Rare shark becomes model specimen

You wouldn't know it to look at him but this shark is model material ... and southern hemisphere scientists don't see many of them.

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'I can make you younger with good sexy': Councillors receive harassing texts

Maribyrnong Councillor Sarah Carter.

Daniella Miletic 2:29 PM   Cr Sarah Carter receives harassing phone calls at 3am. At what point is enough, enough?

No more green information buttons at railway stations - now it's four-metre totems

The totems.

Liam Mannix 2:06 PM   No more pressing the green button at railway stations. Now, you'll touch the four-metre totem.

Appeals lodged over 'inadequate' jail terms for two men who raped a 14-year-old girl

County Court

Mark Russell and Steve Butcher 1:25 PM   The Director of Public Prosecutions will appeal the jail sentences handed to two men who repeatedly raped a 14-year-old girl after driving her to a Hallam factory when she was drunk.

Electrician jailed for drunken attack after Grand Final

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Steve Butcher 1:20 PM   Electrician jailed for vicious attack on patron in Langwarrin hotel after drinking all day during 2014 AFL Grand Final.

Elderly accused too ill to appear in court

Robert Penny at a bail hearing in April.

Mark Russell 12:43 PM   The elderly man accused of killing his wife and her hairdresser in Portland more than 24 years ago was too ill to appear in a Melbourne court on Monday.

Tram, train, road works make commuting tough all week

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Alana Schetzer 12:09 PM   Tram users along St Kilda Road will need to remain patient until Thursday, when tram services resume normal operations after Yarra Trams completes building two new platform stops along the road.

Two people unaccounted for as Braybrook apartment is destroyed by fire

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06:  The scene of an apartment fire in Lord Place Braybrook  on July 6, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Pat Scala/Fairfax Media)

Daniella Miletic and Jeremiah Ganicoche 11:50 AM   Two people unaccounted for in Braybrook apartment fire.

Fatal stabbing in Werribee

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Allison Worrall 10:40 AM   A man has died on his way to hospital after being stabbed in Werribee, in Melbourne's west. 

Road rage attack leaves man seriously injured

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Daniella Miletic 8:47 AM   Police are investigating a road rage attack in Melbourne's west last night that resulted in two men fleeing the scene in a stolen car and one man left seriously injured on the side of the road.

Why she told mothers to rock their babies

Kathryn Barnard.

Bruce Weber 10:26 PM   Kathryn Barnard 

Toddler suffers alcohol poisoning after drinking hand gel

A three-year-old was taken to Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital after she consumed alcohol-based hand sanitiser.

Julia Medew 12:15 AM   Doctors are warning people to be careful with alcohol-based hand sanitisers after a three-year-old suffered severe alcohol poisoning while playing with a bottle at home.

Lambie: keep party donations out of shipping dispute

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Allison Worrall 6:32 PM    Independent senator Jacqui Lambie has demanded the government guarantee that political donations from Caltex has not influenced coastal shipping policy, which she claims has enabled shipping operators to replace Australian workers with foreign labour.

Man found dead in hotel with throat slashed

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Steve Lillebuen 5:37 PM   The brutal killing of a man at one of Crown Melbourne's luxury hotels has once again put a spotlight on violent crime at the sprawling complex, despite its high level of security.

Children's painkillers urgently recalled

Pharmacy Choice ibuprofen and Chemmart paracetamol products for children have been recalled.

Allison Worrall 5:33 PM   Chemmart and Pharmacy Choice pain relievers for children have been urgently recalled due to the risk of the bottle splintering when opened.

Missing Queensland teens may be headed to Victoria

Missing Queensland girl Emma Howarth.

Allison Worrall 4:51 PM   A pair of missing teenage girls from Queensland may be headed towards Victoria. 

Racially abused Frozen fan meets her idol, Queen Elsa

Three-year-old Samara Muir, who was racially vilified at a Disney <i>Frozen</i> event in May, attends a Melbourne high tea to meet the Norwegian sisters she adores, 'Anna' and 'Elsa'.

Daniella Miletic 3:30 PM   A three-year-old Aboriginal girl who was racially vilified at a Disney 'Frozen' event attends a Melbourne high-tea to meet her favourite film character, Queen Elsa of Arendelle.

'I'm very emotional': Melbourne's Greek community braces for vote

Parishioners leave the South Melbourne Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.

Chloe Booker 3:25 PM   As children stirred the pigeons outside a Melbourne Greek Orthodox parish, the adults' focus was on the crisis back in the motherland.

Sunday Melbourne Express

Snow at Mount Buller. Mt Buller has welcomed another crisp blast of winter, with the resort enjoying 2cm of fresh snow in the past 24 hours. July 2, 2015. Supplied photo.

Daniella Miletic   Here's what you need to know this Sunday.

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Sunday Melbourne Express

Snow at Mount Buller. Mt Buller has welcomed another crisp blast of winter, with the resort enjoying 2cm of fresh snow in the past 24 hours. July 2, 2015. Supplied photo.

Daniella Miletic   Here's what you need to know this Sunday.

Sex offences rock schools

Sex assaults in schools.

Henrietta Cook, Timna Jacks   Three sexual offences a week are being investigated at Victorian schools. Most of the perpetrators are children.

Call to make ecstasy legal and sell it at pharmacies

Ecstasy is far cheaper to buy online than on the street in Australia, the survey found.

Julia Medew   Most of bad consequences from use are due to impurities in illicitly manufactured drug and it being illegal, expert says.

Crown sued over gambler's $17m losing streak

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Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston   A high-roller who lost $17 million in less than week playing baccarat is suing Crown Casino for "deceptive and misleading" conduct, claiming he was playing on a dodgy table.

Motorcyclist dies after Hume Freeway crash

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Goya Dmytryshchak   A man riding with an outlaw motorcyle gang has died after two of the motorbikes crashed on the Hume Freeway on Saturday.

Melbourne flooded with “small and “poorly designed” apartments

Architect Craig Yelland.

Aisha Dow   Apartments with not enough space for basic activities such as eating at a dinner table are being planned for a new giant tower in the centre of Melbourne.

Shelf life: how libraries are building social cohesion

Omotayo Daib with Matilda Barry at the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre in Carlton.

John Elder   If books are all but dead, why has the City of Melbourne built three new libraries in the past three years, with a fourth one in the pipeline? These have been big investments.

Motorbikers rally at parliament

A motorcyclist at the Melbourne rally.

Chris Vedelago   Nearly 200 motorcyclists rallied on the steps of state parliament this morning as part of a nationwide protest against what organisers claim are draconian "anti-association" laws.

My Place: penny farthings, egrets and giant eucalypts

Dandenong Creek offers a leisurely escape from city living.

John Tyrrell   John Tyrrell recharges his batteries with a detour off the Dandenong Creek Trail.

Opinion

Port plan suffers under aggressive politics

It is the new template for political opposition in Australia: bash the bejesus out of your opponents.

Andrews needs to act on Cesar Melhem allegations

As the allegations against Labor's upper-house whip pile up, Daniel Andrews looks like a man in hiding.

No upside for Andrews in minister’s downfall

Despite talk of factional payback, allegations of bullying by Adem Somyurek must be taken seriously.

It's time to spend, so start borrowing

Self-serving myths about public debt should be exposed.

Now for better projects than East West Link

A happy conjunction is open to the Andrews government if it does two things.

City planning gears up to go into neutral body

Battle over Link validates need for a neutral body to take politics out of infrastructure planning.

Disability crisis: why won’t anything change?

Despite rapes, deaths and neglect in care, the disability sector is obsessed with self-protection.

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A Golden Age of China at NGV

Gallery throws its doors open for a major exhibition showcasing Chinese treasures from the 1700s.

Females 'shouldn't be alone in parks'

The public, especially females, should be cautious following the brazen stabbing murder.

Abbott: 'I just want to see the East-West link built'

Prime Minister won't confirm if Victoria will lose the $1.5bn pledged towards the East West Link.