The federal budget might offer write-offs and subsidies, but for Victoria’s recovery, the ball is in Dan Andrews’ court

The federal budget has left the field open for the Andrews government to develop a strategy for the state’s recovery, including targeted measures that revive Melbourne as Australia’s leading city for tourism, sports, entertainment, arts, culture, major events and population growth.



Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews are posing for a picture: Scott Morrison and Daniel Andrews


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Scott Morrison and Daniel Andrews

Victoria’s reputation has been battered in this crisis, and it’s not enough to leave the recovery to individual businesses.

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Dan McCaslin: Bill Wallace Trail Rewards Hikers Who Make Its 12-Mile Round-Trip | Outdoors

Recent trail closures, including those in Los Padres National Forest and frontcountry trails such as Rattlesnake Canyon, had left this columnist topographically challenged and hunting around for strenuous hikes.

The picturesque Bill Wallace Trail, beginning at the Ocean Mesa camping site (El Capitan State Beach exit; see 4.1.1.), presents distinct challenges yet remains open to the public.

When my two teaching colleagues and I undertook the 12-mile trek on Sept.

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