Cyclists caught using their mobile phones will cop an on-the-spot fine from this weekend.
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The levy will apply to all taxi, Uber and other commercial passenger vehicles, with the money to be used for an industry transition fund.
Police have raised their first AMBER Alert on Facebook and are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing girl Milena Malkic.
A sheriff's officer has been attacked with an axe while executing a search warrant in Cranbourne, south-east of Melbourne.
When Isabella was nine-years-old, a traumatic incident in the pool turned the budding swimmer completely off the water. But this year, thanks to Ocean Mind, an organisation helping children experiencing difficulties in their lives, the primary school student went back into the water to surf.
Having a baby had always been Ambika Sivan's dream. But when the Indian immigrant fell pregnant it soon turned into a nightmare.
It's meant to be chilly midwinter but forecasters expect the mild spell to continue for a week.
A driver was on bail when he allegedly went on a late-night rampage through Melbourne's CBD, forcing Swanston Street pedestrians to run for their lives.
"This tragedy has happened that I am old enough to bury a young man."
Child protection workers are exposing vulnerable children to more risk by leaving them with extended in emergency "drop and run" placements, according to a secret report.