Victoria

Fiona Sharkie is the new chief executive of Amaze (Autism Victoria)

Konrad Marshall More children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder than diabetes, AIDS, cancer, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and Down syndrome combined – meaning their new...

Victoria, NSW at odds over ride-sharing via taxi app Uber

Ben Grubb and Jacob Saulwick Motorists offering so-called "ride-sharing" services using taxi booking apps face hefty fines in NSW, but the apps could be approved for use in Victoria.

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Afghanistan seeks advice from Victoria Police in protecting females after international withdrawal

Carmelene Greco As police in Afghanistan start to look to life beyond the withdrawal of the international military force from their country, Afghan leaders this week met with members of Victoria Police to discuss...

Victoria Burns: Monday 10th February

Bushfires threaten properties near Kilmore South.

Firefighters are battling fires across Victoria as another day without rain hampers efforts to restrict damage and protect lives.

Cameron Baird, Victoria Cross recipient, was 'one of Australia's greatest-ever soldiers'

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David Wroe Special forces soldiers such as those from the 2nd Commando Regiment are known to be a tight-knit bunch.

Australians leave NSW for Victoria at record rate, migration data shows

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Peter Martin Australians are leaving NSW for Victoria at a record rate.

The growing problem of family violence in Victoria

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Where do you turn when members of your own family turn on you? Rachel Kleinman reports on the growing problem of family violence in Victoria.

Wind farms may be more acceptable in Victoria

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Michael Green Is A Melbourne Journalist Gwenda Allgood is a no-nonsense local councillor, five times a mayor, from Ararat. In mid-November she travelled east to Seymour to speak about wind farms at a forum on energy held in the bowls club...

Victoria ahead in spending on the arts

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Andrew Taylor Sydney and Melbourne usually fight for the title of arts capital of Australia, but when it comes to state government funding of the arts, the clear winner lives south of the Murray.

Australian Cyclists Party plans upper house bids in Victoria, NSW

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Michael O'Reilly We've seen the Motoring Enthusiast Party and the Shooters Party. Now cyclists are gearing up for political power.

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Link to warming drives Victoria's disaster plan

Josh Gordon, Richard Willingham Victoria's Country Fire Authority is predicting larger and more severe fires because of climate change, warning that emergency service workers will have less time to recover and prepare from one...

Victoria Cross confirms battle's place in history books

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David Ellery Today's Victoria Cross for Corporal Daniel Keighran makes the Battle of Derapet, on August 24, 2010, one of the most highly recognised Australian military actions since WWII.

Behind the Scenes with Victoria's Fire Authority

Behind the Scenes with Victoria's Fire Authority

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Photographer Paul Jeffers heads out with Neil McMahon behind the scenes at Victoria's State Control Centre and alongside our firefighters on the ground preparing and protecting the state from...

Victoria Azarenka celebrates her Open victory

Victoria Azarenka celebrates her Australian Open victory at the Melbourne Botanical Gardens.

Victoria Azarenka celebrates her Australian Open victory at the Melbourne Botanical Gardens.

Victoria throws education reforms into disarray

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Farrah Tomazin Furious Gillard government warns more than $1 billion in funding placed at risk.

ANZAC Day Dawn Services around Victoria

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Victorians attend dawn services at The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne and in Sheeps Hills in North West Victoria to commemorate ANZAC Day and to pay tribute to our fallen soldiers.

Birth boom leads to surge in Victoria's population

Tim Colebatch Victorian mothers delivered a record crop of babies in 2012, combining with a resurgence of overseas migration to lift the state's population growth to almost 100,000 a year, the Bureau of Statistics...

Qantas puts 164 more in Victoria's jobs black hole

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Andrew Heasley Victorian aviation has suffered a blow, with a Qantas joint-venture to close in September.

Solar power for Victoria on the way

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State government commit $100 million for a solar power station near Mildura.

Victoria gets advice on grazing challenge

The Victorian Government may take legal action after federal Environment Minister Tony Burke banned cattle grazing in the state's Alpine National Park.