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British monarch who reigned 1837–1901

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Queen Victoria: British monarch who reigned 1837–1901
Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. On 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India. Known as the Victorian era, her reign of 63 years and seven months was longer than that of any of her predecessors. It was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire.

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States step up funding for asylum seekers after federal cuts hit people on bridging visas

Asylum seeker support services are hoping other state governments will follow Victoria's lead and allocate extra funding for people on temporary visas hit by cuts to federal government support..
SBS - Published

From the Archives, 1977: Victoria's "Life. Be In It" campaign goes national

In 1977, after two successful years of encouraging Victorians to get fit, it was announced that the "Life. Be In It" campaign would be adopted nationally.
The Age - Published

Church must not treat Victoria's proposed confession law as the enemy

If archbishops were to carry the sentiment of their congregations back to Rome, real change might be possible.
The Age - Published

Vic govt, councils brace for recycling woe

Victoria's government has been working with local councils and alternative players amid reports that a major kerbside recycling firm is set to close its doors.
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Vic First Peoples' Assembly voting opens

Victoria's First People's Assembly voting has opened, helping to guide Victoria to a treaty with Indigenous Victorians.
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Mental health system labelled 'inadequate'

A mother has told Victoria's royal commission into mental health that the system has repeatedly failed her family.
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Push for mobile phones to be banned Australia-wide in schools

The federal government will seek support from all states and territories to follow Victoria's lead in banning mobile phones during school hours.
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Less distraction, better marks: calls for states to follow phone ban

The federal education minister wants states including NSW to follow Victoria's ban on mobile phones in primary and high schools.
The Age - Published

Australia's critically endangered species list grows

Five species of frog have been added to Australia's critically endangered species list, joining Victoria's Leadbeater's possum.
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Australia's next parliament locked in

The vote count from the May 18 election is nearing completion, with Victoria's Senate team the only line-up awaiting confirmation.
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Vic council behaviour, donations crackdown

Victoria's 79 councils will face tougher standards of behaviour and political donations if the state government gets its way.
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Victorian fire services reform stalls

A controversial attempt to overhaul Victoria's fire services has again stalled in the state's upper house.
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Vic fire services bill drama rages on

A controversial attempt to overhaul Victoria's fire services has again stalled in the state's upper house.
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Vic fire services bill jumps first hurdle

An attempt to overhaul Victoria's fire services has passed the state's lower house, but will need crossbench support in the upper house.
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Call for probe on Vic wildlife extinctions

The decline and extinction of Victoria's wildlife should be examined by state parliament, says a group of crossbenchers pushing for a parliamentary inquiry.
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Care sector guide for Vic assisted dying

Weeks out from the start of Victoria's assisted dying scheme, advice has been published to help health professionals navigate the controversial legislation.
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Victoria's high rate of Indigenous incarceration is a systemic problem

Instead of building more prisons, the state needs to spend money on reducing the disproportionate number of Aboriginal prisoners.
The Age - Published

Victoria's 2019/20 budget at a glance

A snapshot of Victoria's 2019/20 budget, as revealed by the re-elected state Labor government.
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Advice sought to fix Vic recycling woes

Victoria's government has called in infrastructure experts to help solve the state's recycling crisis.
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Federal win sparks Vic Liberal reflection

The importance of a positive election campaign has been impressed on Victoria's Liberal party following the weekend federal victory.
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Vic wrangle over East West Link continues

Victoria's Labor premier is resisting the newly re-elected coalition government's calls to revive plans for a new road through Melbourne's northern suburbs.
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Do chickens actually like being free-range?

Our embrace of free-range is mistaking what humans want for what chickens want, says Victoria’s retiring chief vet.
The Age - Published

'Brain fade' behind Vic road death spike

An emergency summit of experts has been called after Victoria racked up its worst road deaths toll in more than a decade.
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Vic calls a summit on 'shocking' road toll

An emergency summit of experts has been called after Victoria racked up its worst road deaths toll in more than a decade.
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Wedding guest tears up Vic golf course

A wedding guest who allegedly had too much to drink was arrested after he drove across the golf course at the venue in Victoria's south and damaged it.
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Flash flooding in Vic as rain lashes state

Flash flooding hit parts of Victoria's north as rain lashed the state with some areas recording more rainfall in 15 minutes than the first four months of 2019.
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More illegal waste stockpiles found in Vic

Two more dangerous waste stockpiles have been found in Melbourne with Victoria's environmental watchdog investigating.
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Two rescuers dead in Vic after boat flips

Two rescuers are dead after they went to the aid of a man who was swept off a rock while taking photos on Victoria's southwest coast.
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Section 44 wipes out 3 Liberal candidates

Three Liberal candidates for Victoria have stood aside from the race due to eligibility issues relating to section 44 of the constitution.
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Leaders call for action to tackle Victoria's rising Indigenous homeless numbers

Indigenous leaders have gathered in Melbourne to find solutions to what they say is a worsening crisis in their communities.
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Vic roads, public transport agencies merge

Victoria's road and public transport bodies will merge, but the government says there will be no job losses.
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Geelong rail set for boost in fed budget

Funding to duplicate train tracks in the Geelong region is tipped in Tuesday's federal budget in a last ditch bid to retain Victoria's most marginal seat.
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Karachi revitalization drive aims to remake Pakistan's largest city

At a historic market commissioned by Queen Victoria in Pakistan's southern metropolis of Karachi, third-generation spice seller Mohammad Shakeel Abbasi complains that a move to clear illegal..
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Victoria's public service highly stressed

Victoria's pubic service employees are facing serious anxiety at work, with almost 25 per cent of workers reporting high-to-severe levels of stress.
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Victoria denounces Anning for terror words

Victoria's parliament has condemned Queensland Senator Fraser Anning's comments made after the New Zealand terror attack.
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Victoria condemns Anning in wake of terror

Victoria's parliament has condemned Queensland Senator Fraser Anning's comments made after the New Zealand terror attack.
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Bed, shower after Vic couple's bush sleep

After sleeping four nights in northeast Victoria's rugged alpine wilderness, a Melbourne couple have enjoyed their first night back with home comforts.
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Victorian hikers stayed 'calm', confident of survival during five-day-ordeal

Trevor Salvado and Jacinta Bohan spent four nights missing in Victoria's alpine region.
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Missing Vic hikers 'basically got lost'

After four nights missing in Victoria's alpine region, a Melbourne married couple has walked out of bushland and is getting a health check up.
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'I'm lost for words': Family’s relief after missing Victorian hikers found safe and well

Trevor Salvado and Jacinta Bohan spent four nights missing in Victoria's alpine region.
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Hikers' health check after nights in bush

After four nights missing in Victoria's alpine region, a Melbourne married couple has walked out of bushland and is getting a health check up.
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Missing Vic hikers found safe and well

The search for a couple of hikers missing in Victoria's alpine region has ramped up to include a team of 150 involving CFA, police, SES, rescue crews and dogs.
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Search expanded for missing Vic hikers

The search for a couple of hikers missing in Victoria's alpine region has ramped up to include a team of 150 involving CFA, police, SES, rescue crews and dogs.
SBS - Published

Victoria’s bushfires expected to burn for weeks as authorities cop flak

Fires have ripped through Victoria, destroying homes and putting thousands of firefighters under pressure.
SBS - Published

Victoria's bushfires by the numbers

Fires have ripped through Victoria, destroying homes and putting thousands of firefighters under pressure.
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Father fights, family flees Victorian fire

Temperatures have dropped but Victoria's widespread bushfires continue to keep hundreds of firefighters under pressure and nine structures have been destroyed.
SBS - Published

Cooler temps, but Vic fire threat remains

Temperatures have dropped but Victoria's widespread bushfires continue to keep hundreds of firefighters under pressure and nine structures have been destroyed.
SBS - Published

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