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Victorians top list for taking deadly ‘super drug’

Victorians are the country’s biggest consumers of the deadly “super drug” fentanyl as authorities warn of its potentially disastrous consequences. Melbourne has the highest level of heroin, ketamine and fentanyl consumption …

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Illegal links prompt uni to return artefacts depicting Zeus, Hercules and other warriors to Italy

An ancient two-handed vessel and a red-figure fish-plate will be among items a university returns to Italian ownership after revelations about their underworld links. An Attic black-figure amphora, which was …

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Junk food the primary culprit in Aussies’ failing diet

Australians are failing to stick to a healthy and balanced diet, and junk food is a major culprit. That’s the verdict from the national science agency CSIRO, which on Tuesday …

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Businesses fear trade drop after deadly CBD car carnage

The latest deadly car attack in Melbourne’s CBD has stirred up traumatic memories of the 2017 Bourke Street rampage for local traders, who fear people will avoid the city. Many …

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Meta suspends fact-checker ahead of voice referendum

Social media giant Meta has suspended a Melbourne university as its fact-checking partner following a dispute about the Uluru Statement from the Heart. The Facebook owner on Tuesday cited RMIT …

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CBA to back contactless transport payments in Victoria

Victorians will be able to tap on and off public transport using bank cards, smartphones or wearable devices under a bank-backed overhaul to offer contactless payments. The state’s Department of Transport …

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‘One of the worst’: 67 cats found living in squalor

Animal welfare authorities have rescued almost 70 cats after they were found living in a home so filthy, the concentration of ammonia from cat urine forced inspectors to evacuate after …

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Taxpayers footed bill for public servants’ funerals

Taxpayers footed the bill for public servants’ funeral costs after one organisation in Victoria doled out at least $30,000 to memorialise staff. This was despite the unnamed organisation being bound …

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Man dies after ‘targeted’ late-night street shooting

Homicide squad detectives are investigating after a man was shot dead while walking down a Melbourne street. Victoria Police were called to Almeida Crescent at South Yarra, close to nightlife on …

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Victoria’s first sobering up centre location revealed

Victoria’s first dedicated sobering up centre will be set up in Collingwood ahead of the decriminalisation of public drunkenness in the state. The 20-bed facility is a key part of …

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