...
05-Apr-2011
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Regional Rail Link gets green light
Bendigo Weekly
The Regional Rail Link project will go ahead, although politicians continue to bicker about who is responsible for ensuring the dedicated track is built. Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder said the project had been placed under a review due a shortfall in funding which he said was ..
05-Apr-2011
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State government trials new level crossing warning system
Bendigo Weekly
THE state government has conducted a trial of an innovative level crossing warning system to prevent collisions between trains and road vehicles, which has been hailed as an Australian first. Between 2001 and 2009, 120 people were killed and 172 injured in vehicle crashes involving collisio..
01-Apr-2011
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Pokies campaign wins support
Mission Australia has thrown its support behind a campaign, jointly launched by Independent Tasmanian MP, Andrew Wilkie, and advocacy group, Get Up, to combat attempts to undermine the Federal Government’s planned poker machine reforms. Clubs Australia plans to spend $20 million on an ..
29-Mar-2011
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Developer hails new planning initiative
Bendigo Weekly
Multi-award winning developer Villawood Properties has applauded the state government’s new planning initiative for a new peri-urban unit. Planning Minister Matthew Guy recently announced the establishment of a unit within the Department of Planning and Community Development to help..
25-Mar-2011
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Flood aid package wins farmer support
Bendigo Weekly
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has welcomed additional support for victims of the Victorian floods announced by the State Government this week. VFF president Andrew Broad said the majority of these measures had been called for by the VFF in the Federation’s submission, regarding ..
24-Mar-2011
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Gibbons hits out over refugees
Federal Member for Bendigo, Steve Gibbons MP, has joined a call for the nation’s political leaders to stop using the plight of some of the world’s most desperate people for political advantage. Mr Gibbons was responding to a plea from Judi Moylan, the Liberal MP for Pearce, to end the ..
24-Mar-2011
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Bendigo Bank launches Cyclone Yasi appeal
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s philanthropic arm, Community Enterprise Foundation™ has launched the Cyclone Yasi Appeal. Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s Queensland State Manager, Noel Jessup said the bank was pleased to be able to launch the appeal to assist communities affected by ..
14-Feb-2011
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St Kilda great blasts club culture
ONE of St Kilda’s favourite sons used the backdrop of a fundraiser lunch in Bendigo to attack the culture of his former club. Neil Roberts played 169 games for the Saints between 1952-1962 during which time he won a Brownlow Medal and also captained his club. He was inducted into St Kild..
14-Feb-2011
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