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  1. Melbourne's transport on road to collapseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 |

    VICTORIA'S transport network is at risk of collapse if crucial road and rail projects are not fast-tracked, a major infrastructure report says. The first audit of the nation's infrastructure, seen by the Herald Sun and being released Friday, reveals demand for public transport in Melbourne is likely to rise by 121 per cent in the next 15 years.


  2. Ice taskforce hears anecdotal evidence linking drug in remote communities with FIFO minersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | ABC News

    Anecdotal evidence suggests the arrival of crystal methamphetamine in some remote communities has been linked with the arrival nearby of fly-in, fly-out mining workers, the National Ice Taskforce meeting in Darwin has heard. But the inquiry also heard the evidence was "second or third-hand" and there was no hard evidence ice had reached remote communities in the Northern Territory.


  3. What a heartbreaker! Melbourne mayor to cut more than 20,000 'love...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | Daily Mail

    Council cuts 20,000 'love locks' from a bridge it fears will 'collapse under the weight' - but is it just bureaucracy gone mad? Melbourne City Council has announced it will remove thousands of padlocks from Southgate footbridge, which has become a popular spot for peoples to attach 'love locks'. 'There is now a concern about the integrity of the bridge...those wires that make up the side protectors of the bridge.


  4. Boltcutters loom on Yarra's heartbreak bridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 |

    THE horrifying moment a woman was run over by a ute at a Perth petrol station on Saturday was caught on video. WARNING: GRAPHIC FOOTAGE ABUSERS who won't stop bashing their partners could be tagged with tracking GPS devices under a radical new plan to cull rampant rates of domestic violence.


  5. Stage struck: Melbourne music venues undergoing a cultural shiftRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | The Age

    Melbourne music fans often remind each other, and proudly tell visitors, that our city's live music scene was, is, and almost certainly always will be, the best in Australia. We have more venues, better bands, and diverse sounds.


  6. Navigating road corrugation in the WA outbackRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | ABC News

    It might not be highlighted in travel guides, but navigating rough roads is an essential part of the experience for remote adventurers. "For anyone that's experienced road corrugations it's kind of a heart stopping, emotional shudder as they see them coming up."


  7. Rising artist Ben Phillips exhibits in CoomaRead the original story

    Thursday May 14 | Cooma-Monaro Express

    He has exhibited around the world and now one of the Monaro's finest artists, Ben Phillips, is exhibiting in Cooma. One of the Monaro's younger artistic sons is home briefly, visiting his family and exhibiting his latest paintings at the Raglan Gallery.


  8. Speed limit on Tullamarine Freeway to be reduced to 80km/hRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | The Age

    The speed limit on a stretch of the Tullamarine Freeway will be permanently reduced to 80km/h once major road-widening works are complete. CityLink has confirmed the speed limit will be dropped from 100km/h to 80km/h from Melrose Drive at Melbourne Airport to Power Street in Southbank, due to the removal of emergency lanes.


  9. RACV criticises plan to cut freeway speed limitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | ABC News

    A plan to permanently reduce the speed limit on Melbourne's Tullamarine Freeway from 100 kilometres per hour to 80kph has been criticised by the RACV. VicRoads will reduce the speed limit between Power Street and Melrose Drive in a move designed to improve traffic flow, once the road is widened using the emergency stopping lanes in 2018.


  10. Tulla airport run to be capped at 80km/hRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 |

    VICTORIA's peak motoring body has slammed the permanent slashing of speed limits on the Tullamarine Freeway to and from the airport as "totally inappropriate". Once major road widening works are complete, the driving speed will be cut to 80km/h along the major city thoroughfare.


  11. Car parks cash in on Melbourne's free tram zoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Sydney Morning Herald

    Signs advertising the Harbour Town Docklands carparks which encourage people to park and catch the free tram. Photo by Penny Stephens.


  12. Mothers' work: the job for which all others existRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Sutherland Institute

    "I think I can understand that feeling about a housewife's work being like that of Sisyphus . But it is surely in reality the most important work in the world .


  13. Antibiotic-resistant typhoid detected in countries around the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | PhysOrg Weblog

    There is an urgent need to develop global surveillance against the threat to public health caused by antimicrobial resistant pathogens, which can cause serious and untreatable infections in humans. Typhoid is a key example of this, with multidrug resistant strains of the bacterium Salmonella Typhi becoming common in many developing countries.


  14. Ferries mooted for AFL gamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | The Mercury

    Authorities will look at ways to avoid the huge transport delays that beset the North Melbourne-Richmond clash at Blundstone Arena on the weekend. FERRIES for AFL games at Blundstone Arena will be discussed as North Melbourne, Metro, Cricket Tasmania and Tasmania Police look at ways to avoid a repeat of the traffic problems that plagued last Saturday's North Melbourne v Richmond clash.


  15. A Forrest of towers: booming precinct goes from hundreds to thousands in decadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 | The Age

    The Forrest Hill precinct next to Melbourne High School and South Yarra railway station has gone from hundreds of residents to more than 3000 in a decade - at a construction cost of $2 billion. Just over a decade ago, just over 100 homes dotted the streets between South Yarra railway station and Chapel Street.


  16. Capital Gain: Monaco consul gets $27.5m for trophy South Melbourne shopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | Canberra Times

    These Victorian terrace shops in South Melbourne are being sold as one title by the honorary consul for Monaco, Andrew Cannon. A syndicate of private investors is paying Australia's honorary consul of Monaco, Andrew Cannon, $27.5 million for a unique trophy property in South Melbourne.


  17. Delayed Centrelink payments put university students at risk of dropping outRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | The Age

    Australian students are being forced into poverty and are at risk of dropping out of university because of major delays in processing their Centrelink applications. Most universities close for the mid-year break next month but many students who applied to Centrelink for financial support at the start of the year are yet to receive a payment.


  18. Meghan Trainor wears comfy pyjamas and slippers as she shuffles out ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | Daily Mail

    How was the dream flight? Meghan Trainor dons dark shades and comfy pyjamas and slippers as she shuffles out of Sydney Airport after a night partying at the Logies But on Monday, American singer Meghan Trainor looked a little worse for wear as she flew back to Sydney after a night partying with some of Australia's favourite television stars. Wearing grey pyjamas, Ugg slippers and a beanie, the 21 year-old American singer clutched her colourful teddy as she shuffled out of the airport.


  19. GatecrasherRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 2 | The Age

    On Wednesday night we followed our animal instincts to the official launch of glamp cocktail bar in Little Collins Street. The feel, the fit-out, is a nod to African culture and a glamorous African safari with a life-size rhinoceros at the door.


  20. Tolls to empty motorists' pocketsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 |

    FOLLOWING the ANZAC centenary, Kiwi veterans launch a new push for New Zealanders living here to be allowed to join the Australian Defence Force. INSIDE the emotional and torturous final days of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran's families as they hang on for hope they might be reprieved.