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Wangaratta textile maker shreds company, sheds worker entitlements

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Josh Gordon A Wangaratta textile manufacturer has been accused of deliberately entering into a contrived business arrangement to avoid paying the entitlements of 60 sacked workers.

Hungry Jack's founder Jack Cowin told CEO to 'fix' failing Wangaratta franchise

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Adam Cooper Hungry Jack's founder Jack Cowin told his company's chief executive to "fix" the problem of a failing restaurant and conceded the franchisee might seek compensation, a court has heard.

Drunken learner caught four times limit in Wangaratta

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Adrian Lowe Police have been left staggered by a staggering driver who shouldn't have been driving at all.

Stripper Robyn Lindholm threatened to slit throat of murder victim's mother, court told

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Mark Russell  A stripper accused of murdering her former partner had threatened to go to a nursing home to slit his mother’s throat, a court has heard.

Bikies group the Tramps lose appeal bid to keep guns

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Nino Bucci Members of a motorbike club have lost an appeal against the cancellation of their firearms licenses, almost two years after Chief Commissioner Ken Lay’s crackdown on bikies and their associates.

Releasing cows on Hume Freeway 'a deliberate act'

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Blair Thomson Police say someone has been deliberately releasing cattle onto the Hume Freeway in Victoria's north-east, endangering motorists and killing the livestock involved in night-time collisions.

Martie Buckland died doing what he loved

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Caroline Zielinski It is clear that snowboarder Martie Buckland, 33, loved the outdoor life. When Mr Buckland was six, his grandparents would take him for long walks around Marysville, where he would run ahead while...

Drivers urged to take caution on wet, icy roads after two killed in less than 24 hours

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Patrick Hatch Victorian drivers are being urged to take care on wet and icy roads after two people died in separate crashes in the space of 24 hours.

Injuries inflicted by babysitter Mandy Martyn led to Daniel Thomas' death, coroner finds

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Tammy Mills Babysitter Mandy Martyn inflicted the injuries that led to Daniel Thomas' death, while his mother's inaction contributed, a Victorian coroner has found.

Dangerous aunt arrested over baby stunt

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A reckless aunt has been charged with endangering life after she was allegedly spotted carrying a baby while riding a bicycle.

Lay moves to take police from the beat

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Henrietta Cook and Nino Bucci The state's top cop wants to cut the number of police officers on the beat as part of a radical overhaul of Victoria Police.

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Mother wants answers after teenage daughter's armpits were shaved by teacher

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Steve Lillebuen A Victorian mother is demanding answers after her teenage daughter's armpits were shaved by her teacher as part of the school's curriculum.

Seduced by ice: A country town's ordeal

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Tammy Mills There was something weird going on in Wangaratta. You can hardly class one of the fastest growing towns in Victoria as small any more, but it's a place where everyone still knows everyone.

Chief Commissioner Ken Lay to outline his vision for future of Victoria Police

Nino Bucci and Tammy Mills Chief Commissioner Ken Lay will on Tuesday morning release his vision for the future of Victoria Police for the next decade, which includes a radical overhaul for frontline officers and changes to...

High-rise bans in Melbourne's richest suburbs

THE AGE 8/07/09   VCAT has decided to allow development of Camberwell Station.  Pictured let to right is Mary Drost, Vice President Boroondara Residents Action Group BRAG, Cr Jack Wegman, Boroondara Mayor and Jack Roach, President o BRAG at Camberwell Station. Pic by Rebecca Hallas SPECIAL 00000000

Clay Lucas Swaths of Melbourne's richest suburbs have been locked up and high-rise development largely banned, after Planning Minister Matthew Guy approved new residential zones across the city's most expensive...

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Jail for violent ice syndicate members who targeted vulnerable young

A 41-year-old man has been arrested over a $1.2 million of the drug ice.

Tammy Mills The head of a violent, organised ice syndicate that  targeted vulnerable young people was sentenced in the Melbourne County Court on Wednesday.

Man charged after abandoning dead passenger

Eleven officers have been charged with offences in NSW since the beginning of the month.

Deborah Gough A driver has fled leaving behind a dead passenger after a car crash near the northern Victorian alps.

Ian David Thomas, accused of murdering his parents, endured a violent upbringing, court hears

A man accused of killing his parents has this morning shed tears in court as his sister told of violent physical abuse they suffered at the hands of their father.

Youth unemployment reaches crisis point, says Brotherhood of St Laurence

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Aisha Dow and Chloe Booker Australians aged 15 to 24 are struggling to find jobs in the ripples of the global financial crisis.

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