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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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Victoria police officers given shoot-to-kill powers to stop vehicle attacks

Victorian police have been told they can use lethal force to stop a vehicle attack, after six people were killed in the Bourke Street rampage.
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Victorian government rejects push to recognise Indigenous heritage and rename 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.
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Victorian government rejects plan to rename Yarra River and recognise its Indigenous heritage

Melbourne City Council could soon consult with Aboriginal leaders on a plan to rename the Yarra River, in the heart of the city.
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CBD Melbourne: Holding tight to the flying roo's taxes

It would have to have been a hair raising couple of years for bean counters working inside the Victorian Government.
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Regional visa changes mean more skilled migrants moving to South Australia

The number of regional visas being granted to migrants is rising with states like South Australia using the boom to fill acute skills shortages, far outpacing the growth in New South Wales and..
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Vaping ads ban rushed through ahead of Phillip Island Grand Prix

The Victorian government has rushed through a ban on advertisements for vaping in time for next weekend's Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island.
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Accused Victorian terror plotter wanted to 'target left-wing and Muslim groups'

A man is standing trial in Victoria's Supreme Court charged with preparing for a terrorist act against left-wing Melbourne groups.
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Accused extremist allegedly targeted left

A man is standing trial in Victoria's Supreme Court charged with preparing for a terrorist act against left-wing Melbourne groups.
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38 confirmed cases of measles in Australia this year, after two more cases in Victoria

Two new cases of measles have been discovered in Victoria, bringing the total confirmed cases of measles to 38 in 2019.
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Anti-Semitic bullying at Melbourne schools prompts call for more Holocaust education

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has expressed concern about a rise in anti-Semitism as the Victorian government launches a review of bullying incidents at two schools in Melbourne.
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Works to resume on Vic road despite trees

Works will resume on a controversial highway in Victoria despite concerns from Indigenous people about sacred trees.
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'Give it to somewhere that really needs it': Victorian council rejects drought funding

The Moyne Shire Council in southwest Victoria has rejected $1 million in federal government drought funding.
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Victorian council rejects drought funding

The Moyne Shire Council in southwest Victoria has rejected $1 million in federal government drought funding.
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Man charged over death of pregnant mother-of-two in Melbourne

A 35-year-old man has been charged with dangerous driving causing death after a Victorian mother died after falling out of a moving car.
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Equestrian competitor charged with raping fellow rider

Equestrian Australia is under pressure to ban from competition a Victorian rider charged with raping a fellow competitor.
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Victorian police launch new rural unit to target farm crimes

Victorian police have announced the formation of a new Farm Crime Coordination Unit, which will target regional crime.
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Missing Victorian campers found dead in car

A young couple has been found dead in regional Victoria after an extensive search to try and find the pair after they failed to return from a camping trip.
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CBD Melbourne

Victorian Labor secretary Samuel Rae’s decision to leave his post in the wake of Bill Shorten’s federal election thrashing was predictable. But his new job is a bit of a surprise.
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Victorian teen says he didn't intend Laa Chol's death

A boy who admits killing Melbourne teenager Laa Chol has denied he intended to do so and hopes a jury will convict him of the lesser crime of manslaughter.
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CBD Melbourne: Fighting until the end

Thank God that’s over. Or so went the sigh of relief rippling from New South Wales to Canberra and Caulfield Racecourse on Sunday where the Liberal Party’s Victorian delegates voted on a successor..
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Former Liberal MP Sarah Henderson claims Victorian Senate vacancy

Former Liberal MP Sarah Henderson has been preselected to fill a Victorian Senate vacancy, beating out main rival Greg Mirabella for the position.
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Sarah Henderson to fill Vic Senate vacancy

Former Liberal MP Sarah Henderson has been preselected to fill a Victorian Senate vacancy, beating out main rival Greg Mirabella for the position.
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From the Archives, 1992: Victoria, NSW border dispute ends after 141 years

In 1992, A 141-year-old dispute over where NSW stops and Victoria begins was finally settled when the border was officially pegged on the old Echuca wharf.
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Tanya Day 'bargained' with Vic police

Aboriginal woman Tanya Day bargained with police after being arrested at a Victorian train station for public drunkenness, an inquest has been told.
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CBD Melbourne: Cheaper by half across the border

Victorian Labor officials don’t seem particularly upset about the pounding their NSW counterparts are copping form the state’s corruption watchdog over allegations about illegal Chinese donations...
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Woman teary, unsteady in Vic police cell

An Aboriginal grandmother was crying and unsteady at a Victorian police station in the hours before she was found injured on the floor of a cell.
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Committed to family, friends and the land

Michael Seigel was born in Wonthaggi, Victoria, where his father, a shearer and Tobruk Rat, worked as a PMG linesman. The family moved to Barooga, NSW, opposite Cobram, Victoria, eventually numbering..
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Post-war migrant helped build Victoria

The Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme holds a celebrated place in modern Australia. Built between 1949 and 1974 by 100,000 migrants from more than 30 countries, it is at the heart of the nation's..
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Victorians will now be able to choose the gender on their birth certificates

Victoria has joined four other Australian states in passing laws that make it easier for people to update their birth certificates without undergoing surgery.
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'Huge step forward': Victorian birth certificate reform passed

Victoria has joined four other Australian states in passing laws that make it easier for people to update their birth certificates without undergoing surgery.
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'Confronting' levels of racism at public schools in Victoria and New South Wales, survey finds

A new survey has found "confronting" levels of racial discrimination at government schools in Victoria and New South Wales.
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Tanya Day inquest: Coroner rejects family's CCTV release request

Video footage of Aboriginal woman Tanya Day in Victorian police custody will not be released immediately despite a push from her family.
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Victorian coroner denies family of Tanya Day's CCTV request

Video footage of Aboriginal woman Tanya Day in Victorian police custody will not be released immediately despite a push from her family.
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Melbourne's Federation Square awarded heritage status

Melbourne's Federation Square has been added to the state's heritage register, two years after the Victorian government announced parts of it would be demolished for an Apple store.
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Vic protesters call to save Tamil family

Melburnians have gathered in the heart of the city, calling on Australia's federal immigration minister to save a Tamil asylum seeker family from deportation.
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Bourke St inquest to rule on pursuit call

A Victorian coroner will decide on Friday whether to keep secret details of Victoria Police's pursuit policy from an inquest into the Bourke Street massacre.
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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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