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Woman followed off tram, sexually assaulted in Preston

She was followed as she got off the tram and stalked for 100 metres before she was fatally wounded some time after midnight. Loading CCTV images of the man wanted in relation to the Preston sexual assault have been released in an effort to identify him. He is described as …

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Man hospitalised after police operation at wrong Fitzroy property

“[Nik] had his hands tethered behind his back way beyond what can be endured, and then they had no implement to remove them even after an ambulance had been called. Nik is now in hospital with the likelihood of losing the use of his left arm, which is broken in …

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Warehouse of recyclables ‘a fire hazard’, owner warns

But documents seen by The Age reveal that the owner of the warehouse at 180 Maher Road warned the Level Crossing Removal Project more than a year ago that the bridge would limit the building’s truck access, creating a fire safety risk. Despite the warnings, there has been no change …

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‘The people of Melbourne deserve the space back’: What next for Flinders Station ballroom?

Once a honey pot for Melbourne’s youth, the ballroom played host to dances that would finish by midnight – conveniently timed for the hundreds of revellers to rush downstairs and catch the last trains home. One of the photos of the Flinders Street Station ballroom that Daniel Andrews shared this …

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The UN says we’re destroying the world. This should change everything

IPBES chair Robert Watson says the “overwhelming evidence” presents an “ominous picture”. “The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever,” Sir Robert said. “We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life …

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Steyne buy in Manly cements Sam Arnaout as next publican to watch

“I’m passionate about property and while my mates were out partying in their 20s, my wife, who was my high school sweetheart, and I founded Iris Capital – which stands for Independently Rising in Strength – and worked very hard raising two kids,” Arnaout says. The Arnaouts bought their first …

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‘It was outrageous’: Sonja’s insurance premium doubled when her home was heritage-listed

She said insurance cover for heritage properties was often more expensive and restrictive than premiums for modern homes. “Heritage properties are more challenging to insure because they can be more expensive and complicated to repair,” she said. “Unlike a modern home, which can be serviced by a wide range of …

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We should spend less on freeways – and more on our waterways

There are creeks and waterways all over urban Melbourne. Many have friends groups looking after them, doing important restoration works, lobbying and liaising with governments to keep these places protected and maintain some semblance of nature in the metropolis. They are among the most important green spaces left. Because Melbourne …

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Whatever the election result, we must tackle climate emergency

In Australia the issue has gained momentum on the back of relentless drought and a North Queensland flood in early February that killed tens of thousands of livestock and wildlife. A lack of coherent and effective policy on managing our waterways has also been blamed for the death of millions …

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