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The Age Live: Attica’s Ben Shewry x Church Road Wines

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Join award-winning chef and owner of Melbourne’s Attica restaurant, Ben Shewry, Church Road Wines’ Chief Winemaker, Chris Scott, and National Good Food Editor, Ardyn Bernoth, for an evening of cooking, fine wine and entertaining conversation. Ben will cook a Gruyere and Onion …

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Senior police officer suspended over Epping head-stomping incident

The officer will receive full pay as is standard practice while the incident is investigated. Jeremy King, lawyer at Robinson Gill, is acting for the man’s family, who are planning to take legal action against Victoria Police. “They are relieved that something is happening,” he said on Tuesday morning, following …

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Woman describes police shooting live on radio

“There are guns drawn and they are yelling at him to put the knife down but he doesn’t seem interested in that.” She said the man was “just wandering” around holding the knife by his side while police were surrounding him with their guns, Tasers and pepper spray drawn. The …

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Regional Victoria to open up, Premier announces

All community sport will resume for children and non-contact sport for adults. Outdoor real estate auctions will be allowed and private inspections by appointment can go ahead. Regional Victorians will still have to wear masks but the four reasons for leaving home will no longer apply. Accommodation operators will be …

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People who refuse to self-isolate could be detained under proposed Victorian law

Loading Those caught under the new rules could be detained in places where they could be monitored, such as hotels. The Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill proposes new powers the government says will strengthen the state’s pandemic response, including broadening the types of government employees who can act as authorised officers. …

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It’s time Andrews stepped back from his cultish press conferences

Sunday’s business support package is to be welcomed, but it heavily favours tax deferrals over immediate relief. More obvious was that it appeared to be a process rushed to stem the level of escalating outrage over the road map. Loading Even the City of Melbourne has sharpened its rhetoric. And, …

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Eurydice park vandal had drug for ‘better yoga experience’, court told

Nolch admitted possessing the harmine but was spared a conviction when magistrate Tara Hartnett put him on the court’s diversion program, which spares people getting a criminal record for minor offences. Prosecutors previously withdrew a charge of importing a commercial quantity of magic mushrooms. Nolch pleaded guilty to criminal damage …

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Unfeeling enforcement has pushed us to tipping point

Would Thoreau call Victoria today an authoritarian police state worthy of his moral outrage? It can seem so when a pregnant woman gets arrested and handcuffed in her own home for sending a post on Facebook. And in the past six weeks, about 2000 people have received $1652 fines just …

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‘Simple and wholesome’: Melburnians get into birdwatching in lockdown

“It’s really simple and very wholesome.” Ms Gale isn’t the only one who has started birdwatching during the pandemic. There has been a tenfold surge in bird sightings in recent months, as Melburnians take solace in nature amid the uncertainty of COVID-19. It helps that it’s one of the few …

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