Cladding in London high-rise fire also blamed for 2014 Melbourne blaze

A fire at the Lacrosse building in Melbournes Docklands in 2014 is strikingly similar to London blaze as investigations point to cladding used in buildings Flammable cladding blamed for the rapid spread of the report into the investigation of the Lacrosse fire, the Melbourne metropolitan fire brigade said the rapid vertical spread of the fire […]

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‘This is not OK’: Martina Navratilova steps up her call to rename Margaret Court Arena

Tennis great calls out fellow former world No1 over anti-gay rights stance, accusing her of bullying and linking LGBT to Nazis, communists, the devil in an open letter published by Fairfax Media. We should not be celebrating this kind of behaviour, this kind of philosophy. The platform people like Margaret Court use needs to be […]

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Melbourne schoolgirl Zynab Al Harbiya killed as Isis targets Baghdad ice-cream parlour

Twelve-year-old was in the Iraqi capital with family to visit her sick grandfather when a suicide car bomb exploded, killing 17 people A 12-year-old Victorian girl was killed in a car bomb explosion in Baghdad on Tuesday as she lined up at a popular ice-cream parlour to break fast for Ramadan. The girl, a year […]

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Neil Perry restaurant issues black customer receipt printed with racial slur

Burger Project outlet in Melbourne dismisses staff member over insult, while Perry contacts customer to apologise A staff member from a Burger Project restaurant in Melbourne has been fired after using the word niggas on a receipt given to a black man. On Friday, Rutendo Ruth Muchinguri posted a photo on

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The great divide: what will $1m buy you in Australia’s property market?

From inner-city apartments to suburban cottages or a few acres in the rainforest, the answer depends on where youre buying With talk of the Sydney and Melbourne housing markets racing away from prices in other cities and regions, we decided to ask: what can you buy in Australia for a cool million dollars? From inner-city […]

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Bourke Street: three dead, 20 injured as car ploughs into pedestrians in Melbourne live

Police say the driver has been arrested and the incident was related to an earlier stabbing in Windosr, but has no connection to terrorism Read more:

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Confined: artwork from Indigenous prisoners in Victoria in pictures

An exhibition showcasing art from Indigenous Australians in or recently released from Victorian prisons opens today in Melbourne Read more:

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Kangaroo attacks Melbourne jogger ‘like a damn truck’

Personal trainer Debbie Urquhart says she was running on a bush track when a two-metre-tall big boy came out of nowhere A towering male kangaroo hit a Melbourne jogger like a damn truck in an attack that left her scratched, bleeding and needing emergency surgery. Debbie Urquhart, a personal trainer, said the big boy who […]

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Crowds pack out Australian cathedral at centre of alleged terrorist plot

Worshippers fill the midnight service, the Melbourne churchs dean says, forcing latecomers into the forecourt Crowds have packed out Melbournes St Pauls Cathedral despite it being the target of an alleged Christmas Day bombing plot. The dean of St Pauls, Dr Andreas Loewe, who led the midnight service, said 1,500 churchgoers had filled the cathedral, […]

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Five in custody over alleged Melbourne Christmas terrorism plot

Victoria police commissioner says alleged plot included the use of explosives in attacks on Federation Square, Flinders Street Station and St Pauls cathedral Victoria police say they have foiled an alleged plot by terrorists to attack landmark locations in Melbournes CBD including St Pauls Cathedral, Flinders Street station and Federation Square with explosives and other […]

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