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Council pushes to protect home by renowned architect, Robin Boyd

Council pushes to protect home by renowned architect, Robin Boyd

The 1948-49 modernist home by Robin Boyd was the subject of a local campaign last year after it was listed for sale and advertised as a redevelopment opportunity.

  • by Rachel Eddie

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Josh Bornstein abandons run for Kim Carr’s safe Labor spot in Senate
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Josh Bornstein abandons run for Kim Carr’s safe Labor spot in Senate

Prominent employment lawyer Josh Bornstein has ruled himself out of an expected run for Parliament after a series of negative reports appeared in News Corp papers.

  • by Paul Sakkal
‘Sorry Yarra, you had your chance’: Social housing stoush exposes Labor-Greens tensions

‘Sorry Yarra, you had your chance’: Social housing stoush exposes Labor-Greens tensions

While Labor and the Greens wedge one another as part of a proxy battle in the marginal seat of Richmond, social and affordable housing plans have lost out.

  • by Bianca Hall and Rachel Eddie
From the Archives, 1965: Stowaway’s box seat in airliner

From the Archives, 1965: Stowaway’s box seat in airliner

In 1965 homesick and without the funds to buy a ticket, Brian Robson decided to ship himself as airfreight from Melbourne to Cardiff in a wooden crate. He expected to be consigned to London instead 92 hours and 12,766 km later he arrived in Los Angeles.

  • by Staff writers
Andrews’ injury prompts colleagues to question his future as premier

Andrews’ injury prompts colleagues to question his future as premier

While the experts might be pleased with the premier’s’ recovery after a fall, politics is brutal and there is speculation about his eventual successor.

  • by Annika Smethurst
Transport Department to face VCAT over refusal to release advice on Uighurs
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Transport Department to face VCAT over refusal to release advice on Uighurs

The opposition is seeking access to advice provided to the Transport Infrastructure Minister that rejected claims a Chinese company building Melbourne’s new train fleet benefited from Uighur labour.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey
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Victoria’s secret agreement with China faces federal government scrutiny
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Victoria’s secret agreement with China faces federal government scrutiny

The Commonwealth will probe a third deal between the Andrews government and China to advance public-private partnerships for infrastructure projects, signed separately to Victoria’s controversial Belt and Road deal.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey
‘Part of modern rail’: Suburban Rail Loop not continuous line, minister confirms

‘Part of modern rail’: Suburban Rail Loop not continuous line, minister confirms

The Suburban Rail Loop project will not be a continuous line connecting western and south-eastern suburbs. Commuters will be forced to change trains at least once to complete the 90-kilometre journey.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey
Premier walking 18 minutes a day following nasty fall

Premier walking 18 minutes a day following nasty fall

Mr Andrews narrowly avoided permanent spinal cord injury after slipping on wet stairs at a holiday home on the Mornington Peninsula in early March.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey
Answering the persistent call of the NIMBY

Answering the persistent call of the NIMBY

This fiercely protective species often mouths platitudes about local amenity to disguise its concerns about property values.

  • by Jon Faine
A dotted line means Jack and Hannah will attend their third-closest state school

A dotted line means Jack and Hannah will attend their third-closest state school

Twenty-two school zones have been redrawn for 2022, with some families designated to a school that is almost twice as far from home as their nearest school.

  • by Adam Carey