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Minister for Gaming Michael O’Brien has addressed a forum where young Victorians had the chance to discuss the important issue of problem gambling as a part of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week. Speaking at the Forum at Federation Square ... Read more

Minister for Consumer Affairs Michael O’Brien is encouraging Victorians to shop smart this Mother’s Day and download the Consumer Affairs Victoria smartphone application MyShopRights before buying a gift for mum. The MyShopRights appl... Read more

Minister for Consumer Affairs Michael O’Brien has welcomed a Court of  Appeal decision that found that the Hope Clinic, an alternative medicine clinic, misled and deceived terminally ill cancer sufferers into believing its dubious and... Read more

Minister for Consumer Affairs Michael O’Brien launched two important publications for retirement village residents and operators at the Renaissance Living retirement village in Surrey Hills today. Mr O’Brien said with an ageing popula... Read more

John Brumby must act to ensure the safety of staff and equipment at the Hazelwood power station ahead of tomorrow’s Switch Off Hazelwood protest. Last year’s rally saw numerous arrests for offences including trespass and assaulting pol... Read more

The Auditor-General has issued a scathing report today exposing the Brumby Government’s failure to maintain the security of critical infrastructure control systems. The Security of Infrastructure Control Systems for Water and Transport audit... Read more

A report by international research organisation the Fraser Institute has found that Victoria is the worst jurisdiction in Australia when it comes to government policies designed to support mineral exploration. The Fraser Institute’s 2009-10 ... Read more

Victorians lost a record $5.13 billion on gambling in 2009-10, which saw John Brumby rake in over $1.62 billion in taxes and levies, according to the annual report of the Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation tabled in Parliament today. This... Read more

Victorians will continue to pay for the Brumby Government’s smart meter bungles, despite the Government’s attempt to pretend otherwise. The Government’s release of yet another cost-benefit analysis of its discredited smart meter ... Read more

The Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition has secured amendments to electricity legislation that toughens up the obligations on Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) in relation to bushfire prevention and mitigation. The Brumby Government’s electrical sa... Read more

The latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that Victoria’s merchandise export performance in has slumped over the past year. International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (catalogue 5368.0), released today by t... Read more

No proof $132m plan is working THE state government's $132 million program to tackle problem gambling has been savaged in a new report that found there was little evidence to show the strategy would be effective or had worked. The Auditor-General's... Read more

A report by the Auditor-General tabled today has exposed the Brumby Government’s problem gambling strategy as being based on little or no evidence, unable to provide assessment of its outcomes and lacking any targets or key performance indicato... Read more

CHILDREN will be able watch their parents gamble after the regulator gave approval for a pokies venue to build a special play area with a bird's eye view of the action. In what is believed to be a Victorian first, the children's area at a Beacons... Read more

The Brumby Labor Government needs to explain how it will achieve its mooted target for increased solar electricity generation, given its track record of hollow promises. “Victorians understand that we need to manage the transition to a greater... Read more

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