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Fears the Twelve Apostles will be affected by gas

A new gas extraction project has been approved in Victoria for the first time in 10 years and the government has not ruled out ticking off new exploration sites in …

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Plea to stay indoors over flash flooding risk

Thousands of people on the NSW south coast have been warned to stay indoors with heavy rainfall predicted to last until nightfall. A severe weather warning is current for the …

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Dozens of police facing criminal charges

Dozens of police in Victoria are facing criminal charges including sexual assault and intentionally causing injury. A total of 78 officers and public transport police, known as Protective Services Officers, …

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Meningococcal disease warning ahead of predicted peak

Families and students have been urged to be alert for signs of invasive meningococcal disease ahead of a predicted peak in cases over coming months. It can be deadly and …

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Public transport fails to keep up with apartment boom

Public transport services in greater Melbourne have not kept up with the city’s apartment boom, prompting calls for a bigger emphasis on transport during planning. The number of apartments grew …

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Hundreds of calls for help as storms, heavy rain hit

More than 500 requests for help have been made to emergency services as thunderstorms, damaging winds and heavy rain pummelled Victoria. There were 267 reports of building damage and 117 …

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Population shift prompts blood donor plea

There’s a fresh plea for Australians who come from a variety of backgrounds to roll up their sleeves and donate blood after a study highlighted a shift in the nation’s …

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No snakes on a plane but small cats and dogs welcome

There will be no snakes on planes but passengers can soon expect to see small dogs and cats on board Australian flights. Virgin Australia wants to allow passengers to pay …

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Treatment options wider if prostate cancer found early

Frank Dann was a few days out from celebrating his 65th birthday when he was hit with a huge health shock. The Melbourne resident was diagnosed with prostate cancer after …

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Police in Victoria pause industrial action

Police officers in Victoria have called off industrial action after a breakthrough in negotiations with the force. Over the past month, officers have been participating in 19 work bans including …

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