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Victoria (Australia): State in Australia
Victoria is a federated state in southeastern Australia. It is the second-smallest state with a land area of 237,659 km2 (91,761 sq mi), making it the most densely populated state in Australia. Victoria is bordered with New South Wales to the north and South Australia to the west, and is bounded by the Bass Strait to the south, the Great Australian Bight portion of the Southern Ocean to the southwest, and the Tasman Sea to the southeast. The state encompasses a range of climates and geographical features from its temperate coastal and central regions to the Victorian Alps in the north-east and the semi-arid north-west.

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Victoria records two new coronavirus cases, two further deaths as Melbourne emerges from lockdown

Victoria has had two coronavirus deaths, taking the state toll to 819 and the national figure to 907, plus two new cases, as thousands of Melburnians head back to work.
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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg slams Victorian government for strict lockdown measures

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Victorian businesses given green light to reopen within days as coronavirus cases plummet

The much-anticipated announcement comes after the state recorded the first day of no new coronavirus cases or deaths since early June.
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Daniel Andrews congratulates Victorians on eased COVID-19 restrictions

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrew has expressed pride in Victorians after he announced eased COVID-19 restrictions due to low case levels. But the Victorian Premier also urged Victorians to stick remain..
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Victoria eases COVID-19 restrictions after numbers of cases stabilises at low levels

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'A profound disappointment': Scott Morrison, business leaders criticise Victoria's delay on easing coronavirus rules

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews' pause on COVID-19 rule easing has been pilloried by the Morrison government, Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp and business groups.
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Scott Morrison slams Victoria's delay on easing coronavirus rules

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews' pause on COVID-19 rule easing has been pilloried by the Morrison government, Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp and business groups.
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'Groundhog Day' as leaders, trade slam Vic

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews' pause on COVID rule easing has been pilloried by the Morrison government, Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp and business groups.
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Seven new coronavirus cases recorded in Victoria as further lifting of restrictions is delayed

Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a delay in easing coronavirus restrictions amid an outbreak in Melbourne's north.
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Five new coronavirus cases in Victoria as five Melbourne suburbs are put on high alert

Residents of a tower block in Melbourne's north have been told to isolate for 48 hours after being linked to a nearby school where a student tested positive.
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Victorian government backflips on plan allowing 1,250 people at Cox Plate horse race after heavy backlash

Racing Minister Martin Pakula says the move was "a mistake" and apologised for "any upset" that had been caused.
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Victorian government to allow 1,250 people to attend this weekend's Cox Plate horse race

The 100th running of the Cox Plate at Melbourne's Moonee Valley won't be deprived of spectators, with the state government allowing some connections on course.
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No quarantine for New Zealanders arriving in Victoria, as travel bubble bursts into other states

Travellers from New Zealand have arrived in Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia despite the state governments refusing to participate in the trans-Tasman travel bubble..
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'All about the politics': Daniel Andrews hits back at Josh Frydenberg over Victoria's coronavirus roadmap

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and the premier of his home state of Victoria are sharply at odds over coronavirus restrictions.
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Watch: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is live

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is providing a COVID-19 update alongside state heath officials. It comes as the state records another four new coronavirus cases and one death.
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Josh Frydenberg slams Victoria's 'callous indifference' towards small business owners

Business is unhappy by the slow pace of restrictions being lifted in Victoria, while there is a growing row over travel arrangements with New Zealand.
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Daniel Andrews slams the federal government after revealing 55 NZ travellers have arrived in Victoria

Daniel Andrews and Alan Tudge have again engaged in a war of words over the trans-Tasman travel bubble.
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Melburnians allowed to travel 25km from home and socialise more freely under eased coronavirus restrictions

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a slew of changes to the state's coronavirus restrictions as the number of daily cases drop to single digits.
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Victoria records two coronavirus cases and no deaths ahead of anticipated restrictions announcement

There has been two new COVID-19 cases in Victoria, and for the fourth day running, no deaths.
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'One-der-ful': Victoria records just a single new case of coronavirus and no deaths

There has been just one new case of coronavirus and no deaths in Victoria over the past 24 hours.
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Daniel Andrews' office vandalised as discontent simmers around Victoria's coronavirus restrictions

It's the second time the Victorian premier's electorate office in Noble Park has been targeted in less than a month.
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Victoria records six new coronavirus cases as hours-long testing queues hit regional town of Shepparton

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Hours-long testing queues as coronavirus hits Victorian town of Shepparton

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Melbourne man who spread Chadstone coronavirus outbreak to regional Victoria referred to police

A coronavirus outbreak in Shepparton is connected to the Chadstone and Kilmore clusters, while Victoria's five deaths took the Australian toll past 900.
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Melbourne truck driver sparks new coronavirus cluster in regional Victoria, forcing hundreds into self-isolation

Hundreds of Shepparton residents have been forced into self-isolation after a new COVID-19 cluster sparked by a Melbourne truck driver emerged.
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'It beggars belief': Coronavirus outbreak in regional Victoria sparks alarm after Chadstone link is revealed

A testing drive with contact tracing is underway in Shepparton, as authorities work to prevent a COVID-19 cluster from spreading.
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Regional Victoria on coronavirus alert as three new cases emerge in Shepparton

A testing drive with contact tracing is underway in Shepparton, as authorities work to prevent a COVID-19 cluster from spreading.
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Daniel Andrews slams 'cheap politics' after surviving no-confidence motion

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has labelled the opposition's failed plot to oust him with a vote of no confidence as "cheap politics".
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Daniel Andrews survives no-confidence vote as eight new high-risk coronavirus locations emerge in regional Victoria

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has labelled the opposition's failed plot to oust him with a vote of no confidence as "cheap politics".
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No-confidence vote against Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews fails as coronavirus cases stay in double figures

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has labelled the opposition's failed plot to oust him with a vote of no confidence as "cheap politics".
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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews faces no-confidence motion as COVID-19 cases stay in double figures

The Victorian Liberals and Nationals are going on the offensive as state parliament resumes and the state's coronavirus numbers continue their stubborn plateau.
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Vic premier to face no-confidence motion

Fresh from losing a second public official amid Victoria's hotel quarantine inquiry, Premier Daniel Andrews is set to face a motion of no confidence.
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Victorian students in COVID-19 tower lockdown back to school

Victorian school students, including many of the children in Melbourne's public housing towers, are back to school following a diffcult period in lockdown.
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New rules in Victoria for regional businesses, close contacts of COVID-19 cases

Victoria's three-day run without a COVID-19 death has come to an end with the state reporting another person has died, and there are 12 new cases.
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