Victoria

City of Melbourne reintroduces outdoor dining fees in unanimous vote

4 hours ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

The council decided the time was right to make hospitality businesses pay again to use public land, despite some restaurants disagreeing with the proposal's timing.
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Norman's Saudi golf tour to skip Victoria as Andrews sticks with golfing powers

7 hours ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

Executives from LIV Golf toured a group of prospective Victorian hosts last month and contacted others along Victoria's “sandbelt” of world-leading courses.
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Secret tips in examiners' reports: How to ace your VCE maths exam

8 hours ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

Leading VCE maths teachers say it's not too late to consolidate learning, but students should study the things that scare them first.
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‘She did not deserve this': Murder trial hears handyman lied about finding neighbour's body

8 hours ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald   |   2 articles

A man accused of murdering his elderly neighbour told a reporter he hoped police caught the person who killed the “very lovely lady”, saying he was haunted by her death.
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Drivers unable to change licence numbers after Optus hack due to ‘reactive' policy

8 hours ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald   |   2 articles

Victorians caught in the Optus hack have been unable to change their driver's licence number because of a VicRoads policy that requires evidence that a fraud has happened, not...
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Wyndham deputy mayor embroiled in staff bullying allegations

10 hours ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

Jasmine Hill has been barred from communicating with council staff as a result of a bullying probe and could be investigated for “serious misconduct” if a motion is passed at a...
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Vision released for Brisbane's ‘re-wilded' Victoria Park

12 hours ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

New pedestrian walks and bikeways across Brisbane's Inner City Bypass and a huge treehouse lookout over the city are included in the draft master plan for Victoria Park.
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Rollercoaster found safe to reopen after woman critically injured

12 hours ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

The Melbourne Royal Show says all rides have undergone stringent compliance inspections and have passed all the required safety documentation. The injured woman remains in...
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Victoria promises Australia's biggest renewable energy storage targets

13 hours ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

The targets will be met through a $157m package of projects, including a big battery in north-western Victoria and two bio-energy projects at farms in Gippsland and Barwon.
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Sleep, practice, prepare: How to reduce VCE stress

18 hours ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

As year 12 students prepare for their exams, we asked a range of VCE experts for simple strategies to alleviate stress.
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