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Victoria is a state in south-eastern Australia. Victoria is Australia's smallest mainland state and its second-most populous state overall, making it the most densely populated state overall. Most of its population lives concentrated in the area surrounding Port Phillip Bay, which includes the metropolitan area of its state capital and largest city, Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city. Victoria is bordered by Bass Strait and Tasmania to the south, New South Wales to the north, the Tasman Sea, to the east, and South Australia to the west.

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Eurydice Dixon's killer back in Vic court

The 20-year-old man who raped and killed Melbourne's Eurydice Dixon will return to court as experts debate whether the murder was premeditated..
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Jonathan Dick, one of Australia's most-wanted fugitives, arrested in Melbourne

Victorian police have caught one of Australia's most-wanted fugitives, Jonathan Dick, who's accused of killing his brother and is in hospital under guard.
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CBD Melbourne: Trainer takes court action... what are the odds?

It’s been almost six years since Victorian racehorse trainer Kate Goodrich blew the whistle on what she called bullying and intimidation from management at Kilmore Racing Club.
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'This should not be controversial in 2019': Victoria gender reform passes first hurdle

A law which allows transgender people to change the sex on their birth certificate without surgery has passed in Victoria's lower house.
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Snow delights in Vic but warnings remain

Surprising snowfall at relatively low levels has surprised Victorians.
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Woman killed, pier destroyed and roof torn off in wild weather

Damaging winds and heavy rain has lashed parts of Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales, leaving one woman dead and a trail of damage.
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Tiny homes built for the homeless

A new block of 'tiny homes' was unveiled by the Victorian government in a bid to ease Melbourne's homeless crisis.
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CBD Melbourne: Frost hits the road

But it’s worth noting that Victorian Racing Minister Martin Pakula is backing Crown’s former chief executive Rowen Craigie in his current role on the board of Racing Victoria.
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Drug testing policy for Victorian MPs in spotlight following Canberra outburst

A drug testing policy for Victorian MPs is being questioned following a rage-filled outburst from a Victorian MP at a Canberra hotel.
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Drug testing for Victorian MPs in question

A drug testing policy for Victorian MPs is being questioned following a rage-filled outburst from a Victorian MP at a Canberra hotel.
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Retiree finds 2kg gold nugget near Ballarat

A prospector has unearthed a 2kg gold nugget worth $130,000 on the outskirts of the Victorian gold rush town Ballarat.
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Victorian Labor MP admits "appalling behaviour" after damage to Canberra hotel

Police were called to a Canberra hotel after Victorian Labor MP Will Fowles allegedly damaging a hotel door.
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Vic govt moves to avoid recycling backlog

The Victorian Government is working with local councils and alternative players to prevent recycling going to landfill, with a firm expected to close its doors.
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Illegal waste buried under Vic property

Illegal waste has been found buried on a property in regional Victoria, understood to be owned by a man linked to other waste sites.
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Budj Bim's world heritage listing is an Australian first – now what?

The Budj Bim Aboriginal site in western Victoria has been added to the World Heritage list.
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NZ PM Jacinda Ardern to visit Melbourne

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern will meet the Victorian premier, governor and deliver a speech on issues modern governments are grappling with.
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Victorian police find body of missing Melbourne man Poshik Sharma

The Indian student may have tried to hitchhike home.
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Missing Melbourne man Poshik Sharma may have tried hitchhiking in freezing temperatures

An Indian student missing for days in Victoria's Yarra Valley was seen by a witness trying to hitchhike towards Melbourne, police have been told.
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Fears grow for missing Victorian student

The search for missing man Poshik Sharma is continuing in the tourist town of Marysville in Victoria's high country.
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Fears grow for student missing in Victoria's Yarra Valley

The search for missing man Poshik Sharma is continuing in the tourist town of Marysville in Victoria's high country.
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Search for missing Vic student recommences

The search for missing man Poshik Sharma is continuing in the tourist town of Marysville in Victoria's high country.
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Search resumes for missing man in Vic town

The search is set to swing back into action to find missing man Poshik Sharma, who hasn't been seen since Thursday after going missing in a Victorian town.
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Victoria is cracking down on sourcing irrigation water from the Murray River

All irrigation licence applications for the lower Murray River must be approved by the Victorian government in a bid to protect environmental flows.
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Man killed, woman hurt in Vic dog attack

A man has been killed and a woman injured after a dog attack in suburban Melbourne.
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Downstream Murray licences need MP's tick of approval

All irrigation licence applications for the lower Murray River must be approved by the Victorian government in a bid to protect environmental flows.
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Terror watch focus of Vic police drones

Police drones equipped with night vision will monitor major Melbourne events from as early as next month.
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Vic to intervene in water licence process

All irrigation licence applications for the lower Murray River must now get ministerial approval, the Victorian government has announced.
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Victoria is on the cusp of historic treaty negotiations with its Indigenous people

In an Australian first, Indigenous Victorians are being urged to enrol to vote - or even nominate as a candidate - to have their say in a treaty process. Here's how it would work and what it would mean..
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Mental health support call for Vic prisons

The Human Rights Law Centre is calling for better support for people facing mental health issues in Victorian prisons.
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Vic treaty assembly nominations due August

Aboriginal Victorians have been given more time to nominate for a position on the state's 'people's assembly'.
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Two injured in Vic helicopter crash

A woman remains in a critical condition after being airlifted to a Melbourne hospital following a helicopter crash near Victoria's alpine region.
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Assange dad marks Julian's birthday in Vic

Julian Assange supporters have joined the Wikileaks founder's father in Melbourne's Federation Square to mark his 48th birthday.
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Vic govt proposes phone data harvest

The Victorian Government is proposing harvesting data from personal devices to help monitor its public transport system and plan for the future.
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Teenage charged over fatal Victoria nightclub shooting

The teen wiped away tears as he appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday charged with murdering two men in a drive-by shooting in April 14.
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Victoria police charge man over fatal nightclub shooting of Sudanese refugee

A man has been charged over a shooting at a Melbourne nightclub that left two people dead, including a Sudanese refugee.
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Mental health RC urgent, says commissioner

There's no more urgent or important problem in Australia than tackling the mental health sector, says one of four people leading the Victorian royal commission.
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Victorian law graduate born in India wins Miss Universe Australia

The 26-year-old law graduate has beat 27 other women from around Australia to take the title.
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Victorian state schools slapped with phone ban

Victorian public schools students will have to lock their phones away from next year in a push to deter cyber bullying and increase performance.
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Mobiles phones banned at all Victorian state schools

Mobile phones will be banned at all public Victorian schools from next year to reduce distraction and cyber bullying.
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Vic governor to serve three more years

The Queen has agreed to extend Victorian governor Linda Dessau's term by three years.
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Vic fire services reforms pass parliament

Victoria's controversial fire service reforms have passed parliament after years of political warfare.
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Contaminated milk recalled across Vic, NSW

A second wave of milk recalls has struck Victoria and NSW, with concerns the products could be contaminated.
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'Toxic' Victorian council gets the sack

South Gippsland Council will be sacked for ongoing conflict between councillors which has led to a "toxic, intractable culture".
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Victorian council turmoil ends in sacking

South Gippsland Council will be sacked for ongoing conflict between councillors which has led to a serious "governance failure".
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Voluntary euthanasia is now legal in Victoria

Terminally-ill Victorians can now legally ask their doctors for lethal drugs under Australia's only euthanasia laws.
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Nation's only euthanasia laws start in Vic

Terminally-ill Victorians can now legally ask their doctors for lethal drugs under Australia's only euthanasia laws.
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How Vic's assisted dying laws will work

Victoria's new voluntary assisted dying scheme starts on Wednesday, the only laws of their kind in Australia. Here is an overview of how they will work.
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Victorian government births bill to allow gender choice

The Victorian government is again trying to reform the birth certificate regime in favour of trans, gender diverse and intersex people.
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Derogatory post claims are fake: Vic Libs

Victorian Liberal leader Michael O'Brien doesn't believe reports party members sent each other derogatory messages during a party meeting at the weekend.
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