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Staff at regional Victorian healthcare clinic posed as "fake patients" during the Health Minister's visit last year.
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Staff at regional Victorian clinic posed as “fake patients”

Staff at regional Victorian healthcare clinic posed as “fake patients” during the Health Minister’s visit last year.

Jacinta Allan Yoorrook
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Jacinta Allan fronts Yoorrook, a First Nations truth-telling inquiry

The State Government set up the Yoorrook Justice Commission in 2021, which is a First Nations truth-telling inquiry.

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Road deaths rise by 8% across Australia

Road deaths in Australia are on the rise, according to new data from the Australian Automobile Association.

Victoria will not go ahead with a planned second injecting room.
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The Victorian Govt won’t open a planned safe injecting room

Victoria has rejected advice to set up an injecting room in Melbourne’s CBD, saying an appropriate location couldn’t be found.

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Woman dies from suspected poisoning at health retreat in Victoria

A woman has died and two people have been hospitalised after a suspected poisoning at a health retreat in Clunes, Victoria.

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Victoria to trial electronic monitoring for children charged with serious offences

Children in Victoria charged with serious crimes will be subject to electronic monitoring under a new trial.

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Victoria’s justice system is negatively impacting victim-survivors

Victoria’s justice system is traumatising victim-survivors, according to a new report on police and court processes in the state.

Ballarat mine man dead
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Ballarat mine collapse leaves one man dead

Falling rocks inside an underground gold mine in Ballarat trapped two men, killing one of them and leaving another in a critical condition.

Pill testing in Australia
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What’s happening with pill testing in Australia?

Pill testing in Australia is a loaded subject, full of conflicting opinions and viewpoints. Here we break down the state of pill testing in Australia.

Melbourne police's wrongful arrest raised concerns in Federal Parliament
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How Victoria Police’s wrong arrest rocked politics

Melbourne police apologised for incorrectly arresting a recent detainee, but not before the saga sparked heated debate in federal politics.

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Victoria’s difficult fire conditions spark evacuations

Catastrophic fire danger warnings are in place for the Wimmera district and total fire bans are in place across most of the state.

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60 homes in Victoria destroyed by bushfires and storms

The Victoria Government has announced relief payments for eligible residents that have been impacted by the bushfires.

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Victoria storms: 544,000 lightning strikes and half a million homes without power

A man has died after storms in Victoria left more than 500,000 homes and businesses without power yesterday.

Bushfire warning for western Victoria
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Victoria faces worst fire risk day since 2020

A bushfire warning for western Victoria has reached catastrophic levels, with residents urged to leave their homes.

Duck hunting will remain legal in Victoria despite a recommended ban.
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Victoria ignores advice to ban duck hunting

The Allan Government has tightened regulations on duck hunting across Victoria, falling short of a parliamentary inquiry’s recommended ban.

Victoria launches women's pain inquiry
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Victoria will launch Australia-first women’s pain inquiry

The Victorian Government will set up an inquiry into how the state’s healthcare system addresses women’s pain.

Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek blocked plans for offshore wind farm.
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Offshore wind farm plans blocked in Victoria

Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek has rejected plans to build a terminal as part of an offshore wind farm project in Victoria.

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Record rainfall leads to flooding in Victoria

Record rainfall has caused flooding in some parts of Victoria, with some residents under evacuation warnings.

Free public transport for Victoria
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Free public transport days for Victoria

Free public transport for Victoria will be added for Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, under an announcement made on Friday.

Victoria decriminalised public drunkenness
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Victoria has decriminalised public drunkenness

Public drunkenness has been decriminalised in Victoria after intoxication laws in the state were found to have a disproportionate impact on First Nations people.

Coles bag check
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Coles accused of mandatory bag checks for employees

Supermarket giant Coles has been accused of subjecting its workers to mandatory bag checks.

Leongatha mushroom poisoning
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Woman arrested over suspected poisoned mushroom meal

Victorian police have arrested a 49-year-old woman in the state’s south-east over three suspected deaths linked to a meal allegedly containing poisoned mushrooms.

milk recall
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Milk recalled from Tempo Foods due to contamination concerns

Tempo Foods has recalled some milk products across NSW and Victoria due to microbial (E. coli) contamination.

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Forced adoption remedy scheme proposed in Victoria

A Victorian remedy scheme will provide mothers subject to historical forced adoption policies with compensation and support.

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High Court strikes down EV road charge

EV road charges in Australia were dealt a blow on Wednesday, after the High Court struck down a charge being used in Victoria since 2021.

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Ketamine used to treat depression

A clinic offering ketamine treatment for depression has opened in Victoria this month.

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Emergency bushfire warnings active in eastern Victoria

Hundreds of firefighters are battling multiple bushfires in eastern Victoria.

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What is Daniel Andrews’ legacy?

You know the former Victorian Premier for his North Face jackets and extremely long COVID-19 era press conferences, but he is also known for his socially progressive policies and cancelling the Commonwealth Games. In today’s deep dive, we’ll look at Daniel Andrews’ legacy as one of Australia’s most divisive, yet electorally successful Premiers Australia has seen.

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Victoria launches women's pain inquiry
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Jacinta Allan to be Victorian Premier

Jacinta Allan was named Victorian Premier on Wednesday, one day after Daniel Andrews’ surprise resignation.

Melbourne e-scooter trial
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E-scooter parking rangers deployed on Melbourne streets

Parking rangers will now be included in Melbourne e-scooter trial. It’s to reward good riders for considerate and safe parking.

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Inside the Victorian Government’s new housing plan

The Victorian Government has announced a raft of housing measures to tackle the rental crisis, include an Australian-first tax for short-term rentals.

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More casual workers in Victoria can now access sick pay

Victorian casual workers will be guaranteed sick pay until 2025, under a new announcement from the state government.

Victoria gas ban
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Victoria will ban gas in new homes from next year

Victoria will ban gas in new homes from next year. It’s part of a plan to limit emissions, and to save on household budgets.

Victoria Commonwealth Games
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The 2026 Commonwealth Games in Victoria have been cancelled

The 2026 Commonwealth Games in Victoria are off, Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Tuesday morning. It comes amid financial constraints.

Victoria pokies crackdown
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Victoria has announced a pokies crackdown

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has flagged a pokies crackdown, including requiring gamblers to pre-commit to a maximum loss amount.

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