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‘One thing I don’t have to worry about’: Would you pay someone to put out your bins?

‘One thing I don’t have to worry about’: Would you pay someone to put out your bins?

With more two-income households and people leading increasingly busy lives, niche service providers are stepping in to carry out specific tasks around the house.

  • by Carolyn Webb

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The St Kilda aged care home where not one resident or worker is vaccinated

The St Kilda aged care home where not one resident or worker is vaccinated

Sacred Heart’s St Kilda aged care home was among thousands of centres told they’d be vaccinated by April. Instead, residents & staff are yet to get a first shot

  • by Clay Lucas
Five-hour ambulance delays outside hospitals a ‘public health disaster’
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Five-hour ambulance delays outside hospitals a ‘public health disaster’

Ambulance response times have dipped to their worst level since 2016-17 and health professionals say Victoria’s system is at breaking point.

  • by Paul Sakkal
Landowners lose court battle over Western Highway project

Landowners lose court battle over Western Highway project

MairiAnne and Iona Mackenzie first took the government to court in 2016 to stop the acquisition of part of their land and the felling of historic trees. On Wednesday, all their grounds for appeal were rejected.

  • by Timna Jacks
‘A huge opportunity’: Western Bulldogs find second home at Skinner Reserve

‘A huge opportunity’: Western Bulldogs find second home at Skinner Reserve

The run-down reserve in Braybrook will get a $3 million redevelopment in a partnership with Maribyrnong Council, with the Bulldogs to train there three nights a week.

  • by Rachel Eddie
‘It knocked us all out’: The childcare gastro sweeping through Victoria
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‘It knocked us all out’: The childcare gastro sweeping through Victoria

Families have told how the virus has swept through their homes, first with the children, then on to the parents.

  • by Aisha Dow and Melissa Cunningham
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Intruder shot dead at cannabis crop house, murder trial told

Intruder shot dead at cannabis crop house, murder trial told

A man who broke into a cannabis crop house was shot dead as he left the property after his entry triggered a silent alarm, a murder trial has been told.

  • by Adam Cooper
‘Buzz is coming back to Melbourne’: Weekend foot traffic nears pre-pandemic level

‘Buzz is coming back to Melbourne’: Weekend foot traffic nears pre-pandemic level

Melbourne’s CBD was bustling once again as people flocked back to the city on the final days of the comedy festival, NGV Triennial and school holidays. 

  • by Chloe Booker and Carolyn Webb
‘We’re running out of space’: Turf wars heat up over synthetic grass

‘We’re running out of space’: Turf wars heat up over synthetic grass

Critics say synthetic grass overheats and leaches plastic and rubber into Melbourne’s waterways, but they offer councils an easy solution to the sporting needs of a growing population.

  • by Rachel Eddie
Victoria needs injection of culture as well as vaccines
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Victoria needs injection of culture as well as vaccines

If you want to create more jobs, the next set of opportunities lies not with more overpasses and tunnels, but with investment in culture and the knowledge economy.

  • by Jon Faine
Surge in sex assault reports but hundreds may remain hidden
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Surge in sex assault reports but hundreds may remain hidden

The national discourse around sexual assault has caused a spike in sexual assault reports, but a key reporting mechanism has shut down.

  • by Paul Sakkal