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From boat person to Victorian MP: Tien Kieu's incredible journey

From boat person to Victorian MP: Tien Kieu's incredible journey

Tien Kieu's 'miracle' journey into state parliament is also a politically charged one as Australia looks forward to another election fought over boat people.

  • by Adam Carey

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Doyle withdraws injunction on second harassment report
Robert Doyle

Doyle withdraws injunction on second harassment report

the council is now claiming it cannot release its investigation report because of a complaint by the woman to Victoria Police over Mr Doyle's behaviour.

  • by Clay Lucas
Melbourne sprawl: 50,000 housing lots to be released making way for 12 new suburbs
Planning

Melbourne sprawl: 50,000 housing lots to be released making way for 12 new suburbs

Work will begin on turning the large swathes of land into new suburbs within the next four years.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey and Adam Carey
Current Labor MPs escape charges over red shirts scandal
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ALP

Current Labor MPs escape charges over red shirts scandal

Police will not lay any charges against sitting Labor MPs connected with the red shirts scandal.

  • by Benjamin Preiss, Adam Carey, Paul Sakkal and Melissa Cunningham
Failure to boost Melbourne rail capacity 'may hit national economy'
Public transport

Failure to boost Melbourne rail capacity 'may hit national economy'

Infrastructure Australia has called for urgent capacity upgrades to some of Melbourne’s busiest rail lines to avoid a significant hit to the Australian economy.

  • by Adam Carey
Householders can now tap in to Labor's $60m solar hot water scheme
Electricity

Householders can now tap in to Labor's $60m solar hot water scheme

Homeowners will be able to apply for $1000 rebates to install solar hot water systems from next week under a government scheme to slash power bills.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
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Water wars: Neville warns federal Labor against Murray River buybacks
Water

Water wars: Neville warns federal Labor against Murray River buybacks

Water Minister Lisa Neville has urged her federal Labor counterparts not to mess with the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, warning regional communities will suffer.

  • by Adam Carey
Skyrail to be built over notorious Toorak Road bottleneck
Rail

Skyrail to be built over notorious Toorak Road bottleneck

A skyrail up to nine metres high will be built over Toorak Road in Kooyong, next to the Monash Freeway, to replace one of Melbourne's most congested rail crossings.

  • by Paul Sakkal and Benjamin Preiss
Labor's 'sea to summit' hike trail being clearfelled before it's built
Environmental Protection

Labor's 'sea to summit' hike trail being clearfelled before it's built

A promised world-class hiking trail linking Victoria's alpine forests with its wild coast is being logged before the walking route has even been established.

  • by Adam Carey
Victorian Liberal infighting threatens to derail election campaign
Liberal Party

Victorian Liberal infighting threatens to derail election campaign

With the federal election looming, party's Victorian division is once again beset by internal woes as conservatives accuse officials of dysfunction.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Benjamin Preiss
Trucks to be banned from busy bayside road
Roads

Trucks to be banned from busy bayside road

Trucks to be banned along Beach Road between Port Melbourne and Mordialloc.

  • by Staff reporters