A family of five living in an outer-Melbourne suburb, a Melbourne-based Dutch national living in Windsor and a couple who migrated to Australia 20 years ago have emerged as the latest victims of the flight MH17 disaster.
PATRICK HATCH 7:25am A missing 1948 VFL premiership flag has been recovered after a joint investigation by Victorian and NSW police.
LIAM MANNIX 6:00am Melbourne Express is a live daily blog bringing you what you need to hit the day running - news, weather and transport updates, and compelling content from The Age and beyond.
Josh Gordon 12:15am Exclusive
JOSH GORDON 12:15am If there is one source of comfort for anxious Coalition strategists it is the notion that state political polls have tended to tighten dramatically in the last days of election campaigns.
JANE LEE 9:29pm Victoria's legal guardian for children in state care has been held partly responsible by the Children’s Court for the sexual abuse of two children in residential care.
JANE LEE 9:30pm Two men have been killed a three-car accident in Melbourne's north.
JOSH GORDON 6:48pm The Napthine Government has clawed back lost political ground after an aggressive campaign attacking Opposition Leader Daniel Andrew’s building union links.
Henrietta Cook and Bridie Smith 7:00pm Almost two-thirds of Australians support the legalisation of cannabis for medical purposes, according to a new poll which coincides with a renewed push to relax the laws.
Clay Lucas and Timna Jacks 6:39pm New high-rise apartments in Melbourne would be subject to strict new building rules under guidelines being considered by Victoria’s state architect.
STEVE BUTCHER 6:45pm Three men have pleaded guilty to charges of possessing the proceeds of crime - a total of $1.5 million in cash - federal police found in five safe deposit boxes at two Melbourne vaults.
HENRIETTA COOK 6:30pm One of Australia's most senior infrastructure advisers is facing potential conflict of interest claims due to his previous work advising on the East West Link.
NICK TOSCANO 5:05pm Australia's federal court has upheld a ruling that emailing pornography in the workplace is not automatically a sackable offence.
RANIA SPOONER 5:24pm Police are hunting a home invader alleged to have tied up a South Yarra woman with a phone charger cord and driven off with her BMW coupe.
Beau Donelly 5:07pm Rock and roll fans are being asked to stump up cash to make rock and roll quieter, as venues face the prospect of being crippled by soundproofing costs while they wait for promised protections to live music.
ADAM CAREY 6:27pm Transport Department staff were alerted as early as 2010 that project officers in the department were awarding lucrative contract work to companies run by their own children, but took no action, an inquiry has heard.
MARK RUSSELL 1:51pm When Jayde Poole left her five-month-old daughter in the car on a hot day, where the infant died from heatstroke, her brain could have tricked her into believing the baby was safe and asleep in her cot, a court has heard.
LIAM MANNIX 1:19pm Protesters carrying banners have disrupted Bill Clinton’s speech moments after he began speaking at an AIDS conference in Melbourne on Wednesday.
ADAM COOPER 5:54pm The ex-wife of slain underworld boss Carl Williams has launched a passionate defence of her former husband and denied saying she felt sorry for a former detective accused of murder.
CLAY LUCAS 9:06pm The Dog's Bar in St Kilda, a well-known local landmark in the suburb, has been closed and the man who has run it for over a decade has been locked out - until this afternoon at least.
Rania Spooner and Tammy Mills 1:49pm A man has been charged over an alleged abduction and two sexual assaults in Springvale nearly 30 years ago involving a young woman and a toddler.
Mark Russell and Steve Butcher 12:24pm A former professional soccer player who used a moon boot to smuggle $1 million worth of cocaine into Australia has lost his bid to overturn his conviction.
MEX COOPER 12:09pm A minor earthquake has shaken Melbourne's northern suburbs.
Cameron Houston and Chris Vedelago 10:16pm Former luxury car dealer Maurie Duchini, who has allegedly misappropriated more than $15 million from some of Melbourne’s wealthiest people, has been caught selling high-end vehicles despite being stripped of his dealer’s license more than three months ago.
MARK RUSSELL 11:26am A 71-year-old pensioner who worked for his daughter when she was the head of a drug syndicate has had his jail term reduced by 12 months.
Nicole Ferrie 9:41am The family of murdered Bendigo baby Zayden Veal-Whitting is hoping to have a playground built in his memory.
Tammy Mills and Nino Bucci 10:11am Police have made an arrest over the disappearance of a man suspected of stealing guns from a prominent bikie gang member.
8:22am A Victorian man has been crushed to death after a 200kg load in his bobcat’s bucket crashed through the vehicle’s windscreen.
LIAM MANNIX Melbourne Express is a live daily blog bringing you what you need to hit the day running - news, weather and transport updates, and compelling content from The Age and beyond.
SIMON JOHANSON Dozens more schools, police stations and a hospital will be offloaded by the Napthine government as it builds a cash war-chest for infrastructure spending ahead of this year’s November election.
Political tensions are rising over a country seat turf war, writes Farrah Tomazin.
Plan to trust environmental protection to the states will put natural landmarks in danger.
Premier has only acted on three of 15 recommendations of inquiry into institutional child sex abuse.
There are solutions if opposing interests can work together.
MP not sure whether he will be allowed to vote on motion to suspend him.
Two admitted to hospital and long traffic delays expected after a collision at airport
State government will put forward a motion to suspend Frankston MP Geoff Shaw until September.