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Premier says Airbnb rules may change after teen's death in tower block

Premier says Airbnb rules may change after teen's death in tower block

Daniel Andrews says he is 'open' to tightening short-stay rental laws in the wake of the killing of a 19-year-old woman in a tower dominated by Airbnb lettings.

  • by Clay Lucas

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Unsinkable Jane: Labor deals gives Garrett a safe Spring St spot
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Unsinkable Jane: Labor deals gives Garrett a safe Spring St spot

Former Emergency Services Minister to continue her political career in Victoria’s upper house as party factions edge closer to a deal on seats.

  • by Noel Towell
Josh Frydenberg grants Queen Victoria Market national heritage listing
Local council

Josh Frydenberg grants Queen Victoria Market national heritage listing

An application made by Melbourne City Council has seen Queen Victoria Market added to the national heritage register by Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg.

  • by Clay Lucas
Liberal donor who sold ex-farmland for $55m in court bid for more
Affordable housing

Liberal donor who sold ex-farmland for $55m in court bid for more

Land on Melbourne’s fringe rezoned for housing has seen its Liberal Party donors sell for $55 million. They are now suing VicRoads for another $25 million.

  • by Clay Lucas
Red Roos disappointed after Sudanese basketball tournament cancelled
Immigration

Red Roos disappointed after Sudanese basketball tournament cancelled

This year the South Sudanese Australian National Classic basketball tournament was cancelled - a bitter blow for a community that already feels under siege.

  • by Jewel Topsfield
Far-right mouthpiece Lauren Southern 'hit with hefty police bill'

Far-right mouthpiece Lauren Southern 'hit with hefty police bill'

The Canadian is the second far-right provocateur expected to pay up for extra cops.

  • by Melissa Cunningham
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Labor MP says he was put under pressure to join 'red shirts' rort
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Labor MP says he was put under pressure to join 'red shirts' rort

Adem Somyurek said he was put under pressure to sign up to the party's staff pooling arrangement in 2014, despite his concern it wasn't right.

  • by Adam Carey
Red shirts: Honesty not the best weapon as Labor cops friendly fire
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Red shirts: Honesty not the best weapon as Labor cops friendly fire

There is friendly fire in politics and then there is handing your enemy a whole stockpile of ammunition.

  • by Adam Carey
Transurban drops fees for CityLink, but raises others
Roads

Transurban drops fees for CityLink, but raises others

Transurban might be cutting some fees it charges motorists using CityLink - but its introducing new ones.

  • by Clay Lucas
Police ponder fresh probe into Labor's 2014 election red shirts rort
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Police ponder fresh probe into Labor's 2014 election red shirts rort

There could be a fresh investigation into Victorian Labor’s misuse of public money before the last state election campaign.

  • by Adam Carey
Property speculation on city fringe hits food growers, report finds
Development

Property speculation on city fringe hits food growers, report finds

Property speculation on Melbourne’s fringe is driving up land prices, making food-growing farms increasingly unviable, a Melbourne University report finds

  • by Clay Lucas