Warrandyte locals, Yarra advocate irate at toxic waste dump into riverLocals Jeremy Loftus-Hill (left), Warwick Leeson and Jill Dixon, with Yarra riverkeeper Andrew Kelly, are among those concerned over the news of chemical waste in the Yarra near a Warrandyte swimming spot.Photo: Simon_O'DwyerWarrandyte locals said they were stunned and horrified at revelations Parks Victoria staff washed toxic chemical waste into the Yarra River near a popular swimming spot.They said it was irresponsible that neither the Environment Protection Authority nor the Environment Minis..>> view original
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Consumer Affairs Victoria cracks down on under-quoting by real estate agentsConsumer Affairs Victoria cracks down on under-quoting by real estate agentsUpdatedJanuary 10, 2016 17:50:47 Several prosecutions are underway after a crackdown on under-quoting by real estate agents in Victoria, the State Government says.Consumer Affairs Victoria has carried out 200 snap inspections of real estate sellers across the state, investigating incidents where real estate agents had advertised properties for a price that was less than the vendor's reserve price, or well under the l..>> view original
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