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Public transport fare hike in Victoria to help pay for ‘major projects’

Agen Sabung Ayam

Posted December 09, 2015 20:15:08

E-Class tram on Flinders St Photograph: A every day entire-fare journey on community transportation in Melbourne will now value $ 7.eighty. (Provided: Yarra Trams)

General public transport fares will rise in Victoria by far more than 3 for every cent in the new calendar year, but costs are nonetheless “great worth”, according to the condition transportation authority.

Public Transportation Victoria (PTV) said the price of providers these kinds of as trains, trams and buses would rise by an regular of three.two for every cent from January one.

A every day entire fare excursion throughout zone one in Melbourne will expense $ seven.80, up from $ 7.52.

The improve will also have an effect on two-hour, concession and regional vacation fares.

PTV said the hike was component of an annual fare adjustment that held costs in line with the client value index, alongside with an enhance that was flagged in the 2013 state spending budget update.

“The fare adjustment will … contribute to ongoing investment in a number of key general public transportation projects which includes the elimination of fifty degree crossings, Melbourne Metro Rail Task and new trains and trams that will boost ability throughout the community,” it explained in a assertion.

“General public transport fares proceed to signify excellent benefit, with zone 1 myki income end users spending $ 3.90 for a two-hour fare.

“This represents a fare enhance of just 10 cents in 5 several years, when in contrast to the same Metcard fare in 2011.”

The weekend and community holiday cap for travelling with a myki card would continue to be at $ 6.00, it mentioned.

Final year’s alterations saw the introduction of a free tram zone in Melbourne’s CBD, getting in well-known spots like the Queen Victoria Industry and Federation Sq..

That would stay in spot in 2016, PTV mentioned.

A trial of all-night general public transportation on Friday and Saturday nights will also get underway in the new 12 months.

Topics: states-and-territories, highway-transport, vic


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Two people dead, two seriously injured, after car crash in central Victoria

Agen Sabung Ayam

Posted December 06, 2015 15:19:58

Map: Goornong 3557

Emergency providers are working to cost-free a individual trapped in a vehicle pursuing a head on collision which killed two men and women in Avonmore, in central Victoria.

Police mentioned the accident transpired on the Midland Freeway amongst Bendigo and Elmore at about one.15pm on Sunday.

“It seems two automobiles, travelling in reverse directions, collided on the Midland Highway about a hundred and fifty metres north of Lanmore Street,” Performing Sergeant Julie-Anne Newman mentioned in a assertion.

The air ambulance has been referred to as to the scene.

Ambulance Victoria stated the two killed in the accident had been travelling in the very same car.

The driver from the next vehicle is envisioned to be flown to a Melbourne clinic, while emergency providers work to cost-free the passenger from the wreckage.

Both have experienced upper body, pelvis and leg accidents and are in a significant condition, Ambulance Victoria mentioned.

Topics: road, incidents, disasters-and-accidents, police, goornong-3557


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‘It’s quite white’: Winter makes surprise return to Victoria

Agen Sabung Ayam

Posted December 02, 2015 ten:26:19

It might formally be summer, but it felt a good deal like wintertime across Victoria as temperatures dropped and light-weight snow was reported in the Alps.

Overnight temperatures had been 4 to seven degrees Celsius underneath common as a lower pressure trough moved across the condition.

A gentle dusting of snow was described at Gelantipy, around the Snowy River National Park, and there were some flurries in the Victorian Alps.

Nigel Hodge, a farmer from Gelantipy, mentioned there was just a dusting of snow close to his farm but at a nearby mountain, it was a diverse story.

“I was out there possibly a 50 percent an hour back and there’s very a bit of snow on it. It truly is quite white,” he instructed 774 ABC Melbourne.

“The final snow I can don’t forget is about 1955, ’56. It doesn’t come about very often you know.”

There was also a dusting of snow at Falls Creek, the place the right away minimal fell to minus 2.3C.

Overnight temperatures fell to minus 2.8C at Mount Buller and minus two.8C at Mount Hotham

It was also a cold start off to the working day all around Melbourne.

The temperature fell to six.8C at Melbourne Airport and two.3C at Coldstream.

It was also chilly in the Wimmera, with overnight lows falling to 2.2C in Edenhope.

However, summer season will make a welcome return on the weekend with temperatures in the large 20s and low 30s forecast.

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Unapproved HIV prevention drug available with doctors’ prescription in Victoria

Agen Sabung Ayam

Posted December 01, 2015 fourteen:39:52

Doctors in Victoria will be ready to prescribe the HIV prevention drug PrEP underneath new changes announced by the Condition Federal government.

The drug is taken by folks who are HIV unfavorable to avert them from getting to be contaminated, but has not been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

The new recommendations will now permit medical doctors to prescribe the drug to high-danger folks until finally it is approved the TGA.

The New South Wales Authorities declared a medical trial for the pill would be held in the condition.

Health Minister Jill Hennessy stated the suggestions would give medical professionals far more certainty when prescribing the drug.

“Numerous individuals are purchasing PrEP on-line, some medical professionals are prescribing it with threat,” Ms Hennessy explained.

“We want to in fact make positive that medical doctors have lawful clarity and the capacity to prescribe offline PrEP, that signifies the generic item.”

The drug has been approved for use in the United States and France.

Ms Hennessy mentioned it was only a subject of time just before the drug was accredited in Australia.

“We are undoubtedly all on the pathway to PrEP becoming a normalised element of HIV avoidance and what the Federal government these days is doing is we are quickly-monitoring a team of specially trained doctors’ capacity to prescribe it although those procedures just take area,” she explained.

The Doherty Institute’s Professor Sharon Lewin was inspired by the Government’s announcement and mentioned she would like to see the drug created obtainable on the PBS.

“I a hundred for every cent think that the PBS should help this and which is the ideal way to assistance a drug reimbursement, but we want to do one thing in the intervening twelve to 18 months that we’re going to face not obtaining it,” she stated.

The Victorian AIDS Council’s Simon Ruth echoed these sentiments and mentioned the drug had proven successful in preventing people from contracting the disease.

“PrEP is far more effective then condoms. If you’re on PrEP day-to-day you will not agreement HIV, if you might be a HIV negative homosexual gentleman we can not say the exact same about condoms, which are only 70 for each cent powerful,” he mentioned.

Topics: aids-and-hiv, state-parliament, states-and-territories, wellness, vic


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