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Victorian MP Admits To Taking Drugs She Believed Were MDMA

1 min read

Victorian Greens MP Ellen Sandell has admitted to trying drugs while a student as her party pushes for pill testing following a spate of festival deaths.

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National

Natural Phenomenon Turns A Melbourne Lake Pink Again

1 min read

A lake in Melbourne has turned in an Instagram-worthy shade of pink thanks to salt and a tiny organism.

News

News

Hot Air Balloons Land On Main Road And Backyard

1 min read

Passengers and crew have escaped injury after two hot air balloons made emergency landings in Melbourne's east. 

Crime

Crime

Two Men Charged Over Stabbing Attack On Tony Mokbel

2 min read

Detectives have charged two 21-year-old men with attempted murder over the stabbing of drug kingpin Tony Mokbel at a Victorian prison.

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National

More Than 14,000 Back Principal Filmed Dragging Student

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A school principal who was filmed dragging a student by the arm has experienced an outpouring of public support.

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National

The Combustible Cladding Crisis Could Cost You Thousands

4 min read

Replacing dangerous combustible cladding in high-rise apartments could cost homeowners tens of thousands of dollars, as experts audit more and more at-risk buildings around the country.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Runner Strangles Mountain Lion With Bare Hands

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday,

National

National

Storm Leaves Thousands Of Victorians Without Power

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Thousands of homes across Victoria have been left without power and lightening brought a train line to a stop as a heavy storm battered the state.

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National

'So Raw It Feels Like Yesterday': Black Saturday Remembered

5 min read

A lot can change in a decade.

Crime

Crime

Prison Time 'Likely' For Elderly Man Who Shot At Sex Worker

1 min read

An elderly man who fired two shots at a sex worker, who he believed he was in a relationship with, will likely serve jail time.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Aussie Dog Owners Warned After Dog Food Recall

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

National

National

Two Firefighters Assaulted When Attending An Emergency Call

2 min read

Charges have been laid after two Victorian firefighters were assaulted during an emergency call.

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National

Victoria Will Ban Gay Conversion Therapy, Premier Says

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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has vowed to ban gay conversion therapy after slamming the practice as "evil" and a "form of torture".

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National

Asylum Seeker Behrouz Boochani Wins Literature Prize For Book He Wrote On Manus Island

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An Iranian asylum seeker in detention on Manus Island has won the Victorian Prize for Literature.

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National

Black Saturday Bushfire Disaster Remembered 10 Years On

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The first in a series of commemorative events to mark 10 years since Victoria's catastrophic bushfires will be held in one of the worst-hit towns on Friday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Extra 10 Minutes Parking Granted To Drivers To Make 'Fines Fairer'

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Crime

Crime

Victorian Man Jailed For Stalking On Instagram

2 min read

A Melbourne woman has been forced to move home after a "sadistic" Instagram stalker bombarded her with messages because she rejected his advances.

Crime

Crime

A Woman Tried To Snatch A Baby's Pram From A Mother On The Street

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Police are on the hunt for a woman who allegedly tried to grab a pram carrying a baby on a street in Victoria on Monday.

Victoria

Victoria

Public Housing Wait List Is 82,500 And Growing By 500 Each Month

4 min read

When he was homeless, Shane felt so isolated from society he was more comfortable talking to dogs than their human owners.

News

News

Water Bombing Aircraft Crashes While Battling Victorian Fires

1 min read

A water bombing helicopter has crashed into a dam while fighting bushfires in Victoria on Monday.

Crime

Crime

Four Suspected Drug Overdoses At Victoria's Rainbow Serpent Festival

1 min read

Four revellers are recovering in hospital after being suspected of overdosing on drugs while at Victoria's notorious regional Rainbow Serpent Festival over the long weekend.

National

National

Energy Crisis: Rolling Forced Blackouts Underway In Victoria Amid Heatwave

2 min read

Around 60,000 Victorians are experiencing power outages after the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) directed load shedding across the grid.

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National

Woman Hit By Sign To Sue State Of Victoria

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A woman who was hurt when a giant sign fell from a gantry on a highway on to her car has hired lawyers to sue for compensation.

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National

Melbourne Trams Disrupted By Swarm Of Bees

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Transport did not stop at a platform in Melbourne's centre after a swarm of bees took over. 

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National

Grandfather Lucky To Be Alive After Objects Hurled At Car

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Rob Hill was on his way home from work on Sunday morning, when he heard an almighty crack which sounded "like an explosion."

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National

Beyond The Valley Festival Death: Snake Venom Found In Reveller's Blood

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The family of a university student who died after attending the Beyond The Valley music festival have discredited claims he died from a drug overdose. 

News

News

Why A Pub In Melbourne Is Banning Lemon, Lime And Bitters

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A Victorian pub will be banning lemon, lime and bitters for children

National

National

A Guide To Australia’s Best Free New Year’s Eve Vantage Points

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To herald in what is set to be one of the biggest ever New Year's Eve celebrations, we’ve compiled a list of the best free-loader spots to kick-start 2019 across Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

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National

Trouble On St Kilda Beach As Far-Right Group Films Soccer Game

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A video taken by a member of a far-right group has emerged on social media showing a group of youths of African appearance playing soccer at St Kilda Beach before tensions escalate and police intervene.

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National

Man's Waterfall Death The Fourth Drowning In Three Days

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A man has fallen into a rock pool at Grampians National Park and died.

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National

Mother Watched Her Son And Husband Drown On Christmas Eve

1 min read

A mother has watched two members of her family lose their lives at a notorious strip of beach on Phillip Island.

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National

Australia To Swelter Through Christmas In First Day Of Heatwave

3 min read

Put down the umbrellas and turn on the air conditioner, we're about to swelter through a heatwave.

Crime

Crime

Guide Dogs Boss Who Stole $200K From Charity For Home Renos Escapes Jail

1 min read

A former top boss from Guide Dogs Victoria has escaped time behind bars after robbing the charity of more than $200,000. 

National

National

Christmas Weather: It's Looking Like An Absolute Cracker

2 min read

Santa, this Christmas weather might be your best gift of all.

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National

Victorian Zoo Staff Heartbroken After Beloved Giraffe Dies 'In Tragic Circumstances'

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Zookeepers at Werribee Open Range Zoo are in shock after the death of a resident giraffe described as a "gentle giant".

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National

Australia's Most Common Car Accidents Revealed State-By-State

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There were more than 360,000 car crashes on Australian roads in the past financial year, and with the festive season now upon us drivers are being reminded to travel safely this Christmas.

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National

'It Still Haunts Me': 20 Years On From The Linton Bushfire Tragedy

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Matthew Armstrong always wanted to be a firefighter.

Matt Noffs & Shelley Smith

Matt Noffs & Shelley Smith

Why The Libs Were Wrong On Safe Injecting Rooms

3 min read

The ghost of Nancy Reagan reared her head last week during the ill-fated final days of the Victorian Liberal party’s election campaign.

Politics

Politics

Victorian Election: Democracy Sausages (And Falafels) Win Big

2 min read

Voting booths across Victoria, along with their obligatory sausage sizzle stands, opened at 8 am on Saturday morning.

National

National

Authorities Urged To Ban 'Gateway' Flavoured Cigarettes

2 min read

They have been designed to make the cigarettes more palatable to young people, masking the taste of tobacco and smoke through squeezable flavour capsules.

Crime

Crime

'Gutless' Attack On Teen Captured On Mobile Phone Footage

1 min read

A young teenage boy was brutally attacked by a group of older teenagers outside a train station around midday on Sunday, mobile phone footage shows.

News

News

Video: Woman Threatened With Screwdriver In Lift

1 min read

The 24 year old was returning to her Melbourne home when she was followed into the lift.

Politics

Politics

Sky News Banned From Public Transport After Blair Cottrell Interview

2 min read

Extraordinary on-air face-off between minister and Sky hosts.

Sport

Sport

Ticket Scalping Crackdown With $483,000 Fine

1 min read

Big penalties for people reselling AFL tickets for inflated prices.