Darren Gray More than $60 million will be spent on a range of agricultural research projects over the next five years including to develop better varieties of grain that produce bigger crop yields - and...
Stephen Cauchi A new survey has shown that the number of start-ups in Australia has jumped by 23 per cent in the second quarter of 2014, indicating strong confidence in the small business sector.
Ben Schneiders A former research scientist at Peter MacCallum cancer hospital said he was ‘’amazed’’ to read that controversial unionist Kathy Jackson had struck a secretive $250,000 deal...
Aisha Dow & Craig Butt Drug robberies and burglaries from Victorian pharmacies have hit a five-year high, with criminals posing as customers to 'research' their targets.
Bridie Smith The decision to cut staff at the Parkville laboratory of Australia's peak IT research organisation NICTA will isolate the agency from one of the world's top biomedical precincts, it has been warned.
Tom Arup Environment Editor There is no reliable or consistent evidence wind farms directly cause human health problems, a major draft review by Australia's leading medical research body has found.
Kate Hagan Footy fans are being exposed to more than five minutes of broadcast gambling advertising on average at an AFL match, research shows.
Bridie Smith Victoria's top medical research institutes face a funding crisis, with costs of research ballooning as state government support has flatlined.
Julia Medew Melbourne researchers have developed a blood test that could help prevent stillbirth, a tragedy that affects millions globally every year.
Melissa Fyfe and Tom Arup After a 17-month battle with the Baillieu government, the environment movement has received a key document that underpinned the controversial decision to return cattle to the Alpine National Park.
Adrian Lowe A program researching ways to prevent family violence deaths is at risk of collapse.
Bridie Smith Australian epilepsy specialist awarded top international accolade for women in science.
Nick Toscano Australian building giant Lend Lease is being investigated for safety breaches after a worker plummeted several storeys from the roof of a construction site at the Monash Medical Centre.
Miki Perkins In a small amphitheatre formed by the curve of a low hill, a group of children are playing.
Simon Johanson Dozens more schools, police stations and a hospital will be offloaded by the Napthine government as it builds a cash war-chest for infrastructure spending ahead of this year’s November election.
Henrietta Cook and Bridie Smith Almost two-thirds of Australians support the legalisation of cannabis for medical purposes, according to a new poll which coincides with a renewed push to relax the laws.
Craig Mathieson When to start prep has become a school arms race between anxious parents.
Steve Lillebuen and Julia Medew About a third of the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash, including a world leading HIV researcher, are believed to have been enroute to Melbourne for a major AIDS conference starting...
Andrew Stephens Health promotion campaigns around HIV/AIDS in Victoria have been extraordinarily successful. Colin Batroney has been behind much of it.
Henrietta Cook Henrietta Cook, State political reporter