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Warring crime groups behind spate of Vic arson attacks

Police are joining forces in a bid to stamp out warring organised crime syndicates behind a spate of arson attacks in Melbourne. The two criminal groups, believed to be linked …

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How graves could be reused in quest for a greener death

Australians’ last resting places might not be so final under a pitch to curtail a crisis in cemetery space and make the burials industry greener. Experts are pushing for grave …

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Big fines, jail threat as SA passes tough protest laws

A union boss has blasted South Australia’s government after the state passed laws to ramp up fines for disruptive protests following a mammoth upper house debate. The new measures were …

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Drag storytime event canned after threats of violence

A Melbourne council has cancelled a drag storytime event, citing threats of violence against staff, families and a performer. Activists protested the Monash City Council event, which was intended to …

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Ship found 80 years after Australian maritime disaster

The wreck of a ship caught up in Australia’s worst ever maritime disaster has been found 4000 metres under the sea, 80 years after it was torpedoed by an American …

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Daniel Andrews staff exerted pressure over union grant

An anti-corruption investigation has found staff in the Daniel Andrews’ government exerted pressure on health department officials to award a $1.2 million contract to a health union. The Independent Broad-based …

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Australia’s funeral industry is crying out for change

Australia’s funeral industry exists in a regulatory black hole and inside swirls a turbulent conversation about how to climb out of it. The industry is devoid of federal government oversight …

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Labor win Aston by-election in historic upset

Labor has declared its historic by-election win a ringing endorsement of the Albanese government, while federal Liberal leader Peter Dutton has promised to rebuild following the shock result for his …

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Victorians facing energy price hikes of 30 per cent

Victorians could be slapped with electricity price hikes of more than 30 per cent under a proposal put forward by the state’s economic regulator. The Essential Services Commission on Wednesday …

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Plane refuellers strike threatens to disrupt flights

A 24-hour strike by workers who refuel Qantas and other international airline planes at Melbourne Airport is threatening to disrupt flights. The industrial action from 4 am on Wednesday to …

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