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CFA's chief fire officer Joe Buffone quits

Joe Buffone has been in the role for less than a year.

The chief fire officer of Victoria's Country Fire Authority has become the latest victim of the Premier Daniel Andrews workplace deal with the firefighters union.

Desperate measures for Melbourne's homelessness crisis

Homeless couple Dave and Kellie were evicted  from their makeshift camp at Enterprize Park in the city on June 27, 2016 ...

Eight truckloads of waste were removed from Enterprize Park when Melbourne City Council cleared out the homeless camp this week, including almost 200 syringes, a large numbers of shopping trolleys, mattresses, chairs, tents and other furniture.

Police, paramedics push for WorkCover PTSD change

Victorian paramedic Belinda Ousley.

Victorian paramedic Belinda Ousley wrote a list of the incidents she attended in her 10-year career to give to WorkCover to try to prove that her work caused her mental illness. Here's some of that list: 

Police reinstated after review of dismissals

Terry Purton, Victoria Police dedicated hearing officer

Victoria Police officers accused of sexually harassing colleagues, having relationships with bikie gang members, taking illicit drugs and crashing their car while drink driving have been reinstated after it was found that biased and unjust disciplinary hearings led to their dismissals.

Medicare freeze to cost Victoria $230 million

The cost of an average emergency department presentation could increase by as much as $544.

Victoria has gone on the offensive over health, with departmental advice warning a Turnbull Government decision to freeze the Medicare rebate for an extra two years will cost the state $230 million.

'Mum shouldn't be driving'

Melbourne Magistrates Court Court heard that Akoi Chabiet, the dead children's elder sister, told her teacher that their ...

Court hears how dead children's elder sister told her teacher that their mother, triple murder accused Akon Guode, had dizzy spells and should not be behind the wheel.

Exclusive ex-asylum opens doors

Bars of the male refractory ward at the former Kew asylum, now the Willsmere residential complex.

Closed off from society, first as an institution for the mentally ill and later an upmarket housing estate, the former Kew asylum will host rare public tours.

Opinion

Image: Jim Pavlidis

Punishment by proxy

The danger is that immense damage will be done to communities served by the CFA.