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    Labor doubles down on Victoria for election win


    Federal Labor has almost doubled campaign election spending in Victoria and added three new Liberal heartland electorates to its campagn hitlist, following polling indicating Victoria will be the lynchpin of a Labor election...

    Federal Labor has almost doubled campaign election spending in Victoria and added three new Liberal heartland electorates to its campagn hitlist, following polling indicating Victoria will be the lynchpin of a Labor election victory.

    Crime syndicate hacks 15,000 medical files at Cabrini Hospital, demands ransom


    A cyber crime syndicate has hacked and scrambled the medical files of about 15,000 patients from a specialist cardiology unit at Cabrini Hospital and demanded a...

    A cyber crime syndicate has hacked and scrambled the medical files of about 15,000 patients from a specialist cardiology unit at Cabrini Hospital and demanded a ransom.

    Tory MP resignations add to chaos enveloping British politics


    The Conservatives have abandoned their principles and are being taken over by hard-right extremists, defecting MPs...

    The Conservatives have abandoned their principles and are being taken over by hard-right extremists, defecting MPs warn.

    Do our police officers really need military-style automatic weapons?


    Victoria Police may soon have 600 semi-automatic rifles along the lines of either the AR-15 (preferred weapon for massacres) or the M4 (preferred assault weapon of the US armed...

    Victoria Police may soon have 600 semi-automatic rifles along the lines of either the AR-15 (preferred weapon for massacres) or the M4 (preferred assault weapon of the US armed forces).

    Best of cartoons, February 21, 2019


    Our talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their humorous version of the news of the...

    Our talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their humorous version of the news of the day.

    Fair Trading finally contacts investors in Brookwater resort debacle


    Dozens of people who paid deposits for luxury apartments have been asked what they were told by the developer about the controversial golf resort...

    Dozens of people who paid deposits for luxury apartments have been asked what they were told by the developer about the controversial golf resort project.

    Paramedics play cupid for 100-year-old Queensland veteran


    Witth the help of two Queensland paramedics, 100-year-old David was able to make his own grand romantic gesture last...

    Witth the help of two Queensland paramedics, 100-year-old David was able to make his own grand romantic gesture last week.

    Conspiracy theorist David Icke booked to speak at government-managed venue


    David Icke claims the world is controlled by a cabal of giant shape-shifting reptiles. He was accepted for a show at a Stadiums Queensland-controlled...

    David Icke claims the world is controlled by a cabal of giant shape-shifting reptiles. He was accepted for a show at a Stadiums Queensland-controlled venue.

    ASIC to examine Afterpay share plunge


    The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has begun inquiries into the sharp share price drops of buy-now-pay later providers on...

    The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has begun inquiries into the sharp share price drops of buy-now-pay later providers on Wednesday.

    George Burgess to tread boards, but won't tread near Parramatta


    On the same day South Sydney shut down talk of George Burgess joining Parramatta, the Brit prop was rehearsing for his theatrical...

    On the same day South Sydney shut down talk of George Burgess joining Parramatta, the Brit prop was rehearsing for his theatrical debut.

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    Pier group pressure for fans of...

    Pier group pressure for fans of musicals.

    Two-year-old boy left in vehicle in Yass


    Police are conducting inquiries after a two-year-old child was found in a vehicle in...

    Police are conducting inquiries after a two-year-old child was found in a vehicle in Yass.

    AFLX-odus: Demon McDonald and Giant Cameron the latest to pull out


    The much-maligned AFLX suffers twin blows with Melbourne’s Tom McDonald and GWS forward Jeremy Cameron the latest star players to drop out of the...

    The much-maligned AFLX suffers twin blows with Melbourne’s Tom McDonald and GWS forward Jeremy Cameron the latest star players to drop out of the tournament.

    Tears in assembly as push for school violence inquiry defeated


    The education minister wept as she apologised to families affected by violence who had gathered in the chamber but pushed back against an...

    The education minister wept as she apologised to families affected by violence who had gathered in the chamber but pushed back against an inquiry.

    Pocock an option for No.7 at World Cup, says O'Connor


    Newly announced Wallabies selector Michael O’Connor says the panel will give serious thought to playing David Pocock at No.7 for the World Cup instead of Michael...

    Newly announced Wallabies selector Michael O’Connor says the panel will give serious thought to playing David Pocock at No.7 for the World Cup instead of Michael Hooper.

    NSW schools face 'unprecedented' levels of disability


    Huge rises in students with autism, mental health needs are putting "unprecedented pressure" on the NSW public school...

    Huge rises in students with autism, mental health needs are putting "unprecedented pressure" on the NSW public school system

    Understudies shine for Cats as freak accident sidelines North defender


    Geelong and North Melbourne played a practice match behind closed doors as the Kangaroos revealed Sam Durdin will miss eight weeks after cutting his finger with a knife in an...

    Geelong and North Melbourne played a practice match behind closed doors as the Kangaroos revealed Sam Durdin will miss eight weeks after cutting his finger with a knife in an accident.

    Canyonero looks for improvement on firm Hawkesbury track


    While most eyes will be on the long-awaited debut of supremely bred filly Tuesday Special, it's a more frustrating gelding with nine starts under his belt who is set to steal the...

    While most eyes will be on the long-awaited debut of supremely bred filly Tuesday Special, it's a more frustrating gelding with nine starts under his belt who is set to steal the limelight.

    New facility to give refuge to young cancer patients


    Work is underway on a new centre at the RBWH to give young cancer patients a refuge from the sometimes grim reality of the hospital...

    Work is underway on a new centre at the RBWH to give young cancer patients a refuge from the sometimes grim reality of the hospital ward.

    'Really uncomfortable': Woman feels 'violated' by taxi driver's messages


    A Sunbury nurse is calling for new protections to stop taxi drivers from being able to access passengers' private contact details after a driver left her feeling "violated" by texting her mobile after he took her...

    A Sunbury nurse is calling for new protections to stop taxi drivers from being able to access passengers' private contact details after a driver left her feeling "violated" by texting her mobile after he took her home.

    Wine tasting can wait as Jock Landale joins Boomers in Kazakhstan


    Jock Landale and his parents had a European getaway planned for the FIBA international window, but Landale is now in Astana with the Boomers awaiting his senior...

    Jock Landale and his parents had a European getaway planned for the FIBA international window, but Landale is now in Astana with the Boomers awaiting his senior debut.

    Jeff Kennett's Hawthorn exit plan


    Jeff Kennett is likely to step aside as Hawthorn president at the end of this year, 12 months earlier than scheduled, if his nominated successor is already on the club...

    Jeff Kennett is likely to step aside as Hawthorn president at the end of this year, 12 months earlier than scheduled, if his nominated successor is already on the club board.

    New WA national parks plan repackages old commitments: Opposition


    While the news the government is getting on with these projects has been warmly welcomed, every definite commitment has already been...

    While the news the government is getting on with these projects has been warmly welcomed, every definite commitment has already been announced.

    Britain warned it could be cut out of future Five Eyes intelligence over Huawei


    Worries about the UK's exposure to Huawei may make the Five Eyes partners, and perhaps France, Germany or Japan, less inclined to co-operate, says...

    Worries about the UK's exposure to Huawei may make the Five Eyes partners, and perhaps France, Germany or Japan, less inclined to co-operate, says expert.

    At least five more councils caught up in recycling mess


    Victoria's recycling crisis is getting worse with another recycling facility forced to stop accepting...

    Victoria's recycling crisis is getting worse with another recycling facility forced to stop accepting waste.

    Good, ban the phone at the table, it's as sociable as smoking


    Tech at the table won't kill you, but it definitely stinks for the person with whom you are doing an alleged group...

    Tech at the table won't kill you, but it definitely stinks for the person with whom you are doing an alleged group activity.

    X fails to mark the spot


    The really big question we all need to know about AFLX ... is...

    The really big question we all need to know about AFLX ... is why?

    My Health Record opt-out doubles to 2.5 million people


    The number of Australians who opted out of the My Health Record system doubled after the deadline was extended by three months, hitting 2.5 million people on January...

    The number of Australians who opted out of the My Health Record system doubled after the deadline was extended by three months, hitting 2.5 million people on January 31.