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Melbourne Airport asks for powers to stop development underneath flight paths

Melbourne Airport asks for powers to stop development underneath flight paths

The airport wants the right to block developments in areas affected by flight noise, in a bid to prevent a future Sydney Airport-style curfew.

  • by Clay Lucas

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Suburban Rail Loop set to thwart decades-old parks plan

Suburban Rail Loop set to thwart decades-old parks plan

The first stage of the enormous Suburban Rail Loop through Melbourne’s south-east will scupper plans for a series of parks the Andrews government committed $25 million towards.

  • by Clay Lucas
Victoria and Korean manufacturer fight Queensland for $27b defence contract

Victoria and Korean manufacturer fight Queensland for $27b defence contract

Victoria has signed an agreement with Korea's largest defence company, backing a bid for a military contract that would create a custom-built facility and 1000 jobs in Geelong.

  • by Michael Fowler
Liberal leader urged to take 'clear stand' against controversial MP Bernie Finn

Liberal leader urged to take 'clear stand' against controversial MP Bernie Finn

There is discontent among Liberal MPs about the conduct of Mr Finn, with calls for the party to oust him from his safe spot on the ballot paper.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey
EPA in strife after two years of crisis
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EPA in strife after two years of crisis

While publicly backing the EPA to the hilt, the government was privately seething about the scandals and the multiple and massive clean up bills.

  • by Chris Vedelago
'What an immense gift': A donor gave life to Prue's family vision, now she wants to return the favour

'What an immense gift': A donor gave life to Prue's family vision, now she wants to return the favour

Tens of thousands of Australian women who travel overseas to buy eggs so they can conceive a baby may be able to find donors in Australia under a scheme proposed by two Melbourne fertility researchers.

  • by Wendy Tuohy
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Victorian Liberals confront Bernie Finn over pro-Trump social media posts

Victorian Liberals confront Bernie Finn over pro-Trump social media posts

David Davis said he 'fundamentally' disagreed with his colleague Bernie Finn and that the posts on his private Facebook page were 'wrong'. 

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey
St Basil's and Epping Gardens review 'not independent', say experts, families

St Basil's and Epping Gardens review 'not independent', say experts, families

Aged care experts and families of the dead question the independence of a Morrison government report into what unfolded at St Basil’s and Epping Gardens homes.

  • by Clay Lucas
Victoria better placed for success this time, epidemiologists say

Victoria better placed for success this time, epidemiologists say

Contact tracing, the preparedness of the population and the willingness of authorities to act made this outbreak a different prospect to Victoria's second wave.

  • by Clay Lucas
After 'the worst' year, Sunshine Hospital staff are hoping for the best

After 'the worst' year, Sunshine Hospital staff are hoping for the best

It was a terrible year for healthcare workers across the state, but for many, including those at Western Health, it came with some upsides as well.

  • by Clay Lucas and Aisha Dow
The new laws that take effect in Victoria and across Australia in 2021

The new laws that take effect in Victoria and across Australia in 2021

Many renters will benefit from laws that offer more protections, public transport fares will stay the same for the first time in years and electricity bills will drop slightly.

  • by Michael Fowler and Tara Hayes