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Melbourne: City in Victoria, Australia
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Its name refers to an urban agglomeration of 2,080 km2 (800 sq mi), comprising a metropolitan area with 31 municipalities, and is also the common name for its city centre. The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. It has a population of 5 million, and its inhabitants are referred to as "Melburnians".

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CBD Melbourne: Sutherland's journey from sandpaper to Sandbelt

It’s been a quiet 12 months for Cricket Australia’s former boss James Sutherland. But we can confirm his golf game is going from strength to strength
The Age - Published

Visionary Yencken a thinker, entrepreneur and astute politician

David Yencken, a leader in Australian environmental thought and action, has died in Melbourne aged 88. More than any Australian of his generation, he showed us how to appreciate, inhabit and care for..
The Age - Published

Videos for Melbourne

Like oceans rising: green protests sweep the globe [Video]Like oceans rising: green protests sweep the globe

Thousands have taken to the streets in cities across the globe to demand that leaders take action -- inspired by student Greta Thunberg. Lucy Fielder reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

Clijsters sets sights on 2020 comeback after seven-year absence [Video]Clijsters sets sights on 2020 comeback after seven-year absence

Seven years after announcing her second retirement, Kim Clijsters prepares to return to tennis.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:42Published

 

Melbourne Anglicans find regional same-sex blessing ‘profoundly disappointing'

Melbourne’s Anglican church has formally voted to express "sorrow" over the Wangaratta diocese's decision to bless same-sex marriages.
SBS - Published

Flights cancelled due to strong winds at Sydney Airport

Travellers are facing lengthy delays with flights from Melbourne and Sydney cancelled due to strong winds at Sydney Airport.
The Age - Published

CBD Melbourne: Last one standing in the dress circle

This week, another Melbourne arts patron has shown that show business really ain’t for the faint-hearted.
The Age - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

CBD Melbourne

Amanda Elliott’s famously tight-lipped Victorian Racing Club said nothing in response to Peter V’landys’ provocative (and quite silly) suggestion to change to running of the Melbourne Cup from..
The Age - Published

'Sport is here for everybody': LGBTQ+ Footballers promote inclusivity and pride

Footballers took to the field on Saturday for two special matches at the Pride Football Australia Tournament in Melbourne.
SBS - Published

Afghanistan's all-female orchestra is hoping to revive banned music

Members of Zohra - Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestral ensemble - will take to the stage for two special performances in Melbourne and Sydney.
SBS - Published

CBD Melbourne: Gobbo royal commission pulls a paid crowd

The royal commission into Victoria Police’s hamfisted handling of police informers is proving a resounding success - for the dozens of lawyers working on the inquiry, at least.
The Age - Published

Risk of isolation and neglect in aged care

The aged care system has not always responded to needs that are 'out of the ordinary', a royal commission hearing in Melbourne has been told.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

Eurydice Dixon's killer Jaymes Todd to appeal life sentence

Jaymes Todd is appealing his 35-year minimum non-parole jail sentence for the sports field rape and murder of Melbourne woman Eurydice Dixon.
SBS - Published

Melbourne park killer's jail term appeal

Jaymes Todd is appealing his 35-year jail sentence for the sports field rape and murder of Melbourne woman Eurydice Dixon.
SBS - Published

Aiia Maasarwe's mother shares her pain as details of brutal attack revealed in court

The mother of murdered international student Aiia Maasarwe told a Melbourne court her “heart is squeezed in pain” as details of the 21-year-old’s final hours were revealed.
SBS - Published

Aiia Maasarwe's final moments revealed in court

The final words of a young woman before she was knocked out with a metal pole, raped and set alight in Melbourne's north, have been revealed in court.
SBS - Published

The final words of rape, murder victim Aiia Maasarwe have been revealed

The final words of a young woman before she was knocked out with a metal pole, raped and set alight in Melbourne's north, have been revealed in court.
SBS - Published

Rape, murder victim's final words revealed

The final words of a young woman before she was knocked out with a metal pole, raped and set alight in Melbourne's north, have been revealed in court.
SBS - Published

Pioneer in Australian film industry renaissance

Sunday, September 22, marked the passing of Melbourne documentary film producer, writer and director John Richardson, the head of Kestrel Media Company. He was 89.
The Age - Published

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.
SBS - Published

CBD Melbourne: Political giants head to the footy

All the movers and shakers descended on the big dance to press the flesh.
The Age - Published

Man charged over pregnant woman's death

A man will face court charged with causing a pregnant woman's death by driving dangerously, after she fell out of a car in Melbourne.
SBS - Published

CBD Melbourne: PM skips breakfast, but Treasurer ready to serve it up

For the first time since Tony Abbott skipped out on the North Melbourne AFL grand final breakfast in 2014, the Prime Minister won't deliver the official address.
The Age - Published

The Australian coffee shop project training people with disabilities to be baristas

A cafe in Melbourne is the first in a program rolling out nationally offering training for workers who have autism and other learning difficulties and matching them with future employers.
SBS - Published

Barnaby Joyce defends $2,600 taxpayer funded flights from Melbourne to regional show

Barnaby Joyce has defended using $2,600 worth of taxpayer funds to charter flights between Melbourne and the regional Victorian city of Horsham to attend a regional show in March this year.
SBS - Published

CBD Melbourne: PM lunches with some heavy-hitters

Scott Morrison was guest of honour at a high-powered unch at the Australian Consul-General’s Manhattan residence.
The Age - Published

ATO fears Huang Xiangmo's assets structured to 'hinder creditors'

The Tax Office is pursuing the exiled billionaire for $140 million and has served debt-collecting notices on casinos in Sydney and Melbourne.
The Age - Published

This cafe in Melbourne is run entirely in Australian sign language

Tradeblock Cafe aims to break down barriers by encouraging hearing customers to communicate with Deaf employees in Auslan.
SBS - Published

CBD Melbourne: Not much Albo room between gigs

Anthony Albanese's great mate, former prime minister Bob Hawke, once described the breakfast as “one of this nation’s great traditions”.
The Age - Published

CBD Melbourne: Counting down for a return

Talk about a long time coming. Victorian Labor’s assistant secretary Kosmos Samaras is stepping down to start his own consultancy with close friend and Wodonga-based pollster Simon Welsh.
The Age - Published

The Biloela Tamil family case is due in a Melbourne court today

The latest legal chapter in the case of a Tamil family, held in detention on Christmas Island, is due to play out in a Melbourne court.
SBS - Published

Case of detained Tamil family due in court

The latest legal chapter in the case of a Tamil family, held in detention on Christmas Island, is due to play out in a Melbourne court.
SBS - Published

CBD Melbourne: Lambie no stranger to union figures

If John Setka’s utterances are anything to go by, Jacqui Lambie isn’t high up on the construction union’s Christmas card list for the year.
The Age - Published

Fifty years at The Age

Michael Macgeorge who has died in Melbourne at the age of 93 joined The Age in 1942 and spent 50 years on the newspaper. His death severs a number of historical links at The Age and its publisher for..
The Age - Published

Dozens of climate change protesters arrested over Melbourne bridge blockade

Victoria Police have arrested 36 people after they refused to end their blockade of a bridge in central Melbourne.
SBS - Published

Hundreds of Melburnians hit the streets to support refugees

Hundreds of people have rallied in Melbourne calling for more rights for refugees and an end to discrimination.
SBS - Published

How a Melbourne yoga studio is helping heal veterans and emergency service workers

Blind Tiger Yoga is helping people overcome their physical and mental challenges in a unique way.
SBS - Published

As unrest deepens, Hong Kongers eye exits from Vancouver to Melbourne

As protests in Hong Kong stretch from summer into autumn with little sign of resolution, a surge in migration applications suggests more locals are making plans to leave the special administrative..
Reuters - Published

CBD Melbourne: Pain stations in the Nationals

How’s this for a headache? The Victorian Nationals are $500,000 out of pocket after falling victim to the state’s tough new election laws, which have stopped the Liberal Party from transferring..
The Age - Published

CBD Melbourne: Keeping up with the Keatings

The July arrest of American financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein continues to wreak havoc among those he associated with in the decade after his first arrest.
The Age - Published

Melbourne couple accused of keeping asylum seeker as slave

A man and woman are accused of keeping an Iranian asylum seeker as a slave to work at their confectionery store in Melbourne for more than two years.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

EXCLUSIVE: Melbourne man posing as Australian MP cons displaced Syrians in visa scam

Australian citizen Mounzer Kheder elicited more than $9,500 from a family who fled war-torn Syria and hoped to come to Australia, an SBS News and Arabic24 investigation can reveal.
SBS - Published

Animal rights activists disrupt 'Ride Like a Girl' world premiere

Protesters have made their presence known at the world premiere of Ride Like a Girl in Melbourne, interrupting a screening by chanting "horse racing kills."
SBS - Published

Protesters storm Ride Like a Girl premiere

Animal rights activists have stormed the world premiere of Ride Like a Girl in Melbourne, chanting "horse racing kills".
SBS - Published

How Mick Gatto caused a rift in Charlie Teo's charity

Tensions over Charlie Teo’s links to Melbourne underworld figure Mick Gatto have been cited as a reason for the doctor’s split from a charity he founded.
The Age - Published

'Too little, not enough': Denise Ho on Hong Kong leader's withdrawal of bill

The pop star turned activist was speaking at a pro-Hong Kong panel event in Melbourne when Ms Lam announced the major backdown in the face of weeks of protest in Hong Kong.
The Age - Published

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