The build-up was immense, the hope and belief was unfaltering and the result was nothing less than extraordinary. We did it! Nothing can stop us now!
Chris Johnston is a senior writer at The Age writing on anything and everything including sport, music, Australian culture and people, urban and suburban affairs, art and crime. He writes 'The Crate' column in EG every Friday about lost and found music, is a judge on The Australian Music Prize (AMP) and contributes to Good Weekend magazine and The Melbourne Magazine.
A former Jehovah's Witness elder recently convicted of child sex offences is back working with children from a Melbourne parish run by his father-in-law.
It might be Melbourne's busiest corner. Bourke and Spencer Streets near Southern Cross station, a torrent of people to and from the tram stops. High-rises towering overhead.
There were huge swings to the Greens in Batman and Wills but mapping the booths in the electorates tells a remarkable story.
Thousands of party-goers are gearing up for this year's Winter Solstice Festival.
Five politicians are sitting in a row at the front of a function room in Warragul, Gippsland, on a Tuesday night. They each introduce themselves and outline their beliefs before a small crowd of local businesspeople, and take questions. Cheese-and-biscuits and a glass of wine afterwards.
'We are all grieving' says a relative as a crowd of hundreds heads to a soccer pitch in West Heidelberg to remember dead toddler.
Young Melbourne paedophile known as 'Lux' is sentenced for crimes horrified judge described as whole new style of extreme offending.
Bangladeshi pizza-and-kebab shop owner Mirza Al-Amin, on Swanston Street - in the heart of the weekend's Moomba riot zone - is open all night, 24 hours a day. "We never close," he says. "Every weekend, Friday and Saturday, something happen in this block."
Cardinal George Pell will give video evidence to Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse from a conference room at a luxury hotel in Rome.