Stonnington

City of Stonnington aims to create more open space

Stonnington park from car park

Carolyn Webb The City of Stonnington is flush with nightclubs, shops and socialites. What it doesn't have a lot of, is parks. And so it has set out to acquire some.

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Stonnington Council worker accused of stealing up to $1million

Police sign, police generic

Cameron Houston A former manager at Stonnington Council has been charged with almost 1000 offences.

Mary Wooldridge: driven to serve her state and community

Mary Wooldridge.

Shane Green The two teenage girls have encountered the flying fox, a mandatory test of derring-do at the Outward Bound outdoor education camp.

State minister Mary Wooldridge nearly gave away politics

Mary Wooldridge.

Shane Green Mary Wooldridge considered quitting after losing bruising preselection battle for Kew.

Battle for Kew: Liberal infighting threatens to tear party apart

Mary Wooldridge.

Mark Hawthorne In the world of Liberal Party politics, they were nicknamed the ''Bamboo House Generals'', a cabal of Peter Costello loyalists who would lunch with the federal Treasurer at the upmarket Chinatown...

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Victorian Liberal Party at war over Wooldridge seat

Josh Gordon State Political Editor The Victorian Liberal Party is at war over a replacement seat for cabinet minister Mary Wooldridge, with former premier Ted Baillieu demanding his federal colleagues ''stay out'' of the preselection...

Wooldridge loses Kew preselection in blow for Premier

Richard Willingham Victorian Premier Denis Napthine's election campaign has been dealt an embarrassing blow, with senior minister Mary Wooldridge losing preselection for the state seat of Kew.

Mary Wooldridge defeat triggers Liberal infighting

James Massola and Richard Willingham Federal Liberal MPs fear the bitter Victorian preselection for Kew could cost the party votes.

Meet the man who split the Liberals

Tim Smith.

Farrah Tomazin Tim Smith has never been the type of person to back down just because the odds are against him. As a rower at Scotch College - before he represented Australia in three world championships and two...

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Denis Napthine urges vote for Mary Wooldridge in Kew battle

Mary Wooldridge.

Josh Gordon Premier Denis Napthine has dramatically intervened to promote his favoured candidate in an increasingly hostile preselection battle for the plum Liberal seat of Kew.

Lindsay Fox faces ban on school helicopter landing pad

Chris Vedelago and Cameron Houston Billionaire Lindsay Fox could be banned from using an inner-city state high school oval as a private helicopter landing pad to commute between his Toorak mansion and seaside estate in Portsea.

Victorian Liberals urged to push for more women candidates

Farrah Tomazin The state Liberals are under pressure to impose a strict ban on women being asked inappropriate questions about their children or marital status during preselections, as part of a broader push to...

School students chasing lookalikes on Facebook for IDs

Eddie Morton Cashed-up high school students are tracking down lookalikes on social media and buying their identification cards before sneaking into Melbourne's bars and clubs, police say.

Alarm bells sounded over rickety freeway noise walls

Adam Carey Noise walls along a Monash Freeway off-ramp in Malvern are so deteriorated that sections are at risk of collapse.

Quiet streets to be a no-go zone for towers

Matthew Guy

Marika Dobbin New buildings will be restricted to a maximum of eight metres in Melbourne's quiet residential streets under sweeping new planning reforms, the state government has announced.

Claws out on no-kill scheme

Kathleen is the campaigner for 'Save Darebin Pets'.

Aisha Dow and Isaac Johanson A catfight has erupted between animal lovers over a council's plans to scale back the killing of domestic animals that stray from home, with wildlife workers demanding all stray cats be euthanased.

Man dead after police shooting in Windsor

The scene of the police shooting in Windsor.

Adrian Lowe A man in his 40s is dead after he was shot by a policeman during a roadside intercept in Melbourne's inner south-east.

Yarra ferry plan to float Chapel St

Chapel Street Activity Centre. Corner Commercial and Chapel Street's Prahran.

Rachel Wells A ferry will transport visitors from the CBD to Chapel Street as part of revitalisation plan.

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Council blocks radical Chapel St bike lane plan

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Adam Carey A promise to reduce the high number of bicycle crashes on one of Melbourne's busiest inner-city streets is in limbo after a local council rejected a radical bike lane design proposed by government...

Council fires staff members amid scam allegations

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Judge Jennifer Coate in one of the County Court Rooms today. She's been appointed as Victoria's new Coroner.
PICTURE BY PENNY STEPHENS
13TH DEC 2007

Cameron Houston and Chris Vedelago Stonnington council has sacked a senior employee and several others are under investigation over allegations of widespread corruption that may have cost ratepayers up to a quarter of a million...