Nino Bucci and Bridie Smith Homes near Ballarat were destroyed and seven people treated in hospital after an out-of-control grass fire swept through Snake Valley on Tuesday night
Karlis Salna A Victorian man who has been detained in Bali allegedly carrying a large quantity of drugs could face the death penalty.
Special Promotion: The University of Ballarat brought Telstra on board to do an ICT assessment across both the staff and student bodies at the university.
Peter Hannam Talks to head off an asbestos crisis linked to the national broadband rollout are under way as the government prepares urgent legislation on a new national asbestos register and telco giant Telstra...
Jane Lee Celibacy might be a factor in the high rate of child sex abuse within the Catholic Church, Cardinal George Pell has told an inquiry.
Barney Zwartz Cardinal George Pell has admitted the Catholic Church had put paedophile priests ''above the law'', covered up abuse and moved abusers.
Richard Willingham Junior footballers checking club's website recently were bombarded with betting ads.
Barney Zwartz After decades of desperate struggle to have the world take them seriously, survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy are beginning to live, in the words of survivor and advocate Peter Blenkiron, in a...
Barney Zwartz Sexual abuse in the Catholic Church gets covered up through a system of blackmail and 'sacred silence', according to the founder of the Broken Rites advocacy group, Chris Wilding.
Ollie Milman From the air you can grasp the sheer scale of it. Palm oil trees, planted in neat lines, stretch as far as the eye can see, pushing the more chaotic Indonesian rainforest to the fringes.
Marika Dobbin Charles Areni was shopping alone in a city department store between Monday meetings when he realised he was being watched.
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Amy McNeilage HIGH school students say they are not getting sex education soon enough and want topics such as puberty and pregnancy discussed in primary school, a Victorian study has found.
Clay Lucas Workplace Editor He went on Beauty and the Geek to find his true love. He failed.
Mark Russell A judge today said he had 'a sense of anxiety or discomfort' about a request by Cardinal George Pell for sensitive material relating to the trial of convicted paedophile and Catholic brother Robert...
Rick Feneley SMALL blessings. At last, it's not all about the Catholic Church. This royal commission, says Cardinal George Pell, is ''an opportunity to clear the air, to separate fact from fiction … We object to...
Steve Butcher LAWYERS acting for Cardinal George Pell have applied to a Melbourne judge to inspect a court file from a trial of convicted paedophile and Catholic brother Robert Charles Best.
Stephen Cauchi A Ballarat man has died after an outback New South Wales road trip turned to tragedy.
Sarah Whyte More than 60,000 child car restraints are being recalled after testing found them likely to fail in a collision and cause serious injuries.
From a declaration of independence to a pitched battle between redcoats and diggers, the battle of the Eureka Stockade had it all, Peter FitzSimons reveals in this excerpt from his new book, Eureka:...