Years of inadequate maintenance funding have left Victoria's country railways so run down V/Line is looking at padding out its timetables so it can run trains at reduced speeds.
Environmental groups that do not exist have been promised funding by the Napthine government ahead of the state election.
Tony Abbott has called on nervous government MPs to maintain internal discipline in the face of the ABC funding controversy and bad polling.
Local shares are poised to open little changed, though another slide in the price of iron ore is expected to pressure mining stocks.
Iron ore traded below $US70 for the first time in five years as rising low-cost supplies by the world’s top miners widen a global glut amid slowing demand from China, the biggest user.
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Twice as many NSW families have had their power disconnected in the past financial year compared with five years ago, the Australian Energy Regulator has revealed.
Mum and dad investors gain a solid paper profit from the Medibank sharemarket debut.
Fire investigators will assess whether the construction of a Docklands high-rise apartment contributed to the spread of a fire that evacuated residents and caused $5 million in damage on Tuesday morning.
A boom in early voting and postal voting by Victorians could see more than 1 million votes cast before polling booths open on Saturday.