Central Victoria's News Fix - 12th June

Showers and 14 for Bendigo


11 June 2018

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A male motorcyclist in his 50's has been killed after he lost control of his motorbike and collided with a car while travelling on the Northern Highway near Heathcote.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Lady’s Pass near the intersection of Drummonds Lane around 11.30am where paramedics performed CPR for half an hour before pronouncing the man dead.

a coronial inquest will be conducted into the accident.

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The latest data for V/Line services on the Bendigo line has been released with punctuality suffering a massive decrease in the month of May

The number of services arriving on time dropped 8.5 per cent to 76.9 per cent for the month - now 15.1 below the expected threshold.

While reliability rose stayed above the 95 per cent expected mark for the fourth straight month at 96.6 per cent - a drop of POINT 9.

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The Port of Echuca will operate at a loss of 1.6 million dollars next year according to the Campaspe shire’s draft budget.

It’s prompted calls from a concerned resident to set up a governing body comprising of local business operators and heritage experts to make sure the port isn’t lost for good.

James McDougall telling council decisions made surrounding the removal of the railway line into the wharf and the construction of the Discovery Centre are among moves made in the past which have been detrimental to the future of the precinct.

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The ACTU's calling for region's women to join up to a union or movement to help change the rules for women in work.

It's on the back of new stats showing more women than man think businesses have too much power, oppose cuts to penalty rates and have not had a wage rise in the past 12 months.

ACTU secretary Sally McManus says because women are hardest hit by the broken rules, they stand tallest on changing the way things are.

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