Chris Johnston Dance studio director Jemma Nicoll says she has seen girls as young as eight years old perform 'naughty schoolgirl' routines in competition.
Chris Johnston The day after the AFL grand final in 2012, and just a few days after Jill Meagher's body had been found, 30,000 people marched through Brunswick in an unprecedented public rally.
How Adrian Bayley was transformed from cocky and arrogant to a whimpering, emasculated shell of a man
Chris Johnston Adrian Bayley's police interview in which he admitted repeatedly raping then strangling Jill Meagher with his hands three Septembers ago showed him to be above all one thing: pitiful.
Chris Johnston The lines and contours of artist Kes Acorn's work are seemingly too minute to be done by hand, yet they are.
Chris Johnston First came fire, now rain. Up in the northeast of the state, and in other fire-stricken districts, both can be bad news.
Chris Johnston Their 'home' is stark and unfriendly. It smells like a urinal with only a tarp for cover. Sharky and Bianca had a pet dog for a companion, Boof, but they sold him on Thursday.
Chris Johnston On a five kilometre stretch of Victoria Road, behind Lilydale in the Yarra Valley, are three golf courses.
Chris Johnston To tape or not to tape? When to tape, and how to
Chris Johnston Once the domain of private detectives, dictaphones and recording devices are now much more widespread.
Chris Johnston A Bendigo businesswoman behind a vehement anti-mosque Facebook page has lost a tribunal bid to stay anonymous.
Chris Johnston A far-right, anti-Islam lobby group in Queensland has given up to $10,000 to opponents of the Bendigo mosque to help their campaign.
Chris Johnston The sinister black balloons started appearing in Bendigo in May. Then 10 days ago, a cluster of them were tied to the home and business of a local councillor who supports the building of a...
Chris Johnston Although she can walk and talk, according to former cult members, Anne Hamilton-Byrne, Australia's most notorious cult leader, doesn't talk much.
Chris Johnston It's a never-ending road for Michael Oates, helping the mentally ill.
Chris Johnston The edgy artist Hazel Dooney says that although lord mayor Robert Doyle, who commissioned her to paint a laneway wall, was ''completely trusting'', some behind the scenes at the City of Melbourne...
Chris Johnston 'Frankly,' said celebrant Nigel Davies in a quiet moment before Thursday's public memorial for celebrity criminal Mark 'Chopper' Read, 'we don't know what we are going to get. Anything could happen.
Chris Johnston A surprisingly diverse and strongly devoted group of about 70 friends and acquaintances and fans and admirers paid their respects.
Chris Johnston They have no churches or headquarters, no written policies or doctrines. But this secretive Victorian-based religious sect is again in the spotlight for sexually abusing its own child members.
Chris Johnston Dave Jacka's mantra: "You are only limited by what you think you can do".
Chris Johnston Yet as the area's road toll rises, so too does the political feuding over road funding.