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Jane Caro

Jane Caro

Banning Phones In Schools Is Easy To Say But Hard To Do

4 min read

Victoria has just banned phones in government schools, a move that has been greeted with approval by almost everyone who doesn’t work in a school.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Man Accused Of Dismembering Tinder Date, Slashes Throat In Court

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

National

National

Mobile Phones To Be Banned At All Victorian State Schools

1 min read

From the first bell of the day until the last, students in Victorian state schools will be unable to use their mobile phones beginning next year.

News

News

Bizarre 'Catshark' Sea Creature Washes Up On Victorian Beach

1 min read

Beachgoers have stumbled upon a catshark lying on the shores of a popular beach.

News

News

Four Pedestrians Struck Within 90 Minutes Across Melbourne

1 min read

It was a soggy and brutal start to the day with four pedestrians and a dog injured in separate crashes before 8.30am.

James Norman

James Norman

The Church Needs To Butt Out Of Victoria's New Gender Identity Bill

4 min read

Should we have the right to determine our own gender identification on our birth certificates? 

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Yoga Teacher Hit By Cyclist While On Phone Wins Pay Out

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Health

Health

Voluntary Assisted Dying Is Now Legal In Victoria. What's Next?

7 min read

Victoria's nation-first voluntary assisted dying laws may be too difficult to access, advocates say, but will spur other states to follow suit with their own programs.

National

National

Warning Issued As Month's Rainfall Expected In Hours

2 min read

It's been wet and windy for parts of Australia's southeast, with Tasmania, South Australia and Victoria battered as a cold front sweeps across the states.

National

National

Rosie Batty 'Incredulous' At Being Drawn Into John Setka Controversy

2 min read

Domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty says there's still a long way to go in the fight to protect women.

News

News

Local Council Bans Man From Walking His Pet Pig On A Lead

3 min read

Grunt the pig is a beloved Wangaratta local, but his days could be numbered after the council banned him from strolling the streets -- even on a lead.

Updated

Updated

Here's Everything That Happened On George Pell's Appeal Day 1

7 min read

Former Cardinal George Pell has begun his appeal in the Victorian Supreme Court in the hopes of overturning his child sex abuse conviction.

National

National

Victorian Women Will No Longer Need Husband's Permission For IVF

2 min read

Women separated from their husbands, but not divorced, will no longer have to get their estranged spouse's permission to access IVF in Victoria.

Crime

Crime

Mustachioed Man In Beret Wanted Over $7,500 Worth Of Train Vandalism

1 min read

Have you seen a man with a moustache and wavy black hair, who was wearing a white coat and blue beret sometime last September?

National

National

Five-Metre Waves, Freezing Temps And A Blizzard: Another Cold Snap Is Here

2 min read

If you've got an umbrella, a wind jacket or a raincoat, don't leave home without it. 

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Girl Hospitalised After Driver Threw Glass Bottle Out Window

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Politics

Politics

Aero Club Threatens Legal Action Over 'Church-Hour' Restriction

2 min read

An obsolete no-fly zone condition could cost a Victorian club tens of thousands of dollars in lost revenue, it has claimed, as it investigates taking legal action.

Crime

Crime

Famous Tattooed Model Taunts Police, Eats Maxibon After Arrest Warrant Issued

2 min read

"You’ll never catch me. Cream on brothers".

10 News First

10 News First

Huge Meteor Lights Up Skies Over Victoria, South Australia

1 min read

Stargazers were treated to a light show late Tuesday night, with the glow of a fast moving meteor stunning viewers.

News

News

Victorian Beach Turns White With 'Snow' In Autumn Cold Snap

2 min read

Snow or hail? Ah, well here's the thing...

National

National

Man Behind Fake $81 Parking Ticket Fesses Up: 'It Was A Prank'

1 min read

A "highly embarrassed" 68-year-old man has handed himself into police in Melbourne over a prank that turned slightly sour. 

National

National

'Collective Brain Fade': What's Behind Victoria's Staggeringly High Road Toll?

3 min read

Nearly one person has died per day on Victorian roads this year.

National

National

Scuba Diver Killed In Water In Speedboat Hit-And-Run

1 min read

Emergency services have been unable to save a 20-year-old diver who died after being hit by a speedboat in waters off Frankston in Melbourne's south-east.

Crime

Crime

Mother Pleads For Answers After Sons Attacked In Supermarket Car Park

1 min read

Two men were rushed to hospital early on Saturday morning after allegedly being punched and knocked to the ground by a group of men as they walked through a carpark south of Melbourne.

Crime

Crime

Elderly Couple Accidentally Sent 20 Kilograms Of Meth

1 min read

A man has been charged after an elderly couple was accidentally delivered nearly 20 kilograms of methylamphetamine to their door.

National

National

Partner Of Drowned Lifesaver Posts Heartbreaking Messaging

1 min read

Andrew Powell, along with his father Ross, died trying to save a tourist in treacherous waters off Victoria's coastline on Sunday.

National

National

Surf Life Saving President's Emotional Address After Father-Son Rescue Tragedy

3 min read

A father and son have tragically drowned while saving a tourist from waters off Port Campbell on Saturday.

National

National

Father Issued $7,600 In Fines Over Dead Son

4 min read

The Ombudsman has launched a scathing attack on Fines Victoria after it received a whopping 605 complaints about the state's main fine agency in just the last year.

Updated

Updated

'Absolute Tragedy': Father Killed, Wife Fighting For Life After Deer Attack

1 min read

A father has died and his wife is fighting for life after they were attacked by their pet deer in north-east Victoria.

National

National

'Our Mum Would Still Be Here': Calls To Abolish Law Around Being Drunk In Public

3 min read

Tanya Day's children believe their mother would still be here if it wasn't for one outdated law.

Crime

Crime

Paedophile Priest Pleads Guilty To Abusing Five More Young Boys

1 min read

A former priest convicted of sexually abusing more than 20 schoolboys has been sentenced to another five years jail for historic sex offences.

Crime

Crime

Body Of Elderly Woman Found Inside Home In Suspicious Circumstances

1 min read

An elderly woman's body has been discovered inside her home in a quiet suburban street of Sydenham, north-west of Melbourne.

National

National

A Zoo With Animals Is For Sale, No Experience Necessary

1 min read

Victoria's largest regional zoo is up for sale and all the animals are included.

National

National

This Aussie Summer Came With A $2.2 Billion Price Tag From Natural Disasters

4 min read

A number of 'catastrophic' weather events sparking tens of thousands of insurance claims in three Australian states, have racked up a damage bill of more than $2 billion in just three months.

News

News

Woman Bitten By Huge Fur Seal While Taking Dog For A Walk

1 min read

A woman was attacked by a seal while out on a walk with her dog this weekend.

Christchurch

Christchurch

Christchurch "Copycat" Threatens Geelong Mosque

2 min read

An investigation is underway following a threat made against worshippers at Geelong's mosque by a self-professed "copycat" of the Christchurch massacre.

Crime

Crime

Man Caught Driving With Feet On Dashboard So He Could Take A Photo

1 min read

Police have been left "frustrated and appalled" by drivers this weekend, with one man caught speeding with his feet up on the dashboard and appearing to steer the car with his knees.

National

National

Farmer Who Lost Everything In Bushfires Spent Years Begging State To Backburn

3 min read

A farmer who lost his entire vineyard in the Victorian bushfires has slammed the state government for failing to help prevent the fires through backburning operations.

National

National

The Reality Of Staying Behind To Defend Your Property In A Bushfire

4 min read

When faced with the threat of fire, to stay and defend property is a dangerous and difficult decision to make -- but one Australians make every year.

National

National

Aussie Firefighter Loses Son, Back Battling Bushfire The Next Day

1 min read

Ray Wright has been battling blazes for 33 years. It was a passion his son, Michael, inherited.

National

National

Entire Town 'All But Wiped Off The Map' By Bunyip Fire

1 min read

It's believed the entire township of Tonimbuk just outside of Melbourne has been entirely obliterated by bushfire.

Crime

Crime

Body Of Elderly Woman Found In Victoria, Death Treated As 'Suspicious'

1 min read

A 74-year-old woman has been found dead in "suspicious" circumstances at a residence in Victoria's Gippsland region.

Crime

Crime

'Lawyer X' Police Informant Revealed As Gangland Barrister Nicola Gobbo

3 min read

The identity of Lawyer X, whose information helped convict gangland criminals and drug traffickers, has been revealed as prominent criminal barrister Nicola Gobbo.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

A Town Sold A Family's Beloved Pug On eBay To Pay Off Debts

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

News

News

Hot Air Balloons Land On Main Road And Backyard

1 min read

Passengers and crew have escaped injury after two hot air balloons made emergency landings in Melbourne's east. 

Crime

Crime

Two Men Charged Over Stabbing Attack On Tony Mokbel

2 min read

Detectives have charged two 21-year-old men with attempted murder over the stabbing of drug kingpin Tony Mokbel at a Victorian prison.

National

National

More Than 14,000 Back Principal Filmed Dragging Student

1 min read

A school principal who was filmed dragging a student by the arm has experienced an outpouring of public support.

National

National

The Combustible Cladding Crisis Could Cost You Thousands

4 min read

Replacing dangerous combustible cladding in high-rise apartments could cost homeowners tens of thousands of dollars, as experts audit more and more at-risk buildings around the country.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Runner Strangles Mountain Lion With Bare Hands

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday,

National

National

'So Raw It Feels Like Yesterday': Black Saturday Remembered

5 min read

A lot can change in a decade.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Aussie Dog Owners Warned After Dog Food Recall

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

National

National

Victoria Will Ban Gay Conversion Therapy, Premier Says

1 min read

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has vowed to ban gay conversion therapy after slamming the practice as "evil" and a "form of torture".

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Extra 10 Minutes Parking Granted To Drivers To Make 'Fines Fairer'

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Crime

Crime

A Woman Tried To Snatch A Baby's Pram From A Mother On The Street

1 min read

Police are on the hunt for a woman who allegedly tried to grab a pram carrying a baby on a street in Victoria on Monday.

Victoria

Victoria

Public Housing Wait List Is 82,500 And Growing By 500 Each Month

4 min read

When he was homeless, Shane felt so isolated from society he was more comfortable talking to dogs than their human owners.

National

National

Energy Crisis: Rolling Forced Blackouts Underway In Victoria Amid Heatwave

2 min read

Around 60,000 Victorians are experiencing power outages after the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) directed load shedding across the grid.

National

National

Melbourne Trams Disrupted By Swarm Of Bees

1 min read

Transport did not stop at a platform in Melbourne's centre after a swarm of bees took over. 

National

National

Grandfather Lucky To Be Alive After Objects Hurled At Car

1 min read

Rob Hill was on his way home from work on Sunday morning, when he heard an almighty crack which sounded "like an explosion."

National

National

Beyond The Valley Festival Death: Snake Venom Found In Reveller's Blood

1 min read

The family of a university student who died after attending the Beyond The Valley music festival have discredited claims he died from a drug overdose. 

News

News

Why A Pub In Melbourne Is Banning Lemon, Lime And Bitters

1 min read

A Victorian pub will be banning lemon, lime and bitters for children

National

National

A Guide To Australia’s Best Free New Year’s Eve Vantage Points

7 min read

To herald in what is set to be one of the biggest ever New Year's Eve celebrations, we’ve compiled a list of the best free-loader spots to kick-start 2019 across Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

National

National

Trouble On St Kilda Beach As Far-Right Group Films Soccer Game

2 min read

A video taken by a member of a far-right group has emerged on social media showing a group of youths of African appearance playing soccer at St Kilda Beach before tensions escalate and police intervene.

National

National

Man's Waterfall Death The Fourth Drowning In Three Days

1 min read

A man has fallen into a rock pool at Grampians National Park and died.

National

National

Mother Watched Her Son And Husband Drown On Christmas Eve

1 min read

A mother has watched two members of her family lose their lives at a notorious strip of beach on Phillip Island.

National

National

Australia To Swelter Through Christmas In First Day Of Heatwave

3 min read

Put down the umbrellas and turn on the air conditioner, we're about to swelter through a heatwave.

Crime

Crime

Guide Dogs Boss Who Stole $200K From Charity For Home Renos Escapes Jail

1 min read

A former top boss from Guide Dogs Victoria has escaped time behind bars after robbing the charity of more than $200,000. 

National

National

Christmas Weather: It's Looking Like An Absolute Cracker

2 min read

Santa, this Christmas weather might be your best gift of all.

National

National

Victorian Zoo Staff Heartbroken After Beloved Giraffe Dies 'In Tragic Circumstances'

1 min read

Zookeepers at Werribee Open Range Zoo are in shock after the death of a resident giraffe described as a "gentle giant".

National

National

Australia's Most Common Car Accidents Revealed State-By-State

3 min read

There were more than 360,000 car crashes on Australian roads in the past financial year, and with the festive season now upon us drivers are being reminded to travel safely this Christmas.

National

National

'It Still Haunts Me': 20 Years On From The Linton Bushfire Tragedy

3 min read

Matthew Armstrong always wanted to be a firefighter.

Matt Noffs & Shelley Smith

Matt Noffs & Shelley Smith

Why The Libs Were Wrong On Safe Injecting Rooms

3 min read

The ghost of Nancy Reagan reared her head last week during the ill-fated final days of the Victorian Liberal party’s election campaign.

Politics

Politics

Victorian Election: Democracy Sausages (And Falafels) Win Big

2 min read

Voting booths across Victoria, along with their obligatory sausage sizzle stands, opened at 8 am on Saturday morning.

National

National

Authorities Urged To Ban 'Gateway' Flavoured Cigarettes

2 min read

They have been designed to make the cigarettes more palatable to young people, masking the taste of tobacco and smoke through squeezable flavour capsules.

Crime

Crime

'Gutless' Attack On Teen Captured On Mobile Phone Footage

1 min read

A young teenage boy was brutally attacked by a group of older teenagers outside a train station around midday on Sunday, mobile phone footage shows.

News

News

Video: Woman Threatened With Screwdriver In Lift

1 min read

The 24 year old was returning to her Melbourne home when she was followed into the lift.

Politics

Politics

Sky News Banned From Public Transport After Blair Cottrell Interview

2 min read

Extraordinary on-air face-off between minister and Sky hosts.

Sport

Sport

Ticket Scalping Crackdown With $483,000 Fine

1 min read

Big penalties for people reselling AFL tickets for inflated prices.