A Yarra Valley farm is helping troubled and and at-risk young people from Melbourne's suburbs to regain direction in their lives.
Tony Wright is the National Affairs Editor of The Age. He has been based in the Canberra Press Gallery for 20 years, working for The Canberra Times, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Bulletin before joining The Age in 2007. He has written two plays and two best-selling books, was named Magazine Feature Writer of the Year twice, has won several UN Media Peace Prizes and has been a Walkley Awards finalist five times.
The security of public areas is under scrutiny in the wake of the Bastille Day attack.
There has barely been such a shock to the Dreaming landscape of Harman's Valley in south-west Victoria since nearby Mount Napier erupted 36,000 years ago, spewing a stream of molten lava 27 kilometres to the south-west.
A young Victorian lieutenant's memoir details the origins of the strong bond between Crete and Australia.
Deakin's vice-chancellor, Professor Jane den Hollander✓, has made it plain over the past month the university wants to get out of Warrnambool, or at least significantly dilute its involvement in this far-flung place.
We are not always sold on stories that end with "happily ever after", but we do like ones with intriguing endings – like this one.
He looks a bit like a teacher - the grey hair is cropped neatly, he wears a clipped beard and he peers through a pair of black-rimmed spectacles - but as lost as if he'd been sent to the wrong school on the wrong planet.
In the dead of night, security guards stormed the Alcoa ship in Portland Bay and forced the Australian crew off.
A cruise ship with more than 2000 tourists aboard has docked in the small harbour city of Portland in south-west Victoria, as one of the more curious and protracted industrial disputes in recent Australian history evolved into a waltz of the sea lanes.
Alcoa's unwanted ship, the MV Portland, remains without course, its crew unwilling to sail it, and its home port making it clear it is not welcome to stay.