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At least five more councils caught up in recycling mess

At least five more councils caught up in recycling mess

Victoria's recycling crisis is getting worse with another recycling facility forced to stop accepting waste.

  • by Benjamin Preiss

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Melburnians' recyclables dumped in landfill in dramatic escalation of crisis

Melburnians' recyclables dumped in landfill in dramatic escalation of crisis

Recycling material across Melbourne is being dumped in landfill as the crisis surrounding company SKM Services is set to drag into next week.

  • by Benjamin Preiss, Adam Carey and Liam Mannix
'Power not with them': Labor set to scrap 'unfair' home energy deals

'Power not with them': Labor set to scrap 'unfair' home energy deals

Expensive standing offers for energy bills will be scrapped under proposed laws by the Andrews government.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
Blame game erupts as councils begin to send recycling to landfill

Blame game erupts as councils begin to send recycling to landfill

A blame game has erupted over Victoria’s recycling crisis while local councils prepare to send recyclable material to landfill and one urges residents to hold off putting rubbish in their yellow-top bins. 

  • by Benjamin Preiss
Kerbside recycling to be sent to landfill as waste crisis unfolds

Kerbside recycling to be sent to landfill as waste crisis unfolds

Tonnes of recyclable rubbish from kerbside collections will be sent to landfill this week after a major recycling company was ordered to stop accepting waste.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
Homes in new suburbs in four years, longer wait for schools, hospitals

Homes in new suburbs in four years, longer wait for schools, hospitals

First residents could be moving into new outer suburbs within about four years but it could take much longer for the suburbs to have schools and hospitals.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
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Recycling company ordered to stop accepting waste amid fire concerns

Recycling company ordered to stop accepting waste amid fire concerns

The EPA has ordered SKM Services to stop accepting waste at two sites but the state government says it is working to minimise disruption to rubbish collection.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
Current Labor MPs escape charges over red shirts scandal
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Current Labor MPs escape charges over red shirts scandal

Police will not lay any charges against sitting Labor MPs connected with the red shirts scandal.

  • by Benjamin Preiss, Adam Carey, Paul Sakkal and Melissa Cunningham
Householders can now tap in to Labor's $60m solar hot water scheme

Householders can now tap in to Labor's $60m solar hot water scheme

Homeowners will be able to apply for $1000 rebates to install solar hot water systems from next week under a government scheme to slash power bills.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
Skyrail to be built over notorious Toorak Road bottleneck

Skyrail to be built over notorious Toorak Road bottleneck

A skyrail up to nine metres high will be built over Toorak Road in Kooyong, next to the Monash Freeway, to replace one of Melbourne's most congested rail crossings.

  • by Paul Sakkal and Benjamin Preiss
Victorian Liberal infighting threatens to derail election campaign

Victorian Liberal infighting threatens to derail election campaign

With the federal election looming, party's Victorian division is once again beset by internal woes as conservatives accuse officials of dysfunction.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Benjamin Preiss