Local News July 4th 2017

Police condemn weekend behaviour.

Local News July 4th 2017

Mildura Police have condemned the drunken behaviour of individuals that have been involved in brawls across the weekend.

Local officers arrested five people for drunken behaviour and were forced to use capsicum spray in an attempt to break up violence in the CBD.

Police warn that this is the second weekend featuring drunken arrests, with continued violence having a negative impact on the reputation, wellbeing and economy of the entire area.

Inspector John Nolan says that most late night violence in the CBD involves intoxicated people leaving late night licensed venues with officers investigating any alleged breaches of the Liquor Control Reform Act.

  

Motorists are being urged to be careful around railway crossings after a boom gate came down on top of a B-Double truck as the driver moved through the intersection.

Allegedly trying to cross the tracks on Fifteenth Street in Irymple as the train was approaching, the 28-year-old Red Cliffs driver has been issued with $793 worth of fines and has lost four demerit points.

  

The Victorian Government won't make a cheaper trip levy for regional Victorians using taxis, or, ride sharing apps.

An upper house inquiry into the State Government's commercial passenger vehicle reforms suggested a $2 levy should be cheaper for regional and rural Victorians who spend around $10 on average per trip.

The $2 levy has been designed to compensate Victorian taxi drivers who will be negatively affected by the legalisation of ride sharing apps like Uber.

  

Changes to Sunday penalty rates are expected to affect Sunraysia locals working in retail and hospitality with new hourly rates for those employees doing a shift on Sunday.

Australian Council of Trade Unions President, Ged Kearney, says that they've conducted a new survey regarding the change, 7 out of 10 respondents were unhappy with the new pay cut. 

  

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