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Meanwhile, in Victoria: Police chief denies leaking George Pell abuse claims

The Australian - ‎13 hours ago‎
Ashton, obviously acutely aware of the sensitivity of the Victoria Police's ongoing investigation into the claims against Cardinal Pell, said he had referred an earlier complaint from him to the Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission.
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William 'Bill' Spedding faces child sex offences in Victoria

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎18 hours ago‎
A man previously identified as a person of interest in the disappearance of toddler William Tyrrell is facing historical child sex offences in Victoria. William "Bill" Spedding is due on Thursday to face Ballarat Magistrates Court for a filing hearing ...
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Program to halve the number of deaths from suicide in Victoria launched by Andrews Government

ABC Online - ‎11 hours ago‎
A program aimed at halving Victoria's suicide rate over the next decade by targeting community education and at-risk areas, has been launched by the State Government.
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Inmate dead in Victorian jail after prison guards assaulted - ‎17 minutes ago‎
A violent underworld figure has died following an attack on two guards at a Victorian medium security prison. Hizir Ferman, 35, has been named by media as the inmate found dead at Loddon Prison yesterday.

Ryan takes step towards Victoria Country selection

Bendigo Advertiser - ‎12 hours ago‎
Victoria Country under-17 18-man squad - Koby Brann (Gippsland Pride), Max Cairns (South East Country Sharks), Brody Couch (Western Waves), Jason Cox (South East Country Sharks), Kim Drew (Gippsland Pride), Fraser Ellis (North East Knights), ...
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Queen Victoria Market site developer selected, but council still silent

The Age - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Melbourne City Council has selected developer PDG for a contract worth at least $50 million to redevelop a prime site on the Queen Victoria Market's doorstep. And the council has unanimously voted to ask the Local Government Inspectorate to investigate ...

Rise of the super-commuter to Victoria's regions brings benefits - and problems

The Age - ‎8 hours ago‎
Tony McNamara qualifies as what the US Census Bureau defines as an "extreme commuter": someone who travels 90 minutes or more to work, one-way.
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NT abuse scandal fallout: Victorian prisons use 'spitter hoods', but not on juveniles

Herald Sun - ‎7 hours ago‎
But the hoods, designed to stop prisoners from spitting at guards, are not able to be used on juvenile detainees in Victoria and laws around restraint of minors allow only handcuffs to be applied and not the “mechanical restraint” chair deployed in the ...

Early Victoria: Bushfires, gold rushes and sad bushrangers

Australian Geographic - ‎9 hours ago‎
FROM VICTORIA'S GOLD RUSHES to its bushrangers, English artist William Strutt's (1825-1915) paintings captured the state's colonial history in vivid scenes and sketches.

Victoria Police and Crime Stoppers urge Dandenong community to support Dob in a Dealer campaign

Herald Sun - ‎14 hours ago‎
Victoria Police Dandenong Divisional Commander Superintendent Paul Hollowood said police wanted to “effectively tackle” the drug problem so Greater Dandenong became less appealing to “people of that ilk”.
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Victoria's crime rate drop linked to vocational training boost, economist Dr Cain Polidano says

ABC Online - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
When vocational education enrolments jumped up three years ago in Victoria, drug crime plummeted by 13 per cent. Assaults and property crime also went down, and researchers said the drop was largely because it gave would-be criminals a new path in life ...

Thank A Paramedic Day: Say thanks on Ambulance Victoria social media pages

Herald Sun - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
After leaving a touching message on Ambulance Victoria's Facebook site to track down the crew so the family could say thanks, Noah was reunited with his saviours ahead of Victoria's inaugural Thank A Paramedic Day today. You can express your gratitude ...

Victoria Police launch third bid to ban Danny Nikolic from state's race tracks

Herald Sun - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Nikolic has successfully fought off two track bans imposed by Victoria Police, but will now be forced to defend a third attempt to keep him away from Victorian tracks. Last month the Supreme Court ruled an exclusion order imposed by police against ...

How to let go of your ex - ‎2 hours ago‎
Each week, Victoria Hannaford answers questions put forth by the general public. Be it questions about love, work, or what to do when your friend is in deep denial, Victoria is here to help. So get to it, and Ask Victoria. Well, this is awkward. (Pic ...
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Meanwhile, in Victoria: What now for Sophie Mirabella?

The Australian - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
In her first failed attempt at retaining the rural seat of Indi in Victoria, the old party leadership was furious with Mirabella after it discovered too late in the 2013 campaign that she was in grave danger of losing the seat.
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Herald Sun - ‎5 hours ago‎
He has big plans as Bushrangers' batting coach. No Victorian batsman outside Matthew Elliott and Chris Rogers, who was born in NSW and played most of his cricket in Western Australia, has managed 20 Test matches since Dean Jones was exiled in 1992.
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Fiery crash in Victoria's south-east kills one, leaves teen fighting for life

ABC Online - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
A fiery crash in Victoria's south-east has left one person dead and a teenager with life-threatening injuries. Police said the car was travelling south on the Yarram-Port Albert Road in Gippsland when it crashed into a tree about 5:30am.
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Man questioned over William Tyrrell to face child sex charges in Victoria - ‎18 hours ago‎
A MAN who has been questioned over the disappearance of NSW boy William Tyrrell will appear in a Victorian court today on sex charges.
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Victoria Police to soon be armed with 8500 tablets, smartphones in $227m investment

Herald Sun - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said giving police tablets and phones would “have a huge safety benefit” by providing them immediate access to critical information.
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Startup Victoria appoints single serve wine entrepreneur Georgia Beattie as CEO

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
One of the country's largest entrepreneurship group's, Startup Victoria, has appointed Lupé Wines and Single Serve Packaging founder Georgia Beattie to the role of chief executive, as it prepares to enter a new growth phase.