The Liberals have pledged $140 million for palliative care to give dying Victorians what they say is a "genuine choice" to stay at home or remain in hospital ahead of the looming conscience vote on euthanasia.
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When Joseph Sieh was born, the Liberian Civil War was at its height, so his mother sent him far from the refugee camp to live with his aunty in Nigeria.
A competitive athlete has died after losing control of his bicycle while taking part in the Victorian Masters Road Championship in south-east of Melbourne on Sunday.
Growing up as a boy in country Victoria, football used to be the masculine mask that transgender woman Emily Rowe could hide behind.
Thousand of fans line up at Federation Square to catch a glimpse of the 'most beautiful woman in the world', Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
It's a fair way from the sea, but hundreds of seagulls have descended on Dandenong, as if in a scene from Hitchcock's horror film The Birds.
Up to seven men have fled with cash, a car and cigarettes.
Skiers have experienced the "best day in Australia" on Sunday after blizzards buried the Victorian Alps deep in snow over the weekend.
Despite the poor conditions, skiers are looking forward to what might be the week of the season.
The search for missing kayaker Junichi Yoshimura has stretched into its fourth day as the keen fisherman's family prepares to arrive from Japan.