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Enjoying a meal – and raising a glass – outside

The Age has gone to some lengths during the difficult lockdown months to celebrate our local chefs’ creativeness in adapting to the circumstances we all find ourselves in. I will be rushing to support them and embrace any dining experience that Melbourne can manage as summer comes in. I believe …

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‘No justification’ for PSOs at sports grounds and shopping centres

Loading Daniel Nguyen, advocacy co-ordinator for the Police Accountability Project, said there was no justification to expand the areas where PSOs can be deployed and few measures in place to make them accountable. “Since its inception, the PSO program has been plagued with findings of excessive force and misconduct with …

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‘It’s special’: Regional Victorians thrilled at prospect of household bubble visits

Marty, 42, said that after the state government announced that social bubbles of two regional households were allowed “I immediately thought that Mum and Dad would be a good match, given they’re also in regional Victoria. “It’s exciting, particularly for my daughter, I think. It’s really special because she misses …

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Elective surgery resumes amid warning over post-op complications

Professor David Story, of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, said he was concerned about elective surgery patients battling chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension, who might have delayed seeing GPs and specialists. “Our concern is a lot of the patients who are now …

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Never lost his thirst for knowledge

After graduating from Melbourne Medical School in 1962 a residency at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and a fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, he moved to the Royal Children’s Hospital as the inaugural registrar in paediatric orthopaedics. The first Victorian orthopaedic surgeon to embark on post-graduate training in …

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Union boss says police should be last people called to mental health incidents

“They have to wait there for hours. It takes police off the road, it slows the system down. What it means is that, almost around the clock, our members are responding to mental health crises, it shows the system is broken.” The state’s misconduct watchdog has launched a criminal investigation …

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Anyone caught trying to flee Melbourne’s lockdown will face $4957 fine

From 11.59pm on Wednesday, regional Victoria will move to step three in the government’s road map. Mr Nugent said if it multiple people are caught leaving metro Melbourne together they would all be fined the full amount and told to go home. Police will be increasing their patrols of checkpoints, …

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Hotel quarantine inquiry LIVE updates: Victorian CHO Brett Sutton was warned of ‘considerable risk’

Today’s hotel inquiry hearing is under way. You can watch it live, below: And that’s it from Professor Sutton. The inquiry will break now until 2.15pm, when his former Deputy Chief Health Officer Annaliese van Diemen will begin giving evidence. Professor Sutton did request assistance from Victoria Police – just …

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Dinner out with a side of car exhaust? Yes, please

Loading Flash forward to Premier Daniel Andrews’ announcement that we wouldn’t be eating out anywhere any time soon, and Melbourne felt a collective heartsink – not just for the months of tepid takeaway stretching to the horizon, but for the havoc we felt it would wreak on Melbourne’s already battered …

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