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Midwife banned from practising after Bacchus Marsh Hospital baby deaths | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 19, 2018
A former midwife linked to the deaths of three babies at Bacchus Marsh Hospital, northwest of Melbourne, is banned from practising after a tribunal finds she engaged in professional misconduct.
Audience laughs when minister announces business case funding for new Vic hospital | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
"You can hear their response," says the ABC's Jon Faine as Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy announces at a public forum that $2.3 million will be spent on a business case on building a hospital in Melton.
WhaleMail from avid watchers record a whale boom thanks to timely tech | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
Though whale sightings are higher than previous years, experts say numbers have not necessarily increased. But their watchers, and the tech tracking them, sure have.
Strawberry farmers recovering a month on from needle scare | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
Nearly a month since a strawberry with a needle in it was reported to police, authorities have not revealed the source of the initial contamination.
If you don't understand art, try using your gut as well as your head | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
Ever look at art and think 'I don't get it?' The key may be in how it makes you feel rather than what you think.
Victoria wins one-day cup final despite Sandhu's hat-trick heroics | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
Gurinder Sandhu's remarkable seven-wicket haul, which included a hat-trick, was not enough for Tasmania to prevent Victoria winning the domestic one-day cup final.
Parents' group defends Gymnastics Australia following claims of abuse against elite juniors | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
Gymnastics Australia says it has the support of parents at the National Centre of Excellence in Melbourne, following allegations young gymnasts suffered cruel "punishments" as part of the program.
Rosé-makers fear spring frost after dream season | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
Winemakers in north-east Victoria are rolling out their signature rosé for spring and summer after a "dream" growing season, as the popularity of the wine increases with consumers.
'Keep your cat locked up or else': RSPCA investigates after cat bound with cable ties | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
A threatening note is attached to a pet cat after its neck, tail and paws were bound tightly with cable ties and covered in an "unknown green substance" in Melbourne's north-eastern suburbs.
Peregrine falcons on high-rise hatch | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
The baby falcons atop 367 Collins have hatched! And, from the looks of things, they're getting fed well.
Webcam captures the moment falcon chicks hatch on top of Melbourne high-rise | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
The hearts of armchair birdwatchers are aflutter after the hatching of three peregrine falcon chicks was streamed online from a nest atop a Melbourne skyscraper.
'Kind, witty and smart': Samuel Symons dies from brain tumour | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
Melbourne broadcaster Red Symons's son Samuel, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour as a child, dies aged 27 after living years longer than doctors expected.
Cricket Australia wants to 'build trust' under new CEO Kevin Roberts | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
Kevin Roberts is chosen to replace James Sutherland as Cricket Australia chief executive and he is determined to mend fractured relationships in the sport.
Coalition promises 'European-style' regional train network in $19b election pledge | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
A plan to speed up Victoria's regional trains by rebuilding each of the state's country lines is at the core of Matthew Guy's policy to decentralise the state.
Rare sighting of 'bush turkey' almost shot out of existence in the south | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
A large native bird that had all but disappeared from Victoria has been seen wandering 'snootily' through a reserve in the state's north-west.
Take two of power station demolition a success, amidst asbestos concerns | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
Alcoa successfully demolishes the Anglesea power station on Victoria's Surf Coast, despite a whistleblower's concern that asbestos is still inside.
'If you go back, I will kill you': Battered women stuck in limbo, survey finds | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
Support services call on the Federal Government to better protect women who are temporary visa holders from domestic violence.
Obesity costs even after death as funeral industry adapts to bigger bodies | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
The obesity epidemic is driving change in the funeral industry, with almost every aspect of the industry being modified to handle an ever-expanding clientele.
Almost one in five Australian honey samples found to be fake | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
Just weeks after the honey industry was put under the spotlight over using adulterated imported honey, the pressure is now on authorities to start testing local honey after nearly one in five samples was revealed to be not pure.
College declares 'zero tolerance' on harassment after Q&A hazing controversy | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
A university-affiliated Melbourne college has responded for the first time to claims aired on the ABC's Q&A program that it didn't properly investigate an incident in which a man broke into a woman's room in the middle of the night and threw raw meat at her.
Terrier stabbed to death in family's backyard | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
A family is grieving the death of their beloved dog after an overnight attack in Melbourne's south-east overnight, in which the pet was stabbed multiple times.
20 years since deadly Longford gas plant explosion | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
Workers from Esso's Longford gas plant are still coming to terms with a catastrophic explosion two decades ago that killed two men and left many others both mentally and physically scarred.
The man whose 1800s empire shaped Australian beer | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
In the 1800s, after his father was forced off the goldfields in a race riot, William Panlook had a visionary idea — one that forever changed Australian beer.
James Tedesco set to replace Billy Slater as NRL top number one | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
Sydney Roosters full-back James Tedesco doesn't have a great record against the Storm's Billy Slater, but he hopes to get the chance to test himself against the NRL's benchmark number one in the grand final.
'Hero' mum killed while trying to help dying motorcyclist | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
A speeding motorcyclist, who police say was carrying drugs and cash, crashes into a car and dies. A 27-year-old mother who stops to help him is also killed.
Regional economy benefits from refugee resettlement, report says | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
The community of Karen refugees living in Bendigo Victoria have contributed almost $70m to the local economy, with a new report highlighting the economic potential of regional refugee resettlement.
'Samuel, I have always loved you': Red Symons delivers on-air eulogy to son | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
In an emotional radio interview, broadcaster Red Symons pays tribute to his son Samuel, who died of a brain tumour two weeks ago at the age of 27.
Hawthorn's Tom Mitchell wins 2018 Brownlow Medal | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
Hawthorn midfielder Tom Mitchell wins the 2018 Brownlow Medal, edging out surprise contender Steele Sidebottom of Collingwood.
Red Symons speaks about his son Samuel | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
Interviewed by Neil Mitchell on Melbourne radio station 3AW, Red Symons pays tribute to Samuel, who died from a brain tumour at the age of 27.
The Eagles have an army behind them but one giant problem ahead | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
West Coast holds an open training session in front of more than 10,000 fans to farewell Subiaco Oval as defender Tom Barrass prepares to tackle Collingwood's American sensation Mason Cox in the AFL grand final.
Farm worker jailed for 14 days and fined for poisoning 406 wedge-tailed eagles | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
A New Zealand man who injected lamb carcasses with chemicals to kill protected native birds was under pressure from his boss to increase lamb survival rates, a court hears.
An animation from the ATSB shows plane turning sharply left after take-off | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
An animation from the ATSB shows a plane taking off from Essendon Airport and turning to the left because its rudder trim was in the wrong position.
Social media and populism are a match made in heaven... right? | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
Populists across the globe are using social media to mobilise 'the people' and set them against 'the elite'. On the surface they're succeeding — but all is not as it might seem, writes Dr Benjamin Moffitt.
Booming citrus industry set for another record year | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
Australia's citrus growers are set for another record year, as return prices and exports rise to a new high.
China's middle class develop a taste for quality Aussie food | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
Companies exporting Australian produce target the refined tastes of China's rising middle class.
Sheffield Shield again showcasing Australian cricket's immediate future | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
The performances of Will Pucovski and Lloyd Pope in the opening round of the Sheffield Shield illustrates why Australian cricket cannot afford to neglect its most precious pathway, writes Richard Hinds.
Filipino firefighters keeping Victorian town of just 500 people safe | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
Filipino families are injecting new life into Pyramid Hill — from bolstering the local Country Fire Authority ranks to creating a mini housing boom.
Firefighters' union exits Trades Hall amid calls to stop 'relentless bullying' of Labor MP | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
The United Firefighters Union pulls out of the Victorian Trades Hall Council, the state's peak body for labour organisations, as several unions urge it to rein in attacks on Labor MP Jane Garrett.
Avocado prices set to fall as supply smashes demand | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
Avocado supply in Australia has skyrocketed, meaning the much-loved smashed avo could become a little more affordable.
Abuse survivors in limbo as institutions grapple with National Redress Scheme | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
A Victorian survivor of child sexual abuse says applying for compensation was a traumatic process. Now she could be facing years of uncertainty while authorities try to deal with her claim.
Complaints environmental vandals get off lightly under Victorian law | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
Recent cases involving the dumping of asbestos in suburbia and the poisoning of hundreds of wedge-tailed eagles prompt questions over the effectiveness of environmental legislation, as authorities reveal a law designed to jail polluters has never been used.
Councils call for clarity amid solar frustration | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
A number of local councils say they are ill-equipped when it comes to solar plans, and are calling on the State Government for guidance.
Man accused of shooting woman was trying to woo her, court hears | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
Qasim House, 33, is facing a committal hearing charged with murdering Yen "Lily" Ngo, 42, in November 2017 as well as numerous other offences, including stealing several vehicles while armed with a sawn-off shotgun.
Wool industry vote prompts call for reduced levy | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
The Australian wool industry's research and development body defends its call for farmers to pay a 2 per cent wool tax, as several farm lobby groups call for a reduced levy.
Almost two thirds of Victoria's barristers say they're bullied in the courtroom | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
In all, 59 per cent of Victorian barristers who responded to the survey into their health and wellbeing at work say they experienced denigration and bullying from judges or magistrates, with some female barristers also reporting gender bias from the bench.
Young people need to be more realistic about housing, real estate leader tells election forum | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 18, 2018
Aspiring first home buyers should ask their parents for help or lower their expectations to get their foot on the property ladder, a real estate leader tells ABC Radio Melbourne's Voter's Voice forum.
Hours ahead of the Royal visit, eager Melburnians are crowding the streets | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 17, 2018
Melbourne's most eager monarchists have already started gathering to catch a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are due at Government House this morning.
16yo boy took knife used to kill Laa Chol, court hears | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 17, 2018
The defence lawyer for a boy charged with being an accessory to the alleged murder of Melbourne law student Laa Chol says there is no evidence his client was immediately aware Ms Chol had suffered life-threatening injuries during a fight in a high-rise apartment complex.
Heritage protection casts shadow over Apple's plans for Federation Square store | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 17, 2018
Melbourne's Federation Square is put forward for official consideration by the Heritage Council of Victoria, but the move could make it more difficult for tech giant Apple to get a permit to build its new megastore.
Eager Melburnians crowd the streets to see Harry and Meghan | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation | October 17, 2018
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in Melbourne, making their way through a crowd of eager monarchists who began gathering near Government House well before dawn.