Plenty

Call to extend Plenty Road tram line to South Morang station

Adam Carey The mature eucalyptus trees in the wide Plenty Road median strip tell the tale of a tram line long hoped for but never delivered.

A bit of vitamin C gives rise to a career making plenty of dough

Dan Lepard

Daniella Miletic Ms Crane couldn't have known the impact her hot cross buns cooking tips would have.

Plenty to see in sports field

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Adam Cooper Sport is a big part of Australia Day, and while plenty of us will chase a ball at the beach or play cricket in the backyard, many will watch the best to satisfy our sporting fix, either live at the...

Access Ministries revamps training for religious instructors in schools

Dawn Penney.

Benjamin Preiss The main provider of the controversial Christian religious instruction in state schools has revealed plans to shake up training for instructors, with accredited courses offered through a private...

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Men plead guilty over $1.5m cash found in vaults

Steve Butcher Three men have pleaded guilty to charges of possessing the proceeds of crime - a total of $1.5 million in cash - federal police found in five safe deposit boxes at two Melbourne vaults.

Victorian ski resorts revel to the sound of skiing

Falls Creek snowboarding

Melbourne may have brooded under a heavy silvery sky yesterday, but the Victorian alps was another country entirely, with the sun hanging brightly in an empty blue sky -- and underfoot, plenty of...

Macquarie eyeing new Latin American fund

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Planning

Planning Minister seeks to break deadlock in Coles and Woolworths supermarket stoush

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Simon Johanson Minister Matthew Guy has sided with Ascenzo Industries, the developer behind a Coles-anchored project in Mernda, whose $47 million complex was rejected by the Victorian Civil and Administrative...

Community clubs' pokie election campaign condemned as 'blackmail'

Richard Willingham, State Political Correspondent Doctors, the Napthine government and the anti-gambling campaigners have a condemned a political attack from community clubs with poker machines rejecting a tax hike on venues pokies revenue, with one...

New recruits with talent to boot

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Mik Grigg New AFL draft reality show The Recruit has been launched by industry luminaries.

Class action looms as Rolf Harris sentence called 'too lenient'

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, arrives at Southwark Crown Court to be sentenced, in London, Friday, July 4, 2014. Australian-born Harris, 84, was found guilty of 12 counts of indecent assault on four victims aged 19 or under between 1968 and 1986. Harris was sentenced to five years and nine months in prison.  (AP Photo/PA, Dominic Lipinski) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

Nick Miller Rolf Harris’ jail term of five years and nine months for the indecent assault of four girls aged eight to 19 could be increased if Britain’s attorney-general sends the case to the Court...

Budget protest

Families make their voices heard at budget protest

Protesters outside Victoria's parliament house for the Bust the Budget rally on Sunday

Mahesh Sharma Prams, puppies and even Peppa Pig were the flavour of Melbourne's ‘‘Bust the Budget’’ rally at St Kilda Road’s Queen Victoria Gardens, opposite the Arts Centre, on...

Top 10: The noises Melburnians hate the most

Noise pollution

Aisha Dow What do Melburnians loathe even more than the sound of a barking dog?

It's not safe on the streets, stay home, homeless woman warns

Aisha Dow Bianca Priest lives with her partner and friends under the verandah of an old brick power station in Fitzroy Gardens, just a short walk from Victoria’s Parliament House.

Ted Baillieu recording: it's all in the background

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Darren Gray I’m not going to say who was involved, but I’ve had plenty of them with parliamentarians over the years. ‘‘Background’’ discussions that is...

Fan who gave Giants their title now hopes for one in return

Big namer:  Joel Wright with wife Lisa

Neil McMahon At his first AFL match - a Swans game in his native Sydney - Joel Wright set out to support the hometown heroes, but it didn't come naturally.

Eddie McGuire defends Dane Swan over Mick Gatto dinner

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Patrick Hatch Collingwood president Eddie McGuire has defended star player Dane Swan’s attendance at a $200-a-head dinner promoted by Mick Gatto and held at a restaurant owned by the underworld boss’...

Johan Jansen: The hunting game has already begun at Sentosa

Johan Jansen

John Elder At Sentosa, the pith helmet is taken out of Africa and transplanted to Gippsland.

Victorian volunteer firefighters rally for cancer compensation

Steve Lillebuen The Victorian government is resisting calls from volunteer firefighters to push through new cancer compensation laws as hundreds rallied for easier access to workplace injury claims.

Federal government diverts ring road funding to East West Link

Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss

James Massola, Josh Gordon Half a billion dollars previously set aside by the Commonwealth to upgrade the Western Ring Road is being diverted into the Napthine Government's signature East West Link.