Security trial to protect Melbourne taxi drivers
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Security trial to protect Melbourne taxi drivers

Victoria Police and Melbourne’s Lord Mayor have welcomed the launch of an emergency response trial to protect taxi drivers from assaults. Commencing this weekend, three vehicles staffed by trained security guards, known as Tiger Teams, will patrol the city streets each Friday and Saturday night. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said he supported any initiative to … Continue reading

Perfect spring day for Melbourne Marathon
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Perfect spring day for Melbourne Marathon

30,000 runners were bathed in sunshine as they ran into the MCG for the Melbourne Marathon festival this morning. Western Australian Lauren Shelley qualified for the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow with her winning marathon time of 2:36.29. Runner up Jane Fardell’s time of 2:37.54 also earned her an automatic qualification for the Australian … Continue reading

Payments cut for single parent families
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Payments cut for single parent families

Thousands of Australian families will be worse off after the Senate passed a bill on Tuesday cutting Parenting Payments for single parents when their youngest child turns eight. Changes to Parenting Payment – a run down Single mother of two Jayne Garrod said the reduced payments would dissuade single parents from studying to improve employment … Continue reading

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Payment cut ‘punishes’ single parent families

On the same day that Prime Minister Julia Gillard gained worldwide attention with a speech against sexism, the Senate passed a bill that will potentially leave thousands of women across Australia worse off. From January 1, 2013, single parents will no longer receive Parenting Payment when their youngest child turns eight, instead moving to Newstart … Continue reading

Oak Park voters targeted in Moreland elections
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Oak Park voters targeted in Moreland elections

Moreland City councillor Oscar Yildiz has promised to prioritise Oak Park if re-elected in the October 27 council elections. Mr Yildiz said overdevelopment was the biggest issue facing Oak Park, and he would continue to oppose construction of units on the suburb’s streets. “When you go sticking six or eight townhouses on one property it … Continue reading