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Brunswick's senior citizens hope to get back on the buses soon

Adam Carey Melbourne's puniest bus route, the two-kilometre Hope Street service in Brunswick, will be reinstated after Public Transport Victoria killed it in 2012, Labor has promised.

Monash, Mornington freeways closed after fatalities

Photograph Simon O'Dwyer. The Age Newspaper 171114. Photograph Shows. The Mornington Penninsula Freeway was closed off today due to a double road fatality. In the photograph is a ute and the car in which two people died after it caught fire is hidden from view.

Clay Lucas Two of Melbourne's busiest freeways were closed for several hours on Monday after three people died in fatal accidents.

Gambling ads soar following ACMA 2013 live odds ban

Alana Schetzer Gambling advertising has soared more than 250 per cent since Australia's broadcasting authority banned the promotion of live betting odds during sports coverage.

Victorian State Election 2014: Push to reform donor laws

The ALP has turned to a grassroots fundraising campaign ahead of the state election.

Royce Millar, Chris Vedelago If this were NSW, Bill McNee could be in a lot of trouble. In Victoria, 20 days out from an election Labor is favoured to win, he is just a very anxious developer.

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Community sports clubs increasingly reliant on pokies for revenue

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Alana Schetzer Suburban sports clubs are becoming increasingly reliant on gambling machines as a way to keep them financially afloat.

Will Frankston be forgotten again or decide the Victorian election?

Christine Richards and Ken Rowe, defenders of Frankston

Shane Green Frangers, Frankenstein, Frankghanistan ... the town at the end of the line is ingrained in our popular culture as the place to denigrate, the butt of jokes.

Long-term health study into health impacts of Hazelwood coalmine fire to run for 20 years

Still a hot issue: The Hazelwood coalmine fire.

Darren Gray The long-term health study into the potential health impacts of this year's Hazelwood coalmine fire will run for 20 years, the State Government has announced.

VCE students open their study diaries as exams begin

Emma Ferris is counting down the days to the end of exams.

Benjamin Preiss Exams have arrived for Victoria's VCE students – the stressful culmination to the school year. Five students have opened their study diaries to share their experiences of VCE.

Labor's campaign launch predictably welcomed by education groups

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Benjamin Preiss Victorian Labor's appeal to parents received a predictably warm welcome from some of the major groups in public education.

Palmer eyes Victorian upper house

Clive Palmer.

Richard Willingham, State Political Correspondent Clive Palmer will run candidates only for the Victorian upper house as part of his plan to seize the balance of power at this November's state election.

'Tsunami orphan' conman Chris Dawn-Manuel jailed

Steve Butcher The mastermind of a sophisticated and lucrative identity scam - who faked in court a heart-rending story of grief and remorse - has been branded an "arrogant, unscrupulous and entirely dishonest man".

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...

Councils want more say in new pokies

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Richard Willingham, State Political Correspondent The social and economic damage poker machines do to communities, especially in disadvantaged areas, must be given greater consideration when assessing new pokies, local councils are urging both sides...

Donations by developers should not be banned in Victoria, says Planning Minister Matthew Guy

Planning Minister Matthew Guy.

Clay Lucas Donations by developers should not be banned in Victoria, Planning Minister Matthew Guy says, arguing that following New South Wales' lead to ban them would "criminalise one part of the business...

‘Tsunami orphan’ revealed as a shameless conman

Chris Dawn-Manuel

Steve Butcher An uplifting tale of ruin to recovery has been exposed by diligent police as a pack of lies.

Election night count to be delayed for up to 1 million votes

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Josh Gordon Almost one-third of the total Victorian election vote will remain uncounted on election night, suggesting it could take days to finalise the result.

Socialist Alternative student club deregistered

Timna Jacks Left-wing group the Socialist Alternative,✓ has been deregistered as a club by the Monash University Student Association✓ on Tuesday, just a day after a student from the same group at...

Nurses urge political action on violence in hospitals

Aged care psychiatric nurse 'Brenda' says she was attacked by a patient last month.

Kate Hagan Nurses have called for major parties to sign up to a plan to address violence in Victorian hospitals, with minimum security standards and flagging of problem patients among top priorities.

Aged care facilities nurturing superbugs

UnitingCare’s Newpin $7 million social benefit bond, the first in the NSW trial, recently passed its first 12-month hurdle delivering a return of 7.5 per cent for the year to investors.

John Elder Nursing home residents appear to be significant carriers of superbug infections into hospitals, potentially putting other patients at risk.

Life-threatening Chromobacterium violaceum infection explained


Timna Jacks Chromobacterium violaceum is a rare, but potentially life-threatening infection.