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Victoria (Australia): State in Australia
Victoria is a state of Australia. Victoria is the second-smallest, second-most populous and most densely-populated Australian state. It is a federated state and a parliamentary constitutional monarchy. Situated in the south-east of Australia, Victoria is bordered by the 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. With an area of 237,659 square kilometres (91,761 sq mi), Victoria 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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Edible jewels: Australian man grows multi-coloured corn

A Melbourne-based farmer is showing off his homegrown Glass gem corn online in the hope of inspiring others to grow their food

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Acting Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly has backed the Victorian government’s harsh “hard lockdown” of public housing towers.
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Victoria announces rent support for locked-down public housing tenants

The affected public housing tenants will not be charged rent for the next two weeks, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says.
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'This is not fair': Father-of-five inside Melbourne lockdown fears for his children

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Coronavirus cases are surging in Melbourne. These public housing towers are now in total lockdown

The alarming rise in Victoria's COVID-19 cases, which surged by 108 on Saturday, has prompted an emergency meeting of Australia's top medical officials.
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The alarming rise in Victoria's COVID-19 cases, which surged by 108 on Saturday, has prompted an emergency meeting of Australia's top medical officials.
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Vic father of five in lockdown stress

A Melbourne father of five under five has told of his concern about the Victorian government's sudden lockdown of his building.
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Victoria reports 108 new coronavirus cases, as 'hard lockdown' announced for nine public housing towers

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says the concern is that the "virus can spread like wildfire" in large apartment blocks that have now emerged as new clusters in the state.
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Authorities searching for signs new coronavirus infections are stabilising in Melbourne

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Queensland to host six AFL teams as all Victorian clubs leave coronavirus-hit state

All 10 Victorian AFL clubs will leave the state and enter hubs in either WA, NSW or Queensland.
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Victoria's top doctor warns the coronavirus death toll could rise due to Melbourne outbreak

Victoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has warned the state's second wave of coronavirus could kill more people.
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Breaches at Vic hotel quarantine security

Claims have emerged that security guards involved in Melbourne's hotel quarantine received little training and were at times not working designated shifts.
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Vic lockdown mayors' welfare concerns

Mayors in Melbourne's hotspots are worried about the welfare of people and businesses as they enter another lockdown following alarming COVID-19 numbers.
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Victorian hotspot residents will be banned from NSW and fined $11,000 if they try to enter state

Residents of Melbourne's coronavirus hotspots have been banned from NSW and will be fined $11,000 if they try to enter the state.
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Victoria coronavirus outbreak: International flights into Melbourne diverted as hotel quarantine inquiry begins

International flights into Victoria have been diverted for two weeks after a "very significant" number of new COVID-19 cases were linked to quarantine hotels.
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How has Victoria's spike in coronavirus cases changed plans to reopen state borders?

With the number of coronavirus cases in Victoria spiking, some states and territories have altered their plans to reopen their borders, while others are pressing ahead.
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South Australia scraps plan to lift border restrictions on 20 July amid Victoria coronavirus spike

South Australia has scrapped plans to lift all its remaining border restrictions on 20 July because of the spike in Victorian cases.
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Victoria is considering suburban lockdowns, what could they look like?

The Victorian government may lock down "virus hotspots" across Melbourne.
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Melbourne testing blitz continues as fears of coronavirus second wave dismissed

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Victoria introduces mandatory testing for quarantined travellers

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Former Victorian Labor minister Adem Somyurek says he would not take the punishment for his alleged branch stacking lying down.
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Victoria nurse tests positive for coronavirus amid testing blitz in hot spots

Victoria is seeking legal advice about making it mandatory for returned travellers to be tested following revelations some had refused the test.
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Victoria may force returning travellers to get coronavirus test, NSW demands 10 extra days of quarantine for those who refuse

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The Islamic Council of Victoria says recent media reporting has unfairly laid the blame for recent coronavirus clusters on the Muslim community, when there was no evidence for it.
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A man in his 80s has died from coronavirus in Victoria, taking the national toll from COVID-19 to 103, as the state records another 20 new infections.
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A man in his 80s has died from coronavirus in Victoria, taking the national toll from COVID-19 to 103, as the state records another 20 infections overnight.
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The federal government was warned of a missed opportunity to work with migrant groups on coronavirus outbreaks weeks before a spike of infections in Victoria.
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Greg Hunt warns Melbourne COVID-19 spike has potential to cause second wave

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