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Private schools in race to impress with best facilities

Konrad Marshall and Matthew Knott The state's top private schools are locked in a facilities 'arms race', spending up to $20 million a year on upgrades to sports, arts and educational buildings.

Battle for Kew: Liberal infighting threatens to tear party apart

Mary Wooldridge.

Mark Hawthorne In the world of Liberal Party politics, they were nicknamed the ''Bamboo House Generals'', a cabal of Peter Costello loyalists who would lunch with the federal Treasurer at the upmarket Chinatown...

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Kew fire treated as suspicious

Alana Schetzer A large grass fire that burnt near a hospital in Melbourne’s east is being treated as suspicious.

Wooldridge loses Kew preselection in blow for Premier

Richard Willingham Victorian Premier Denis Napthine's election campaign has been dealt an embarrassing blow, with senior minister Mary Wooldridge losing preselection for the state seat of Kew.

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Denis Napthine urges vote for Mary Wooldridge in Kew battle

Josh Gordon Premier Denis Napthine has dramatically intervened to promote his favoured candidate in an increasingly hostile preselection battle for the plum Liberal seat of Kew.

Man charged with murder after body found in Kew

The scene of a murder at a guest house in Kew.

Alana Schetzer A man has been charged with murder after another man was allegedly stabbed and fell onto the roof of a Kew guesthouse.

Kew Audi theft sparks luxury car hunt

Audi in fighting mood at Geneva car show (Thumbnail)

Adrian Lowe A keen-eyed street cleaner found a luxury sports car stolen early on Tuesday about 60 kilometres from home, 20 hours after it was stolen from its Kew garage.

Police chase ends in cemetery crash in Kew

Thomas O'Byrne An early morning hunt for a stolen vehicle ended with a dramatic crash at a cemetery in Melbourne's east.

Man's car impounded after speeding down Yarra Boulevard, Kew

Caroline Zielinski A young man's car has been impounded after he was clocked speeding 80km/h over the limit in Melbourne's east on Thursday night.

No inquest into Carl Williams' murder: State Coroner rules

Carl Williams.

Mark Russell There will not be an inquest into the 2010 prison murder of Melbourne gangland figure Carl Williams, a coroner has ruled.

Mary Wooldridge: driven to serve her state and community

Mary Wooldridge.

Shane Green The two teenage girls have encountered the flying fox, a mandatory test of derring-do at the Outward Bound outdoor education camp.

Libs rocked by privacy breach as insider tries to skew State Council vote

Damien Mantach

Farrah Tomazin The Victorian Liberals have launched an investigation into an unprecedented privacy breach.

State minister Mary Wooldridge nearly gave away politics

Mary Wooldridge.

Shane Green Mary Wooldridge considered quitting after losing bruising preselection battle for Kew.

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Middle class, hard working and homeless

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Julia May It was hot water Joan Lansbury missed the most. If she felt some warmth in the kitchen tap she'd strip off and race to the shower, no matter the hour.

Southland rail station deal draws closer

Mulder says Southland station on track (Thumbnail)

Farrah Tomazin The state government is on the brink of starting work on a new train station at Southland Shopping Centre.

VicRoads headquarters to move to Ballarat

Vicroads

Steve Lillebuen Hundreds of Victorian public servants face seeing their jobs driven out of Melbourne in a state government bid to boost a hard-hit regional economy.

Ricky Nixon deemed 'hostile' by judge

Ricky Nixon

Steve Butcher Former AFL player-manager Ricky Nixon deemed 'hostile' by Melbourne judge during a belligerent appearance in court.

Minister in shock resignation ahead of cabinet reshuffle

Higher Education Minister Peter Hall.

Josh Gordon State cabinet minister Peter Hall is resigning from State Parliament almost nine months early ahead of a likely cabinet reshuffle next week.

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Liberal infighting threatens Napthine

Mary Wooldridge.

Josh Gordon Denis Napthine’s bid to find a seat for Mary Wooldridge has hit a wall, after the premier failed to negotiate an upper house solution.

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Rogue MP Geoff Shaw could reap handy payout in defeat

Farrah Tomazin Balance-of-power MP Geoff Shaw is one of several politicians who could pocket tens of thousands of dollars from Victorian taxpayers simply for being booted out at this year's state election.