Benjamin Preiss, Education Reporter All teachers should gain master's degrees before they are qualified to work in the classroom, the national education union says.
Jewel Topsfield The Victorian government has criticised the quality of teaching degrees, claiming they are not producing teachers that meet schools’ needs.
Craig Butt and Allison Worrall More languages are spoken in Melbourne than there are countries in the world, a cacophony of 251 tongues whose voices stretch to all corners of the city.
Kate Hagan About 150 women have frozen their eggs for non-medical reasons at a Melbourne IVF clinic over the past 15 years but only 15 women have returned to use them, prompting researchers to study their cases...
Clay Lucas A ‘‘stampede’’ of plans for new high-rise and medium-density building projects are being made in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, according to an inner-city council that...
Monash University researchers have discovered three new volcanoes near Hamilton, in the state's south-west, which they say could yet deliver a blast from the past.
Karin Derkley This is a tale of two cities. A Melbourne of proud, heritage streetscapes. And another of streets ''ripe for renewal''.
Adam Carey People will continue to be killed and seriously injured at level crossings at an unacceptably high rate in Victoria unless major design changes are made to make it harder to take risks around trains,...
Henrietta Cook and Richard Willingham Inspired by the success of Indi MP Cathy McGowan but keen to distance themselves from rogue balance-of-power MP Geoff Shaw, a handful of eager independents are eyeing off the November state election.
Josh Gordon, Henrietta Cook In the wake of Frankston MP Geoff Shaw's suspension, and with numbers in the Victorian Parliament deadlocked, Premier Denis Napthine will move to test his authority with an attempt to introduce...
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Nick Toscano, Ben Preiss Several schools in marginal Victorian electorates have reaped millions of dollars in state government handouts despite never asking for money, while other needy schools go begging.
Aisha Dow Melbourne’s suburban edge could expand to Wallan and Bacchus Marsh in the next 40 years, if the city’s middle suburbs were entirely protected from development.
Nick Toscano, Benjamin Preiss NAPLAN is failing to monitor the performance of thousands of year 9s at risk of falling behind with at least one in 10 students skipping school on test day, experts warn.
Richard Willingham, Henrietta Cook Victoria has been whacked with a $20 billion funding shortfall for its schools and hospitals in the federal budget, which Premier Denis Napthine has described as a “severe blow”.
Ben Schneiders and Royce Millar Premier Denis Napthine has failed to disclose to Parliament his financial stake in multiple racehorses, raising questions about possible breaches of MP disclosure laws and contempt of Parliament.
Chris Johnston Although she can walk and talk, according to former cult members, Anne Hamilton-Byrne, Australia's most notorious cult leader, doesn't talk much.
Josh Gordon Don't hold your breath waiting for a byelection in the seat of Frankston if Geoff Shaw is booted from Parliament. Victoria's Electoral Act is clear.
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Adam Carey Passengers face the prospect of several years of severe overcrowding and declining reliability.