Latest Victoria news
Bridie Smith 12:43 AM Ecologists have warned that Melbourne is at risk of losing more than half its native plant species over the next century, with grasslands in Melbourne's west the most vulnerable to the city's urban sprawl.
Clay Lucas 11:03 PM An ad binge may have failed to make the impact the Coalition sought because while transport was a hot-button issue in Victoria, it was not considered as important as unemployment, health, inflation and education.
Peter Ker 8:52 PM Former energy minister Theo Theophanous is working as a political advisor to an oil and gas company that wants onshore gas drilling allowed in Victoria.
Jane Lee 8:42 PM Former Ballarat Bishop Ronald Mulkearns was the "pivotal person" responsible for failing to prevent widespread child sexual abuse at Catholic-run schools there, his former secretary has told a Royal Commission.
Henrietta Cook, education reporter 8:40 PM While most teenagers are waking up, students at Mount Waverley Secondary College are catching up on maths at boot camps at school.
Alana Schetzer 8:36 PM Special religious instruction in Victorian schools could be phased out as the state government considers introducing a new generalised religious class as part of the curriculum.
Henrietta Cook, education reporter 8:33 PM Labor came to power promising to build 10 tech schools, but an existing training hub in an area of high youth unemployment says it is on the brink of closing.
Michael Bachelard 8:12 PM Police know they might strain relations with the Muslim community by bashing down doors, but sometimes options are limited, says counter-terror chief.
Peter Hannam 8:03 PM Prospects are firming that the El Nino event taking hold will mean a drier Australia, with conditions in the Indian Ocean likely to reinforce those in the Pacific, the Bureau of Meteorology said.
Adam Carey 7:47 PM Only luck and timing prevented a potential head-on train collision in Melbourne's east last month, after an experienced Metro driver defied all safety protocols and drove a train past two stop signals along a 2.5-kilometre section of single-track railway.
Clay Lucas 7:42 PM One of Victoria's biggest ever publicly-funded political ad sprees was a series of promises on transport, much of which turned out to be a mirage.
Beau Donelly 7:35 PM A man has been arrested for growing cannabis after police raided a house in the state's north-west on Tuesday.
Tammy Mills 7:34 PM A man who scaled city rooftops and caused the city centre to come to a standstill for hours on Tuesday afternoon has come down safely.
Benjamin Preiss 7:26 PM Labor's grip has been weakened on the Victorian upper house while Adem Somyurek is investigated for bullying.
Tom Cowie 6:47 PM The Tenants Union has slammed a push to give landlords and real estate agents the right to enter rental properties without consent so they can take advertising images.
Tom Cowie 6:39 PM Children's Court president Peter Couzens has been named by the state government as the new head of the Adult Parole Board.
Alana Schetzer 6:31 PM The physical health of people with a severe mental illness is "dire", with the biggest cause of premature death not being suicide, but preventable diseases, health experts say.
Darren Gray 6:28 PM The reopened Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry's focus on mine rehabilitation and the effectiveness of rehabilitation bonds have been lauded by environmentalists, who believe the inquiry could mark "the start of a new era for the Latrobe Valley."
Adam Cooper 6:24 PM One of the teenagers accused of planning a terror attack for Anzac Day drafted in the hours before his arrest instructions for his family on what to do after his death, a court has heard.
Timna Jacks 6:23 PM Nearly $5000 of department funds was used to pay off the credit card belonging to the wife of sacked Victorian Education Department official Nino Napoli, a corruption inquiry heard.
Marissa Calligeros 6:18 PM Nuggets and Chook Chook have been reunited with their owners.
Timna Jacks 5:37 PM Former Victorian Education Department finance manager Nino Napoli asked friend Mark Stecher to wipe his external hard drive, PC and laptop because he was worried about incriminating evidence.
'I'll f---ing smash ya': Good Samaritan punched after standing up against abuse of Muslim women on train
Tammy Mills 4:35 PM A commuter who was punched in the face after he stood up for three Muslim women who were subject to a vile racist attack on a packed Melbourne train said he would not have changed what he did.
Adam Cooper 3:58 PM Additional charges have been laid against a Melbourne man accused of making funds available to the Islamic State and another terrorist organisation.
Steve Butcher 3:32 PM The RSPCA has been ordered to pay a couple more than $1.4 million damages after one of its inspectors negligently shot dead 131 pure bred Murray Grey cattle.
Mark Russell 1:40 PM The state's highest court has rejected a bid by a woman who systematically stole more than $1.4 million from a Wangaratta retirement village to have her five-year jail term reduced.
Robyn Grace 1:28 PM Why did the chicken cross the road? Police are investigating.
Steve Butcher, Adam Cooper 12:35 PM A 17-year-old recently arrested in a counter-terrorism operation in Melbourne has been charged with a third offence.
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.
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.