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What price a pedestrian's safety? A mere $91 study finds

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Adam Carey How much are you prepared to pay to reduce pedestrian injuries or deaths in car accidents?

Lap band surgery helps treat type 2 diabetes in the overweight: study

Julia Medew Lap band surgery can be an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes in people who are overweight but not obese, a small but potentially game-changing study has found.

Jobless numbers for young pointing to crisis, Brotherhood of St Laurence warns

Emily Dixon

Steve Lillebuen A youth jobs crisis is threatening to expand across Melbourne after the biggest rise in the unemployment rate - in the eastern suburbs instead of the struggling west.

State government plans overhaul to Melbourne public transport zones, ticketing

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Caroline Zielinski Melburnians will be guaranteed free travel on trams within the CBD and Docklands, and zone 2 commuters will be charged a zone 1 fare regardless of who wins November’s state election.

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Victoria's new marginal seats seek election promises on transport

Darren Peters

Aisha Dow Councils in Melbourne's outer fringe are determined to use their new-found status as marginal electorates to push for critical transport projects.

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Dandenong rail line on track for years of disruption

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Adam Carey Passengers face the prospect of several years of severe overcrowding and declining reliability.

Australian Ukraine body calls for action on Russia

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Beau Donelly Russian officials should be banned from entering Australia in a bid to pressure President Vladimir Putin to pull armed troops out of Crimea, the peak body for Australian-Ukrainians says.

Primary school principals shut down religious education classes

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Konrad Marshall Hundreds of primary school principals have stopped offering weekly religious education in schools, despite a legal obligation to offer the classes.

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Home-schooling on the rise

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Konrad Marshall Home-schooling rates have doubled in Victoria since 2008.

901 bus service 'flawed'

901 bus to the Airport

Adam Carey The high-frequency public bus to Melbourne Airport has not dented the overwhelming dominance of car travel to Tullamarine.

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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Healing histories

Driver Hector Thomson.

Alistair Thomson Sometimes you can't write the history that needs to be told. In 1986, the draft first edition of my book Anzac Memories reported that my grandfather, Hector Thomson, contracted malarial encephalitis...

Women who have abortions deserve to die: doctor says

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Henrietta Cook Women who have abortions deserve to die, according to a Melbourne doctor who is a key figure in a campaign to change Victoria's abortion laws.

Sale of port would fund Labor's transport scheme

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Adam Carey The sale of Port of Melbourne would fund biggest ever assault on Melbourne's level crossings under a Labor government.

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Denis Napthine, accidental Premier to a state precedent?

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Josh Gordon Napthine proves to be far more effective than his predecessor at dealing with inevitable problems.

Many children play sport after concussion

Bendigo Hotel licensee Guy Palermo says the pub depends on live music to survive.

Kate Hagan Hundreds of children have been treated for sports-related head injuries at the Royal Children's Hospital in the past six months and many are returning to the field after a concussion, contrary to...

Growing old and doing time

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Julia May Victoria’s prisons are struggling to look after the rising number of ageing, and often infirm, inmates who end up dying behind bars.

King-hit deaths prompt new law push

Funeral of Cameron Lowe

Aisha Dow 'One-punch' assaults have claimed 90 Australian lives since 2000, mostly in booze-fuelled bashings, a new study has found.

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Higher ATAR makes university science places harder to get into

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

Victorian clubs failing to help problem gamblers with pokies revenue

Craig Butt Clubs in Victoria made average voluntary contributions of $2.30 per poker machine last year.