Waurn Ponds station will not open 24 hours despite Coalition pledge

Nino Bucci A $15.6 million Waurn Ponds police complex set to open on Friday will not be a 24-hour station, despite an earlier pledge from the State Government.

Stranded commuters bust out of halted train, passenger claims

Caroline Zielinski Scores of unlucky commuters were stranded for almost two hours aboard a stationary city-bound train after a mass signal fault caused long delays on the South Morang and Hurstbridge lines on Thursday...

Brunswick Street

Brunswick St, Melbourne.

Proposal to close Brunswick Street off to traffic.

Victorian Rhodes Scholar aims to study nervous system

Rhodes Scholar Alexander Eastwood with his parents Glenn and Helen.

Nadia Wu University of Melbourne student Alexander Eastwood has won the Victorian Rhodes Scholarship to study at a top-ranking university next year.

Manufacturers not prepared for future: report


Nick Toscano Most Australian manufacturers are failing to take the steps needed to withstand falling demand and survive the industry's steep decline, a new study reveals.

Inquest: Luke Batty's mother was warned son was at risk from his father

Jane Lee A psychologist warned Luke Batty's mother that he risked being harmed by his father months before he killed the boy, a court has heard.

Victorian state election: Labor pledges $2m for a Bendigo rail service

Tom Cowie Bendigo could one day have its own local commuter train service if Labor wins the state election. But the state government says the promise is uncosted and won't deliver any new trains.

One of two men jailed over fatal shootings at Brunswick panel beaters walks free

The scene of a fatal shooting in Florence street Brunswick.

Mark Russell One of two men jailed over a fatal gunfight at a Brunswick panel beating shop has walked free after his conviction for defensive homicide was quashed.

Son of victims of crime campaigner Noel McNamara faces court on culpable driving charge

Steve Butcher A son of Victorian victims' campaigner Noel McNamara has been charged with culpable driving causing death and other serious offences over a crash that injured two others, one seriously.

Guy blocks plan to build open-cut gold mine metres from homes

Rejected: A proposal to develop an open-cut gold mine metres from homes has been blocked by Planning Minister Matthew Guy.

Rania Spooner A highly-contested proposal to develop an open-cut gold mine metres from homes in Victoria's west has been rejected by the Planning Minister for posing too great a risk to the environment and nearby...

Suspected pipe bomb found in Corio house raid

Melbourne, Yarra and Maribyrnong local government areas have the highest crime rates in Victoria.

Allison Worrall The bomb squad has been called to a house south-west of Melbourne where a suspected pipe bomb was found during a police raid. 

Bad buildings in wrong places: urban heritage expert bemoans Melbourne high-rise boom

'There's a lot of very second-rate buildings going up':  Professor Andrew Saint.

Shane Green Melbourne's high-rise boom is being dominated by second-rate buildings, according to a leading international architecture expert.

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Doctor Manu Gopal jailed for raping two patients during consultations found not guilty of assaulting third woman

Mark Russell A doctor jailed for raping two patients during consultations has been found not guilty of raping a third victim.

2015 AFL fixture: Essendon

Essendon's round-by-round fixture in 2015.

2015 AFL fixture: Collingwood

Club-by-club and round-by-round information for the Magpies in 2015.

AFL increases day clashes on weekends in 2015

Hawthorn players celebrate 2014 premiership.

Ronny Lerner The AFL has come good on its pledge for a fan-friendly fixture in 2015 with a marked increase in weekend day games in Victoria.

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Higher ATAR makes university science places harder to get into

Scientist holding petri dish Laboratory technician - generic pic

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


AFL increases weekend day clashes in 2015

Hawks celebrating 2014 premiership.

Ronny Lerner After just 34 weekend day matches in Victoria last season, the AFL has delivered 47 for next year.

Derek Percy killed 7-year-old Linda Stilwell, coroner rules

Linda Stilwell

Adam Cooper A coroner has ruled that child killer Derek Percy caused the death of Linda Stilwell, the seven-year-old girl last seen on St Kilda foreshore 46 years ago.

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...