Point Cook

Man charged after police pursuit in Hoppers Crossing and Point Cook

A man is facing several charges after taking police on a wild chase through Melbourne's west, including twice driving on the wrong side of a major freeway.

Wyndham council's race to the CBD shows cyclists are on a winner

Joe Patamisi.

Aisha Dow It is quicker to charter a boat from Melbourne's western suburbs to the CBD than it is to hop in your car and attempt to brave the crush of the West Gate Freeway.

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State MP Bernie Finn says there is no acceptable reason for abortion

Bernie Finn

Josh Gordon and Henrietta Cook Premier Denis Napthine has distanced himself from controversial comments made by upper house MP Bernie Finn who claimed women who are raped should not have abortions.

Old warriors swing low for aviation history

C130 Hercules fly over Melbourne to promote the Point Cook Airshow on March 1st.

Denham Sadler Twin Hercules aircraft flew low over Melbourne yesterday in a preview for the upcoming Centenary of Military Aviation Air Show at Point Cook.

Cutting migration ridiculous: Guy

Jason Dowling Debate about overseas migration and population growth is ridiculous because Victoria has embraced faster growth in the past, Planning Minister Matthew Guy said.

Ambulance Victoria fears over children locked in hot cars


Lara O'Toole More than 1100 children were locked in cars in the past 12 months, with Ambulance Victoria revealing most of them were newborns and toddlers.

Jail term for Sarah Cafferkey's killer of 'unprecedented magnitude'

Steven Hunter and Sarah Cafferkey.

Mark Russell The life sentence with no parole handed down to the man who murdered Sarah Cafferkey and dumped her body in a wheelie bin was of "unprecedented magnitude" in Victoria, a court has heard.

Steven James Hunter never to be released for the murder of Sarah Cafferkey following appeal dismissal

Mark Russell The man who murdered Sarah Cafferkey and dumped her body in a wheelie bin will die in jail after the state's highest court ruled in a majority decision he should never be released.

Man dies following boating incident

Chris Hingston Man dies after swimming to shore when boat he was on began to sink.

Vast western housing site reaps state $100m

Land in Werribee.

Jason Dowling One of the biggest state government land sales in the past decade was decided in just a week.

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Sarah Cafferkey's tragic last hours

Steven Hunter and Sarah Cafferkey.

Mark Russell Steven James Hunter was a convicted murderer with a raging drug habit who was on parole for kidnapping a man and holding him hostage to extort money when he met Sarah Cafferkey.

Sarah Cafferkey's killer never to be released

Sarah Cafferkey.

Mark Russell Steven James Hunter will die behind bars after being sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for the murder of Victorian woman Sarah Cafferkey.

Outer suburbs stretched to breaking point

Generic houses.

Aisha Dow Severe growing pains in Melbourne's fringe suburbs have led to calls for council population targets and for an independent body to manage infrastructure planning in the city's growth areas.

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Head of failed Viking Group Steve Iliopoulos granted bail

Scales of justice.

Adam Cooper The head of the collapsed Viking Group has been successful on his third attempt to be granted bail on fraud charges.

Sarah Cafferkey killer appeals life sentence

Sarah Cafferkey.

Nino Bucci Double murderer Steven James Hunter has lodged an appeal against his sentence of life without parole for the murder of Sarah Cafferkey in 2012.

Father and son in court on ice importation charges

Generic ice and drugs

Steve Butcher A Victorian father and son have been arrested in Melbourne and charged with importing more than 200 kilograms of "ice" through Brisbane.

Three men charged over ice seizure


Caroline Zielinski A father and son have been charged with importing more than 200 kilograms of the drug ice in a trailer truck's tyres.

Good Samaritan makes up for stolen Cafferkey funds

Sarah Cafferkey.

Stephen Cauchi The theft of donations for murdered Bacchus Marsh woman Sarah Cafferkey has had a happy ending.

Train timetable to miss some buses

William's Landing

Deborah Gough New buses to Williams Landing train station won't help, say public transport advocates.

Convicted killer admits murder of young woman

Sarah Cafferkey.

A man has pleaded guilty to the murder of 22-year-old Victorian woman Sarah Cafferkey.