Armed thief steals cash from Chapel Street, Windsor, shop

Caroline Zielinski A bandit who walked into a convenience store in Melbourne's south-east armed with a tomahawk and a syringe filled with red liquid has run off with a bag of cash.

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.

VCAT rejects bid to stop Windsor rebuild

The planning tribunal has quashed the Victorian government's efforts to stop the $285 million redevelopment of Melbourne's historic Hotel Windsor.

Windsor looms as election spoiler

Windsor Hotel

Paul Austin The Windsor Hotel redevelopment affair could blow up before a state election, with MPs contemplating the arrest of government advisers for contempt of Parliament.

Meeting notes on Hotel Windsor plans withheld

Jason Dowling Notes taken in a meeting between Planning Minister Justin Madden and the developer behind the Hotel Windsor redevelopment are being withheld by the government.

Melbourne a magnet for interstate migrants

Gwen O'Toole Megan Luscombe

Neil McMahon Like many a tough life decision, this one involved drawing up a list of pros and cons, with the merits and flaws of Australia's two biggest cities on the table.


Take note: this chemist disapproves of contraceptives

The pill

Henrietta Cook Some chemists are refusing to stock the morning-after pill, with one pharmacy coming under fire for asking customers to go elsewhere if they want to use the oral contraceptive pill for birth control.

Road consulting process 'a sham'

Hoddle Street overpass looking east showing the new East West Link stage one.

Josh Gordon Construction companies bidding to build the east-west link will be forced to submit their final plans for the $6 billion to $8 billion project months before the government finishes consulting with...

Integrity body yet to prove its worth

Stephen O'Bryan

Farrah Tomazin Nine months after the IBAC opened for business, what has happened?

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News Corp bias against Kevin Rudd showed up in independent study, diary reveals

Kevin Rudd

Mark Kenny EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Rudd's repeated claims of systematic anti-Labor bias in his treatment by News Corporation newspapers ahead of the September election were fuelled by an independent assessment of...

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Strip-club and nightclub ties to Geelong mayor, Darryn Lyons

Darryn Lyons

Aisha Dow, Chris Vedelago and Nick Toscano The shine had barely left Darryn Lyons after his crowning as Geelong mayor on Monday before questions emerged about the former paparazzi boss's connection with strip-club identities and troubled...

Taxi driver attacked and robbed


Rania Spooner Police are hunting a man who attacked and robbed a Melbourne taxi driver before putting his fist through the cab's windscreen.

Historic Celtic Club sells site for $12m

Seamus Moloughney, president of the mixed-gender Celtic Club.

Marc Pallisco Australia's first Irish club has secured its future thanks to some quick-thinking real estate strategy and a once-in-a-lifetime planning minister.

Modest mobster who kept the peace

John Silvester Graham Allan Kinniburgh was a modest man. Although considered the most influential gangster in Victoria by some, he was always shy about acknowledging his achievements.

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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Ironies abound in the battle for Indi

Sophie Mirrabella

John Elder The beginning of the end for Sophie Mirabella came last December at a meeting in Wangaratta.

Lost amid affluence, students find a way back

Christinaray Weetra

Benjamin Preiss Angela Stathopoulos works in Melbourne's most affluent suburbs, but every day she deals with breathtaking disadvantage.

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Burglar stole urn with baby's ashes

Shaun Joyce

Steve Butcher IMAGINE - or maybe you can't - an urn with the ashes of a four-month-old girl stolen during a burglary being discarded in a laneway bin and then dumped and lost forever at a rubbish tip.

To the manor drawn

Susan Johnson and her family are off to live in Quex Park.

John Elder Ever fancied living in a British country house and museum surrounded by stuffed animals and tourists? That's exactly what this Prahran family is about to do.

Parliament says sorry for 'disgraceful' forced adoptions


Henrietta Cook The Victorian parliament has apologised to people harmed by "disgraceful, ill-conceived" past adoption practices that forcibly removed tens of thousands of babies from their mothers.