Tax Office slaps senior outlaw bikie with $10m bill

Former Comanchero president Mick Murray.

John Silvester A senior outlaw bikie in Melbourne has been hit with a back tax bill of nearly $10 million as part of a co-ordinated law enforcement attack on the assets of suspected gang bosses.

Car hits, kills pedestrian in Melbourne's south-east

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Goya Dmytryshchak A pedestrian was killed by a car at Endeavour Hills in Melbourne’s south-east on Sunday afternoon.

Police force 'abandons' two country stations

Nino Bucci Victoria Police have all but abandoned two regional stations that have sat empty for more than four years despite repeated promises to staff them.

Petition calls for senior Yeshivah leaders to resign

Rabbi Avrohon Glick.

Jewel Topsfield Education Editor A grassroots Jewish group will this week call for the resignation of the two most senior members of the Yeshivah Centre and Chabad movement in Melbourne over the child sex abuse scandal in the 1980s...

Former Olympic skier critical after mountainside fall

Alistair Guss.

Goya Dmytryshchak A former Olympic skier remains in a critical condition after falling down a mountainside at Mount Buller on Saturday.

Former Olympic skier in critical condition after fall at Mount Buller

Goya Dmytryshchak A former Olympic skier is in critical condition after a fall at Mount Buller on Saturday.

Man killed in Seaford stabbing


Goya Dmytryshchak A man has died after being stabbed in Melbourne’s south east on Sunday.

Higher ATAR makes university science places harder to get into

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Craig Butt and Benjamin Preiss VCE students face an uphill battle to study science at university next year, if recent trends continue.

Tourists may prefer to foot it to the many attractions outside free tram zone

Some attractions outside the Hoddle grid will require a Myki.

Richard Willingham and Jason Dowling New free CBD tram travel may confuse visitors when it is introduced next year as key visitor sites are outside the zone.

Transport planning lost in the politics, says Rowville rail study chief


Clay Lucas Planning for new transport projects in Victoria has become hopelessly politicised, the architect of the Napthine government’s Rowville rail study and one of the state’s most experienced...

Nervous break for Places Victoria staff as jobs spilled

Jason Dowling One hundred and forty staff at state government developer Places Victoria will go into their Easter break with no idea whether they have a job, after they were told at a briefing Wednesday all...

Building sites risky places, Grollo says

Grocon bpss Daniel Grollo.

Construction sites are risky environments and incidents such as Melbourne's triple-fatal wall collapse can sometimes occur, the head of construction company Grocon says.

Ebola scare in Victoria

Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne.

Richard Willingham Victoria has passed its first test of dealing with an Ebola scare, the government and health authorities say.

Good Samaritan attacked in taxi driver assault

Caroline Zielinski A man who stood up for a taxi driver during a vicious attack in Melbourne's south-west has received severe facial injuries after the attacker turned his rage on him, police say.

Sin city ... bringing Melbourne's crime wave under control


Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston, Craig Butt Melbourne's bid to become a 24-hour city has been marred by a wave of violent crime that sees about six people a day falling victim to bashings, robberies and sexual assaults in the CBD.

Oil-rig training a slick preparation for City2Sea

Tom Cowie It's not often fly-in fly-out workers are thought of as a picture of fitness. But oil rig geologist Dan Walding has already run one marathon in Tokyo and is training for another one in New York later...

Government traffic data casts doubt on Labor's West Gate plan

Farrah Tomazin Labor's flagship plan to ease congestion in Melbourne's west has been called into question by state government traffic modelling suggesting the policy won't remove anywhere near the number of...

Rise Up Australia leader Danny Nalliah calls Islam a 'death cult'

UK climate change skeptic Christopher Monkton (left), independent Frankston MP Geoff and Rise Up Australia leader Danny Nalliah.

Tom Cowie Hard-right anti-Islam group Rise Up Australia says interest in the party has surged after this week's unprecedented counter-terrorism raids.

Threatening note left pinned to house burnt in arson attack

A threatening note was left pinned outside this Doncaster home that was the target of an arson attack.

Goya Dmytryshchak A threatening note has been found outside a Doncaster house torched in an arson attack on Friday night.

Doncaster home destroyed in suspected arson attack

A house was destroyed by fire in Doncaster

Tammy Mills Police are investigating a suspicious house fire in Melbourne's east on Friday night that destroyed a home.