Cyclist suffers severe head injuries in Blackburn crash

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Marissa Calligeros A cyclist has suffered severe head injuries after being hit by a car in Melbourne's east.

Man charged after Blackburn stabbing

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Jared Lynch and Benjamin Preiss Homicide squad detectives have charged a 28-year-old Blackburn man with murder following the stabbing death of another man early on Friday.

Blackburn man killed by train

An elderly man has been struck and killed by a train in Melbourne’s east.

Two found dead in Blackburn house

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Nino Bucci Police are investigating a possible murder-suicide in Melbourne’s east.

Delays on Eastern Freeway, Maroondah Highway after hours of traffic mayhem in morning peak

Two crashes cause major delays on roads out of the eastern suburbs.

Deborah Gough, Marissa Calligeros Melbourne's eastern suburbs' arterial roads were gripped by traffic maynem on Tuesday when two crashes cut off an escape route for each other.

Two-year-old stuck in drain for an hour

Goya Dmytryshchak A two-year-old boy was trapped in a drain for an hour after a mishap in the backyard of his Blackburn home on Saturday night.

Metro dumps contract with transport tycoon accused of ripping off workers


Nick Toscano Rail operator Metro has terminated lucrative contracts with a transport tycoon who allegedly cheated his workers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in wages and entitlements.

Two girls and a man missing in Melbourne on Tuesday night in three separate cases

Missing: Sarah Cartledge.

Tammy Mills Police have serious concerns for a man who has been missing from his Melbourne residential care facility for 24 hours.

Transport Accident Commission saves millions by cutting mental illness compensation claims

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Jane Lee The Transport Accident Commission has saved $142 million from a law reform that makes it harder to claim compensation for severe, long-term mental illnesses.

Traumatised security guard sues police

Nick Toscano A security guard who was allegedly ordered to escort a team of armed police officers into the scene of a fatal shooting rampage at Monash University is suing Victoria Police for putting his life in...

Red Cross threatens to sack union delegate for sending pay deal email

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Nick Toscano The Red Cross has threatened to sack an employee for "unauthorised political lobbying" after she used her work email account to update colleagues about their union's pay deal negotiations.

Melbourne Zoo: Up close and personal with gorillas

The University High students and their subject matter.

Benjamin Preiss Emily Cook has spent dozens of hours observing gorilla behaviour at the Melbourne Zoo, all in the name of school work.

Rent drops in Southbank, Docklands as new flats built

Tony Penna: 'We've been inundated with supply.'

Clay Lucas Tony Penna says his experience of the housing market in Southbank could appear in an economics textbook, so simple has been the impact of supply and demand.

Injured Metro train drivers 'being intimidated'

The directive has raised concerns over allegations of intimidation and employment policies that infringe on workers' private lives and personal choices.

Nick Toscano Metro is forcing train drivers to attend company-endorsed medical clinics for work-related injuries amid claims staff are being intimidated and threatened with disciplinary action if they choose...

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Birthday boy admits role in eastern suburbs robbery spree

Balancing deals with consumer rights: the ACCC is on Spreets' case.

Steve Butcher A teenager's robbery spree that stripped victims of mobile phones and cash included one attack he helped unleash after leaving his 19th birthday party at home.

Companies paying out $500m Black Saturday settlement remain secret

A senior business analyst said his firm had been trying to find out for years how the company structured its bushfire liability coverage.

Steve Lillebuen The large insurance companies paying out the entire $500 million Black Saturday settlement are determined to remain secret, despite calls for greater transparency following the landmark trial.

Black Saturday survivors edge closer to settlement

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Goya Dmytryshchak Lawyers representing survivors of Black Saturday’s deadliest blaze have placed a public notice in Monday’s Age for any plaintiffs wishing to oppose settlement.

Emailing porn at work not automatically sackable, court finds

Security threats at Victoria's courts are soaring.

Nick Toscano Australia's federal court has upheld a ruling that emailing pornography in the workplace is not automatically a sackable offence.

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Coroner slams 'seriously flawed' police investigation over death in psychiatric hospital

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Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie Fred Williamson was found dead in a pool of his own blood at a Melbourne psychiatric hospital in 2008. Police told his family his death was either suicide or death by misadventure.

Gatecrashing Melbourne teens bash crowd controller

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Rania Spooner A group of school boys believed to be from some of Melbourne’s most exclusive colleges, and calling themselves the “Melbourne Boys Club”, are accused of terrorising teenage parties...