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Documents show hospital failed to keep staff safe from violent attacks | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 16, 2018
The biggest hospital in eastern Victoria is sanctioned by the workplace regulator after a stabbing in its mental health wing in June
Female representation in Victoria's Parliament boosted as country voters swing behind women | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 16, 2018
More than half of Victoria's regional electorates are now held by women, as independent female MPs help to tip the gender balance following the November state election.
Woman found dead at 'dangerous' Melbourne public housing block | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 16, 2018
Four men are interviewed by police and a knife is retrieved from a residential garden after a woman is found dead at a South Melbourne public housing block.
'Imagine if people got killed': Community anger over suspicious Victorian grassfire | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Authorities suspect a grassfire which threatened homes on Melbourne's south-western fringe on Friday — in one of Victoria's first major bushfire incidents this summer — was deliberately lit.
Police spent $4.5m in bid to keep gangland lawyer scandal secret | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Victoria Police says it spent $4.52 million on a legal fight to keep the use of a criminal defence barrister as an informer during Melbourne's gangland war a secret due to fears she and her family "would be murdered".
Small Victorian dairy farming town a fertile ground for AFL talent | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
A short drive from the Twelve Apostles lies a town of just 1,800 people and a gold mine for AFL talent.
Frida Kahlo's photo albums salvaged from abandoned bathroom | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
They are images that shed new light on the private life of the world's most famous female artist. But hundreds of photographs belonging to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, on show at the Bendigo Art Gallery from this week, almost never saw the light of day.
'Tenacious' tiny bird breeding itself from SA extinction | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
A tiny bird species wiped out by bushfires in South Australia is surprising ecologists by how quickly they're breeding after being reintroduced from interstate.
Gav wanted to 'go places', so he enrolled in a finishing school in 1987. So where did he end up? | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Men's finishing schools were a thing in 1987, and Melbourne plumber Gavin Pearce hoped they could help him emulate the success of his idols Paul Hogan and Pat Cash. Now, we're trying to discover just how it all panned out.
Firefighters bring blaze on Melbourne's fringe under control | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Emergency services bring a fire south-west of Melbourne under control as authorities urge Victorians to prepare for what's predicted to be the state's worst bushfire season in a decade.
Melbourne soccer player detained in Thailand 'faces torture' in Bahrain | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Rights groups urge Thai authorities not to deport a Bahraini professional soccer player, who received asylum in Australia in plays for a Melbourne club, to face imprisonment for what his supporters say are political reasons.
Bayer to cut 12,000 jobs and sell brands | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
The German pharmaceutical giant Bayer will cut 12,000 jobs globally and sell off a number of its businesses, after its takeover of agrochemical company Monsanto.
Rachael Brown discusses the new coronial investigation into Maria James's murder | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
The creator of the Trace podcast, Rachael Brown, discusses the witnesses the coroner could call to give evidence in a fresh inquest into the 1980 murder of Melbourne mother-of-two Maria James.
Wet wipe blockages give rise to new breed of 'sewage sheep' | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Watermelon-sized wads of wet wipes clogging sewage systems have been dubbed "sewage sheep" by workers wanting to find humour in their increasingly dirty job.
Lost Dogs' Home boss Prue Gillies re-elected amidst controversy | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
The chair of Melbourne's Lost Dogs' Home has been unanimously re-elected amidst controversy at the shelter's AGM, with some members left "shocked" and "angry" at their exclusion from the voting process.
'Disturbing' video shows animal cruelty | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Shocking video has surfaced online appearing to show graphic animal cruelty, including a man throwing a rabbit off a balcony.
'Bye bye': RSPCA wants help to track down man filmed throwing rabbit off balcony | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Shocking videos appearing to show a young man throwing a rabbit off a balcony and flinging it into a patio roof surface on social media, prompting the RSCPA to investigate.
Man who allegedly abducted baby daughter has schizophrenia, court hears | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
A man who allegedly threatened to kill his pregnant partner before abducting his baby girl, prompting a six-hour police manhunt, has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, a court hears.
'Unelectable': Liberal candidate delivers scathing critique of Matthew Guy's campaign | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
In a leaked email, the unsuccessful Liberal candidate for the inner Melbourne seat of Albert Park declares that defeated Liberal leader Matthew Guy was "unelectable", and says traditional Liberal voters turned away from the party in droves over policy.
Big stink over dead whale at Ocean Grove beach forces exhumation | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Victorian authorities exhume a dead humpback whale they had earlier buried near a popular Victorian surf beach after fears the foul-smelling carcass would attract sharks to the area.
These Victorian electorates are coming down to the wire | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Here's the latest on the Victorian seats that are still too close to call. In some cases, just a few dozen votes separate first and second place.
Two men killed as car crashes off ramp into Melbourne dam | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Police discover the bodies of two men inside a car after it crashes off the side of an elevated freeway ramp and lands in a dam in Melbourne's west.
How it felt to get naked with strangers for Melbourne's big nude photo shoot | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Nothing breaks the ice like leaning over to rub body paint into your feet and accidentally smearing green on a stranger's buttock, our writer discovers, as she joins hundreds of Melburnians for a morning with famed nude photographer Spencer Tunick.
Community digs deep to support Brimin crash survivors | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
The small community of Bundalong in Victoria's north east raises more than $100,000 for a family that lost two of its members in a horror crash.
Policeman cleared of assaulting woman in her lounge room | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Corinna Horvath's nose was broken in her Hastings home, prompting an apology from Victoria Police and a UN Human Rights Commission finding against the force. But a jury finds David Jenkin not guilty of assault after his lawyers argued the use of force was appropriate.
Job ads in papers call for Cathy McGowan's replacement | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Supporters of Indi's independent federal MP launch an unorthodox hunt for her successor, calling for expressions of interest from aspiring candidates for the seat of Indi, in north-east Victoria.
Maria James murder case reopened by coroner after ABC's Trace podcast | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
The Victorian Coroner reopens the investigation into the 38-year-old cold case of Maria James, whose murder was the subject of the ABC's Trace podcast series.
Rare earth mineral discovery could make Australia a major player in electric vehicle supply chain | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 15, 2018
Research at a Queensland university has discovered the geological secret behind a rare earth mineral, critical to building high-tech products essential for future industries.
Spencer Tunick's Melbourne nude photos released in vivid colour | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
New York artist reveals the final four images taken during his "Return of the Nude" photoshoot in wintry conditions in Melbourne this year.
Dance Rites 2018: The deadly national Indigenous dance competition — in pictures | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
A weekend of Australian 'classics' highlighting the importance of language and the transmission of cultural knowledge.
The country footy team that no one wants to play against | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
A Victorian football team that holds the record for the longest losing streak in its former league's history is in danger of going under after several unsuccessful bids to join other competitions.
Firefighters battle blaze at Little River, south-west of Melbourne | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
Air tankers have joined the fight against a grass fire burning at Little River, south-west of Melbourne.
Mounted police in St Kilda as part of Operation Sandsafe | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
Mounted officers patrol as part of Operation Sandsafe, which saw arrests and a heavy police presence in St Kilda.
St Kilda police blitz leads to 16 arrests | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
Police arrest 16 people on St Kilda Beach, as beachgoers escaping Melbourne's hot conditions do so with a backdrop of mounted officers and public order response vehicles.
Your Christmas grapes are likely to come from the very hot Red Centre | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
In the dry Red Centre of Australia, fresh table grapes are being picked in time for Christmas shoppers.
Imported molasses delivered to graziers in an Australian first | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
With an Australian molasses shortage, Vietnam delivers the sugarcane by-product used by graziers to sustain livestock through dry times.
Photographs raise more questions about Melbourne warehouse fire mystery | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
Photographs taken inside a warehouse before it was destroyed in one of Melbourne's worst industrial fires suggest it was stocked with chemical drums in the three weeks before the blaze — which blanketed parts of Melbourne in smoke, polluted a creek and was blamed for making neighbours sick.
Extreme heatwave into the high 40s hits WA, and the impact will be felt across the country | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
Western Australia's north is preparing for the highest intensity heatwave you can get over the weekend as an arc of extreme temperatures stretches all the way down to Australia's south-east.
Disabled access to toilets limited for users unable to open doors | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
Arto Aaro Bohm thought his needs would be met when the new $630 million Bendigo Hospital opened its doors to the public in 2017 — but he is unable to open the toilet door without help.
Emergency warning issued for bushfire near Buninyong, Scotsburn | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
Firefighters are battling an out-of-control bushfire at Buninyong and Scotsburn, near Ballarat, in Victoria's west.
Northern Victorian tyre dump shut down, owner jailed | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
A controversial illegal tyre dump in Numurkah, that has posed a fire risk to the community, is shut down by the State Government.
Bankrupt Gangland widow Roberta Williams loses bid to stop ATO selling family home | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
Carl Williams's former wife loses court bid to use the Informer 3838 scandal to stop this weekend's auction of a million-dollar Essendon property to recover a tax bill left by her late grandfather George Williams.
Did you have an American teacher in the 1970s? | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
If you were a student in the 1970s, there's a good chance you had a teacher from the US with Australia experiencing a teacher shortage at the time.
Motorists stranded by flash flooding felt 'trapped' by wire rope barriers | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
Drivers who were stranded on the Hume Freeway for hours during north-east Victoria's flash flooding tell the ABC they have concerns about the newly erected wire rope barriers, but emergency services say the barriers might have saved lives.
Firefighters contain blaze near Ballarat in first major test of the summer | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
Firefighters contain a blaze near Ballarat, in Victoria's west, which prompted the state's first emergency warning of the summer.
Flooding in Birchip, in Victoria's Mallee region, after heavy rain | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
Video from a resident of Birchip, in Victoria's north-west, shows heavy flooding in the town.
BOM summer outlook tips another scorching summer ahead | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
Get ready for a hot and dry summer, with the bureau expecting warmer-than-normal days and nights for most of the country.
Self-testing device approved for fight against HIV | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
The Therapeutic Goods Administration approves a HIV self-testing device described by one public health advocates as "the missing puzzle piece" in the fight against the blood-borne virus.
Hundreds of lambs killed in truck crash near Vic-SA border | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
A truck carrying 660 sheep crashes at Apsley near the Victoria-South Australia border, killing hundreds of lambs.
Man who bashed woman to death with brick over debt he couldn't repay jailed for 30 years | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | December 14, 2018
A man is jailed for 30 years for murdering a Melbourne mother after he was unable to repay money he borrowed from her to send to a younger woman in the Philippines. Peter Brown's sentencing was delayed when another man with the same name was initially brought to court.