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Melbourne man made wife a slave, court hears | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Melbourne man made wife a slave, court hears
A woman was forced by her husband to remain in their bedroom unless she was cooking and cleaning, while she survived on little more than bread and pickles, a court hears.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2018
Epic 3.6km butterfly swim, a tribute to hero nurse | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Epic 3.6km butterfly swim, a tribute to hero nurse
'She's up there with Australian soldiers in Gallipoli'. Endurance swimmer pays tribute to nurse Kirsty Boden with a charity butterfly challenge.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2018
Man charged over hit-and-run injuring eight in Melbourne's south-east | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Man charged over hit-and-run injuring eight in Melbourne's south-east
Police charge a man with 41 offences over a hit-and-run which left a woman and seven children injured in Pakenham last week, after reviewing "confronting" dashcam footage of the incident.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2018
Accused Bourke St driver denies theft, assault and drug charges | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Accused Bourke St driver denies theft, assault and drug charges
James Gargasoulas barely spoke during a hearing of charges for alleged offences that occurred before last year's Bourke St rampage that killed six people.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2018
Metal bands go Beyond Black in Ballarat for Beyond Blue | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Metal bands go Beyond Black in Ballarat for Beyond Blue
Fifteen metal bands have raised $3,500 for the mental health organisation Beyond Blue, during a two-night gig in Ballarat.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2018
How heavy metal and head banging can help soothe your soul | Australian Broadcasting Corporation How heavy metal and head banging can help soothe your soul
Despite popular views that heavy metal causes disturbed behaviour, research shows it can actually help mental health.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2018
Caged-egg farmers argue poultry welfare better than intensive free-range | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Caged-egg farmers argue poultry welfare better than intensive free-range
Facing overwhelming opposition to cages, intensive egg farmers say their eggs are cheaper and the hens healthier.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2018
Horses injured taking passengers in Melbourne | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Horses injured taking passengers in Melbourne
Animal rights advocates are again calling for a ban on horse-drawn carriages after two horses are injured while taking passengers in Melbourne's CBD.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2018
Passengers fume as V/Line pays $750 for taxi to replace train and coach | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Passengers fume as V/Line pays $750 for taxi to replace train and coach
V/Line pays $750 to get stranded passengers to Melbourne on taxis after service suffers double breakdown.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2018
Man arrested over hit-and-run injuring eight in Melbourne's south-east | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Man arrested over hit-and-run injuring eight in Melbourne's south-east
Police arrest a man over a hit-and-run which left a woman and seven children injured in Pakenham last week.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2018
What made thousands of Aussies run around in their undies? | Australian Broadcasting Corporation What made thousands of Aussies run around in their undies?
Thousands of people in 17 cities across Australia strip down to their jocks to highlight a lesser-known genetic disorder.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2018
Charity Stella Maris helping foreign seafarers regain their land legs | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Charity Stella Maris helping foreign seafarers regain their land legs
For nearly 100 years, a little-known charity also known as Apostleship of the Sea has been assisting these seafarers in faraway countries.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2018
Flinders St Station's 'do not spit' signs to survive million-dollar makeover | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Flinders St Station's 'do not spit' signs to survive million-dollar makeover
Every day, commuters trudging through Flinders St Station's grimy Elizabeth St pedestrian tunnel are greeted by faded signs with a blunt message: Do Not Spit. But why are they there?
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2018
Melbourne City fulfilling the promise of Australian women's football, not stifling it | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Melbourne City fulfilling the promise of Australian women's football, not stifling it
Melbourne City's runaway success in the W-League may attract jealousy and resentment, but it is providing Australian football with the blueprint to build a stronger audience.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 18, 2018
Fraser Island message in a bottle mystery leads to hunt for author's family | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Fraser Island message in a bottle mystery leads to hunt for author's family
The Howlett family is trying to get to the bottom of an 80-year-old message in a bottle mystery.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 18, 2018
'Conflict of interest' for Victoria Police when investigating corruption: law firm | Australian Broadcasting Corporation 'Conflict of interest' for Victoria Police when investigating corruption: law firm
Victoria Police is often failing to properly investigate allegations of police misconduct or assault, proving the need for an independent investigative body, a law firm tells a parliamentary inquiry.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 18, 2018
Up in smoke: Firefighters find hundreds of cannabis plants | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Up in smoke: Firefighters find hundreds of cannabis plants
Firefighters discover hundreds of cannabis plants growing in a hydroponic set-up after being called to a factory fire in Melbourne's south-east.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 18, 2018
Melbourne City claims historic third W-League title | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Melbourne City claims historic third W-League title
In all three of its seasons Melbourne City has lifted the W-League's most prized silverware, with the latest triumph courtesy of a 2-0 defeat of Sydney FC.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 18, 2018
Jordan De Goey suspended by Collingwood after being caught drink driving | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Jordan De Goey suspended by Collingwood after being caught drink driving
Collingwood suspends midfielder Jordan De Goey from senior selection until he can convince the club his behaviour has "meaningfully changed", after he was caught driving with a blood alcohol reading of 0.095 over the weekend.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 18, 2018
Argue with strangers online? Here's how to do it well | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Argue with strangers online? Here's how to do it well
Before you jump into an online argument, pause and consider these tips from philosophy lecturer Dr Patrick Stokes.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 18, 2018
Victorian Nationals call police over alleged forgery in Morwell branch | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Victorian Nationals call police over alleged forgery in Morwell branch
Police are called on to investigate allegations of forgery in the Victorian Nationals' branch in Morwell, the marginal seat where Russell Northe sits as an independent after he quit the party late last year.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 18, 2018
Art in prison program 'helped me get back to my country' | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Art in prison program 'helped me get back to my country'
Indigenous prison art sold by a program run in Victorian jails called The Torch earned $280,000 for prisoners last year, giving former inmates a chance to make it on the outside.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 17, 2018
Your dog isn't a 'fur baby', it's your property | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Your dog isn't a 'fur baby', it's your property
Dogs may be our best friends, even our surrogate children, but under law they have no more rights than a table and chairs. It's time we rethought the legal status of animals, writes Nick Pendergrast.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 17, 2018
Thousands gather on Melbourne streets for White Night | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Thousands gather on Melbourne streets for White Night
Thousands of people turn out in Melbourne to be thrilled by the spectacular White Night event.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 17, 2018
Melbourne lights up for White Night | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Melbourne lights up for White Night
More than 600,000 people flocked to Melbourne's CBD to see projections light up city landmarks, marvel at massive sculptures and a range of performances.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 17, 2018
Passengers aboard violent cruise offered credits to go again | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Passengers aboard violent cruise offered credits to go again
A Carnival Legend passenger is not thrilled by the cruise line's offer of a 25 per cent discount on another trip, after a South Pacific tour turned sour with violence on board resulting in the ejection of an entire family.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 17, 2018
The winners and losers in Australia's dairy industry as Murray Goulburn sale looms | Australian Broadcasting Corporation The winners and losers in Australia's dairy industry as Murray Goulburn sale looms
With the future of Australia's largest dairy company, Murray Goulburn, set to be sold overseas, local co-operatives are looking to make the best of it.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 17, 2018
The strict training regime of a cute little fox fighter | Australian Broadcasting Corporation The strict training regime of a cute little fox fighter
Warrnambool's famous Maremma penguin protectors have made international headlines and been the subject of a popular family movie, but what does it take to train them? A lot, actually.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 17, 2018
Inside the Joss House Temple, home to fortune and family | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Inside the Joss House Temple, home to fortune and family
The Bendigo Joss House Temple was built to protect Chinese miners, and almost 150 years later is still used as a place of worship.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 17, 2018
Collingwood's Jordan De Goey caught drink driving | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Collingwood's Jordan De Goey caught drink driving
Collingwood midfielder Jordan De Goey is caught drink driving and has his licence suspended after returning a blood alcohol level almost twice the legal limit.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 17, 2018
Our unique seeds are bound for icy Doomsday Vault | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Our unique seeds are bound for icy Doomsday Vault
Australia is about to make its largest deposit into the global seed vault in Norway, as part of the 10th anniversary of the facility dubbed the "Doomsday Vault".
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 17, 2018
Small town, big problem when it comes to finding love | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Small town, big problem when it comes to finding love
A quirky speed dating event helping people in small towns find love attracts contenders from all parts of eastern and southern Australia.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 17, 2018
'Miraculous' tissue donors save lives, but shortage has experts worried | Australian Broadcasting Corporation 'Miraculous' tissue donors save lives, but shortage has experts worried
Skin, bone, heart valves and other life-changing tissue donations are in short supply. Experts hope a new campaign will convince more Australians to register as donors.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 17, 2018
Collectors hit with shock fees to recover goods from auction house | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Collectors hit with shock fees to recover goods from auction house
More than 1,000 collectors are told to pay fees totalling more than $3 million to have their goods returned from failed auction house Mossgreen after a stocktake by administrators.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 16, 2018
Uber not setting regional Victoria alight so far | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Uber not setting regional Victoria alight so far
Uber is well established in metropolitan areas but take-up for the ride-sharing service in regional Victoria has not been so enthusiastic.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 16, 2018
How country pubs are striving to adapt to our changing drinking culture | Australian Broadcasting Corporation How country pubs are striving to adapt to our changing drinking culture
Country pubs are becoming more than local drinking holes as they adapt to a changing alcohol culture.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 16, 2018
Mice breeding in plague proportions | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Mice breeding in plague proportions
Forget breeding like rabbits, it's mice that are breeding in plague proportions and set to cause havoc for farmers.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 16, 2018
Drug trial hopes to stop women with ectopic pregnancies going under the knife | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Drug trial hopes to stop women with ectopic pregnancies going under the knife
A commonly used cancer drug could "revolutionise" the treatment for life-threatening pregnancies where the embryo settles outside the uterus, allowing patients to avoid drastic surgery, researchers say.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 16, 2018
Hunt for driver after eight people hit at Melbourne intersection | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Hunt for driver after eight people hit at Melbourne intersection
Paramedics are assessing eight people, including seven children, who were hit by a car at an intersection in Pakenham, with police looking for the driver who left the scene on foot.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 16, 2018
Man charged with murder over alleged West Melbourne stabbing | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Man charged with murder over alleged West Melbourne stabbing
A 44-year-old man is charged with murder after another man was allegedly fatally stabbed at a crisis accommodation centre in West Melbourne.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 16, 2018
Curse of the corellas — pesky birds bring sport to a standstill | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Curse of the corellas — pesky birds bring sport to a standstill
Locals in the regional Victorian city of Horsham are beside themselves about what to do about mobs of corellas eating their sports grounds. They have even deployed drones in a bid to scare them off.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 16, 2018
Truckie lucky to escape before cabin bursts into flames | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Truckie lucky to escape before cabin bursts into flames
A truck driver is recovering in hospital after his vehicle crashed and burst into flames on Melbourne's West Gate Freeway.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 16, 2018
Truck driver's lucky escape after 'massive impact' fiery crash | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Truck driver's lucky escape after 'massive impact' fiery crash
Quick-thinking passers-by pull a truck driver to safety moments before his cabin burst into flames after a crash in the early hours of the morning on Melbourne's West Gate Freeway.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 16, 2018
Aussie dollar continues to climb | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Aussie dollar continues to climb
Alan Kohler reports the local share market closed flat on Friday despite another solid gain on Wall Street overnight., but the Australian dollar continued to climb.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 16, 2018
Christian Brother left victims 'broken and traumatised', court hears | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Christian Brother left victims 'broken and traumatised', court hears
Prosecutors tell a Melbourne court a former Christian Brother who has twice avoided prison for abusing children should be jailed after he pleaded guilty to more charges.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 16, 2018
Carnival cruise ship passengers describe 'gang-like' violence | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Carnival cruise ship passengers describe 'gang-like' violence
Passengers disembarking from the Carnival Legend cruise ship in Melbourne say they had to lock themselves in their cabins during a number of brawls aboard a 10-day South Pacific cruise.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 16, 2018
Irrigators urge NSW Government not to pull plug on water plan | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Irrigators urge NSW Government not to pull plug on water plan
Moree irrigators want the State Government to reconsider withdrawing from the Murray Darling Basin Plan, warning if the plan collapses it will put agricultural investment and the livelihood of the community in jeopardy.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 16, 2018
Miners are using cow poo to power a dairy farm | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Miners are using cow poo to power a dairy farm
Minerals processing specialists Gekko Systems are turning crap into a precious resource.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 16, 2018
Caramilk chocolate recalled after plastic found in blocks | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Caramilk chocolate recalled after plastic found in blocks
Put down the chocolate — some of Cadbury's limited-edition Caramilk blocks are being recalled after small pieces of plastic were found.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 15, 2018
Election battle looms over Macedon Ranges growth | Australian Broadcasting Corporation Election battle looms over Macedon Ranges growth
The Macedon Ranges is one of Victoria's most picturesque regions and a battle about how best to preserve its rural charm is emerging as a potentially decisive issue ahead of this year's State election.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 15, 2018