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Vic Govt urged to embrace mandatory inclusionary zoning after providing ‘in principle’ support

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Community Housing Industry Association Victoria has urged the State Government to embrace mandatory inclusionary zoning, after it supported the measure in its long-awaited response to a parliamentary homelessness inquiry.   The government has provided ‘in principle’ support to the committee’s recommendation to investigate implementing mandatory inclusionary zoning, where a portion of new major housing developments … Continued

Victorian Government must fund important homelessness response

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Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) has called for the Victorian Government to fully fund all the recommendations it has accepted in its long-awaited response to a major homelessness report.   We welcome that the state government on Tuesday released its response to the parliamentary inquiry into homelessness, 899 days after it was due despite an … Continued

24 Hour Walk Off Sunday for Speed Camera Operators

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Serco Snub Fair Work Solution Two Hundred (200) mobile road safety camera operators will walk off for 24 hours on Sunday to protest Serco’s failure to resolve the safety and pay concerns in this long running dispute. Serco has snubbed the solutions put forward by Fair Work despite requesting Fair Work assistance to help in … Continued

La Trobe welcomes first cohort of students to address critical workforce shortages

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE La Trobe University has today welcomed the first cohort of students undertaking the bespoke Master of Social Work (Child and Family Practice) degree, created to help address critical workforce shortages, in sectors supporting the most vulnerable in our community. Through the Victorian State Government’s Switch to Social Work initiative, 67 fully funded … Continued

BUSINESS FOCUS ON REGIONAL GROWTH AND SUSTAINABILITY

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The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s 2024-25 State Budget Submission calls for a focus on catalysing economic growth and sustainability in Regional Victoria. The Regional Transformation section is one of four focuses of our submission. The other sections are Transform and Reduce Business Expenses, Transform Foundations for Success and Transform and Prioritise Growth. If … Continued

Business advocates for a transformative State Budget

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The Victorian Chamber’s 2024-25 Victorian Budget submission calls for a stop to imposing additional costs on business, while empowering the private sector to launch our state into economic prosperity.   The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, representing more than 85,000 members, clients and customers across all sizes and sectors, has developed our submission through … Continued

Speed Camera Operators to Walk on Wednesday

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Speed Camera Operators to Walk on Wednesday over Safety and Pay Victoria’s mobile road safety camera operators will walk off the job for 24 hours from midnight as their Employer, Serco Asia Pacific Pty Ltd, continues to have its head in the sand over their safety and pay. Over two hundred (200) camera sessions were … Continued

Great Ocean Rescue Tour a Resounding Success from Ocean Grove to Portland

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Thousands of Victorians and tourists have supported the Otway Coastal Environment Action Network’s (OCEAN) Great Ocean Rescue tour opposing seismic blasting, over the last two weeks, attending events, street marches and a paddle out – with the tour’s final event in Portland on January 27. Seismic blasting is used to explore deep below the ocean … Continued

Digital licences will be parked on your phone soon, but is your information safe?

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Following an encouraging uptake of the digital licence in other states, Victorians will have access to this advanced technology in 2024. A cyber security expert says in addition to convenience, it’s also safer than the physical option.   Dr Arathi Arakala, RMIT Centre for Cyber Security, Research and Innovation    Topics: digital ID, identification, advanced technology, … Continued

Digital licences will be parked on your phone soon, but is your information safe?

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Following an encouraging uptake of the digital licence in other states, Victorians will have access to this advanced technology in 2024. A cyber security expert says in addition to convenience, it’s also safer than the physical option.   Dr Arathi Arakala, RMIT Centre for Cyber Security, Research and Innovation    Topics: digital ID, identification, advanced technology, … Continued