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ALANA SCHETZER 1:15am He may be decked in gold medals from his long and illustrious athletics career, but Rob de Castella still remembers what it's like for people who slip on the runners for the first time.
Rachel Kleinman 1:55am New technology is disrupting the oldest profession.
ALANA SCHETZER 12:15am Standing in a paddock in the sun-soaked Flemington Racecourse, former Cox Plate winner Maldivian still thinks he has what it takes to win the $3 million race.
BEAU DONELLY Illicit drugs and alcohol are being smuggled into mental health wards run by the state's busiest public hospitals, undermining patient care and putting psychiatric staff at risk of violence.
Kate Hagan Health Reporter 12:15am Labor has promised to deliver a $3000 bonus and six per cent pay rise to paramedics if it wins office at next month's election - matching a pay offer from the government - but is pledging to also meet union demands on working conditions to resolve a bitter two-year industrial dispute
Jennie Winbanks 12:15am Federation Square has fair-weather appeal for Jennie Winbanks.
CHRIS VEDELAGO 12:15am Ownership of Melbourne's largest proposed public precinct, Federation Square East, is set to be handed over to a developer free-of-charge if the Napthine government wins re-election.
EMILY POWER 12:15am More than 1500 auctions unfolded across Melbourne on Saturday in the biggest test of the city's real estate market.
NINO BUCCI 4:36pm The consumer watchdog is set to probe an agreement between two gaming companies that would see Tatts reclaim their monopoly in Victorian public lotteries.
TAMMY MILLS 1:40pm A Melbourne lawyer has been charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice for allegedly contacting a bikie to interfere with a witness in a serious criminal case.
1:43pm Check out our massive selection of Instagram fashion photos from the Cox Plate.
1:42pm The best of Instagram fashions from the Cox Plate
DEBORAH GOUGH 1:56pm A post office worker was held up by an allegedly armed robber in Bendigo on Saturday morning.
DEBORAH GOUGH 11:34am Police are seeking the public's help to find a man who failed to comply with a corrections order.
DEBORAH GOUGH 11:28am A Yarra Ranges pub was reduced to rubble after a fire in the early hours of Saturday morning.
DEBORAH GOUGH 9:11am A man has died after attempting to cross the Maroondah Highway in Ringwood on Friday night.
LAWRENCE MONEY 6:00am After half a century of filming, the haunted studio in St Kilda is being bulldozed, along with its memories and its ghost
CAROLYN WEBB A group of American Mormon retirees is working voluntarily to scan every Victorian will, probate and inquest document from 1926 to 1937, to be uploaded to the web.
Megan Backhouse No animal is too small or plant too scrappy to be included in the biological
JOHN SILVESTER A psychology graduate who thought she would round out her life experiences by joining the police force decided to stay after one year. That was 30 years ago, writes John Silvester.
SUZANNE CARBONE If federal Treasurer Joe Hockey is invited to the Melbourne Cup Carnival, he will discover the age of entitlement is so hot right now. There's French champagne and caviar for VIPs waving their coveted lanyards and wristbands in Flemington's grand schmoozing spectacle.
Cameron Houston, Chris Vedelago One of Australia's most notorious conmen has surfaced in Victoria and has already attracted the attention of police after refusing to pay deposits for the purchase of two million-dollar properties in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.
Robert Henningham As the Surfaris 'Wipeout', blares from a PA system at a rink in Reservoir, and crowd members
MARK HAWTHORNE As major events go, the Melbourne Cup carnival has often been a bellwether of the state of the Australian economy. And this year, it's NSW money that's propping up Victoria's spring racing calendar.
KONRAD MARSHALL Paul Beshara bought Happy Trails for a bargain - $11,000 for a yearling that has now won $2.2 million. After 12 long months marred by injury and disqualification, that pair plan to put it all behind them with a victory in Australia's weight for age championship, the Cox Plate.
It’s not that the Victorian economy isn’t creating jobs. Total employment has actually increased.
Firefighter Danny Ward gives an insight to his work.
The school is now leading the state in innovative teaching.
The Frankston MP cast the deciding vote on whether he should be expelled.