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Henrietta Cook, Benjamin Preiss 8:06 PM They promised to make Victoria "The Education State", a slogan that will soon be emblazoned on Victorian number plates.
Benjamin Preiss 8:05 PM A former top Education Department official asked primary schools to pay thousands of dollars for alcohol and coffee machines to dodge public scrutiny.
Josh Gordon, State Political Editor 8:04 PM The Master Builders Association of Victoria has warned short and medium-term infrastructure project are urgently needed to offset the loss of jobs and investment triggered by the decision to dump the East West Link.
Adam Cooper 8:04 PM Victoria's State Coroner will investigate the murder of Sarah Cafferkey, in an inquest that will include looking at what roles others played in helping Steven Hunter dispose of the young woman's body.
Clay Lucas and Richard Willingham 8:01 PM More than $1 million a day will be spent on average for the next four years to plan a new rail tunnel beneath the CBD, before construction even begins.
Tom Cowie 7:56 PM Toyota has begun its long goodbye from manufacturing in Australia, unveiling the last car to be built at its Altona plant before the company winds up local operations in 2017.
Aisha Dow and Simon Johanson 7:02 PM Hundreds of high-rise buildings will need to be investigated for fire-prone exteriors, after a report into a tower inferno in Docklands exposed the use of flammable and "non-compliant" construction material.
Adam Cooper 6:15 PM A wool buyer has been fined $15,000 by a magistrate for selling bales that were falsely branded as prime Merino fleece, in crimes that could have tarnished Australia's reputation as the world's largest industry exporter.
Jane Lee 6:14 PM A senior state bureaucrat Premier Daniel Andrews promised to sack if Labor won government is leaving the public service, despite a favourable review into why she was hired.
Mark Russell 6:10 PM An intellectually disabled man who attacked and raped a 16-year-old girl while he was on parole has been jailed for five years.
Miki Perkins 6:00 PM The critical shortage of housing for families fleeing violence is the big, expensive issue the Royal Commission into Family Violence will be forced to confront.
Mark Russell 5:38 PM A man who claimed he was too drunk to remember brutally killing his partner with a steel chair has been found guilty of murder.
Mark Russell, Adam Cooper 5:27 PM A Supreme Court judge has lashed out at cash-strapped Victoria Legal Aid over its handling of the case involving a man who raped and murdered a Chinese pastry chef in Melbourne's Kings Domain.
Adam Cooper 5:20 PM The State Coroner has acceded to the wishes of Jill Meagher's family and has ruled out an inquest into her 2012 murder.
Richard Willingham, State Political Correspondent 4:48 PM Flagstaff Station remains closed on weekends despite all political parties committing to the city loop station's opening on Saturdays and Sundays.
Tammy Mills 3:39 PM A section of a country highway north of Melbourne will have its speed limit reduced after a spate of fatal car crashes, including the collision that killed a Yarra Glenn mother and son in March.
Richard Baker, Nick McKenzie 2:54 PM If it wasn't being slowly exposed in a corruption inquiry in the County Court, many Victorian parents would struggle to believe the evidence about how large sums of money meant for the state's school system have been systemically rorted by two allegedly corrupt officials.
Richard Baker 2:38 PM Victoria's former top education public servant had primary schools pay thousands of dollars for furniture and coffee machines for his home via a false invoicing scam, IBAC has heard.
Marissa Calligeros 12:55 PM A thief has broken into mail boxes at a Melbourne apartment building and made off with a number of packages.
Marissa Calligeros 12:47 PM An elderly man has become the second person to die after a car slammed into a tree on the Mornington Peninsula.
Robyn Grace 11:27 AM A drunken woman has been dobbed in to police after getting into her car outside a supermarket in a town near Geelong.
Marissa Calligeros 9:12 AM A father has been assaulted in front of his young children after making a comment towards two graffiti vandals in a Melbourne laneway.
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Marissa Calligeros 8:46 AM A man suffered severe leg injuries as he was run over by thieves towing his own trailer.
By Nick Toscano and Rania Spooner 8:27 AM The rapid spread of a fire through a Docklands apartment tower was contributed to by combustible construction materials, a review has found, sparking an investigation into building practices and paving the way for an expensive class action.
Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie 7:57 AM A stellar 30-year public service career was destroyed in hours.
A happy conjunction is open to the Andrews government if it does two things.
Battle over Link validates need for a neutral body to take politics out of infrastructure planning.
Despite rapes, deaths and neglect in care, the disability sector is obsessed with self-protection.
Deradicalisation needs police work, but it’s the Islamic community’s responsibility.
Growing class divide in state system is due to schoosl having lots of middle-class parents.
Before these articulate ex-champs took to the mike, footy commentary had its own unique vocabulary.
I can't live for the moment. Instead I wish my life away in two-week increments.
Gallery throws its doors open for a major exhibition showcasing Chinese treasures from the 1700s.
The public, especially females, should be cautious following the brazen stabbing murder.
Prime Minister won't confirm if Victoria will lose the $1.5bn pledged towards the East West Link.