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The St Kilda aged care home where not one resident or worker is vaccinated

The St Kilda aged care home where not one resident or worker is vaccinated

Sacred Heart’s St Kilda aged care home was among thousands of centres told they’d be vaccinated by April. Instead, residents & staff are yet to get a first shot

  • by Clay Lucas

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Car makers, environmental groups blast ‘worst electric vehicle policy in the world’

Car makers, environmental groups blast ‘worst electric vehicle policy in the world’

Volkswagen, Hyundai, Uber and the WWF are among some of the groups that have signed an open letter warning Victoria’s proposed electric vehicle tax will be disastrous if not paired with incentives.

  • by Annika Smethurst and Michael Fowler
Kennett says he will not contest Victorian Liberal Party presidency

Kennett says he will not contest Victorian Liberal Party presidency

Former premier Jeff Kennett has announced he will not contest the presidency of the Victorian Liberal Party, and has thrown his support behind party president Robert Clark.

  • by Staff reporters
Wind farm builder donates to Victorian Labor Party as $2b project awaits green light

Wind farm builder donates to Victorian Labor Party as $2b project awaits green light

Two businesses linked to a proposed $2 billion wind farm project gave money to the Victorian Labor Party last month, just as the state government was considering its final planning submission.

  • by Michael Fowler
The former homeless woman who found a sanctuary and art during COVID

The former homeless woman who found a sanctuary and art during COVID

Painter, a former homeless woman, is holding an art exhibition at the East Melbourne hotel that housed her during the pandemic.

  • by Jewel Topsfield
‘Pulsing with people’: Melbourne foot traffic climbs to highest level since start of pandemic

‘Pulsing with people’: Melbourne foot traffic climbs to highest level since start of pandemic

In a sign the city’s recovery is gaining pace, City of Melbourne data shows pedestrian activity had returned to 72 per cent of pre-pandemic levels.

  • by Jackson Graham
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Third time lucky? Opposition vows to build the East West road project
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Third time lucky? Opposition vows to build the East West road project

Even Liberal MPs have concerns about the plan, with one shadow minister wondering: “If we lose next year, will we pitch it up again in 2026?”

  • by Annika Smethurst
‘No action, no justice’: So Indigenous people keep dying in custody

‘No action, no justice’: So Indigenous people keep dying in custody

It might be difficult for non-Indigenous people to digest, but embracing truth-telling is the first step to positive change.

  • by Sue-Anne Hunter
‘We need action’: Merlino urges Morrison to show more urgency on vaccines

‘We need action’: Merlino urges Morrison to show more urgency on vaccines

The acting Premier said Victoria was keen to step up its involvement and lamented Canberra’s failure to take up two state proposals to reinvigorate the struggling vaccine rollout.

  • by Michael Fowler
Unclear if Premier will need more time off work, says Merlino

Unclear if Premier will need more time off work, says Merlino

With 10 days to go until the end of Daniel Andrews’ six-week leave after injuring his spine in a fall, the Acting Premier says any return will be on doctor’s advice.

  • by Michael Fowler
Ten-cent ‘cash for can’ refunds from 2023: Victoria unveils container deposit scheme

Ten-cent ‘cash for can’ refunds from 2023: Victoria unveils container deposit scheme

After months of lobbying by giants such as Coca-Cola Amatil, the state government has decided on the model for its new recycling scheme.

  • by Michael Fowler