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A trial will kick off in Victoria on the impacts of cannabis on drivers.
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Victoria is launching “world first” cannabis driving trial

A trial will kick off in Victoria later this year to look into the impacts of medicinal cannabis on drivers.

Retail Worker Crime
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Victoria to crack down on assaults against retail workers

Retail worker crime has been rising in Australia, with two states already adding new penalties. Victoria could be the third.

Staff at regional Victorian healthcare clinic posed as "fake patients" during the Health Minister's visit last year.
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Staff at regional Victorian clinic posed as “fake patients”

Staff at regional Victorian healthcare clinic posed as “fake patients” during the Health Minister’s visit last year.

Victoria will not go ahead with a planned second injecting room.
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The Victorian Govt won’t open a planned safe injecting room

Victoria has rejected advice to set up an injecting room in Melbourne’s CBD, saying an appropriate location couldn’t be found.

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Victorian public servants to get period leave

It comes after the union representing public sector workers negotiated a new deal with the state Government.

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Victoria to trial electronic monitoring for children charged with serious offences

Children in Victoria charged with serious crimes will be subject to electronic monitoring under a new trial.

Duck hunting will remain legal in Victoria despite a recommended ban.
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Victoria ignores advice to ban duck hunting

The Allan Government has tightened regulations on duck hunting across Victoria, falling short of a parliamentary inquiry’s recommended ban.

Victoria launches women's pain inquiry
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Victoria will launch Australia-first women’s pain inquiry

The Victorian Government will set up an inquiry into how the state’s healthcare system addresses women’s pain.

Free public transport for Victoria
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Free public transport days for Victoria

Free public transport for Victoria will be added for Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, under an announcement made on Friday.

Netball pay dispute

Months-long netball standoff comes to a close

The netball pay dispute between the players and organisers has come to an end, following the signing of a new collective agreement.

Victoria decriminalised public drunkenness

Victoria has decriminalised public drunkenness

Public drunkenness has been decriminalised in Victoria after intoxication laws in the state were found to have a disproportionate impact on First Nations people.

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Victoria launches women's pain inquiry
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Jacinta Allan to be Victorian Premier

Jacinta Allan was named Victorian Premier on Wednesday, one day after Daniel Andrews’ surprise resignation.

Melbourne e-scooter trial
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E-scooter parking rangers deployed on Melbourne streets

Parking rangers will now be included in Melbourne e-scooter trial. It’s to reward good riders for considerate and safe parking.

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Inside the Victorian Government’s new housing plan

The Victorian Government has announced a raft of housing measures to tackle the rental crisis, include an Australian-first tax for short-term rentals.

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More casual workers in Victoria can now access sick pay

Victorian casual workers will be guaranteed sick pay until 2025, under a new announcement from the state government.

Victoria gas ban
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Victoria will ban gas in new homes from next year

Victoria will ban gas in new homes from next year. It’s part of a plan to limit emissions, and to save on household budgets.

Victoria Commonwealth Games
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The 2026 Commonwealth Games in Victoria have been cancelled

The 2026 Commonwealth Games in Victoria are off, Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Tuesday morning. It comes amid financial constraints.

first public egg and sperm bank australia
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Australia’s first public egg and sperm bank has opened

The first public egg and sperm bank will be run out of hospital in Victoria, and will be eligible for select Victorians to donate.

Muffin Break child employment

A Muffin Break store is facing 360 breaches of child employment laws

A Muffin Break store has been accused of breaking child employment laws by Victoria’s child employment watchdog. Here are the details.

What is the age of criminal responsibility
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Victoria wants to raise the age of criminal responsibility – how can they do it?

What is the age of criminal responsibility? The NT has raised it, and Victoria and the ACT want to do the same. Here’s what you need to know.

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Victorian bail reform flagged after death of First Nations woman

Coroner says First Nations woman’s death in custody was preventable. Recommendations made to prevent future deaths and changes to Victorian Bail Act.

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The Victorian Ombudsman has found the state’s border exemption scheme was ‘unjust’ and ‘inhumane’

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