Developer two levels short of a car park

The developer of a 72-level tower in the city did not build the underground car parking it pledged to.

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The (illegal) art of decrypting tags

Photos featured in 'Grit: An exhibition on the tag'.

Aisha Dow 5:53 PM   You probably see it every day in Melbourne. Some will recognise it as one of Melbourne's most-distinctive tags.

Sandringham line trains delayed after skateboarder injured

Metro train

Goya Dmtryshchak 4:32 PM   City-bound trains on the Sandringham line were delayed by up to an hour after a skateboarder was injured at Windsor station.

Countdown to Flagstaff Station opening on weekends

Flagstaff station will open on weekends as of next year, but possibly earlier.

Deborah Gough and Goya Dmytryshchak 4:29 PM   Flagstaff railway station will be open on weekends at some time in the next 32 days.

United Patriots Front and No Room for Racism clash in central Melbourne

Member of  Reclaim Australia  during simultaneous rallies between the ideologically opposed groups in Melton on November 22, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hopkins/Fairfax Media)

John Elder 3:36 PM   For the second time in a week, members of the far-right, anti-Islamist United Patriots Front have clashed with anti-racism protesters in Melbourne.

It's Groundhog Day at Point Nepean

Protesters at Point Nepean in 2014 objecting to the former government's proposal to develop the quarantine station site.

Jason Dowling 3:00 PM   It's 2003 and the Brisbane Lions has won the AFL premiership, no one has an iPhone and Mark Zuckerberg is creating havoc at Harvard University experimenting with social networking sites.

Pass or fail: experts rate the first year of the Andrews government

First year in office: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews.

Farrah Tomazin 2:57 PM   How is the Andrews government shaping Victoria? Experts across key fields give the Premier and his team the thumbs up or thumbs down.

Three hospitalised after fire engulfs Glenroy home

House fire in View Street, Glenroy.

Deborah Gough 2:52 PM   Two people have been treated for burns to their face at a house fire in Melbourne's northern suburbs.

Man chases down wife's stolen car, burglar crashes

A burglar got more than he bargained for after stealing a car from Williamstown.

Deborah Gough 10:28 AM   Burglar forced to flee on foot after collision ends bid to escape in stolen vehicle.

Teen and man make citizen's arrest

A man and a teenage neighbour conducted a citizen's arrest of a would-be burglar, holding him until police arrived.

Deborah Gough 9:48 AM   A man and a teenage boy performed a citizen's arrest, thwarting a burglary in a Geelong suburb.

Driver mows through Coburg mall

Sydney Road in Coburg.

Deborah Gough 8:11 AM   A driver has mowed through a pedestrian mall, knocking down all in his path, including a toddler's stroller, in an inner northern suburb.

'St Kilda schoolgirl' Kim Duthie loses fight to have Ricky Nixon's tell-all book banned

Kim Duthie outside court in Melbourne this week.

Mark Russell 12:49 AM   Supreme Court allows disgraced former AFL player agent to publish his book, 'Ricky Nixon — My Side', which details their relationship.

Port Phillip Bay seabed set to sail into private hands in port lease

Vast stretches of Port Philip Bay are likely to be transferred into private hands next year.

Adam Carey 12:09 AM   Vast stretches of Port Phillip Bay, including the heads between Point Nepean and Queenscliff, are likely to be transferred into private hands next year when the Port of Melbourne is leased to pay for the Andrews government's signature level-crossings project.

Shorten allies used disgraced HSU for branch stacking scam

The branch-stacking scandal came to a head on Thursday night.

Ben Schneiders and Royce Millar 12:09 AM   A massive Labor membership scam based on the use of anonymous gift cards and covered up by senior party figures used the offices of the disgraced HSU.

One year in, Andrews is determined to deliver

Daniel Andrews says his government is "setting a cracking pace".

Josh Gordon, State Political Editor 12:15 AM   If Daniel Andrews learnt anything from the Abbott, Napthine and Baillieu governments, it is that voters want results, not navel gazing; they want a sensible discussion, not ideology. Above all, they want competence, not chaos.

Man killed in car crash in central Victoria

A 28-year-old man has died in a car crash north of Yea on Friday afternoon.

Timna Jacks 9:30 PM   A 28-year-old man has died in a car crash north of Yea on Friday afternoon.

Melbourne CBD rally ahead of Paris climate summit

Demonstrators gather at the State Library to demand strong action on climate change.

Chloe Booker, Timna Jacks 8:36 PM   Thousands are have gathered in Melbourne's CBD to demand action on climate change.

Labor vows to improve housing affordability

Labor says payments and concessions to help aspiring home buyers crack the market are on the cards.

Josh Gordon, State Political Editor 6:50 PM   Payments and concessions to help aspiring homebuyers crack the market are facing a "root and branch" review, amid figures confirming the state budget is being plumped up with hundreds of millions of dollars of extra stamp duty revenue.

'Drugged and killed': Lost Dogs Home under fire

Dino in his promotional video. He was euthanised shortly afterwards

Clare Kermond   Dogs are being medicated at alarming rates for anxiety and depression under a new regime at the Lost Dogs Home, whistleblowers allege.

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Builder acquitted of attempted murder over ice-addicted neighbour's shooting

Michael Robertson became enraged after learning neighbour Craig Wilson was destroying the fence between their properties.

Mark Russell   A builder accused of shooting an annoying drunk neighbour who was destroying his fence has been found not guilty of attempted murder.

I was a sexy storm trooper: confessions of a Star Wars stripper

"The profile's familiar but you're no daughter of mine."

Alana Schetzer   How I became a Star Wars stripper

Anti-gambling vigilantes targeting AFL clubs

Anti-gambling campaigners are set to target Carlton-owned venues first.

Richard Willingham   Football clubs that make millions from poker machines are being targeted by anti-gambling vigilantes trying to highlight the damage pokies do to families.

'Disruption is opportunity': How sunny suburbs can power the grid

In the future, batteries could act as top-up devices for the grid, serving power at peak times to neighbours.

Marc Moncrief   Local councils are experimenting with ways to monitor and pool energy collected by their residents' solar-paneled rooftops as they road test locally-generated alternatives to fossil fuels.

22 years on, chopper pilot faces court over $500,000 Myer robbery

Wladimir Babaeff outside the  the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday.

Tammy Mills   A helicopter pilot has been charged over an armed heist of Melbourne's Bourke Street Myer store in 1993 which saw thieves make off with more than half a million dollars.

Labor minister lashes Graham Watt

Liberal MP Graham Watt refused to join the standing ovation for Rosie Batty.

Benjamin Preiss   Liberal MP Graham Watt did not join the other 127 state MPs who gave the Australian of the Year a standing ovation after she addressed a historic joint sitting of the state parliament.

'Pastafarian' gets Victorian driver's licence photo wearing spaghetti strainer on head

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster member Benjamin Ady wearing a colander on his head.

Chloe Booker   A Melbourne man who identifies as a member of a parody religion has had his Victorian driver's licence photo taken with a spaghetti strainer on his head.

Woman sexually assaulted on a bus in Cranbourne West

Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak to over the bus assault.

Tom Cowie   Police are hunting for a man in a fedora hat who allegedly sexually assaulted a 21-year-old woman on a bus.

Court hears second girl denied claims Daw had raped her too

Majak Daw arrives at the Victorian County Court supported by his family.

Steve Lillebuen   A second woman said she had not been raped by former AFL footballer Majak Daw when police investigated an allegation made by the original complainant.

State schools say 'non' to Paris trips

All Victorian state schools have been ordered to cancel their French exchange programs by the state's education department, but parents say the decision is an "overreaction".

Timna Jacks   All Victorian state schools have been ordered to cancel their French exchange programs by the state's education department, but parents say the decision is an "overreaction".

Why is it so cold today?

Time to rug up in Melbourne ... again.

Marissa Calligeros   Geez, it's cold out there. If that thought has crossed your mind today, you're not mistaken.

Do you feel like a second-class citizen? Life for women in Victoria


Miki Perkins   Do we need a gender strategy? Take a look at these figures and make up your own mind.

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Andrews' port plan is a fraud on the west

Victoria is facing an infrastructure fiasco rivalling the desalination plant.

Indifference threatens a jewel in Victoria's heritage

In a crook of a hill outside Melbourne, a rare example of Victoria's heritage is crumbling.

A perfect storm led to hospital baby deaths

We must demand transparency and a change in attitude at Bacchus Marsh Hospital.

Hunt’s Melbourne 2200: on a road to nowhere

Environment Minister is still playing Abbott-style politics and his  proposals ignore fiscal realities.

The urban myth we just can't shake off

We have the world's most urban culture but  we see ourselves as red-dirters, outbackers, bushies.

Hail the fight for workplace safety

The decline in workplace deaths would have been unachievable without the vigilance of unions.

Fighting fire with fire: sometimes it goes wrong

The recent Lancefield bushfires highlight the need to have a plan and then use it.

A premier who keeps his promises? Really?

Premier Daniel Andrews has stuck to his guns, and his commitments.

Flash heatwave forebodes dangerous summer

In less than a week, the bushfire season has descended upon us.

Open letter to Gillon McLachlan

Victim of Brownless' "strippers" comment says the AFL chief should use his power to change the culture of The Footy Show.

Don't be fooled by Andrews' port trickery

Privatising the port to pay for level-crossing removals is a modern version of the pea and thimble trick.


V/Line conductor filmed punching man

Passenger films a V/Line employee as he repeatedly kicks and punches a 46-year-old man at Broadford station.

Andrews wants Melbourne Metro cash from Turnbull

Daniel Andrews wants the allocated $3 billion for East West link to fund the Melbourne Metro.

Inside Australia's goat farming industry

We export the largest quantity of this meat in the world, but most Australians know little about goat farming.