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Public Transport Victoria officer Barry Wells admits accepting cash for contracts

Barry Wells

Adam Carey A public servant at the centre of an investigation into alleged bureaucratic corruption has admitted he accepted cash in exchange for awarding multiple contracts and expressed surprise that he got...

Public the biggest losers in corruption case, IBAC chief says

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Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Two mid-level public servants who rigged tenders and inflated contracts for Victorian public transport projects effectively stole taxpayers’ money and damaged public confidence in the...

Transport Department staff funnelled public money to their children, IBAC hearing told

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Adam Carey Transport Department staff were alerted as early as 2010 that project officers in the department were awarding lucrative contract work to companies run by their own children, but took no action, an...

Two Victorian public servants in IBAC probe over $25 million in contracts

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Adam Carey Senior staff in Victoria's former Transport Department and in Public Transport Victoria set up family companies that won about $25 million in contracts from those departments over seven years, the...

Public Transport Victoria pair filmed exchanging $30,000 in cash, IBAC hearing told

Adam Carey A project officer at Public Transport Victoria was filmed being handed up to $30,000 cash by a former colleague outside PTV's Docklands headquarters in November, in fresh evidence presented at the...

Corruption watchdog investigates Transport Department

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Adam Carey Victoria’s corruption watchdog is investigating alleged ‘‘serious corrupt conduct’’ in the state’s Transport Department, including whether government staff...

Test proves Yarra Trams' E-Class trams too power hungry for network

Melbourne's new E-class tram.

Adam Carey Further doubts have emerged about whether Melbourne’s tram system can cope with the greater power demands of 50 larger trams that are progressively being put into service, after the system...

Senior officer inflated costs of public transport projects, inquiry told

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Adam Carey A senior officer in Victoria's transport department conspired with contractors to inflate the cost of numerous small and medium-size public transport projects and funnel the money into personal...

The odyssey

Bus Driver Eril Mitchell who drives the 901 bus which is Melbourne's longest running from Frankston to Ringwood to the Airport.

Adam Carey I'm standing at the airport waiting for a bus. Midday. Friday. Tullamarine. An axis through which 30 million people pass each year, barely any of them on a public bus.

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Premier stands by link model

Premier Denis Napthine.

Richard Willingham and Adam Carey Premier Denis Napthine has stood by modelling for the east-west tunnel, saying that cabinet documents published in The Age on Wednesday showed the cost of running a car had fallen.

Excessive force claim as police move east-west protesters

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Rania Spooner and Adam Carey Police have disbanded a group of east-west link protesters who had gathered at a North Carlton site on Monday morning to disrupt drilling work.

All rides lead to town

It's Ride to Work day in Melbourne.

Adam Carey Like spokes on a wheel, hundreds of cyclists converged on the city centre this morning for the annual Ride to Work day.

Banana prices bend up as cyclone shortage hits

Banana

Adam Carey Would you pay $3 for a banana?

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Seeking: comforting stranger for beer reward

Sophie Clair Moon

Adam Carey Trapped beneath the car that had just ploughed into her, Sophie Clair Moon clutched the hand of an unknown man who had sat down on the bitumen beside her.