George Pell hearing told new allegations against cardinal have been made to police

Defence barrister says witness due to face cross-examination has made new statementThe committal hearing into historical sexual offence allegations against Cardinal George Pell has heard that a new statement containing additional allegations against him h


Malka Leifer to stay in jail in Israel while awaiting extradition outcome

Former Melbourne principal and alleged child sexual abuser to remain behind bars after appeal against releasing her to home arrest upheldFormer Melbourne school principal Malka Leifer, who is accused of child sex crimes, will remain behind bars after a su


Fran Lebowitz: 'You do not know anyone as stupid as Donald Trump'

She loves to talk, hates to fly and her spiky social commentary has made the quintessential New Yorker a household nameBe grateful you didn’t sit next to Fran Lebowitz on the plane from New York to Melbourne. The trip was the longest flight she had take


Reporting on 'African gangs' akin to 'media terrorism', says Melbourne campaigner

Co-founder of the #AfricanGangs campaign says coverage of so-called street gangs of South Sudanese youths has been ‘nightmare’ for communityThe co-founder of the #AfricanGangs campaign says widespread media coverage connecting crime to people of Afric


George Pell: former student says he never saw cardinal do anything 'untoward'

Ex-student tells Melbourne court he did not see anything inappropriate during pool visits A former student of St Joseph’s school and St Paul’s technical college in Ballarat has said he never saw Cardinal George Pell do anything “untoward” to stude


Security footage shows robber getting stuck in pair of sliding doors

Melbourne Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating a burglary at a Melbourne bookstore that has to be seen to be believed.


Richard Di Natale calls for purge after Greens defeat in Batman byelection

Party leader says leaks accusing Alex Bhathal of bullying were a ‘major factor’ in the loss Richard Di Natale has called for the expulsion of Greens members responsible for leaks against the party’s candidate, Alex Bhathal, before the loss in the Ba

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NSW Waratahs v Melbourne Rebels: Super Rugby – live!

Updates from the week five game at Allianz StadiumFeel free to get in touch with Pádraig on email 3.49am GMT Good afternoon rugby fans, and welcome to the Waratahs v Rebels live blog. While I go check the latest team news, have a read of our coverage of


Batman byelection: Labor's Ged Kearney defeats Greens' Alex Bhathal

Small swing towards ALP secures inner-city Melbourne seat for the former ACTU president Labor has declared victory in the Batman byelection for former Australian Council of Trade Union president Ged Kearney.A 1.4% swing to Labor saw Kearney leading 52.2%


'Quiet, lazy and gentle': the Melbourne cafe for greyhounds and their humans

Newly opened space for those wanting to adopt feeds into growing popularity of rescued greyhounds as petsMoose the greyhound is tall and broad with big slabs for shoulders that give the misleading impression that he is tough. He is allegedly more dog-like


Cardinal George Pell's lawyer accuses father of alleged victim of 'inventing' allegation

Father says barrister’s assertion is an ‘insult’ during Pell’s committal hearing over historical sexual offence allegationsThe father of a man alleging historical sexual offence allegations against Cardinal George Pell has lashed out at Pell’s b


Sam Newman says any misconduct accusers should come forward

Host of the AFL Footy Show says he has nothing to hide but wants to clear the air before running for lord mayor of MelbourneSam Newman, the host of the AFL Footy Show, has called for anyone with misconduct allegations against him to come forward now, afte


Batman byelection: Shorten seeks to reassure pensioners scared by Labor tax policy

Byelection candidate Ged Kearney says proposal is ‘good policy’, but there is still time to assess its effectsBill Shorten says he will have “more to say about pensioners between now and the election” as the Batman byelection campaign enters its f


Derryn Hinch says he is fine despite 'slight brain trauma' from kerb fall

Crossbench senator was knocked unconscious after he fell when getting out of an Uber in MelbourneThe crossbench senator Derryn Hinch says he’s feeling fine despite being knocked unconscious getting out of an Uber after two glasses of wine. Related: Derr


Robert Doyle accuser Tessa Sullivan pleased with 'huge vindication'

Former councillor’s complaint of sexual harassment was upheld by independent investigation The first woman to make a complaint of sexual harassment against Robert Doyle has said she feels vindicated after an independent investigation upheld four allegat


Robert Doyle hasn't learned from the sexual assault inquiry. Will Melbourne? | Gay Alcorn

For a city and his courageous accusers, the release of the report into the former lord mayor leaves many questions unansweredAnd still, it seems, Robert Doyle doesn’t get it. After a 100-page report overseen by a QC that made four adverse findings again


Robert Doyle sexually harassed two women, independent investigation finds

Report makes four findings against Melbourne lord mayor after allegations by councillors Tessa Sullivan and Cathy OkeThe former Melbourne city council lord mayor Robert Doyle sexually harassed two women, and the council was an unsafe workplace for them, a


Golf: Els to captain Internationals at 2019 Presidents Cup

(Reuters) - South African Ernie Els will be captain of the International team for next year's Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia, a source told Reuters on Monday.


Ed Sheeran fans angry after people collapse in hot Melbourne stadium

Ambulance Victoria confirmed that a number of people were treated by first aiders at the venue for dehydration


Who is Jason McGehee, when was he on death row, when was John Melbourne Jr killed and who is Benjamin MacFarland?

JASON McGehee was one of the eight death row inmates the state of Arkansas wanted to execute over the course of 11 days. But who is the convicted killer, why was he placed on death row and when was his victim killed? Here’s the lowdown… Who is Jason M


Look, no lithium! First rechargeable proton battery created

Researchers say it’s a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storageScientists have created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery, a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage.

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