Victoria first state to legalise medical marijuana

VICTORIA has beaten New South Wales in becoming the first state to legalise medical marijuana. 

Children with severe epilepsy will have first access to clinical trials early next year.

A small-scale marijuana cultivation will also be trialled at a Victorian facility.

"It's absolutely heartbreaking to see families having to choose between breaking the law and watching their children suffer, and now ... they won't have to," Health Minister Jill Hennessy said.

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Community notices: Central Coast

Local Wyong writers meet monthly to encourage and develop their writing skills. Meeting are on the fourth Saturday of each month.

Get involved and make new friends at your local club or group.

2018 influenza vaccines now available for the Central Coast

Getting vaccinated from mid-April will ensure you are protected before Australia's peak flu period, from around June to September.

It's important to get the flu shot every year, as the virus changes.

ANZAC DAY: Services and marches for Ipswich and surrounds

The City of Ipswich Anzac Day parade.

Commemorate ANZAC Day at locations across the city