Gippsland

Loss of contract a blow for East Gippsland logging industry

Tom Arup The future of the native forests logging in East Gippsland is under a cloud after the main woodchip customer for the region announced it would not renew its contract with Victorias state-owned timber...

Bushfire forces evacuation of Gippsland town of Goongerah

Thomas O'Byrne An out-of-control bushfire has forced the emergency evacuation of an isolated community in far east Gippsland.

Smoke clouds Gippsland as yard at power plant burns

Power plant fire in Morwell

Thomas O’Byrne Firefighters have battled a difficult blaze at a power plant in Victoria's east.

Woman missing in forest near Alberton, South Gippsland

Mex Cooper Police are appealing for help to find a woman who was last seen running naked into a forest in Victoria's south-east.

Gippsland fire causes smoke to blanket state

Benjamin Millar The deadly fire raging out-of control near Aberfeldy has left the state blanketed in a cloud of smoke.

Gippsland fire could break containment line

Fire crews mop up a fire at Aberfeldy Lane near Bungendore.

Jared Lynch Temperatures in the high 30s will test efforts to control blazes in the state's east.

No end in sight for Gippsland fire ferocity

Fires fighters prepare to defend the Glenmaggie Caravan Park under the threat of flame.

Jason Dowling and Benjamin Millar Victoria is about to enter its most dangerous month historically for bushfires with the deadly Gippsland blaze still a major threat, Premier Ted Baillieu has warned.

Gippsland puts its case to host rail line

Bullet train

Adam Carey Gippsland councils want a proposed high-speed rail line across Australia's east coast to run through their communities, arguing it would inject new life into the region and do more to fix Melbourne's...

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Gippsland trains halted over safety fears

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Adam Carey The Gippsland railway line has been shut down until further notice east of Traralgon because some level crossings are not detecting approaching trains early enough to ensure safety.

Three die on Gippsland roads

Ambulance

Megan Levy A man has been killed in a two-car crash in South Gippsland this morning.

Couple found dead in Gippsland house

An elderly couple have been found dead in a West Gippsland home.

Man charged as Gippsland woman battles on

Paul Millar A 38-year-old woman is clinging to life in The Alfred hospital while a man is in custody charged with attempting to murder her at her Gippsland home.

Tuesday blows wind in, Thursday a blowout with 110km/h winds forecast

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Deborah Gough Melbourne is winding itself up for a windy mid-week followed by a frosty Friday, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned.

Public Transport Victoria pair filmed exchanging $30,000 in cash, IBAC hearing told

Lawyers

Adam Carey A project officer at Public Transport Victoria was filmed being handed up to $30,000 cash by a former colleague outside PTV's Docklands headquarters in November, in fresh evidence presented at the...

Mallacoota couple may be among those lost on MH17

Mary and Gerry Menke of Mallacoota in East Gippsland.

Rania Spooner and Tammy Mills Mallacoota couple Mary and Gerry Menke were on their way home from an international holiday when it is believed they boarded Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Political parties walk a fine line pandering to the views of the religious right

Anti-abortion groups promote

Josh Gordon Margaret Tighe calls it “punishment politics”. The idea, the veteran anti-abortion campaigner says, is to inflict maximum electoral pain by targeting individual MPs in key marginal seats...

Tributes for Victorian victims of MH17 tragedy

Frankie and Liam Davison.

Rania Spooner, Caroline Zielinski, Nick Toscano, Goya Dmytryshchak Tributes have started flowing for the Victorians killed in the MH17 disaster.

Senior officer inflated costs of public transport projects, inquiry told

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Adam Carey A senior officer in Victoria's transport department conspired with contractors to inflate the cost of numerous small and medium-size public transport projects and funnel the money into personal...

HIV scare for hundreds of dental patients in eastern Victoria

HIV

Julia Medew and Mex Cooper A HIV-positive dentist has been found to pose no risk to the public despite hundreds of their patients in Victoria's east being urged to undertake a test for the virus.

Snow falls in Melbourne's outer suburbs as Victoria braces for extreme weather

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Patrick Hatch Icy temperatures hit Melbourne overnight after reports of snow in the outer suburbs on Thursday.