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Melbourne: City in Victoria, Australia
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Its name refers to an urban agglomeration of 9,993 km2 (3,858 sq mi), comprising a metropolitan area with 31 municipalities, and is also the common name for its city centre. The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. It has a population of 5 million, and its inhabitants are referred to as "Melburnians".

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Right-wing extremist found guilty of plotting attacks on Melbourne 'left' centres

A Melbourne man has yelled at a jury telling them they weren't given "all the facts" after he was found guilty of plotting terror attacks.
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CBD Melbourne: Presidents not present as tee-off nears

With just five days until golf blockbuster the Presidents Cup starts in Melbourne, Donald Trump seems a certain no-show.
The Age - Published

Videos for Melbourne


Abandoned puppy revealed to be endangered dingo [Video]Abandoned puppy revealed to be endangered dingo

A DNA test has revealed that a stray dog found in the garden of an Australian east coast home is a rare purebred dingo, rather than an abandoned puppy as rescuers first thought. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Migrant workers accuse pizza maker of $1 million wage theft

A Melbourne pizza manufacturer is accused of ripping off migrant workers by $1 million and subjecting staff to racial abuse.
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Former Melbourne principal Malka Leifer's psych appeal rejected by Israel court

Accused abuser Malka Leifer will have a final psychiatric assessment before a decision is made on whether she is fit for a trial to extradite her to Australia.
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CBD Melbourne: A right royal ribbing for Albo

Labor MPs and hangers-on were able to leave their factional differences at the door - almost - on Sunday night as the party’s Right faction celebrated its annual dinner in Canberra.
The Age - Published

Public servant of the first order

There are many reasons why Victoria has more or less escaped the scandals surrounding the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. Some of them can be attributed to David Lewis, who died suddenly at his home in..
The Age - Published

'Simply visiting a friend': Tony Abbott slammed for George Pell prison visit

Former prime minister Tony Abbott says he was 'simply visiting a friend' after he was spotted leaving a Melbourne prison.
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Trio jailed over plot to commit 2016 Christmas Day terror attack in Melbourne

Three men convicted over a conspiracy to plot an attack in Melbourne's Federation Square will spend between at least 16 and 28 years behind bars.
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Trio jailed for Melbourne terror plot

Three men convicted over a conspiracy to plot an attack in Melbourne's Federation Square will spend between at least 16 and 28 years behind bars.
SBS - Published

CBD Melbourne: Putting a price on industry super's fund management stars

The boss of funds management powerhouse IFM Investors is staying tight-lipped amid rumours senior staff at the industry super-backed outfit are in line for huge bonuses.
The Age - Published

CBD Melbourne: Church sells up in Kew

Melbourne’s spring property market really is the rising tide that lifts all boats. Heck, even the Catholic Church is cashing in.
The Age - Published

Man suspected of bid to install spy in Parliament has business linked to Chinese military

Occasional Melbourne resident Brian Chen, who allegedly offered $1 million to plant a spy in Parliament, is business partners with China's main defence company.
The Age - Published

ARIA-nominated Sampa The Great on why she doesn't want to be called 'Australian'

Sampa The Great is nominated for two ARIA Awards this week. Here, the Zambia-born, Melbourne-based musician tells SBS News how being claimed by Australia in her early career ignored her true identity.
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ARIA winner Sampa The Great on reclaiming her identity

Sampa The Great is nominated for two ARIA Awards this week. Here, the Zambia-born, Melbourne-based musician tells SBS News how being claimed by Australia in her early career ignored her true identity.
SBS - Published

CBD Melbourne: Piles piling up as Toorak market bounces back

Melbourne’s property market is officially back in business. Just ask the Toorak locals.
The Age - Published

CBD Melbourne: Golden stoush over the DOC's departure

Spare a thought for former UBS banker David O'Connell, who jumped ship to start wealth manager Escala Partners in 2013 but has since been pushed out.
The Age - Published

'Very disturbing': People dressed in Nazi uniforms confront shoppers at supermarket

Jewish leaders say the incident at Woodend, north of Melbourne, highlights the increasing use of Nazi symbols in Australia.
The Age - Published

Melbourne auction house pulls 'indecent' Nazi memorabilia after complaints

An Australian auction house was set to sell Nazi memorabilia including letters and stationary.
SBS - Published

'Perfect storm': Asthma sufferers warned as extreme pollen alert issued

Three years to the day after 10 people died in Melbourne's thunderstorm asthma ourtbreak, Victorians have been warned to brace for the worst.
The Age - Published

CBD Melbourne

Readers might have been surprised this week when John Brumby’s police minister Bob Cameron emerged as the latest political figure to find himself in the crosshairs of the widening Royal Commission..
The Age - Published

CBD Melbourne: Bankers on Exhibition for the Libs

Can you get any more Melbourne? A slew of the city’s biggest talking investment bankers squaring off for near-$40 million investment mandate on behalf of the Victorian Liberal Party.
The Age - Published

Australian scientist honoured for work towards global eradication of malaria

Melbourne professor Brendan Crabb has been acknowledged for his transformative research into the disease as environmentalists warn climate change is making its eradication more of a challenge.
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CBD Melbourne: tighter than a two-seater at Lexus' Cup marquee

This year's Melbourne Cup's most famous power-lunch almost didn’t happen.
The Age - Published

CBD Melbourne: No, no and no again, insists Davis

Davis copped a grilling on Richmond’s safe injecting room, whether he would support pill testing and his thoughts on whether Margaret Court’s name should be scrapped from the Margaret Court Arena.
The Age - Published

Thousands in Melbourne celebrate the founder of Sikhism's 550th birthday

Thousands of Sikhs have put on a colourful party in the streets of Melbourne to celebrate the 550th birthday of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism.
SBS - Published

Man shot to death in targeted Melbourne freeway attack

Witnesses may be able to help police piece together how a man was shot to death in what is believed to be a targeted attack on a Melbourne freeway.
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Man found dead in bullet-ridden van on Melbourne freeway

A man has been shot to death in a targeted attack on a Melbourne freeway.
SBS - Published

CBD Melbourne: Teething problems in the Big Apple

Former communications minister Mitch Fifield has been in his new gig as Australia’s ambassador to the United Nations for a month. Unfortunately his ambassadorial residence has been found to be..
The Age - Published

CBD Melbourne: Crunch time for Labor and Shorten

Labor's national executive is set to get its hands on the long-awaited "warts and all'' review of Bill Shorten’s federal election campaign.
The Age - Published

CBD Melbourne: Sure bet that pollies roll up to shindig

Call it the Melbourne Cup's biggest event without a horse: the Australian Hotels Association's annual luncheon and pre-Cup bash in the Royal Botanic Gardens.
The Age - Published

Morrison: Environmentalists 'testing the right to protest'

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has claimed environmental activists in Melbourne have pushed the right to protest to the limit.
The Age - Published

Jail time for woman who blackmailed couple while they held their dying baby

A Melbourne couple say a blackmailer cruelly snatched their precious final moments with their dying baby girl.
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Couple's last days with baby cruelly taken

A Melbourne couple say a blackmailer cruelly snatched their precious final moments with their dying baby girl.
SBS - Published

CBD Melbourne: The Cat in his Prime

Smack bang in the lead up to Victoria’s annual lazy week in the office, and knee-deep in party planning mode for his boutique Byron Bay hotel’s quarter-century, Antony Catalano has a lot on his..
The Age - Published

Arrests as climate protesters and police clash at Melbourne mining conference

Climate activists have returned to picket outside a Melbourne mining conference, as tension between them and police grows.
SBS - Published

Climate protesters return to mining conference after day of injuries, arrests

Climate activists have returned to picket outside a Melbourne mining conference, as tension between them and police grows.
SBS - Published

CBD Melbourne: Pulling a crowd for midnight in the oasis

How quickly the world moves on from a brutal regime-mandated murder, particularly when there are billions of petrodollars at stake - Saudi Arabia is good again!
The Age - Published

Australia man gets maximum 36-year sentence for rape, murder of Israeli student

Australia's Supreme Court on Tuesday sentenced a 20-year-old man to at least 30 years in prison for rape and murder of international student Aiia Maasarwe in Melbourne this year.
Reuters - Published

Fifty arrested after climate activists clash with police outside Melbourne mining convention

Hundreds of climate protesters have attempted to stop an international mining conference from going ahead in Melbourne.
SBS - Published

Climate protesters in Melbourne target international mining conference

Climate change protesters have hit the streets in opposition to a major mining conference in Melbourne, with promises of further 'disruption' to come.
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CBD Melbourne: Myer flies its Bourke Street coop

What’s taking Myer chairman Garry Hounsell to Sydney next week? Only the Melbourne-headquartered department store’s annual general meeting, held in Sydney for the first time since the company hit..
The Age - Published

Push to consult with Aboriginal groups and rename Melbourne’s Yarra River

Melbourne City Council could soon consult with Aboriginal leaders on a plan to rename the Yarra River, in the heart of the city.
SBS - Published

Medical fellowship in honour of slain student Aiia Maasarwe will promote harmony, father says

The father of an international student murdered in Melbourne will return to the city to launch a new fellowship program named after his daughter.
SBS - Published

Labor and Liberal politicians join forces in fight for Malka Leifer extradition

Malka Leifer faces extradition on 74 charges of sexually assaulting female students during her time at Melbourne's ultra-orthodox Adass Israel school.
SBS - Published

Labor, Liberals join fight for extradition

Malka Leifer faces extradition on 74 charges of sexually assaulting female students during her time at Melbourne's ultra-orthodox Adass Israel school.
SBS - Published

A Melbourne catering company is using food to combat refugee unemployment

Many of Free to Feed's staff are women who fled war in search of a better life in Australia.
SBS - Published

Melbourne private school apologises for students' 'misogynistic' chant on tram

The headmaster of an elite private school has apologised after a group of students were caught on camera singing an "offensive" chant.
SBS - Published

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