And that's all we've got time for today. Hope you got to where you were travelling safely. Have a great Monday and we'll see you tomorrow.
If you're at work looking to procrastinate sometime today, check out our brilliant classical music interactive quiz HERE.
There's a small chance of showers later this morning, but we're headed for a mostly warm day with a top of 22 degrees.
An update on the chemical spill on Geelong Road in Brooklyn. Just one lane inbound is now closed near Mcdonald Road. Emergency services remain on site.
Cadel Evans has lost time at the Giro d'Italia with Italy's Rigoberto Uran the overall leader after the 15th stage. FULL STORY.
Cadel Evans keeps a close eye on race leader Rigoberto Uran during stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia. Photo: AP
In finance news today... local stocks are poised to open flat even though the S&P 500 closed at a record high ahead of the weekend. The Aussie dollar is at 92.35 US cents, 94.20 Japanese yen, 67.78 Euro cents and 54.88 British pence. FULL DETAILS.
Fancy a dance with your fellow Melburnians? Free Zumba classes in the Atrium at Fed Square are on each Monday and Wednesday at 6pm until mid-June. FULL DETAILS.
Australia's world number 1 golfer Adam Scott has just won the $6.92 million US PGA Colonial tournament... Not bad for a few days at work.
A man has suffered horrific burns to his face and legs during an attempt to burn trees hanging over his house in Melbourne’s east, Caroline Zielinski reports. Emergency services were called to a house in Thornhill Drive, Forest Hill, about 5pm on Sunday, and found a man in his 40s severely burnt. The man was taken to The Alfred in a critical condition.
An aerial view of a small, but growing protest in Kew where motorcyclists have gathered to voice their disagreement with mandatory high vis vests and boots.
Some disturbing news, if it turns out to be true. A caller from Morwell to 3AW's Rumour File said "Revive the Town" $100 gift vouchers were given out last week, leading to mailbox robberies across the town. The woman said the vouchers are being sold for cash.
The left lane of High Street Road westbound near Fernhill St in Glen Waverley has been shut due to a burst water main.
Lanes closed inbound on Geelong Road near McDonald Road in Brooklyn because of a chemical spill. Check out Vicroads' site below for updated details.
The Matildas have gone down 1-0 to Japan in the Asian Cup final in Vietnam. The defending champions created most of the game's chances in the second half but couldn't find that killer final touch. FULL STORY.
Emily Van-Egmond of Australia evades challenge by Kamionobe Megumi and Nakajima Emi of Japan during the AFC Women's Asian Cup Final match. Photo: Stanley Chou
Delays of around 10 minutes on the Belgrave and Lilydale Lines due to a signal fault near East Camberwell.
In more protest news this morning, some tram drivers are planning to rally outside the Yarra Trams headquarters over job losses and safety fears, Adam Carey reports.
The Union says the "unwarranted" sacking include a rookie driver who lost his job for taking a wrong turn and failing to notify the operations centre, and another veteran driver who was sacked after she raised her middle finger at a manager during a dispute over bottled water on a very hot day. FULL STORY.
Video artist Matthew Berka's piece 'Karkarook' will be shown for the second of two nights tonight in the city. The video artwork promises to "challenge ideas about nature and authenticity". Attendance to the 9pm screening is free. FULL DETAILS.
Bikers are slowly gathering for a protest at Vicroads in Kew this morning. Speakers to start at 8am and apparently motorcyclists like to arrive bang on time.
Today Senate Estimates will look at areas including the environment, Parliament, Prime Minister and Cabinet, Attorney-General, immigration and border protection and infrastructure and regional development. Check out Fairfax's blog The Pulse for all the action from Parliament.
A former NSW detective has been charged with the murder of missing Sydney University student Jamie Gao early this morning, Nick Ralston reports. FULL STORY.
Motorcyclists have started assembling outside the VicRoads office in Denmark St, Kew. The riders are there to protest proposed laws that will require some of them to wear high-vis vests and motorcycle boots.
In case you missed it yesterday, US political activist Michael Moore posted the following status on Facebook in relation to last Friday's shooting in California, and the gun control debate that has already ensued.
Just repeating an earlier post... a pizza delivery teenager was "beaten with a pole, punched and kicked" in Flemington last night by a group of men. He brought pizzas to a house on Victoria Street that hadn't ordered them. Upon leaving, three men approached him, took the pizzas and beat him up. Police want anyone who may have information to come forward.
Here's a shot of that accident on Eastlink inbound. The two right-hand lanes are blocked before Springvale Road.
2 right lanes blocked inbound on Eastlink before Springvale Road. Delays back thru Melba Tunnel to Maroonday Hwy. pic.twitter.com/I99eO78HIE— Gettraffic VIC (@GettrafficVIC) May 25, 2014
We've heard of three cyclist incidents around the city this morning already. In our paper today, Adam Carey reports that Australian roundabouts are some of the most dangerous in the world for riders, with one in ten cyclist incidents occurring at them in Victoria. FULL STORY.
The Beach St. Port Melbourne roundabout is among the worst roundabouts for cyclists in Melbourne. Photo: Michael Clayton-Jones
'Revelations' - a sculptural show from the RMIT University Art Collection - opened last Friday in the RMIT Gallery on Swanston St. Works include those of: Ah Xian, Lisa Roet, Sam Jinks, Clement Meadmore, Inge King and Bill Fontana. The gallery is open Monday to Saturday 11-5 until mid-July.
We've just heard reports of a collision on Eastlink city-bound. The two right lanes are blocked before Springvale Road and delays are back into Melba Tunnel.
MFB crews are currently responding to a building fire in Reservoir. Here at The Age Office on Collins Street we just saw a fire truck race down Collins Street toward Docklands with lights and sirens blaring. We'll keep you updated as we know more.
Hipsters beware - the right lane of Nicholson St in Carlton North is closed between Bik Lane and Scotchmere Street for sewer works, and the speed limit is down to 40kph. Traffic already piling up there by the look of things.
An unlucky break for a couple of men in Richmond this morning after a routine traffic stop led to the discovery of wads of cash in the glove box.
Cops stopped a Ford Falcon on Hoddle St at 4.30am this morning and did a quick search of the car - only to turn up a large screen TV in the back seat plus "a significant amount of cash in $50 notes" stashed in the glove box.
The two men, aged in their 30s, were arrested at the scene.
On news sites around the world today… The LA Times writes that a former roommate of the 22-year-old who killed six in a shooting rampage last Friday, remembers him as a "great guy" who was "always there" for him. The New York Times reports Barack Obama has made a surprise trip to Afghanistan, his first since 2012. Germany's de Spiegel speaks to three experts on the possible future for the situation in Ukraine. And China Daily reports that rainstorms in the south of the country have seen at least 22 killed and several missing. The storms caused the collapse of more than 1100 houses in three cities.
Murder suspect Elliot Rodger left behind a "manifesto" and a serious of videos on social media. Photo: AFP
There's no rest for the winking. Parliament resumes this week and it's still all about the budget, with Senate estimates examining all areas and the Abbott government facing Senate opposition to key measures. FULL STORY.
There's been an accident on the Princes Highway city-bound, just after Blackburn Road.
Accident in Clayton, citybound on The Princes Hwy just after Blackburn Road. 2 left lanes blocked. Delays. pic.twitter.com/fOWVGZatVc— Gettraffic VIC (@GettrafficVIC) May 25, 2014
A few more train services around if you're coming from the south-west after driver training was cancelled on the Werribee line. The 7.05 from Werribee to Flinders St will run today.
The 2014 Australian Gymnastics Championships are on this week in Hisense Arena. Buy a ticket to go along and watch some of country's best gymnasts flip, vault and leap it out for the title of Australian National Champion. FULL DETAILS.
Michael Mercieca of Queensland performs on the Pommel Horse during the Australian National Gymnastics Championships at Hisense Arena. Photo: Quinn Rooney
Still dark well past 6am... here is Melbourne in autumn from above.
Derryn Hinch will finish a 180-kilometre walk today when he arrives at State Parliament just after midday. The former broadcaster started the 'Jail to Justice' campaign in the hopes of creating a public sex offenders register in Victoria.
There's been an accident in St Kilda East on Hotham Street just south of Alma Road. Take care if you're in the area.
A young pizza delivery man was "beaten with a pole, punched and kicked" last night in Flemington.
The 19-year-old was delivering pizza to a house in Victoria St around 10.30pm last night. When he arrived the residents told him they hadn't ordered any pizza.
As he was leaving to return to work he was confronted by three men who stole his tasty cargo before assaulting him.
The CFA are currently attending a structural fire in Diggers Rest, about 35km north west of Melbourne. "Residents of Diggers Rest will smell smoke and see flames," say the CFA, but there's no threat to the local community.
The CFA are attending a fire in Diggers Rest this morning.
Fog clearing today in Melbourne with a sunny top of 22 degrees later this afternoon. Enjoy it while you can, we've got showers on the way on Tuesday.