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Adam Carey 6:13 PM Tony Abbott's threat to take back $3 billion from Victoria for the East West Link if Labor cancels the project contradicts an agreement he signed with Premier Denis Napthine seven weeks ago.
Tim Colebatch 6:12 PM At tomorrow's state election, Victorians will have a rare freedom most of us don't know about. We can vote for individual candidates without having to fill out every square.
Angus Holland 6:01 PM The leaders reveal stance on vices and other vital election issues.
Tim Colebatch 5:38 PM It could be some days before we learn who our next premier will be.
Aisha Dow 5:38 PM The partial destruction of the interior of the Palace Theatre had begun well before demolition works were first noticed by members of the public last week, according to a new report.
Angie Fox 4:49 PM Inmates of the Youth Unit at Port Phillip Prison in Truganina have released a documentary about their experiences in a maximum-security prison in an effort to prevent youth from engaging in criminal activity.
Adam Cooper 4:01 PM A 93-year-old man has been jailed for molesting four boys in his care more than four decades ago.
Adam Cooper 3:44 PM The father whose five-year-old son died after falling ill in their squalid house has been spared being sent to prison.
Kate Hagan 3:38 PM Labor leader Daniel Andrews chose the "sandbelt" suburb of Mordialloc to announce his plans to open 20 "super pharmacies", where a nurse would be available at night to provide advice and care. Mr Andrews said Labor would provide $28.7 million over four years for the program.
Former Jeff Kennett Commission of Audit chairman Bob Officer hired to scrutinise Labor policy costings
Josh Gordon 3:11 PM Labor has hired the former chair of Jeff Kennett's infamous Commission of Audit to independently scrutinise its policy costings.
Angus Holland 2:50 PM Our live coverage of the 2014 Victorian election campaign. If it happens on their hustings, we'll bring it to you.
Mark Russell 2:29 PM Two teenage drivers involved in a horrific crash that almost killed a young woman had been driving side by side at more than 45km/h over the speed limit but denied they were drag racing, a court has heard.
Craig Butt and Scott Tibballs 2:11 PM Victorian MPs boast a combined Twitter following of more than 175,000, but a sizeable proportion of their flock are less than genuine.
Marissa Calligeros 1:56 PM A motorcyclist has been killed in a crash involving a Country Fire Authority vehicle east of Melbourne.
Marissa Calligeros 1:46 PM A man has died after being run down by a cow south-west of Melbourne.
Tony Wright 1:42 PM Just when you thought the Victorian election couldn't become more cheerless, along comes Daniel Andrews with his pollies' breathalyser.
Steve Butcher 1:01 PM Police have arrested a man in possession of gunpowder, wiring and ammunition who allegedly planned to explode a device at this weekend's Victorian state election.
Steve Butcher 12:54 PM Changing times and habits among the legal fraternity may see Dan Andrews' promise of random breath testing fall flat.
Richard Willingham 12:04 PM The Napthine government had advice about the link between firefighting and higher rates of cancer but refused to give firefighters access to automatic compensation, despite other Australian governments accepting the evidence.
Marissa Calligeros 11:30 AM State MPs would be breath tested at work and lose pay or face suspension from Parliament if found over the limit, under a pledge by Labor.
Mark Russell, Georgia Wilkins 9:40 AM A former NAB banker involved in one of the biggest insider trading cases in Australian history has decided not to fight a charge of dealing with the proceeds of crime.
Josh Gordon, Mark Hawthorne 9:17 AM Federal small business minister Bruce Billson has been accused of intervening in the state election by demanding a lobby group withdraw a campaign against the Napthine government.
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Marissa Calligeros 1:46 AM The woman who fell into a sinkhole in a Melbourne backyard remains in hospital with a blockage to her heart due to hypothermia.
Darren Gray 1:39 AM Our peak hour drive starts in Champagne Rise, a quiet street in the outer eastern suburb of Chirnside Park almost 40 kilometres from Melbourne's CBD. It's nearly 7am but the street is wide awake. At one house a man hangs up Christmas decorations as a young boy watches on, while across the road a man strides towards his car for the morning commute.
Julia Medew and Kate Hagan 12:45 AM Some hospital executives are worried redevelopments promised by one major political party will not be matched by the other before Saturday's state election.
Richard Willingham and Vanessa Desloires 11:33 PM Asbestos in 1200 Victorian state schools would be removed by 2020 under an "ambitious" $100 million Labor party plan.
Peter Martin 11:21 PM So Tony Abbott says he's given Victoria $3 billion for one purpose and one purpose only.
Jane Lee 9:47 PM Victorian magistrates will be trained on family violence, including dealing with perpetrators, as part of a plan to make women and children safer in the courts.
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