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AFL live: Pies and Bombers meet for another Anzac Day blockbuster | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 25, 2018
Collingwood and Essendon meet at the MCG for the now-traditional Anzac Day clash, with both sides looking for their third win of the season. Get scores, stats and streams in our live ScoreCentre.
Detectives investigate shooting death in suburban Melbourne | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
Homicide detectives investigate after a man is found dead in a suburban driveway at Ringwood, in Melbourne's east.
Private data of thousands of Victorian Liberal Party members 'leaked and misused' | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
Officials are accused of leaking private details of thousands of Liberal Party members as part of a battle for internal power ahead of the state council in two weeks.
Darren's NBN service was so bad he went back to his old cable internet | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
The technician switched on Darren Haymes' new NBN service, walked out the door and suddenly his family couldn't get onto the internet for six weeks. After four months of problems, he was put back onto his old Telstra cable internet.
Sydney's 'danger spots' for women mapped with new online tool | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
A new interactive map that allows women and girls to report incidences of harassment is being rolled out across Sydney today in the hope of improving safety across the city.
St Kilda's Dylan Roberton set for series of tests after scary on-field collapse | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
St Kilda officials say Dylan Roberton is likely to miss one to two weeks of football as he undergoes a series of tests following his dramatic collapse during St Kilda's AFL clash with Geelong.
What would Australian rules football look like if the US had a team? | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
In 1943, a journalist and former footballer wrote up the rules for a hybrid code called Austus. It blended Australian rules football and gridiron, and a game played between Australians and US soldiers was captured on film.
The legacy of Australia's WWI nurses lives on | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
As many Australians commemorate the diggers who served in WWI, other families remember the legacy of the nurses.
A tale of three cities: Populations soar in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
Melbourne boasts the fastest growing suburb in the country and the city's population is now just 200,000 below that of Sydney's, which itself saw a record an annual increase of more than 100,000 people.
Financial planner who failed two audits wasn't disciplined | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
ANZ's Kieran Forde couldn't explain to senior counsel Rowena Orr why a dodgy financial adviser at the bank's Millenium3 financial planning service wasn't disciplined despite failing two audits.
The mind-bending work of MC Escher heads to Australia this summer | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
It's the first major Australian survey of the Dutch graphic artist who inspired everyone from mathematicians to Mick Jagger in his heyday.
Man pleads guilty to murdering wife after she threatened to leave | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
A man pleads guilty to shooting his wife because she did not want to go travelling with him, and she had threatened to leave him and take everything.
Pokies 'pick' revealed amid new tampering claims at Melbourne's Crown | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
A patron produces a Crown Casino-branded plastic "pick", which she alleges was used to illegally jam poker machine buttons in place in the Melbourne casino. It follows allegations from former staff of pokie tampering.
The surprise packets of the AFL — West Coast and the Kangaroos | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
Making sense of the AFL after five weeks is a difficult task, but Andrew McGarry identifies the reasons behind the success of the two biggest surprises of 2018 so far — the Eagles and Kangaroos.
Thomas banned for three games over bump on Selwood | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
Port Adelaide's Lindsay Thomas is handed a three-match ban for rough contact with Geelong's Scott Selwood, which left the Cats midfielder concussed and unable to play the rest of the game.
An unmarked grave gives up its silence after 88 years | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
For almost a century a grave lay unidentified in red Mallee soil and dirt, an Indigenous soldier unrecognised for gallant acts that saved a Victorian battalion during the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux.
Is your cafe's public holiday surcharge actually going to the staff? | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
It's becoming a common sight in Melbourne's cafes — that little note next to the till, or at the bottom of the menu, advising customers of a public holiday surcharge. But some hospitality workers say this charge, which is supposed to fund penalty rates for staff, is often going straight into emplo...
How a living piece of Anzac history made it from the Gallipoli battlefield to Melbourne | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
One of the last "direct descendants" of the Lone Pine tree, which has come to symbolise one of the fiercest hand-to-hand combat battles of World War I, is thriving in a quiet Melbourne parks thanks to a canny soldier and watchful green thumb.
No conclusions in Robert Doyle sexual harassment investigation | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
An investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Robert Doyle has not reached any final conclusions because the former Melbourne lord mayor is too ill to respond.
'Like a good wine': Your views on whether marriage gets better after 20 years | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
Here's your views on whether the happiest period for couples is after they hit the 20-year milestone, as suggested by new US research.
Town commemorates special connection to Villers-Bretonneux | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
The small Victorian town of Robinvale marks its relationship with a decorated solider, and Villers-Bretonneux, with a new war memorial park.
'Lowest of the low': Drug addict jailed after accomplice murders Victorian war veteran | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
Kenneth Handford was tied up, stabbed 13 times and left to die, after Adam Williamson broke into his home and encouraged an accomplice to attack him. Williamson now faces 27 years in jail.
Deputy headmaster returns to Trinity Grammar | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
The deputy headmaster of Melbourne's Trinity Grammar, who was sacked for cutting a student's hair on school photo day, has apologised for the "disruption" after an emotional return to his job.
Fears strawberry glasshouse six times the size of the MCG could saturate market | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
Strawberry growers say plans for Australia's largest hydroponic strawberry glasshouse, planned for Victoria, will oversaturate an already crowded market.
Why has this autumn felt more like summer? | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
An unusually hot March and April have broken temperature records across Australia. Are heatwaves like this becoming more frequent? Why?
Psychiatrist shortage of one in 100,000 regionally denies clients vital help, experts say | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 24, 2018
Victoria's chair of the national psychiatrists college says people in regional areas may feel their rights are not being met because of limited availability of experts.
Victoria is building a dozen new schools as student numbers explode | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 23, 2018
The Andrews Government will build a dozen new schools as part of a $353 million package aimed at catering to an explosion in student numbers in Victoria's growth areas.
Menindee locals hoping to fire up town's water-bound economy | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 23, 2018
Caught in the tug of war that is water policy on the Darling River, the town of Menindee faces an existential threat.
Anger as Snapchat video shows teens' raid on Anzac memorial | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 23, 2018
A group of young people film themselves stealing wreaths and flowers that had been placed by schoolchildren at an Anzac memorial in Melbourne's east.
Melbourne cafe accused of cancelling shifts after workers requested award rates | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 23, 2018
Former staff at a Melbourne cafe say they were underpaid by at least $5 an hour, and when they tried to discuss it with the owners their shifts were cancelled. An owner says he had checked Google for standard rates and did not realise he was underpaying workers.
15yo girl faces court over Melbourne hit-and-run that killed couple | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 23, 2018
A 15-year-old girl is remanded in custody after facing court charged over a hit-and-run that killed a married couple in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.
Experts sound alarm on flesh-eating ulcer 'epidemic' | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 23, 2018
Not enough is being done about a "serious epidemic" of gruesome flesh-eating ulcers that have affected hundreds of people in parts of regional Victoria, health experts warn.
How mosquitoes without mojo could help stop disease | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 23, 2018
Australian scientists release sterile mosquitoes in a bid to help stop the spread of dengue fever and zika virus. They hope to be the first in the world to eradicate the disease-carrying mosquitoes from an urban area.
Outspoken firefighters' union boss challenged for top job | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 23, 2018
Unionist Peter Marshall, who led Victoria's firefighters into political warfare with the Premier, is facing a threat to his position from a rival who has signalled his support for Daniel Andrews.
The AFL's Anzac Day clash is a great tradition, but share it around to make it better | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 23, 2018
The AFL's Anzac Day match is one of the game's special occasions, but giving every club the chance to play on April 25 and making it a standalone commemoration would enhance the tradition, writes Richard Hinds.
Burton-Higgins clash revives AFL bump debate | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 23, 2018
Opinion is divided over whether Hawthorn defender Ryan Burton should have been charged for the bump that concussed North Melbourne's Shaun Higgins.
The football program kicking goals for young migrants in Melbourne | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 22, 2018
Hundreds of boys and girls from migrant backgrounds are packing out fields across Melbourne, using football training sessions to help build friendships and social skills.
Will robots and fine dining be part of your future coffee hit? | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 22, 2018
Australia's top male and female baristas say the way we're consuming coffee is about to change with robots and fine dining likely for the future.
Data reveals once-cheap Melbourne suburbs no longer affordable | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 22, 2018
New analysis reveals there are fewer affordable one and two-bedroom homes in Melbourne than there were 10 years ago, despite the city's apartment construction boom.
Man found guilty decades after first being accused of teen's murder | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 22, 2018
A jury finds Karl Michael Hague guilty of the stabbing murder of teenager Ricky Balcombe in a busy Geelong shopping centre 23 years ago in an attack labelled vicious and and aggressive.
Nationals hail success of community vote to preselect Shepparton candidate | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 22, 2018
After losing the seat of Shepparton to an independent at the last state poll, Nationals candidate Peter Schwarz tops a community vote to stand as the party's candidate to try to win back the seat it previously held for 47 years.
Historic artworks reimagined to make amends for the past | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 22, 2018
A new art exhibition in Bendigo joins a growing movement to change the narrative of the past to be less focused on Europe.
One in five Aussie children are regularly missing meals, report finds | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 22, 2018
One in five Australian children has gone hungry in the past 12 months, with some going the whole day without eating, and others even resorting to chewing on paper to feel full, a report finds.
Girl on Nauru allowed transfer to Australia after self-harm attempts | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 22, 2018
A girl held on Nauru, who has made three attempts at self-harm and is under 24-hour surveillance, wins the right to be taken to Australia for medical treatment after the Federal Government agrees to fly her out minutes before an urgent court hearing.
Why 'transition' is the coal industry's hardest word | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 22, 2018
A proposal for a new coal tax this week was the latest idea in the debate about whether the coal industry needs to transition. But what is a coal transition and why is it so bitterly contested?
Spending a year as one of the only humans on a sub-Antarctic island | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 22, 2018
If someone offered you the chance to spend a year on an isolated, windy island alongside millions of penguins and seabirds would you take it?
Inviting customers to subscribe to the risks and rewards of farming | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 22, 2018
Central Victorian farmers Will Bennett and Emma Horsburgh are new farmers using Community Supported Agriculture.
Victor Nagbe, refugee and Muay Thai fighter, set to take on world's best | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 22, 2018
After a troubled youth finding asylum in Australia, Victor Nagbe is preparing to take on one of the world's best Muay Thai fighters.
Farmers skirt supermarkets by selling shares to customers | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 22, 2018
Australian farmers are pioneering a new model of agriculture that allows customers to buy shares in farm produce, taking part in the risk and reward.
RBA raises concerns about household debt levels | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | April 22, 2018
The Reserve Bank said Friday it was concerned about the amount of mortgages that will convert from interest only to principle and interest over the next few years. Meanwhile, as Alan Kohler reports, Seven West Media shares soared after it won the rights to broadcast the cricket.