Victoria's wealthiest town is not where you think

Alana Schetzer   Victoria's wealthiest postcode is not Toorak ... or even an affluent eastern suburb.

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Her first 100 days clean

Erin, 20, is recovering from her ice addiction at Tandana Place.

Jane Lee 1:08 AM   After an abused childhood and early introduction to drugs, mother-of-one Erin is now turning her life around at Tandana Place.

Anti-abortion protesters deemed a nuisance

Pro-life protesters outside the Fertility Control Clinic in East Melbourne.

Alana Schetzer 12:57 AM   An East Melbourne abortion clinic takes anti-choice protesters to court for harassing patients and staff.

Boy, 15, charged with bashing cop

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Steve Lillebuen 11:46 PM   A teenage boy has been accused of attacking a police officer in Melbourne's south-east, leaving him with neck and spinal injuries.

Xavier College admits historic child sexual abuse on school grounds


Steve Lillebuen 8:34 PM   The head of Xavier College, one of Melbourne's top private schools, has admitted the extent of child sex abuse that took place on college grounds.

Kiss guitarist recalls loud, dumb and hilarious rock

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Sent: Tuesday, 5 January 2010 4:44 PM
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Michael Dwyer 8:16 PM   Make-up-free and sporting aviator shades and a black goatee, the former Kiss rocker brought his show-metal trio to town.

Parole board chief breaks silence on legal tips to alleged mafia boss

Head of the adult parole board, Justice Bill Gillard.

Steve Lillebuen 8:14 PM   Victorian parole board chief Bill Gillard has broken his silence about giving legal advice to the alleged head of Melbourne's mafia.

MSO has audience champing at the Beethovian bit

Conductor Diego Matheuz.

Clive O'Connell 8:05 PM   The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, under Diego Matheuz, celebrates Beethoven's famed 1808 Viennese concert.

Terror plotters linked to IS released, despite fears

Abdul Nacer Benbrika.

Nino Bucci and Michael Bachelard 8:00 PM   Despite authorities' fears, convicted terror plotters who are now linked to Islamic State were released from prison after serving their minimum sentences.

Melbourne 'connies' celebrate Kew tram depot centenary

"Connie Kevin" sporting his original tram conductor uniform from the 1970s.

Hannah Francis 7:46 PM   'Gunzels' and families celebrate the biggest operating tram network in the world.

Victoria Budget: Tim Pallas promises to deliver for families

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas.

Josh Gordon, State Political Editor 7:43 PM   The Andrews Government is set to unveil $5.8 billion worth of surpluses over the next four years in a first budget focussed on restoring services for families and sound economic management.

Quit campaign shines light on cancer trauma

Neil O'Loghlen, a laryngeal cancer survivor who had to re learn to speak after having his voice box removed.

Craig Butt, Health Reporter 5:51 PM   A new anti-smoking campaign is based on international research that has found 16 cancers are linked to smoking, including mouth, liver, stomach, bowel and cervical cancer.

Force with fans as LEGO Masters judge Millennium Falcon by size

Families join forces at a LEGO event to build the Millennium Falcon to celebrate Star Wars Day at Westfield Southland.

Steve Lillebuen 5:30 PM   Melbourne's Star Wars fans used the force to help two of the world's LEGO masters build a giant replica of the iconic Millennium Falcon – just in time for International Star Wars Day.

Mobility scooter theft 'despicable'

A woman with multiple sclerosis whose motorised scooter was stolen from her home spoke to the media on Sunday.

Allison Worrall 4:42 PM   A woman whose mobility scooter was stolen, in what police have called a "despicable" crime, has urged the thieves to give it back.

Daniel Andrews rejects Olympic bid idea

Premier Daniel Andrews.

Lucy Battersby 4:25 PM   Premier Daniel Andrews has ruled out Victoria launching a joint bid for the 2028 or 2032 Olympics.

Casino gambling debt linked to drug crime


Nino Bucci and Nick McKenzie 4:19 PM   Vietnamese women jailed in record numbers for drug offences say they turned to crime to pay gambling debts suffered at Crown Casino.

Footballer dies in on-field incident near Colac

Aaron Mahoney.

Allison Worrall, Chloe Booker 4:06 PM   A footballer has died in an on-field incident near Colac in Victoria's south-west.

Victoria's pokies program 'snooze button'

Aristocrat says investors have shown strong support for its plan.

Richard Willingham, State Political Correspondent 3:57 PM   Punters will be able to continue playing the pokies even if they reach their preset limit in Victoria's new system.

Victoria major events to get $80m budget boost

Premier Daniel Andrews

3:55 PM   Victoria plans to spend $80 million more on luring major events to the state.

Probe into policewoman's suicide finds inappropriate practices at station


Tammy Mills 3:51 PM   A high-level investigation into the suicide of a young Victorian policewoman four years ago found workplace issues may have contributed to the state of her mental health, but did not have a direct bearing on her death.

Stop the tacks: Kew Boulevard cyclists say enough is enough

One of the bike riders who rode a 13km circuit around Kew Boulevard to protest against someone who had been laying tacks on the road.

Hannah Francis 2:00 PM   Before the group of around 1000 cyclists had even begun its protest ride along Kew Boulevard on Sunday morning, half a dozen riders had stopped kerbside to change tubes and tyres after running over tacks on the road.

Police trying to free woman trapped after crash near Ballarat

One dead in South Gippsland Hwy crash, Lang Lang.

Allison Worrall 12:26 PM   Police are currently working to free a woman from her car after it was involved in a fatal collision that has killed a man.

Broadmeadows still battling for renewal of 'worn out' railway station


Adam Carey 12:24 PM   Hume mayor Adem Atmaca's unvarnished scorn for the railway station at the heart of the city he serves is telling.

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Arrest over charity moneybox thefts

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Allison Worrall 12:13 PM   A woman has been charged over charity moneybox thefts in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.

Looking out for the countrysiders

Daniel Young.

Farrah Tomazin   It's a crisp autumn morning in Little River and two of the state's newest MPs are at a shooting range on the foothills of the You Yangs, taking aim at a target about 50 yards away.

Driver almost six times the legal limit causes three car pile up


Chloe Booker   A driver has blown almost six times the legal alcohol limit after causing a three car collision in Melbourne's north.

Phone scam hits Glen Waverley area

Rising competition has affected average revenue per user (ARPU) generated from each mobile customer.

Chloe Booker   Scammers have been preying on people in the Glen Waverley area threatening legal action if they don't heed to their demands.

'It was all lunches and mates'

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Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie   The few brave women who tried to blow the whistle were sidelined into meaningless jobs, vilified or made redundant.

Labor experts in dark on private school deal

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Royce Millar and Ben Schneiders   The experts elected by the ALP to shape education policy were not consulted about their party's contentious guarantee of special funding to private schools.

New taskforce and budget boost to counter violent extremism

Abdul Numan Haider was shot dead outside the Endeavour Hills police station last year after stabbing two officers.

Farrah Tomazin   The Andrews Government will set up a special taskforce to better engage with disenfranchised youth at risk of radicalisation.

Great Forest National Park could happen in this term, government says

Forest near Toolangi.

Farrah Tomazin   Melbourne could have a new national park on its doorstep within this term of the Andrews Government – a move that would help save Victoria's critically endangered faunal emblem, the Leadbeater's possum.


Now for better projects than East West Link

A happy conjunction is open to the Andrews government if it does two things.

City planning gears up to go into neutral body

Battle over Link validates need for a neutral body to take politics out of infrastructure planning.

Disability crisis: why won’t anything change?

Despite rapes, deaths and neglect in care, the disability sector is obsessed with self-protection.

Fight terrorism by partnering with Muslims

Deradicalisation needs police work, but it’s the Islamic community’s responsibility.

Money talks at state schools

Growing class divide in state system is due to schoosl having lots of  middle-class parents.

What happened to that swag of footy cliches?

Before these articulate ex-champs took to the mike, footy commentary had its own unique vocabulary.

Putting a stop to the endless recyclables cycle

I can't live for the moment. Instead I wish my life away in two-week increments.

Found ... in a land where searchers do not give up

We might reflect that Australia is a land where searchers and rescuers do not give up.


A Golden Age of China at NGV

Gallery throws its doors open for a major exhibition showcasing Chinese treasures from the 1700s.

Females 'shouldn't be alone in parks'

The public, especially females, should be cautious following the brazen stabbing murder.

Abbott: 'I just want to see the East-West link built'

Prime Minister won't confirm if Victoria will lose the $1.5bn pledged towards the East West Link.