Storm-hit holiday areas become danger zones

Storm-hit holiday areas become danger zones

Victoria’s floods: Alerts, rescues, road closures on Wednesday SCHOOL holiday hot spots have become danger zones, with Victorians urged to steer clear of storm-ravaged areas of the state. Residents in the west and southern coast areas have been told to exercise extreme caution as flooding and landslides continue across the weekend. Farmers on the edge of Victoria’s central river systems are also hoping for clear skies as heavy spring rain threatens to wipe out a record harvest. Forecasters have predicted the wet weather system that thumped the state this week…

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John Olsen's works capture 'you beaut' Australia

John Olsen's works capture 'you beaut' Australia

Posted September 14, 2016 21:15:46 Photo: John Olsen work Joie de vivre 1964–65 wool, edition of 6(NGV) Photo: Lake Hindmarsh, the Wimmera (oil on canvas, 1970) by John Olsen (Supplied: John Olsen, National Gallery of Victoria) Photo: Journey into the you beaut country no. 1 (Oil on composition board, 1961) (Supplied: John Olsen, National Gallery of Victoria) Photo: Sydney sun (or King Sun), (oil on composition board, 1965) by John Olsen. (Supplied: John Olsen, National Gallery of Victoria) Photo: Dry salvages (oil painting, 1956), by John Olsen (Supplied: John Olsen,…

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New Dees coach confident Hogan will stay (AAP)

New Dees coach confident Hogan will stay (AAP)

Michael Ramsey –AAPon September 14, 2016, 8:44 pm Melbourne’s new senior coach Simon Goodwin says he has a strong relationship with gun forward Jesse Hogan and is confident he’ll stay despite the multi-million dollar lure from rivals. Hogan is out of contract at the end of next year and has been linked to a move back to his home state of Western Australia, with Fremantle particularly eager to secure his services. However Goodwin, who was officially unveiled as the Demons’ new coach on Wednesday after serving as an assistant under…

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WA Nationals' plan to get bigger GST share

WA Nationals' plan to get bigger GST share

Posted September 15, 2016 08:08:57 The renegade leader of the WA Nationals, Brendon Grylls, is challenging West Australian Liberals in the Federal Parliament to block every piece of the Prime Minister’s legislation until he gives the state a bigger share of GST revenue. Mr Grylls is also not ruling out helping Labor form government locally. “I would challenge the West Australian Liberals, their block of votes have the balance of power in the House of Reps and they have the balance of power in the Senate, none of the Government’s…

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'I got my babies off that bus': US driver hailed hero for saving 20 school kids (Yahoo7 News)

'I got my babies off that bus': US driver hailed hero for saving 20 school kids (Yahoo7 News)

Yahoo7 Newson September 14, 2016, 9:40 pm A bus driver in the US is being hailed a hero after she went back to a burning bus to ensure all 20 children onboard made it off safely. Reneita Smith noticed the smoke from the bus on Monday afternoon and stopped in a suburban Maryland street. When she realised the bus had caught fire, she went back for all the children to make sure no one was left onboard. The fire was captured on dashcam footage. Source: YouTube“I opened my door, took…

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