Henrietta Cook 5:18 PM Disgraced former Education Department boss Nino Napoli spent thousands of dollars on his toupee, and suggested his cousin bill state schools for the expensive wig.
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Marissa Calligeros 2:44 PM An anonymous good Samaritan who "politely" stopped a would-be bag-snatcher on a Melbourne train has been applauded by police.
Tom Cowie 2:21 PM Excited Melbourne Zoo keepers have welcomed the birth of a baby pygmy hippopotamus, the first to be born at Melbourne Zoo for 33 years.
Jane Lee, Rania Spooner 2:21 PM A Royal Commission has heard that another priest was present when Gerald Ridsdale abused a child in his bedroom, but he says he cannot remember who it was.
Peter Hannam 2:13 PM Most of Australia can expect a drier and warmer than usual winter as the influence of an El Nino takes hold – although the first few days of the season won't feel very balmy.
Rania Spooner 1:46 PM Paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale has conceded he shared meals with George Pell and chatted with him when the pair lived together in the 70s but denied telling the prominent Catholic leader he was abusing children.
Mark Russell 1:17 PM Jill Meagher's rapist and killer, Adrian Bayley, was a hunter of vulnerable women who will be at least 86 before he could possibly walk free from prison, a court has heard.
Tatts Group to hand over winning lottery ticket details in $16.6 million cheat claim in Supreme Court
Cameron Houston and Chris Vedelago 1:13 PM The Supreme Court of Victoria has instructed Tatts Group to hand over details of a winning lottery ticket to a syndicate who claim they have been cheated of their share in a $16.6 million windfall.
Adam Cooper 12:54 PM A motorist who hit a pedestrian and left him for dead and then lied to police has been jailed and is banned from driving for four years.
Bianca Hall 12:51 PM Disputes are rife within the Victorian domestic building industry, with 28 per cent of people who engage tradespeople to help them build or renovate their home experiencing problems.
Noel Towell 9:13 AM Duncan Bayley must wait and wait like millions of other callers - while the government pays for someone to wait with him.
Marissa Calligeros 9:00 AM Three people have been taken to hospital following four separate crashes on the West Gate Freeway and the Monash Freeway that caused peak-hour traffic chaos on Thursday.
Bridie Smith 8:31 AM Australian researchers have identified four key ways by which one of the most common type of ovarian cancers becomes resistant to chemotherapy, a breakthrough which will better match patients with the most effective treatment.
Marissa Calligeros 8:29 AM Two women are in hospital after a car smashed into a fruit shop and burst into flames in Melbourne's north-east.
Jane Lee and Rania Spooner 8:06 AM A paedophile priest has told a royal commission he has never felt sexual feelings for an adult, except when he was in prison.
Rania Spooner and Jane Lee 8:06 AM Serial child sex offender and paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale says he never asked George Pell to support him when he first faced court over child sex offences.
Tony Wright 8:05 AM He doesn't look like a monster, this old man peering through spectacles, bald but for a few wisps of greyed hair above his ears.
Tammy Mills 7:36 AM The midwife at the centre of the death of a Melbourne mother after a home birth was involved within an 18-month period with two other home births that had fatal consquences.
Beau Donelly 11:02 PM The Indonesian Consulate General in Melbourne has been evacuated after receiving a "suspicious package", the fourth scare at an Indonesian embassy in Australia this month.
Timna Jacks 10:05 PM After losing its bid to build a new high school next to Wesley College on St Kilda Road, the state government managed to execute a tumble turn, landing on its feet to spruik a circus arts high school at Swinburne University's Prahran Campus.
Steve Lillebuen 9:47 PM Hundreds of survivors of the Black Saturday bushfire that destroyed Marysville will share in a $300 million settlement, bringing an end to all lawsuits over the devastating disaster.
Nino Bucci 9:45 PM Police Minister Wade Noonan has moved to block more than 1100 alcohol or drug affected drivers from mounting legal challenges to their penalties, after it was revealed that hundreds of police officers had performed the tests without authorisation.
Richard Willingham 9:07 PM The chances of dying on the road in Australia are much lower than the United States, Argentina or Chile.
Aisha Dow 8:40 PM After revelations that Chinese cladding contributed to a Docklands fire last year, 170 more buildings are being investigated for similar issues.
Clay Lucas 7:03 PM Hiring Oscar-winning actor Charlize Theron to promote his luxury apartments in South Yarra cost developer Larry Kestelman $3 million.
Adam Carey 6:22 PM There are no sleeper trains from Shepparton, but residents of Victoria's fifth-largest city have to get up before the sun rises if they want to take the morning train to Melbourne.
Benjamin Preiss, Josh Gordon 6:12 PM New laws to allow the Port of Melbourne to be leased to a commercial operator for 50 years have been introduced to Parliament today.
Mark Russell 4:25 PM Three women brutally raped by Jill Meagher's killer, Adrian Bayley, have told how he destroyed their lives.
Despite talk of factional payback, allegations of bullying by Adem Somyurek must be taken seriously.
A happy conjunction is open to the Andrews government if it does two things.
Battle over Link validates need for a neutral body to take politics out of infrastructure planning.
Despite rapes, deaths and neglect in care, the disability sector is obsessed with self-protection.
Deradicalisation needs police work, but it’s the Islamic community’s responsibility.
Growing class divide in state system is due to schoosl having lots of middle-class parents.
Gallery throws its doors open for a major exhibition showcasing Chinese treasures from the 1700s.
The public, especially females, should be cautious following the brazen stabbing murder.
Prime Minister won't confirm if Victoria will lose the $1.5bn pledged towards the East West Link.