Latest Victoria news
Bianca Hall 4:40 PM Transgender students would be able to attend same-sex religious schools, and gay and lesbian teachers would be allowed to work at religious schools, under changes the Greens have proposed to Victorian discrimination laws.
Aisha Dow 4:30 PM Residential parking permits under fire
Tom Cowie 3:52 PM Metro has released a timetable of the last train services in and out of the city before industrial action by the Rail, Train and Bus Union takes place at 10am on Friday.
Adam Carey, Marissa Calligeros and Clay Lucas 3:48 PM Train services could yet run as normal on Thursday, if Metro and the Rail, Tram and Bus Union can agree on how to manage a pre-dawn one-hour strike, but Friday's strike looks certain.
Steve Butcher 3:25 PM There was no clean getaway for Ronald William Tracey in the V8 Holden ute he stole - his terrifying driving ended when he crashed into two police unmarked vehicles, one carrying members of the Victoria Police special operations group.
Adam Cooper 3:15 PM A former manager at one of Melbourne's top hotels is in custody for stealing $681,000 from the hotel to fund a secret life of male prostitutes, restaurants, hotel stays and trips interstate.
Beau Donelly 3:11 PM Anti-Islam protesters have threatened to return to Bendigo this month as part of a sustained campaign to stop the regional city's first mosque being built.
Nino Bucci 2:29 PM New consorting of criminals law looks to have consistent laws across Australia.
Rachel Wells 2:25 PM "Netflix and chill" is the latest social media-driven phrase to take over the internet (FYI, although it sounds harmless, it is actually a euphemism for "hooking up" or having sex).
Nino Bucci, Cameron Houston, Tammy Mills 10:53 AM An alleged major drug trafficker with links to an outlaw bikie gang faces deportation by the Abbott Government to Iraq.
10:02 AM Planned train cancellations for Thursday, September 3
Marissa Calligeros 8:39 AM A female worker at an adult entertainment venue in Melbourne's CBD has been seriously sexually assaulted.
Nino Bucci, Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker 7:59 AM Leading online gambling agency Betfair is being used by underworld figure Horty Mokbel as an online bank and suspected money laundering vehicle for millions of dollars, raising serious integrity concerns.
Chloe Booker 11:05 PM Yeshivah Centre chief rabbi Zvi Telsner has stood down after he allegedly accused a sex abuse victim of trying to destroy his community and called another "crazy".
Alana Schetzer 10:32 PM We did it. Winter 2015 is officially gone.
John Freeland 8:03 PM Peter Rushforth
Adam Carey 7:37 PM The union representing Metro Trains staff is refusing to agree to plans to run trains all night on Fridays and Saturdays, putting a key Labor promise in jeopardy.
Clay Lucas and Cameron Houston 7:01 PM More than 18 months after it burnt down, the $12 million rebuild of St Kilda's Stokehouse restaurant is yet to begin – despite planning approvals being fast-tracked a year ago, and a 12-year extension being handed to the venue's leaseholder by the Andrews government.
Tammy Mills and Nino Bucci 6:56 PM The man accused of murdering two-year old Mildura toddler Nikki Francis-Coslovich had ongoing battles with drugs including methamphetamine, sources say.
Nino Bucci 6:54 PM Intelligence reports published after member of outlaw bikie gang appealed decision to cancel his parole.
Neelima Choahan 6:51 PM Detainees probably shifted to make room before the cancelled Operation Fortitude, refugee advocate says.
Chloe Booker 6:47 PM Four years ago Peter Burns was sleeping under a bridge after losing his job in the construction industry during the financial crisis.
Adam Cooper, Cameron Houston 6:31 PM The director of a logistics company helped a crime syndicate illegally import into Melbourne about nine million cigarettes worth an estimated $9 million, a court has heard.
Liam Mannix 6:08 PM Almost 100 workers on the Williamstown shipyards have been sacked today as military shipbuilding work dries up.
Daniel Andrews needs to show that he cares about state schools.
Yes, the system is broken, but it is difficult to know who to blame for breaking it.
People could be flocking here for the coffee and cool bars. Or something else entirely.
Bureaucratic obstructions are likely to result in an own-goal for heritage lovers.
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.