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Three dead in shooting at Logan

CAROLINE ZIELINSKI Three people are dead and a man has been arrested following a shooting and siege north-west of Melbourne. 

Latest Victoria news

Sage advice for City2Sea runners

Rob de Castella has some sage advice for participants in The Sunday Age City2Sea fun run.

ALANA SCHETZER 1:15am He may be decked in gold medals from his long and illustrious athletics career, but Rob de Castella still remembers what it's like for people who slip on the runners for the first time.

How hookup apps and the internet are changing sex work

Sex Worker Amber at the Pink Palace in South Melbourne.

Rachel Kleinman 1:55am New technology is disrupting the oldest profession.

No time to horse around for Maldivian

Trainer Mark Kavanagh with retired racehorses Forward Lane and Maldivian.

ALANA SCHETZER 12:15am Standing in a paddock in the sun-soaked Flemington Racecourse, former Cox Plate winner Maldivian still thinks he has what it takes to win the $3 million race.

Psychiatric units struggle with scourge of smuggled drugs

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BEAU DONELLY Illicit drugs and alcohol are being smuggled into mental health wards run by the state's busiest public hospitals, undermining patient care and putting psychiatric staff at risk of violence.

Labor ups ante on paramedic pay pledge

Labor is trying to capitalise on the government’s failure to strike a wage deal with paramedics.

Kate Hagan Health Reporter 12:15am Labor has promised to deliver a $3000 bonus and six per cent pay rise to paramedics if it wins office at next month's election - matching a pay offer from the government - but is pledging to also meet union demands on working conditions to resolve a bitter two-year industrial dispute

My Place: City's heart opens wide

My Place

Jennie Winbanks 12:15am  Federation Square has fair-weather appeal for Jennie Winbanks.

Developers likely to be given public land for Federation Square East project

Free to the right developer: Federation Square East.

CHRIS VEDELAGO 12:15am Ownership of Melbourne's largest proposed public precinct, Federation Square East, is set to be handed over to a developer free-of-charge if the Napthine government wins re-election.

Sellers rush to Melbourne property market on record-breaking weekend

A large crowd looks on at auctioneer Steven Abbott of Jellis Craig during the auction for the property at 22 Victoria Road in Camberwell.

EMILY POWER 12:15am More than 1500 auctions unfolded across Melbourne on Saturday in the biggest test of the city's real estate market.

Consumer watchdog to probe new Tatts monopoly in Victoria

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NINO BUCCI 4:36pm The consumer watchdog is set to probe an agreement between two gaming companies that would see Tatts reclaim their monopoly in Victorian public lotteries.

Lawyer accused of using bikie to tamper with case

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TAMMY MILLS 1:40pm A Melbourne lawyer has been charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice for allegedly contacting a bikie to interfere with a witness in a serious criminal case.

The best of Instagram fashions from the Cox Plate

1:43pm Check out our massive selection of Instagram fashion photos from the Cox Plate.

Instagram goes to the Cox Plate

1:42pm The best of Instagram fashions from the Cox Plate

Bendigo post office held up in robbery

DEBORAH GOUGH 1:56pm A post office worker was held up by an allegedly armed robber in Bendigo on Saturday morning.

Police seek man for skipping order

DEBORAH GOUGH 11:34am Police are seeking the public's help to find a man who failed to comply with a corrections order.

Fire destroys Woori Yallock pub

The Woori Yallock pub has been destroyed

DEBORAH GOUGH 11:28am A Yarra Ranges pub was reduced to rubble after a fire in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Pedestrian dies after being struck by car in Ringwood

Pedestrian killed in Ringwood

DEBORAH GOUGH 9:11am A man has died after attempting to cross the Maroondah Highway in Ringwood on Friday night.

Film folk farewell old St Kilda studio before demolition

Peter O’Toole, above right, and Omar Sharif in 1962's <i>Lawrence of Arabia</i>.

LAWRENCE MONEY 6:00am After half a century of filming, the haunted studio in St Kilda is being bulldozed, along with its memories and its ghost

Volunteer Mormons save state millions by digitising historic records

Delbert Dillingham (front), his wife LaRae (second from left) and Marilyn and Jim Freeman.

CAROLYN WEBB A group of American Mormon retirees is working voluntarily to scan every Victorian will, probate and inquest document from 1926 to 1937, to be uploaded to the web.

BioBlitz to survey Melbourne's flora and fauna

Mark Norman, head of sciences at Museum Victoria, with a blue tongue lizard.

Megan Backhouse No animal is too small or plant too scrappy to be included in the biological 

Naked City: Lucinda Nolan, the Deputy Commisioner who almost didn't make it as a police cadet

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JOHN SILVESTER A psychology graduate who thought she would round out her life experiences by joining the police force decided to stay after one year. That was 30 years ago, writes John Silvester.

It's horses and courses for VIPs dining in the Birdcage during Melbourne Cup carnival

Jennifer Hawkins was just one of the celebrities at the Birdcage last year.

SUZANNE CARBONE If federal Treasurer Joe Hockey is invited to the Melbourne Cup Carnival, he will discover the age of entitlement is so hot right now. There's French champagne and caviar for VIPs waving their coveted lanyards and wristbands in Flemington's grand schmoozing spectacle.

Shakespeare, the notorious conman, surfaces in Victoria

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Cameron Houston, Chris Vedelago One of Australia's most notorious conmen has surfaced in Victoria and has already attracted the attention of police after refusing to pay deposits for the purchase of two million-dollar properties in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.

Roller derby: an underground sport getting its skates on

Schoolgirl Sadie Mason has been selected in the Australian roller derby team.

Robert Henningham As the Surfaris 'Wipeout', blares from a PA system at a rink in Reservoir, and crowd members 

Economy

Sydneysiders fill Melbourne's cup

Fashion, fillies and fun epitomise  the Melbourne Cup carnival.

MARK HAWTHORNE As major events go, the Melbourne Cup carnival has often been a bellwether of the state of the Australian economy. And this year, it's NSW money that's propping up Victoria's spring racing calendar.

Trainer Paul Beshara has Happy Trails primed for Cox Plate glory

Calm before the storm: Trainer Paul Beshara with Happy Trails.

KONRAD MARSHALL Paul Beshara bought Happy Trails for a bargain - $11,000 for a yearling that has now won $2.2 million. After 12 long months marred by injury and disqualification, that pair plan to put it all behind them with a victory in Australia's weight for age championship, the Cox Plate.

Deadly flu pandemic could shut down Melbourne

Embalmers at Tobin Brothers Funerals, Joseph Mallia (in white gown) and Robert Ridi wearing personal protective equipment at their mortuary. 24 October 2014.
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AISHA DOW A deadly influenza pandemic could shut down Melbourne as we know it.

Opinion

How to save the world's most liveable city

Napthine and Andrews should learn from Henry Bolte about catering for a population boom.

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Victorian jobs: Hockey will have the last say

Denis Napthine's employment boast is actually an admission of failure.

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State election: grubby campaign, tight result

Fifty-one days before polling day, the battle for power is set to get nasty.

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Can we trust media reporting on politics?

The spotlight will soon fall on state MPs, but it’s worth keeping an eye on journalists too.

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Empower IBAC for the good of Victoria

Until IBAC is improved, Victoria has no agency that can seriously fight corruption.

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Economy has failed to create enough jobs

It’s not that the Victorian economy isn’t creating jobs. Total employment has actually increased.

Worrying financial signs for the road ahead

Link is an impressive piece of infrastructure - but it will also be expensive.

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Andrews a shot away
from power or failure

Opposition leader still needs to convince voters that change is worth the risk.

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Video

Trauma in the fire brigade - Danny Ward

Firefighter Danny Ward gives an insight to his work.

Teaching with a difference at Templestowe

The school is now leading the state in innovative teaching.

Shaw's own vote keeps him in Parliament

The Frankston MP cast the deciding vote on whether he should be expelled.



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