$30 million in donations help
Kind donations from Victoria, interstate and overseas will help people affected by the bushfires with immediate essentials and medical costs
Hotline for business support
The Victorian Government has opened a hotline to make it easier for businesses and other organisations to donate non-perishable goods and services to those affected by the bushfires.
New Judge appointed to District Court
Attorney General Christian Porter announced the appointment of Felicity Clare Earls Davis as a Judge of the District Court of Western Australia.
Police and child protection unite
Child protection workers and police officers will work hand-in-hand at police stations across Perth in an Australian-first initiative to boost the front-line response to domestic violence and child abuse.
New pool safety laws
School children offer a helping hand
South Australian school children are getting behind their peers in Victoria, staging fundraisers in schools and preschools across the State to raise money for bushfire-ravaged communities.
Economic stimulus to cost jobs
The Shadow Minister for Agriculture, John Cobb said he was genuinely appalled that every man, woman and child in Regional Australia will now be saddled with $9,500 debt.
Networking events target women
A series of networking workshops on attracting more women to top local government jobs is being held around the state over the next two months.
Watch out for European wasps
Jon Stanhope urged Canberrans to be alert to the presence of European wasps, with 350 nests reported so far this breeding season.
New location for Ingham Recovery centre
Communities Minister Lindy Nelson-Carr has announced the Ingham Recovery Centre will be moving, opening at the centrally-located Knightclub Function Centre (38 Herbert St) from Wednesday, February 18.
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