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Calls for royal commission into handling of pandemic

Victoria’s federal government MPs have refused to say whether they back a national royal commission into Australia’s handling of the pandemic. http://dlvr.it/S0krmK

Model bikie probed over hits that killed ‘innocent’ victims

Senior Comanchero bikie Hasan Topal is being investigated over two bungled murders and a wave of other gun attacks. http://dlvr.it/S0krkY

Why virus ‘deep-cleaning’ theatrics are a farce

Yet another virus myth is exposed: That this coronavirus is often spread by droplets that stay on things such as lift buttons and tables. http://dlvr.it/S0kMsL

Tokyo Olympics ‘might’ proceed says team captain

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Two arrested after police swoop on Christian law-breakers

Anti-lockdown churchgoers have faced off with police in ugly scenes in Melbourne’s southeast after their leader vowed to breach lockdown restrictions. http://dlvr.it/S0kMpC

Chaos as Victorians rush to be vaccinated

Victorians rushing to get a Covid vaccine have faced frustrating delays on phone booking systems and long lines at hubs. http://dlvr.it/S0hJXK

Melbourne’s tech hot shots: Who you need to know

Melbourne may be known for its coffee, hidden bars and laneways but it’s fast gaining a reputation for its globally-competitive fintech scene, along with hi-tech start-ups focused around marketplaces, HR, health, sportstech, and design. Local entrepreneurs have been buoyed by support from the state government’s start-up agency LaunchVic, and now populate the city’s burgeoning physical hubs Melbourne Connect at Melbourne University, and Cremorne. http://dlvr.it/S0hJV7

Drowning victim’s lockdown funeral slammed as ‘heartless’

A mum denied an unrestricted funeral for her teenage boy after he took his life during last year’s lockdown is ­“appalled” the same thing has happened to a young drowning victim’s family. http://dlvr.it/S0gq1n

Students lured to work at illegal brothels

Female students are being targeted to work in illegal brothels masquerading as massage parlours, leaving them vulnerable to sexual exploitation. http://dlvr.it/S0gq0V

Broadcasters’ top gongs at international awards

A Melbourne brewery with high profile investors Eddie McGuire and Mick Molloy has won three gold medals and 12 silvers at the world’s biggest beer competition. http://dlvr.it/S0gpzF

Are you paying too much for childcare?

Soaring childcare costs of more than $800 a week are putting pressure on cash-strapped Victorian families, with parents in city areas paying twice as much as those in the country. http://dlvr.it/S0dWrg

Why lockdown should be left to run its course

“Ding, ding. Round 4 of the Melbourne-is-in-and-out-of-lockdown.” http://dlvr.it/S0dWhh

‘Extreme’ fears over pet ownership boom

More than a third of Aussies have welcomed a new pet into their homes over the past year as demand for companion animals tripled, amid growing concerns over the ‘extremes’ of pet ownership. http://dlvr.it/S0ctW9

How social media apps give terrorists a ‘free pass’

The head of Australia’s domestic spy agency has blasted social media giants for giving terrorists “a free pass” with the level of encryption being built into their apps. http://dlvr.it/S0ctSr

In crisis, we’re missing great leaders like Keating

Standing outside the Hotel de Crillon in Paris back in June 1994 with a radio microphone and recorder in hand waiting for Australia’s then Prime Minister Paul Keating to appear, I wondered what sort of mood he’d be in. http://dlvr.it/S0ctR7

The postcodes with active Covid cases

Victoria’s latest outbreak has hit 26 active cases, with the infections spread from Melbourne’s north to the southeast. http://dlvr.it/S0Yksq

‘Gold-standard’ contact tracing swamped as Covid sites soar

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Uni students called to bolster contact tracing

Victoria’s contact-tracing efforts have been outrun by the speed at which the latest Covid mutant strain is spreading. http://dlvr.it/S0Y3DH

Mongols boss Mitchell proves his gang loyalty

Bikie boss Toby Mitchell got himself some fresh ink ahead of the state’s seven-day lockdown. http://dlvr.it/S0Y3Cf

How to get a Covid vaccine

WHO IS NOW ELIGIBLE? http://dlvr.it/S0Y38d

Does Get Up! want a Palestinian-style war on our streets?

Is GetUp! now trying to stir up a Palestinian-style war on our streets? http://dlvr.it/S0TqfK

Damning truth on Victorian lockdowns

Victoria has been quicker to enforce harsh lockdowns and other tough community restrictions on the back of pandemic outbreaks compared to NSW, according to data from health departments. http://dlvr.it/S0Tqdm

Cafe owner’s fury at Covid hotspot

A Melbourne cafe owner has blown up over his business being listed as a coronavirus exposure site without any prior warning from health authorities. http://dlvr.it/S0T86N

What our pollies should learn from Gladys

As a fourth lockdown looms for Melbourne, consider how much better off we’d be if Gladys Berejiklian was our Premier, not Daniel Andrews. http://dlvr.it/S0T85M

Marvel Stadium named as exposure site amid lockdown talks

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Fees and fines to boost Melbourne council cash

Melbourne City Council coffers will be boosted by huge increases in parking fee and fine revenue as the City of Melbourne battles to secure central city recovery. http://dlvr.it/S0Pxr2

Icy blast to hit Melbourne

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Temperatures are predicted to plummet in the nation’s southeast and Victorians are among those set to shiver. http://dlvr.it/S0Pxjj

Merlino crackdown feels kinder than a Dan lockdown

Here we go again. http://dlvr.it/S0PFXN

Fees and fines to boost Melbourne council cash

Melbourne City Council coffers will be boosted by huge increases in parking fee and fine revenue as the City of Melbourne battles to secure central city recovery. http://dlvr.it/S0PFW1

Icy blast to hit Melbourne

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Temperatures are predicted to plummet in the nation’s southeast and Victorians are among those set to shiver. http://dlvr.it/S0PFHr

Annoying door-to-door sales to be banned

Door-to-door sales of energy products such as electricity plans and solar panels, along with cold calling sales tactics, will be banned under new laws to be introduced by the state government. http://dlvr.it/S0L2Kb

Richmond injecting room ‘foul up’ impacting second site

The state government’s “foul up” of the Richmond safe injecting room could stop another one being opened in the CBD, says a former premier. http://dlvr.it/S0L2H5

Repeat drink drivers facing new crackdown

Repeat drink drivers would be required to have a zero blood alcohol reading whenever they get behind the wheel under changes being studied by the Victorian government. http://dlvr.it/S0KMkb

Demonic letters clue in baffling murder

When a young woman was found murdered in her Toorak home with her brother’s dampened underwear wrapped around her head, police were baffled. http://dlvr.it/S0KMdp

Repeat drink drivers facing new crackdown

Repeat drink drivers would be required to have a zero blood alcohol reading whenever they get behind the wheel under changes being studied by the Victorian government. http://dlvr.it/S0KMX6

How massive building blitz will impact your commute

A wave of traffic disruption is set to hit commuters this winter, including the shutdown of an inner-west rail line for almost three months. http://dlvr.it/S0GPdz

Ex-Saint accused of giving girlfriend ‘a big shiner’

Former AFL player Robert Eddy has been accused of giving his girlfriend “a big shiner” and being involved in a car sales scam. http://dlvr.it/S0GPZ3

Distraught mum pleas for answers over son’s drowning

A distraught mother is desperately waiting for ­answers about how her “beautiful little boy” drowned at a school camp on Friday. http://dlvr.it/S0FrSm

How Libs are looking a gift budget in the mouth

When this year’s state budget papers were wheeled into a conference room at AAMI Stadium for waiting media, they came tightly wrapped in clear plastic. http://dlvr.it/S0FrR5

COVID-closed borders leave ski resorts understaffed

Victorian ski resorts are desperate to get workers to the mountains ahead of what is shaping up to be a bumper winter season. http://dlvr.it/S0FrMm

‘I’d take the COVID jab again despite the bad side effects’

Opinion: The side effects were horrendous, but I’d still take the COVID-19 jab again. http://dlvr.it/S0Cb26

Daughter’s heartbreak at finding mum’s mutilated body

The daughter of a woman who was allegedly murdered by her ex-boyfriend made the horrifying discovery of her mutilated body. http://dlvr.it/S0Cb1z

Pies champ’s drinking, drug snorting ‘rock bottom’

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DNA-matching to solve crimes an imperfect science

Catching crooks and killers became a lot easier when DNA-matching hit the courts. It was the greatest investigation breakthrough since law enforcement took up fingerprinting in the 1890s. http://dlvr.it/S0C3R7

Influencers playing ‘the mental health card’ is getting old

Dissing a Hemsworth is about as unAussie as hating Vegemite, not wearing Ugg boots, or knowing the second verse to Advance Australia Fair. http://dlvr.it/S0C3LC

Could dogs soon be banned from the school gate?

Councils are cracking down on parents who take ­aggressive dogs to school pick-up and drop-off. http://dlvr.it/S08f5s

Junior team boots ‘boys’ from club song

A under-14s footy team has booted the word “boys” from its club song to make it more inclusive for women and girls at West Coburg FC – despite having no girls in its playing line-up. http://dlvr.it/S08f3n

New twist in 1968 missing teens mystery

The family at the centre of one of Victoria’s most puzzling murder mysteries say they’ve had enough of ­waiting patiently. http://dlvr.it/S07zfB

City councillor assaulted in ‘shocking’ attack

A City of Melbourne councillor was assaulted by an allegedly drug-affected man during a scuffle outside his CBD business. http://dlvr.it/S07zcV

Labor has turned our state into a laughing stock

If two Victorian State Government decisions taken this week are anything to go by the Hume Highway heading north is going to get very crowded. http://dlvr.it/S07zTq

Legal twist in fight over injection room site

City of Melbourne councillors will consider legal action against the state government if contentious plans for a drug injecting room in the CBD are forced on Victorians. http://dlvr.it/S04hrw

Fears radical church is targeting Victorian politics

Concerns are mounting a contentious church group with followers linked to accusations of historic harmful practices is working to infiltrate Victorian politics, with members encouraged to fill branches of mainstream political parties. http://dlvr.it/S04hr6

Pallas chipper on budget — but should we believe it?

Victoria is on the up! Recovery. Recovery. Recovery! http://dlvr.it/S03zTG

Your five-minute guide to the state budget

THE ECONOMY http://dlvr.it/S03zST

Treasurer accused of ‘class warfare’ in big-spending budget

The Andrews government is doubling down on its spending splurge, including a $3.8bn overhaul of mental health services funded almost entirely by the state’s top companies. http://dlvr.it/S03zLX

Apology to Derek Scott

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On 6 May 2021 the Herald Sun published an article about Haileybury College pleading guilty for failing to provide a safe workplace following the death of an employee from a falling tree branch. http://dlvr.it/S00byz

‘I was suicidal’: Brooke Cotchin’s hub hell revealed

Brooke Cotchin has revealed the shocking depths of her despair in the AFL’s Queensland hub last year, saying she contemplated suicide amid the fallout of accidentally breaching COVID-19 protocols. http://dlvr.it/S00btw

Why Labor’s election chances are close to zero

Depending on who you ask, Labor MPs have rather different views about whether they can win the next federal election. http://dlvr.it/Rzztd8

Luxury tower set for ‘intersection of sleaze’

A $100 million major development at Melbourne’s “intersection of sleaze’’ has been approved by the City of Melbourne. http://dlvr.it/Rzztcd

Inside’s Australia new $7b space unit

A special space unit in the Defence Force will be up and running next year, in a move welcomed by experts who say Australia needs to prepare itself for the possibility of “space warfare”. http://dlvr.it/RzztVN

Mayor must take stand against Flinders St injecting room

It sounds like an episode of Utopia. http://dlvr.it/RzwcsQ

Fears injecting room will turn CBD into ‘junkie’ capital

Victoria Police was not consulted about the location of Melbourne’s second drug- ­injecting room, the Herald Sun can reveal, as outraged traders warn the proposed Flinders Street site will trigger a “flood of druggies and addicts”. http://dlvr.it/Rzwcrk

Vertical box tower pitched for CBD

A “stacked box’’ vertical retail tower packed with restaurants, bars and shops would be built http://dlvr.it/RzvwXf

Could this be the next big superfood?

So long soy and oat is old news. The new milk substitute aimed at consumers who loathe lactose is made with algae. http://dlvr.it/RzvwTc

Murdered elderly mum’s son ‘hated’ her

“Devastated” relatives of an elderly woman allegedly murdered in her Chelsea home by her own mentally ill son claim he “hated” his mother and has lost the only person who tried to help him. http://dlvr.it/RzvwPl

Where to find Melbourne’s cheapest fuel

Drivers in Melbourne’s southeast are filling up with petrol prices almost 20c a litre cheaper than the city’s most expensive. http://dlvr.it/RzrdVK

Andrews’ tax grab will ‘jeopardise’ Victoria’s recovery

TOP economists have warned increasing stamp duty will make a bad tax worse and hurt housing affordability for middle income home buyers. http://dlvr.it/RzrdP3

International sting caught teacher’s lewd pic to young girl

A primary school teacher who used Snapchat to send a lewd image to an underage girl told the young teen to be “proud of your body”, a court has heard. http://dlvr.it/Rzqx1g

‘Stop stalking me’: Woman’s plea before death

The woman killed in a South Yarra apartment complex had been engaged in a long-running dispute with her male neighbour. http://dlvr.it/Rzqwws

Fury after residents turfed from homes

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Angry tenants staring down the barrel of homelessness after being ordered to leave their bayside apartments say it took four days for anyone to notify them an evacuation order had been placed on the building. http://dlvr.it/Rzqwk3

Regional migration trend a ‘sugar hit’

There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has had an impact on businesses and individuals across Australia and has caused some of us to change our ways of seeing and doing things. http://dlvr.it/Rzmqqc

Melbourne’s second injecting room set for Flinders St

Flinders Street has emerged as the likely ­location for Melbourne’s controversial second drug injecting room. http://dlvr.it/Rzmqpj

Exes go to war over ‘sex addict’ slurs

A banking IT consultant and his ex-girlfriend will face off in court on Monday over allegations she waged an almost four year-long campaign to destroy his reputation and poison his new fiancee and her affluent family against him. http://dlvr.it/RzmG95

Museum’s ‘Stolen Generation’ show proves truth is dead

The Australian Museum claims it’s putting on the most important show in its 194-year history. And it’s right: This proves that truth is now officially dead. http://dlvr.it/RzmG5d

Explosive claims of loan sharks, drugs at Crown

Loan sharks have preyed on problem gamblers inside Crown casino and drug dealing at the complex is rife, according to submissions to an inquiry into the gaming giant’s Melbourne operations. http://dlvr.it/RzmG0z

‘Home of the Matildas’: Melbourne to get sports supersite

A $116m supersite to help create the next generation of female sport stars will be built in Melbourne’s north, ahead of the Australian-hosted 2023 FIFA World Cup. http://dlvr.it/Rzk4hw

Unions slam public sector pay slowdown

Public sector workers have been told to tighten their belts with pay rises of just 1.5 per cent a year as the Andrews government tries to claw back money for its battered budget. http://dlvr.it/Rzk4gN

Pies’ hero Strauchanie cast for comeback

Peter Helliar has been performing on TV, stage, film and radio for the best part of 25 years. From small comedy gigs to The Loft Live, Rove, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Have You Been Paying Attention and The Project, there’s been a huge body of work in front of the camera or audience. What may have been missed is how much he has created, written, directed and produced along the way. We spoke about generous teachers, horror gigs, Collingwood, the genesis of Strauchanie, online vitriol, marriage counselling and How To Stay Married. http://dlvr.it/RzjTxT

Bikies warned: You can run but you can’t hide

The expansion of outlaw motorcycle clubs offshore and the growing number of gang members living abroad does not put them out of reach, according to the federal boss of the national anti-gangs squad. http://dlvr.it/RzjTxD

Shared property QR codes ‘idiotic’ as no new cases recorded

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People living in townhouses and units were told they could be required to put QR codes on their front doors and fences to monitor guests under confusing new rules that have been slammed as “utterly idiotic”. http://dlvr.it/RzjTwd

Vile attacks on umpires rock junior footy

Junior footy coaches in charge of players as young as nine have been warned to lay off umpires after a string of abusive incidents. http://dlvr.it/Rzg8Sq

Potato farmers face off with energy giant

A mega powerline proposed through one of Victoria’s top food bowls has McCain spitting chips, with the food giant warning more than 60,000 tonnes of annual potato crop is in jeopardy. http://dlvr.it/Rzg8RY

Craig McLachlan assault claims could happen to anyone

“It could happen to you Pricey” … and with those word’s legendary Australian actor John Jarratt, of Wolf Creek fame, ended our interview back in September 2019. http://dlvr.it/RzfMR8

Unholy row: Church men in ugly fight over youth group

A two-year spat between two Central Victorian pastors over the fate of the congregation’s youth group has left a small church lost, divided and facing a $5000 fine. http://dlvr.it/RzfMNP

Knowles lists after mansion fail

Model Elyse Knowles and her partner Josh Barker are selling the South Melbourne investment property they planned to turn into their dream home. http://dlvr.it/RzfMGM

Shock moment man sets fire to train: cops

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The moment a man allegedly set fire to Melbourne train before calmly walking off to board another service has been captured on CCTV. http://dlvr.it/RzZst0

How much you’ll be slugged in extra taxes

Millions of low and middle- income workers will pay hundreds of dollars in extra taxes once the final stage of the federal government’s tax relief plan is implemented. http://dlvr.it/RzZspH

ABS must focus on facts, not political posturing

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has submitted to trans activist demands by implementing new guidelines for collecting information on gender and sexual orientation. http://dlvr.it/RzZXm0

Council to back Southgate’s $800m makeover

An $800 million redevelopment of the Southgate shopping and dining complex that would transform the riverside precinct is set to get backing from city authorities. http://dlvr.it/RzZXjq

Cowardly chiro sent mum to collect $90m coke haul

A prominent Melbourne chiropractor sent his elderly mum to collect a $90 million haul of liquid cocaine in wine bottles, putting her at “greatest risk”. http://dlvr.it/RzZXcH

Contact tracing hampered by QR code bungle

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Contact tracing hampered by QR code bungle

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This coronavirus article is unlocked and free to read in the interest of community health and safety. Click here for full digital access to trusted news from the Herald Sun and Leader. http://dlvr.it/RzVZX1

Fire on board Iron Chieftain, Port Kembla, New South Wales on 18 June 2018

Iron Chieftain fire highlights inadequate international fire safety standards and regulations for self-unloading bulk carriers http://dlvr.it/RzVM9m

12/17:37 EST Minor Flood Warning for the Snowy River

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NIB to continue to notify consumers of health insurance changes which increase out-of-pocket expenses

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11 May 2021 The ACCC and NIB Health Funds Limited (NIB) have agreed to the ACCC’s Federal Court proceedings against NIB being discontinued after NIB committed to continue to provide advance notice to its members of policy changes which are likely to result in higher out-of-pocket expenses for consumers. In these proceedings, the ACCC had alleged NIB engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct and made false or misleading representations by failing to inform policy holders of its decision to remove coverage for certain eye procedures from its ‘MediGap Scheme’ in 2015. It was alleged that, as a result, NIB members who had undergone certain eye procedures were likely to incur increased out-of-pocket expenses. NIB had not given its members advance notice of the changes. NIB has since addressed the ACCC’s concerns and, for the past four years, has been notifying members of changes that negatively affect their benefits ahead of the changes taking affect. NIB als

NAPLAN’s not the problem — teachers are

The problem with NAPLAN isn’t the test itself, but the way teachers approach it. http://dlvr.it/RzVDTt

Bigger blackout risk with Yallourn shutdown

Victoria and South Australia face a rising risk of blackouts by 2028-29 after the decision by power giant EnergyAustralia to bring forward the closure of the Yallourn coal plant. http://dlvr.it/RzV0yW

Three new injecting rooms touted for suburbs

Three new drug injecting rooms with the power to carry out pill testing would be built across Melbourne under a radical plan from a key crossbench MP. http://dlvr.it/RzTL5g

‘Fear in her eye’: Mum’s chilling prediction about tragic daughter

The mother of a young woman stabbed to death in her South Melbourne home said she knew something “wasn’t right” just days before her daughter’s death. http://dlvr.it/RzRCrV

Doyle is sorry for no one but himself

Disgraced former Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has said sorry to his three female victims in an excruciating, self-serving, offensive interview. http://dlvr.it/RzQp0D

Doyle is sorry for no one but himself

Disgraced former Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has said sorry to his three female victims in an excruciating, self-serving, offensive interview. http://dlvr.it/RzQ9br

10/11:59 EST Severe Weather Warning for East Gippsland and parts of West and South Gippsland Forecast Districts.

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Youth must question climate change fraud

Good news. One in five young Australians rightly think the media is exaggerating the global warming scare. http://dlvr.it/RzPT6L

NAPLAN ‘too traumatic’ for kids

NAPLAN testing is taking a toll on students and worried parents are letting their kids to opt out of the test. http://dlvr.it/RzN2TP

We need a quarantine system that won’t fail us

It’s shameful enough Scott Morrison is banning 173 Australian children from flying out of virus-ravaged India and back home to their parents. http://dlvr.it/RzMl7C

Radical call to install bollards at Southbank crash site

There are calls for bollards to be installed at the dangerous intersection where a truck ploughed into a group of people on Thursday night. http://dlvr.it/RzMFsg

‘Surreal’ silo art unveiled near Rainbow

Victoria’s latest silo art can be revealed — a striking, quirky mural on the side of the Albacutya grain silo, just outside Rainbow in the southern Mallee. http://dlvr.it/RzM6gZ

How to score $100 Melbourne restaurant vouchers

More than $200m will be injected into Melbourne CBD – including providing diners with $100 off their restaurant bill – in a bold bid to reinvigorate the heart of the Victorian capital. http://dlvr.it/RzLZfJ

Frozen: Disney actor’s horror frostbite after procedure

A Disney actor who went to a cosmetic clinic for fat freezing tummy treatment was later hospitalised with “excruciating” pain and diagnosed with frostbite. http://dlvr.it/RzK4Pq

‘Disgrace’: Fury over killer mum’s green light to work with kids

The Shadow Attorney-General is calling for an “urgent review” of working with children checks after killer mum Tina Terlato was granted a permit to make banners for the Essendon cheer squad. http://dlvr.it/RzJm08

2pc deposit: Budget’s housing gift for single parents

Single parents will be big winners in the federal budget on Tuesday, with the government to introduce a scheme that will get them into the property market with just a 2 per cent deposit. http://dlvr.it/RzJDtW

Combustible cladding crisis uncovered

A combustible cladding crackdown has resulted in action against dozens of builders linked to 790 properties statewide. http://dlvr.it/RzHhrX

Combustible cladding crisis uncovered

A combustible cladding crackdown has resulted in action against dozens of builders linked to 790 properties statewide. http://dlvr.it/RzHQCH

Backlash over Shorten’s ’Oompa-Loompa’ rant

Former federal opposition leader Bill Shorten has blasted National Disability Insurance Agency bureaucrats, comparing them to “Oompa-Loompas” and “chimpanzees typing”. http://dlvr.it/RzFLWM

Why usual rules of politics don’t apply to Jeff Kennett

The usual rules of political life and death do not apply to Jeff Kennett. http://dlvr.it/RzDwK1

Dire report shows Victoria’s health system in crisis

Victoria’s health system is under siege as ambulance services recorded some of their worst ever response time results. http://dlvr.it/RzDJND

Tiny detail which led to Casanova conman’s take-down

A small-time drug arrest more than twenty years ago helped authorities take down Australia’s most wanted Casanova conman. http://dlvr.it/RzCj94

A mum on Facebook accused me of endangering my child

I thought there would be a manual when I became a mum. http://dlvr.it/Rz9sYz

$88m to fix Gobbo damage

The Andrews government will spend almost $88m to fix some of the catastrophic failings of Victoria Police’s secret use of barrister Nicola Gobbo. http://dlvr.it/Rz9FMg

China’s harsh new blow to Australia

China has suspended economic talks with Australia. http://dlvr.it/Rz8qY4

Boris: Australia needs to ‘up its ambition’ on climate

Tackling climate change is Boris Johnson’s passion project, the British Prime Minister told New Corp Australia’s Europe correspondent Stephen Drill. http://dlvr.it/Rz8BYZ

Death, stabbings on Melton streets

Police were last night investigating the death of a man in his 40s who was found on a Melton street. http://dlvr.it/Rz7b31

Unions at war over Labor safe seats

A Supreme Court challenge to Anthony Albanese’s bid to rush through preselections for Labor’s safe seats in Victoria is set to be lodged as early as Thursday. http://dlvr.it/Rz5m0N

Risk-free approach to pandemic will soon cause harm

Scott Morrison said 2020 would be the toughest year of our lives, and while for many of us it was, there was almost nowhere better to be as COVID-19 ran riot than Australia. http://dlvr.it/Rz57ZF

The winners and losers in Labor’s power battle

Every time Labor stitches up a new “stability deal” it has the potential to cause a flurry of instability. http://dlvr.it/Rz4kyp

Armed man storms massage parlour

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Detectives are investigating after a man wielding a “large knife” stormed a Melbourne massage parlour and fled with cash on Tuesday night. http://dlvr.it/Rz46R1

Heartbroken Newman steps out after wife’s tragic death

A grieving Sam Newman has been seen for the first time since the sudden loss of his wife, Amanda Brown, at the weekend. http://dlvr.it/Rz3WTw

Bin company fined thousands over asbestos waste haul

A Campbellfield bin company has been ordered to pay thousands of dollars for dumping asbestos-ridden rubbish at an unlicensed waste tip. http://dlvr.it/Rz1mmC

Melbourne’s most dangerous tram stops

Almost 600 passengers getting off the tram were nearly mown down by lead-footed motorists in the past two months, amid a “concerning” spike in near misses across the network. http://dlvr.it/Rz17MD

Furious footy fan accused of WAG rape threats

An alleged stalker has been charged with threatening to rape the wife of Richmond star Dylan Grimes. http://dlvr.it/Rz0lB0

Justice party push for assisted dying reforms