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Australia is exporting its gas to the world so why is Victoria facing a future shortage? | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 23, 2019
Victoria faces a gas shortage by 2021 as offshore reserves start to run out. One proposed solution is to build the country's first floating gas import facility on the Mornington Peninsula, but residents are worried about the environmental risks.
Victoria's mental health royal commission terms of reference set to be revealed | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 23, 2019
More than 8,000 Victorians made online submissions to help shape the terms of reference for the royal commission on mental health which will be revealed later today.
'We should be able to choose': Australian firefighter dies in Swiss euthanasia clinic | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
Suffering from a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, Troy Thornton wanted to die at home but was forced to travel overseas because he could not get two doctors to certify that he would definitely die within 12 months.
Informer 3838's identity can be revealed, Victorian court rules | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
Victoria Police loses its latest bid to suppress the identity of Informer 3838, the lawyer whose role as a police informant at the height of Melbourne's gangland war sparked a royal commission.
Royal commissioner Margaret McMurdo's opening address | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
Chair of the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants, Margaret McMurdo, explains how the actions of Informer 3838 led to the establishment of the commission.
'The genie is out of the bottle': Magistrate rejects suppression bid for alleged Mokbel attacker | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
A judge rejects a defence lawyer's request for a suppression order on the identity of a 21-year-old man charged with the attempted prison murder of underworld figure Tony Mokbel.
The drug cook, the boss, the driver: the men who could walk free over the Informer 3838 scandal | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
Some of the country's most feared gangland criminals eye freedom over revelations their court cases were jeopardised by the involvement of Informer 3838, also known as Lawyer X
Parliament is to blame when things get loopy on this Melbourne train line | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
If you're visiting Melbourne, you might find yourself a little confused by the City Loop and it's mid-day about-face, despite most locals taking the train line's quirks for granted.
Victorian coal-to-hydrogen plant trial gets green light from EPA | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
A world-first pilot project which will turn brown coal from Victoria's Latrobe Valley into hydrogen has been approved by the Victorian environmental watch dog.
Two new measles cases in Melbourne prompt vaccination reminder | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
Victorian health authorities urge the public to watch for measles symptoms after two confirmed cases, and warn of numerous exposure sites around Melbourne.
Police investigate hoax letter that claims Melbourne council is set to introduce sharia law | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
An "inflammatory" fake letter purported to have come from a Melbourne council stating that new by-laws based on sharia law would be introduced — including a ban on alcohol and pork products and rules to force girls to cover up in public — is being investigated by police.
Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton says no current Labor MPs will be charged over the red shirts rort | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
Deputy Commissioner Patton said an investigation by Victoria Police's fraud squad had exonerated 16 Labor MPs over the misuse of $388,000 of public funds in the red shirts rort during the 2014 election.
Muir stood down as Aboriginal legal service CEO after historical sexual misconduct allegations | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
Wayne Muir is stood down from his position as CEO of the Aboriginal Legal Service in Victoria and Tasmania following an ABC 7.30 investigation into historical allegations of sexual misconduct.
Former fire chief calls for more planned burns as fuel loads reach Black Saturday levels | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
A Victorian forest fire chief who quit following Black Saturday warns a combination of fear about planned burns and increasing forest fuel loads is putting the state at risk of deadly bushfires.
Darren Weir sells Ballarat stables to Ciaron Maher after four-year ban | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
Ciaron Maher and David Eustace take over at Darren Weir's Ballarat stables, after the disgraced racehorse trainer's ban from racing for possessing outlawed jiggers.
A dust storm sweeps across Kerang in northern Victoria | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
A dust storm swept across northern Victoria as a band of thunderstorms and heavy rain crossed the state.
'Like an explosion': Lightning sets Melbourne house on fire | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
A neighbour reports seeing a "great big fireball" at a northern suburbs home after lightning strikes a domestic gas meter.
'We let people down': CFA chief's frank reflections on Black Saturday | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
CFA chief officer Steve Warrington says his organisation must take "some ownership" for the 173 lives lost a decade ago.
A dust storm sweeps across Kerang in northern Victoria | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
A dust storm swept across northern Victoria as a band of thunderstorms and heavy rain crossed the state.
Wild weather lashes Victoria, bringing hail, damaging winds and heavy rainfall | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
Severe thunderstorms hit many parts of Victoria, bringing large hailstones, damaging winds and, in some places, a month's worth of rain in one day.
Why you should care about the Lawyer X affair | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
Stunning new details have been revealed about the lawyer whose role as a Victoria Police informant sparked a royal commission.
'My business will be in the red': Residents locked out of Melbourne CBD high-rise for two weeks | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
Residents of a Melbourne CBD high-rise are shocked and angry they are being locked out of their apartments after the building was damaged by a fire that was fuelled by combustible cladding.
Former policeman admits possible perjury over statements about Silk-Miller murders | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
A former Victorian policeman who was one of the first at the scene of the 1998 murders of Sergeant Gary Silk and Senior Constable Rodney Miller tells the corruption watchdog there is a possibility he committed perjury.
'Finally the girls are being treated equally': Women's golfers buoyed by equality at Vic Open | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
A record prize purse for Australia's best experienced and up-and-coming female golfers is available at this week's Vic Open, which is expected to drive growth in the women's game.
'All I had were the clothes on my back and my dog' | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
Colin Sinclair was forced to leave his home in near-suffocating conditions as bushfires raged in Victoria on the weekend. The 71-year-old has lost it all, but says the support he's received is "truly overwhelming".
Victoria's acting chief health officer Brett Sutton | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
Victoria's acting chief health officer Brett Sutton has ordered a catering company temporarily close down over fears it might be linked to a listeriosis death.
Victoria's extra $13m in drought assistance 'well off the mark', farmers say | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
Farmers are disappointed by additional drought assistance announced by the Victorian Government and say the Agriculture Minister is "naive" and "out of touch".
Authorities close Melbourne catering company linked to listeriosis death of woman in her 80s | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
A catering company which supplies food to aged care facilities, private hospitals and food outlets across Melbourne is temporarily shut down after authorities draw a possible link between the death of a woman in her 80s and the company's kitchen.
Melbourne Rebels take a stand in tackling homophobia in sport | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
Super Rugby's Melbourne Rebels join forces with Monash University to help eliminate homophobic behaviour in sport, with a study finding offensive language is rife in junior rugby union.
Melbourne refugee Hakeem al-Araibi rejoins his soccer team | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
Melbourne refugee Hakeem al-Araibi rejoined his Pascoe Vale Football Club for a game a week after his return to Australia following a two-month extradition ordeal in Thailand.
'I want to focus just on football': Hakeem al-Araibi rejoins Melbourne soccer club | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 22, 2019
Bahraini refugee Hakeem al-Araibi rejoins his Melbourne soccer team at a match for the first time since he was released from a Thai prison after an extradition ordeal lasting more than two months.
Police officer pleads not guilty after punches at station cells caught on video | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
A Latrobe Valley police officer who was caught on camera punching a prisoner in the head multiple times will learn next month if he is guilty of assault.
Australia's first offshore wind farm stalled by lack of policy | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
Australia's first offshore wind farm is delayed due to a lack of regulatory framework. But the Maritime Union says delay it because the Government has a "blind hatred" for renewables.
Timber job fears grow as access to native forest logging stalls | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
Timber workers and businesses are sweating on their future, with the Victorian Government delaying the release of plans for industry to access native timber reserves for logging.
Criminals have stolen 15,000 medical records, here's how worried you should be | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
A criminal syndicate from North Korea or Russia has hacked and scrambled 15,000 patients' medical files from a Melbourne hospital. This is how worried you should be, writes Elise Thomas.
Ballarat officer found guilty of assaulting woman in custody escapes conviction | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
A police officer who kicked a woman while she lay hand-cuffed, half-naked on the floor of a Ballarat police cell, has been handed a good behaviour bond.
Melbourne men plead guilty to planning Filipino government overthrow | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
Six Melbourne men plead guilty to planning to sail from far north Queensland to the Philippines to encourage Muslim militants to stage a government overthrow.
'You knew full well what you were doing': Bourke St driver gets at least 46 years | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
James Gargasoulas is sentenced to a minimum of 46 years in prison for killing six people and injuring 27 others when he drove his car through pedestrians two years ago.
Duck drownings may be because of avian botulism | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
More than 40 dead ducks have been collected in a children's playground, and experts believe the main toxin in botox is to blame.
Moo-ve over Tinder, there's a new dating app in town — for cows | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
There is no need for dinner and a moo-vie with this app. When farmers swipe right to a possible breeding match they hear a mooing sound and are directed to the company's livestock-buying website.
No charges being laid against Victorian Labor MPs over red shirts rort, police announce | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
Victorian police exonerate 16 Labor MPs over the state's red shirts election rort, but continue to investigate two other men who allegedly designed the scheme over "potential fraud matters".
Names of Tony Mokbel's alleged prison attackers revealed | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
The names of two Barwon Prison inmates charged with attempted murder over the attack on gangland figure Tony Mokbel are revealed ahead of a court appearance.
Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
Commissioner Ashton told ABC Radio Melbourne that Victoria Police had handed documents to IBAC informing them of six people who were used as registered informants while they held "professional obligations".
Informer 3838's details scrubbed from internet searches ahead of royal commission | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
Victoria Police is expunging personal details of Informer 3838 — also known as Lawyer X — from the internet, with the chief commissioner of Victoria Police saying it is to protect her safety.
Melbourne man seriously injured in targeted home invasion | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
Police hunt for six men who broke into a home in Melbourne's west in the early hours of this morning, assaulting a man in his 50s before fleeing in a Mercedes Benz wagon stolen from the property.
Carjacker gets seven years for 'appalling' crime rampage | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
During a month-long crime spree Jesse Proctor stole cars, threatened to kill a young mother and led police on a terrifying high-speed chase before being caught and bursting into tears.
What gives tap water its taste, and which state has the best in Australia? | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
There are a couple of states that like to claim the right to having Australia's best tap water — so what's in it, and which city has the best drop?
Michael Keenan's staffer also tipped off media about AWU raids, court hears | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
The Federal Court hears a staff member for the then-justice minister joined Senator Michaelia Cash's former media advisor in tipping off journalists about the AFP raids on the offices of the Australian Workers' Union (AWU) in October 2017.
The 'speck on the map' almost forgotten after Black Saturday | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
This is how a hard-working team and a dedicated principal who "forgot to ask" for permission managed to relocate and reopen their school just three days after the Black Saturday bushfires.
'I just haven't stopped': Great-grandfather becomes Australia’s oldest PhD graduate at 94 | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
David Bottomley completes a doctor of philosophy at Perth's Curtin University via correspondence from Melbourne, a year ahead of schedule — and he says his studies are not done yet.
Victorian Attorney-General Jill Hennessy reveals royal commission bombshell | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
Victorian Attorney-General Jill Hennessy said Victoria Police had told the Royal Commission into Management of Police Informants that the informant at the centre of the issue was registered a decade earlier than previously thought.
Lawyer X scandal widens, up to five other lawyers may have acted as informants | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
A further five lawyers may have acted as police informants, the ABC understands, as it emerges that the lawyer whose role as a Victoria Police informant sparked a royal commission was registered as an informant 10 years earlier than previously disclosed.
Speed a factor in fatal crash on Melbourne's Monash Freeway, police say | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
Police believe a motorcyclist was speeding when he tried to avoid a slowing car and went under the wheels of a B-double truck during the morning commute on the Monash Freeway.
Drivers killed in fiery two-car crash that cut power to dozens of Victorian homes | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
A fiery collision between two cars on Victoria's Bellarine Peninsula kills both drivers and results in a power outage to homes near the scene of the crash.
The Black Saturday volunteers who rebuilt more than just fences | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
Ten years after Australia's most devastating bushfires, a retiree who found himself unable to simply watch on reflects on a practical initiative that helped communities rise from the ashes.
'Like driving into a sepia movie': My week in a Black Saturday disaster zone | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
Journalist Michael Vincent remembers the people he met during a week reporting on the impact of the Black Saturday fires in Kinglake.
Signing backdated witness statements was common practice, former detective tells hearing | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
Under questioning from counsel assisting the commission, former Victorian detective Charlie Bezzina concedes he acted improperly by "unwittingly" signing the second statement around two years later, agreeing there was no legitimate excuse.
Residents should be told of combustible cladding risk, MFB says | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
Residents from a Melbourne high-rise will probably be locked out of their homes until Friday with photos showing the damage from a fire on Monday is worse than expected.
Victoria Police senior constable charged with assault by IBAC over Preston arrest | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
Victoria's anti-corruption watchdog charges a Victoria Police officer with assault following an investigation into allegations of excessive force during the arrest of a man in Melbourne's north in 2016.
It's an Instagrammers delight, but why does this Melbourne lake turn pink? | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
It's a fleeting phenomenon that seems made for social media feeds, but why does the Westgate Park salt lake — nestled in an industrial part of Melbourne — turn this rosy hue?
Victoria's recycling crisis goes from bad to worse as another plant shuts down | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 21, 2019
There are now close to 30 Victorian councils struggling to find somewhere to dispose of their recyclable waste as another major recycling plant stops accepting kerbside collections.
Future of 'forgotten' Fish Creek footy club under threat | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 20, 2019
This may be the last season for the 125-year-old Fish Creek football club and locals are angry that the AFL is not doing more to protect the "heart and soul" of the district.
Sky rail to replace congested Toorak Road level crossing in Melbourne's inner east | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 20, 2019
A controversial sky rail is announced by the Victorian Government in Melbourne's inner east, in order to remove a notoriously congested level crossing next to the Monash Freeway.
Picasso's depiction of sexual violence under the artistic microscope in #MeToo era | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 20, 2019
Pablo Picasso's legendary reputation as an artist often overshadows his cruel treatment of women, but should that change how we view his art?
The mental cost of keeping someone else's secret | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 20, 2019
At any given time, we are keeping an average of 17 secrets. And the burden of carrying them is very real, according to new research.
Why do our accents change when we live overseas? | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 20, 2019
Got a mate who has lost their Aussie twang? It turns out our brain is adapting to "find our tribe".
Fact Check: Are five MCGs of native forest being logged in Victoria every day? | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 20, 2019
Environmentalists frequently talk about deforestation in terms of how many "soccer pitches" are logged. But what if you measure it by MCGs?
It took a 'global coalition' led by a retired Socceroo to save Hakeem | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 20, 2019
The campaign to free Australian footballer and refugee Hakeem al-Araibi after 76 days in a Thai prison is a victory for a grassroots movement that snowballed into an international juggernaut, writes David Mark.
Underworld figure Mick Gatto denies threatening to kill Informer 3838 | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 20, 2019
One of the most prominent survivors of Melbourne's underworld, Mick Gatto, says he is considering his legal position over media reports he threatened to kill a defence lawyer and registered police informer if it was proven she was speaking to police.
Watching father die after Flinders St attack was 'torture', court told | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 20, 2019
The son of one of the victims of the Flinders Street vehicle attack tells a plea hearing for driver Saeed Noori that watching his father take his final breath was "heartbreaking".
Craig Foster says investigation into red notices needed after Hakeem al-Araibi case | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 20, 2019
Hakeem al-Araibi's most prominent supporter, Craig Foster, says an investigation is needed into the use of red notices by Interpol after it was used by Bahrain to attempt to extradite Mr al-Araibi.
Michaelia Cash's former aide launches defamation action against AWU and BuzzFeed | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 20, 2019
The Australian Workers' Union is hit with a defamation suit in the middle of its civil trial against the Registered Organisations Commission over raids on the union's offices in October 2017.
'Cowardly' man jailed for firing shotgun at sex worker who refused him | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 20, 2019
An 89-year-old Melbourne man who fired a double-barrelled shotgun at a sex worker who rejected him, has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail.
Fire leaps up Melbourne apartment tower | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 20, 2019
Firefighters are investigating the cause of a blaze that spread up five floors of the Neo200 apartment building in Melbourne on February 4, 2019.
Having stable housing a 'pipe dream' for Australia's working poor | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 20, 2019
Australians believe that having a job will protect them from homelessness. But that's no longer the case, with a dramatic rise in the number of people turning to services for the homeless to get by.
Liberal defector Julia Banks refuses to name parliamentary bullies on Q&A | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 20, 2019
The former Liberal MP says she is not prepared to get into a slanging match about who was responsible for alleged bullying and intimidation within the party during the leadership turmoil which toppled Malcolm Turnbull as leader.
'We can all recover and it can happen in stages' | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 20, 2019
Kathy Rowe, representative for the bereaved at the Black Saturday commemoration ceremony, said the return of birds to the bush helped her recovery.
'We can all recover': Paying tribute to the survivors of Black Saturday | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 20, 2019
In a ceremony marking a decade since Victoria's Black Saturday bushfires, victims recall how the disaster brought out the very best in people and helped victims begin the long road to recovery.
Handling of police statements in Silk-Miller murders 'beggars belief', hearing told | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 20, 2019
Victoria's corruption watchdog is told a pattern of systemic behaviour in statement-taking by Victoria Police has the potential to "pervert the course of justice".
Climate change discussed at Indi forum | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 20, 2019
Candidates vying for seat of Indi discuss policy on climate change at community forum on Saturday.
Record flooding in Townsville fails to dampen truckie's spirits | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 20, 2019
A group of truck drivers stranded on the Bruce Highway at Cluden on Townsville's outskirts is in good spirits despite being cut off by floodwater for three days.
Parents pay tribute to toddler run over in driveway | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 20, 2019
Heartbroken family and friends gather to farewell one-year-old Seth Haddow, struck by a ute in the driveway of his family home in Tatura last week.
AFL player regrets 'shocking' video of him snorting white powder | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 20, 2019
Port Adelaide Football Club's Jack Watts says while he was not doing anything illegal, footage of him snorting white powder during Oktoberfest has caused his club "pain".
Corkman Pub developers hit with $1.3m fine for 'reprehensible' demolition | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 20, 2019
The developers charged over the illegal demolition of an 160-year-old Melbourne pub are fined $1.325 million after pleading guilty to breaching building and planning laws.
Victorian Liberal Democrats MP calls for 'Rexit' in maiden speech to Parliament | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2019
Victorian Liberal Democrat Upper House MP Tim Quilty is on a mission to make his idea of "Rexit" a reality in Australia, separating regional NSW and Victoria from their 'city-based overlords'.
Regional MP calls for Brexit-like separation from 'city-based overlords' in maiden speech | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2019
You may have heard of Brexit, but one regional MP is now on a mission to make his idea of "Rexit" a reality in Australia — with an RSL for Parliament House.
Latest escalation in Victorian recycling crisis a sign of worse times to come, peak body warns | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2019
Sanctions have been placed on one of the state's biggest recyclers, forcing some councils to send recyclables directly to the tip. According to the industry's peak body, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Melbourne chiropractor works on two-week-old baby | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2019
In a video posted to Facebook, Melbourne chiropractor Andrew Arnold works on a two-week-old baby.
Minister demands action after 'disturbing' video shows chiropractor manipulating baby's spine | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2019
In the video, posted to Cranbourne Family Chiropractic's Facebook page in August, Andrew Arnold is shown manipulating a two-week-old baby's back, hips and collarbone, repeatedly tapping on his head, and holding him upside down by his legs.
Melbourne chiropractor works on two-week-old baby | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2019
In a video posted to Facebook, Melbourne chiropractor Andrew Arnold works on a two-week-old baby.
'No recollection' of lawyers being used as informants in at least 18 years, SA Police says | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2019
South Australia Police says it has not used lawyers as sources since at least 2000 after previously not ruling out the possibility intelligence had been gathered in a similar way to the Victorian Lawyer X.
Dead woman's family begged her not to go to Australia to meet internet love, court told | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2019
The family of Tamara Turner say they pleaded with her not to travel to Australia to be with Steven Samaras, who went on to be charged with her manslaughter, a Melbourne court hears.
Hay runs are the epitome of Aussie spirit in tough times, but there is a cost | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2019
Volunteers who pull together hay runs for drought-affected — and now flood-affected — communities pay a price for their generosity.
Man faces court after woman's body found 300km from home | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2019
The body of a 31-year-old woman who went missing from Ballarat was extensively burnt and wrapped in a cloth when discovered by police yesterday, a Melbourne court hears.
CityLink tolls to be extended until 2045, if Government gets its way | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2019
A showdown looms in State Parliament over the 10-year extension of tolls on CityLink, which the Government argues is needed to pay for the $6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel.
Kharla Williams discusses the personal cost of bringing a complaint against Robert Doyle | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2019
Kharla Williams, who has accused of touching her inappropriately at a Melbourne Health dinner in 2016, says she hopes her complaint will effect change.
Tony Mokbel released from hospital in stable condition following prison attack | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2019
Underworld figure Tony Mokbel is released from the Royal Melbourne Hospital, more than a week after he suffered serious head injuries and stab wounds in a prison attack.
Woman accusing former lord mayor of sexual misconduct wants apology from council | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2019
A woman at the centre of a sexual misconduct complaint against Robert Doyle, the former Melbourne lord mayor, is demanding answers about the council's handling of the case and wants an apology over further delays in finalising an independent report into the matter.
Hakeem al-Araibi declares his love of Australia after arriving in Melbourne | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2019
Hakeem al-Araibi has declared his love for Australia after arriving back in Melbourne. The refugee spent over two months in a Bangkok prison after Bahrain requested his extradition from Thailand.
Bahraini refugee Hakeem al-Araibi is back home in Australia after months in a Thai prison | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | February 19, 2019
Dozens of supporters gather at the airport to greet the Melbourne-based footballer after he was freed from the Thai prison where he was held for more than two months while fighting an extradition request from Bahrain.