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Protest on the steps of Parliament on Thursday regarding the Djab Wurrung trees.

Supreme court halts controversial roadworks for three weeks

Controversial Western Highway roadworks have been halted for a further three weeks after a Victorian Supreme Court hearing was told Djab Wurrung traditional owners believed the removal of culturally-significant trees would contravene the Aboriginal Heritage Act and human rights laws.

  • by Miki Perkins


Lord mayor Sally Capp is in a strong position to reclaim the keys to town hall.

Sally Capp on track to retain the keys to Melbourne Town Hall

Sally Capp is hoping to retain the title of lord mayor in the City of Melbourne, with 62,300 votes counted and less than a week to go until results are declared.

  • by Bianca Hall and Rachel Eddie
Linda Lin in her Crocs play centre in Ringwood, closed for 196 of the last 212 days.

Let the children play, say long-closed centres with no reopening date

Play centres fall into the same category as theatres, cinemas, amusement parks, casinos and even brothels – they have no set reopening date.

  • by Clay Lucas

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