Monday, 21 September 2020
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Not being listened to

Not being listened to

Truck drivers and freight representative groups are calling for a ‘roughness audit’ of the Princes Highway roadworks between Sale and Bairnsdale. “The recent spate of heavy vehicle accidents indicates all is not well and when truckies with decades of experience behind the wheel say it’s the worst stretch of road in the country and is now referred to as ‘The Goat Track’, you have to listen,”...
DELWP puts the brakes on G-Wagens

DELWP puts the brakes on G-Wagens

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has grounded 250 of its Mercedes-Benz G-Wagens across the state that were operational during the summer bushfires. The Advertiser has been told the vehicles have been sidelined while awaiting new brake hose replacement systems. There are reportedly no such systems in the country at present. The secretary of the Australian Workers...
Woman found dead in Bendoc

Woman found dead in Bendoc

A 64-year-old man is in police custody after the discovery of a woman’s body in Bendoc, in far East Gippsland, yesterday morning.Police were called to the town at 3.30am yesterday following reports of an assault.Upon arriving at 6am, they located a deceased female. Homicide squad detectives and major crime scene investigators were enroute to Bendoc at the time of going to print.It’s understood...
Police taser man

Police taser man

Five police units attended at an address in Calvert Street, Bairnsdale, last Monday after a man had barricaded himself inside a house. Police responded to a call regarding a family violence incident at around 8pm following reports a 50-year-old woman inside the house was at risk while a 36-year-old man remained there. She was removed from the house for safety reasons before the man then...
Expensive camping trip

Expensive camping trip

Two men in their 30s from New South Wales were issued tickets for being in breach of COVID-19 restrictions after they admitted camping on the side of the road at Buchan over the weekend. Police said the men had camped for two nights in Windarra Road after driving seven hours from the Blue Mountains. They were also issued two litter tickets after rubbish and glass were found at the abandoned...
Riverine bats could carry dangerous viruses

Riverine bats could carry dangerous viruses

A Sydney veterinary scientist has warned that people should not be exposed to bat camps. The warning comes as scientists discover six new viruses in bats in Myanmar in South East Asia. The Global Health Program behind the research is associated with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. The United States Agency for International Development was involved in funding the initiative aimed...

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