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Bendigo rental vacancies below state average

Vacancy rates for Bendigo are still among the lowest in Victoria, according to new figures. New data from the Real Estate Institute of Victoria shows that in August the vacancy rate for rentals in the Bendigo-Loddon region was sitting at just 1.1 per cent. The average rate for rental vacancies in Victoria...

Qld govt to launch bushfire tourism bid

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has pleaded with tourists not to abandon regions decimated by bushfires.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Senators split over community service idea

Should young Australians be put to work in emergency services to boost the number of volunteers?Senate crossbencher Jacqui Lambie is calling for a return to conscription to help tackle drought, fires and floods caused by climate change, but One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is against the idea.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document,...

'Big stick' laws back as power prices fall

Energy giants are again being threatened with "big stick" laws that could see their assets forcibly sold, as a new report shows some power prices have dropped.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

'Big stick' laws back as power prices fall

Energy giants are again being threatened with "big stick" laws that could see their assets forcibly sold, as a new report shows some power prices have dropped. The consumer watchdog has identified a significant fall in standing offer prices for long-term customers, after the federal government introduced a default market offer...

Man found dead inside caravan in Victoria

The body of a man has been found inside a Caravan in Melbourne's eastThe 43-year-old was found dead inside the mobile home on Borg Crescent in Scoresby just after 5.30pm on Sunday.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));