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Katy who? Ken Hinkley isn't excited about AFL GF entertainment

Mixed reactions to Katy Perry headlining  the AFL grand final 

Katy who? Ken Hinkley isn't excited about AFL GF entertainment

Mixed reactions to Katy Perry headlining  the AFL grand final 

01:36

25 Jul 24

Ambulance Victoria rocked by a fraud scam

Six staff members have been stood down, accused of embezzling millions 

Ambulance Victoria rocked by a fraud scam

Six staff members have been stood down, accused of embezzling millions 

01:38

25 Jul 24

AFL Grand Final to roar with Katy Perry

"I'm so excited to be back in Australia and back at the mighty MCG"

AFL Grand Final to roar with Katy Perry

"I'm so excited to be back in Australia and back at the mighty MCG"

01:40

24 Jul 24

Tradie dies in hospital a week after arrest in Hoppers Crossing

Luke Briggs became unresponsive after a fight with police. 

Tradie dies in hospital a week after arrest in Hoppers Crossing

Luke Briggs became unresponsive after a fight with police. 

01:38

24 Jul 24

Six arrested after pro-Palestine protest in Thomastown

It is the 4th time metal facility, Electromold has been targeted. 

Six arrested after pro-Palestine protest in Thomastown

It is the 4th time metal facility, Electromold has been targeted. 

01:38

24 Jul 24

OC spray used in Thomastown

Pro-Palestine protestors have gathered outside a metal processing facility 

OC spray used in Thomastown

Pro-Palestine protestors have gathered outside a metal processing facility 

01:47

23 Jul 24

Vic paramedics plan to strike Friday

Unclear in what capacity. The union has previously rejected a pay rise of 3%

Vic paramedics plan to strike Friday

Unclear in what capacity. The union has previously rejected a pay rise of 3%

01:37

23 Jul 24

Man arrested in search for missing Craigieburn man

Police seized 4 stolen cars and drugs from the Wildwood property 

Man arrested in search for missing Craigieburn man

Police seized 4 stolen cars and drugs from the Wildwood property 

01:37

23 Jul 24

Ice found in Richmond imported from Mexico

Two men charged over drug importation bust 

Ice found in Richmond imported from Mexico

Two men charged over drug importation bust 

01:54

22 Jul 24

AFL fans annoyed at state of umpiring

It's affecting enjoyment of the game 

AFL fans annoyed at state of umpiring

It's affecting enjoyment of the game 

02:06

21 Jul 24

Max Gawn believes AFL is adopting best practice

The Dees skipper reacts to concussion concerns 

Max Gawn believes AFL is adopting best practice

The Dees skipper reacts to concussion concerns 

02:07

18 Jul 24

How the walk to the MCG will be more safe

The State Gov is making upgrages 

How the walk to the MCG will be more safe

The State Gov is making upgrages 

01:59

18 Jul 24

Core support for Labor down

Not good polling news for the Vic Government 

Core support for Labor down

Not good polling news for the Vic Government 

01:36

17 Jul 24

Canberra prepares to take action against CFMEU

There are now bribery allegations in NSW 

Canberra prepares to take action against CFMEU

There are now bribery allegations in NSW 

01:43

16 Jul 24

Murder charge laid after Maribrynong River discovery

A West Footscray woman is faving court today 

Murder charge laid after Maribrynong River discovery

A West Footscray woman is faving court today 

01:38

16 Jul 24

Five injured in Point Cook house fire

A man and four children were rescued from the burning home 

Five injured in Point Cook house fire

A man and four children were rescued from the burning home 

01:37

16 Jul 24

Claims Jacinta Allan warned of CFMEU in 2022

Reports she was told of threats of violence and unlawful conduct 

Claims Jacinta Allan warned of CFMEU in 2022

Reports she was told of threats of violence and unlawful conduct 

01:46

15 Jul 24

A royal snub to Victoria

The King and Queen will only visit NSW and Canberra during their October trip down under 

A royal snub to Victoria

The King and Queen will only visit NSW and Canberra during their October trip down under 

01:38

15 Jul 24

CFMEU allegations of bikie links and corruption referred to police

The Vic branch has been placed in administration 

CFMEU allegations of bikie links and corruption referred to police

The Vic branch has been placed in administration 

01:39

15 Jul 24

Man dead after Watsonia house fire

A crime scene has been established 

Man dead after Watsonia house fire

A crime scene has been established 

01:52

14 Jul 24

Dimma's mum washed his mouth out with soap

The Gold Coast coach was in trouble after swearing in a post match conference 

Dimma's mum washed his mouth out with soap

The Gold Coast coach was in trouble after swearing in a post match conference 

01:38

12 Jul 24

Joe Biden's double blunder; Man arrested over Thomastown murder

The US president he is the man for the job after two embarrassing gaffes today 

Joe Biden's double blunder; Man arrested over Thomastown murder

The US president he is the man for the job after two embarrassing gaffes today 

01:38

12 Jul 24

Man stabbed to death in Thomstown

The Homicide Squad is investigating 

Man stabbed to death in Thomstown

The Homicide Squad is investigating 

01:28

11 Jul 24

A new legal fight over concussion for the AFL

A former Eagle is suing the league, West Coast and two club doctors for medical negligence 

A new legal fight over concussion for the AFL

A former Eagle is suing the league, West Coast and two club doctors for medical negligence 

01:38

11 Jul 24

Premier hits back at vandals who targeted her electorate

Two Animal Liberation members have claimed responsibility 

Premier hits back at vandals who targeted her electorate

Two Animal Liberation members have claimed responsibility 

01:38

11 Jul 24

Derrimut fire to continue spitting out toxic fumes

The investigation into the cause is on-going 

Derrimut fire to continue spitting out toxic fumes

The investigation into the cause is on-going 

01:41

10 Jul 24

Vic govt denies a 'beach tax' is happening

Senior ministers say tourists will not pay for parking along the Great Ocean Road. 

Vic govt denies a 'beach tax' is happening

Senior ministers say tourists will not pay for parking along the Great Ocean Road. 

01:37

10 Jul 24

Chemical factory in Derrimut to burn for days

Fuel and paint thinners are stored at the facility. 

Chemical factory in Derrimut to burn for days

Fuel and paint thinners are stored at the facility. 

01:37

10 Jul 24

17 year-old back in custody ahead of crisis talks

The State Gov is meeting today to discuss youth crime 

17 year-old back in custody ahead of crisis talks

The State Gov is meeting today to discuss youth crime 

01:46

9 Jul 24

Fed Square to live stream the Olympics

Highlights and replays will be streamed on the big screen daily 

Fed Square to live stream the Olympics

Highlights and replays will be streamed on the big screen daily 

01:36

9 Jul 24

AFL: Simmo sacked; Arrest over wheelie bin death

West Coast and coach Adam Simpson have parted ways after 11 years 

AFL: Simmo sacked; Arrest over wheelie bin death

West Coast and coach Adam Simpson have parted ways after 11 years 

01:38

9 Jul 24

Raids net $6M in illicit tobacco

Four men expected to be charged 

Raids net $6M in illicit tobacco

Four men expected to be charged 

01:33

8 Jul 24

Airport rail timeline still off track

The premier insists it won't be built by 2030 despite the airport compromising and pushing ahead with an above ground station 

Airport rail timeline still off track

The premier insists it won't be built by 2030 despite the airport compromising and pushing ahead with an above ground station 

01:36

8 Jul 24

Melbourne Airport compromises over Rail Link

It's backing down on plans for an undergorund station 

Melbourne Airport compromises over Rail Link

It's backing down on plans for an undergorund station 

01:49

7 Jul 24

Labour set for victory in UK election shock

Polls are closed. 

Labour set for victory in UK election shock

Polls are closed. 

01:24

4 Jul 24

AFL facing a Sherrin shortage; The polls in the UK are closed

Workers at the Sherrin factory are unhappy with their pay and have threatened to strike 

AFL facing a Sherrin shortage; The polls in the UK are closed

Workers at the Sherrin factory are unhappy with their pay and have threatened to strike 

01:12

4 Jul 24

Violent City carjacker on the run

An innocent man is fighting for his life, hit by his own car trying to stop the thief 

Violent City carjacker on the run

An innocent man is fighting for his life, hit by his own car trying to stop the thief 

01:07

4 Jul 24

Spring Street accused of not being hard on youth crime

The sister of a doctor murdered in a home invasion wants tougher reform in the wake of another innocent life taken 

Spring Street accused of not being hard on youth crime

The sister of a doctor murdered in a home invasion wants tougher reform in the wake of another innocent life taken 

01:19

3 Jul 24

Another sporting jewel pinched from Sydney

Melbourne is set to steal with Australian golf open 

Another sporting jewel pinched from Sydney

Melbourne is set to steal with Australian golf open 

01:06

3 Jul 24

Charges laid over the fatal Burwood crash

A 17 year old has been charged with culpable and dangerous driving causing death 

Charges laid over the fatal Burwood crash

A 17 year old has been charged with culpable and dangerous driving causing death 

01:22

3 Jul 24

Manhunt continues over deadly Burwood crash

Four boys remain on the run, two 15-year-old girls were arrested at the scene 

Manhunt continues over deadly Burwood crash

Four boys remain on the run, two 15-year-old girls were arrested at the scene 

02:10

3 Jul 24

High Country Killer attacked in jail

Faeces and urine hurled at Greg Lynn 

High Country Killer attacked in jail

Faeces and urine hurled at Greg Lynn 

02:10

3 Jul 24

Coldest morning of the year

BOM isn't so sure it's the coldest in 40 years 

Coldest morning of the year

BOM isn't so sure it's the coldest in 40 years 

01:11

2 Jul 24

An innocent man has been killed by a stolen car in Burwood

Police are looking for a number of males, but have arrested two 15 year old girls

An innocent man has been killed by a stolen car in Burwood

Police are looking for a number of males, but have arrested two 15 year old girls

01:13

2 Jul 24

Greg Lynn attacked in prison

He wasn't hurt but an inmate was ordered to throw human faeces at him 

Greg Lynn attacked in prison

He wasn't hurt but an inmate was ordered to throw human faeces at him 

01:18

2 Jul 24

Melbourne's about to shiver through its coldest night in 40 years

It hasn't fallen to 0 in the city since 1984

Melbourne's about to shiver through its coldest night in 40 years

It hasn't fallen to 0 in the city since 1984

01:38

2 Jul 24

Bill Shorten's Question Time sex toy shock

NDIS Minister withdrew his X-rated remark 

Bill Shorten's Question Time sex toy shock

NDIS Minister withdrew his X-rated remark 

02:11

2 Jul 24

Melbourne has a new Lord Mayor

Nicholas Reece replaces Sally Capp 

Melbourne has a new Lord Mayor

Nicholas Reece replaces Sally Capp 

02:11

2 Jul 24

A car inferno sparks a manhunt in Greenvale

A burning car has ploughed into a home, forcing a man and child to flee. The driver is on the run. 

A car inferno sparks a manhunt in Greenvale

A burning car has ploughed into a home, forcing a man and child to flee. The driver is on the run. 

01:07

1 Jul 24

Former Home and Away star to be sentenced for assault

31-year-old Orpheus Pledger has admitted to stomping on a woman's head and dragging her by the hair

Former Home and Away star to be sentenced for assault

31-year-old Orpheus Pledger has admitted to stomping on a woman's head and dragging her by the hair

02:10

1 Jul 24

Turbulence ahead: Melbourne airport staff working with crims

70 have been busted helping to smuggle drugs during operation Jet Engine 

Turbulence ahead: Melbourne airport staff working with crims

70 have been busted helping to smuggle drugs during operation Jet Engine 

01:17

30 Jun 24

Young thugs targeted around the clock

Police are conducting a blitz across the state to crack down on youth crime. 

Young thugs targeted around the clock

Police are conducting a blitz across the state to crack down on youth crime. 

01:14

30 Jun 24

Biden slammed for presidential debate performance; man dies after being turned away by sobering-up squad

The President coughed, stumbled and lost his train of thought during today's showdown with Donald Trump

Biden slammed for presidential debate performance; man dies after being turned away by sobering-up squad

The President coughed, stumbled and lost his train of thought during today's showdown with Donald Trump

02:10

28 Jun 24

Man arrested after shots fired in Tarneit

The 43 year old was arrested 5 and half hours after shots were first heard 

Man arrested after shots fired in Tarneit

The 43 year old was arrested 5 and half hours after shots were first heard 

01:22

27 Jun 24

An above ground station at Melbourne Airport way to go

The mediator between the airport and Allan government has backed a skyrail 

An above ground station at Melbourne Airport way to go

The mediator between the airport and Allan government has backed a skyrail 

01:13

27 Jun 24

Premier responds to claims hospital cuts will cost Victorian lives

Jacinta Allan says budgets haven't been finalised yet

Premier responds to claims hospital cuts will cost Victorian lives

Jacinta Allan says budgets haven't been finalised yet

01:38

27 Jun 24

Melbourne water bills are about to go up

The Essential Services Commission has approved an average three per cent increase - that's around $33 more a year

Melbourne water bills are about to go up

The Essential Services Commission has approved an average three per cent increase - that's around $33 more a year

02:10

27 Jun 24

Julian Assange is free and back in Australia

His wife has made an emotional plea for the Wikileaks founder to be given time to heal after a 14 year legal battle 

Julian Assange is free and back in Australia

His wife has made an emotional plea for the Wikileaks founder to be given time to heal after a 14 year legal battle 

01:13

26 Jun 24

Tay Tay boosts tourism spending

The pop superstar has helped the state visitor spend reach almost 40 billion 

Tay Tay boosts tourism spending

The pop superstar has helped the state visitor spend reach almost 40 billion 

01:19

25 Jun 24

Cats reveal extent of Tom Hawkins' foot injury

The veteran forward will miss six to eight weeks 

Cats reveal extent of Tom Hawkins' foot injury

The veteran forward will miss six to eight weeks 

02:11

25 Jun 24

GUILTY: Jury finds Greg Lynn murdered Carol Clay but not guilty for the death of Russell Hill

It took the jury six and a half days to reach its unanimous verdict 

GUILTY: Jury finds Greg Lynn murdered Carol Clay but not guilty for the death of Russell Hill

It took the jury six and a half days to reach its unanimous verdict 

02:11

25 Jun 24

Four people have been found dead in Broadmeadows

A relative suspects drugs played a factor 

Four people have been found dead in Broadmeadows

A relative suspects drugs played a factor 

01:12

24 Jun 24

BREAKING: Canberra set to walk back vaping ban

Reports prescriptions won't be needed to buy e-cigarettes from pharmacies.

BREAKING: Canberra set to walk back vaping ban

Reports prescriptions won't be needed to buy e-cigarettes from pharmacies.

02:11

24 Jun 24

AO serves up big

The Aussie grand slam has generated more than 3b for the economy in the past decade. 

AO serves up big

The Aussie grand slam has generated more than 3b for the economy in the past decade. 

01:17

23 Jun 24

Vic Police make a family violence arrest every 18 minutes

It is one of the startling crime stats out today 

Vic Police make a family violence arrest every 18 minutes

It is one of the startling crime stats out today 

01:37

20 Jun 24

Free Palestine graffiti attack at Trades Hall

MP raises concerns of rise in Anti-Semitism 

Free Palestine graffiti attack at Trades Hall

MP raises concerns of rise in Anti-Semitism 

01:26

19 Jun 24

Bomb threat locks down parts of CBD

A 33 year old man has been arrested  Pic Credit: Twitter 

Bomb threat locks down parts of CBD

A 33 year old man has been arrested  Pic Credit: Twitter 

01:37

19 Jun 24

Vandalism hits St Kilda office of Federal Labor MP Josh Burns: windows smashed, paint thrown

Small fires were also started in the telecommunication pits at the front of the Barkly St building.

Vandalism hits St Kilda office of Federal Labor MP Josh Burns: windows smashed, paint thrown

Small fires were also started in the telecommunication pits at the front of the Barkly St building.

01:25

18 Jun 24

Interest rates remain unchanged

The RBA has kept the cash rate on hold at 4.35% for a 5th time in a row 

Interest rates remain unchanged

The RBA has kept the cash rate on hold at 4.35% for a 5th time in a row 

01:38

18 Jun 24

AFL clubs to get an update today on the illicit drugs policy

A major meeting ahead of tonight's Hall of Fame

AFL clubs to get an update today on the illicit drugs policy

A major meeting ahead of tonight's Hall of Fame

01:20

17 Jun 24

Constructions workers in for a pay rise

CFMEU members have agreed to a 21% wage increase over 4 years 

Constructions workers in for a pay rise

CFMEU members have agreed to a 21% wage increase over 4 years 

01:38

17 Jun 24

Jacinta Allan supports pill testing trial as a premier and parent

Cabinet will receive proposal today 

Jacinta Allan supports pill testing trial as a premier and parent

Cabinet will receive proposal today 

01:10

16 Jun 24

Car ripped in half, caught fire, after hitting pole in Kooyong

The vehicle left Glenferrie Road just before 2 this morning.

Car ripped in half, caught fire, after hitting pole in Kooyong

The vehicle left Glenferrie Road just before 2 this morning.

01:07

13 Jun 24

Victoria is now Australia's unemployment capital

The state's jobless rate has risen to 4.4%, while Australia's has fallen to 4.

Victoria is now Australia's unemployment capital

The state's jobless rate has risen to 4.4%, while Australia's has fallen to 4.

02:13

13 Jun 24

Albanese urges John Setka to drop campaign to have AFL umpires boss sacked

The PM says it's just "common sense" 

Albanese urges John Setka to drop campaign to have AFL umpires boss sacked

The PM says it's just "common sense" 

01:46

13 Jun 24

Emphasis on phonics for young Vic students

Reading teaching overhaul 

Emphasis on phonics for young Vic students

Reading teaching overhaul 

01:16

12 Jun 24

Greg Lynn's lawyer says there's no evidence he murdered Russell Hill and Carol Clay

Closing submissions wrap up in former Jetstar pilot's murder trial

Greg Lynn's lawyer says there's no evidence he murdered Russell Hill and Carol Clay

Closing submissions wrap up in former Jetstar pilot's murder trial

02:13

12 Jun 24

AFL responds to CFMEU threat

League stands by its umpires boss Stephen McBurney 

AFL responds to CFMEU threat

League stands by its umpires boss Stephen McBurney 

01:41

12 Jun 24

John Setka's firey warning to the AFL

The CFMEU head wants the umpire boss sacked 

John Setka's firey warning to the AFL

The CFMEU head wants the umpire boss sacked 

01:17

11 Jun 24

Elite school rocked by fake porn scandal

Police investigating explicit A-I generated images of up to 50 female students 

Elite school rocked by fake porn scandal

Police investigating explicit A-I generated images of up to 50 female students 

02:11

11 Jun 24

Bonza goes bust: 323 roles lost as airline's fate is finally confirmed

Administrators could not find a new buyer for the business 

Bonza goes bust: 323 roles lost as airline's fate is finally confirmed

Administrators could not find a new buyer for the business 

01:45

11 Jun 24

Allan Government caught slugging domestic violence victims tough land tax

Spring Street scrambling to find a quick fix.

Allan Government caught slugging domestic violence victims tough land tax

Spring Street scrambling to find a quick fix.

00:59

6 Jun 24

Victoria Police track down car-jacker after 4 state manhunt

Bloke first allegedly nicked a car from Werribee, and made it all the way to Brisbane

Victoria Police track down car-jacker after 4 state manhunt

Bloke first allegedly nicked a car from Werribee, and made it all the way to Brisbane

01:13

6 Jun 24

Accused high country killer makes an apology

Greg Lynn maintains he is innocent of murder but admits to covering up the deaths of secret lovers Russell Hill and Carol Clay, apologising to their families. 

Accused high country killer makes an apology

Greg Lynn maintains he is innocent of murder but admits to covering up the deaths of secret lovers Russell Hill and Carol Clay, apologising to their families. 

01:38

6 Jun 24

A Cinderella story for Dandenong?

MP's push to bring Disneyland to Melbourne's South East 

A Cinderella story for Dandenong?

MP's push to bring Disneyland to Melbourne's South East 

01:33

4 Jun 24

1 in 4 Aussies to get a pay rise

The minimum wage will increase by 3.75%

1 in 4 Aussies to get a pay rise

The minimum wage will increase by 3.75%

01:38

3 Jun 24

ABF warning after Melb man tricked by criminal syndicate

He thought he'd found love online 

ABF warning after Melb man tricked by criminal syndicate

He thought he'd found love online 

01:48

2 Jun 24

Donald Trump guilty of all 34 charges in hush money trial

First former US President to be a convicted crimimal 

Donald Trump guilty of all 34 charges in hush money trial

First former US President to be a convicted crimimal 

01:41

30 May 24

Landmark family violence reforms announced

Protection orders will be extended beyond a year and in some cases indefinitely 

Landmark family violence reforms announced

Protection orders will be extended beyond a year and in some cases indefinitely 

01:37

30 May 24

Phone reportedly found in search for Samantha Murphy

Police inspected a Buninyong dam

Phone reportedly found in search for Samantha Murphy

Police inspected a Buninyong dam

01:48

29 May 24

New search underway for missing Ballarat mother Sam Murphy

Police have returned to a nature reserve, south of Buninyong where previous searches have been unsuccessful 

New search underway for missing Ballarat mother Sam Murphy

Police have returned to a nature reserve, south of Buninyong where previous searches have been unsuccessful 

01:37

29 May 24

CFMEU signing up garbos and gardeners

The CFMEU is attempting to take over wage negotiations for local council workers 

CFMEU signing up garbos and gardeners

The CFMEU is attempting to take over wage negotiations for local council workers 

01:38

28 May 24

Hawks racism matter to go to Federal Court

Campbell Brown was hoping for amicable resolution 

Hawks racism matter to go to Federal Court

Campbell Brown was hoping for amicable resolution 

01:38

27 May 24

Moon Dog ram raid

Footscray brewery burgaled a month after opening 

Moon Dog ram raid

Footscray brewery burgaled a month after opening 

01:35

27 May 24

Hawthorn racism claim thrown out by Human Rights Commission

A deal couldn't be reached 

Hawthorn racism claim thrown out by Human Rights Commission

A deal couldn't be reached 

01:37

27 May 24

Default energy price dropping

Vic households to save $100 

Default energy price dropping

Vic households to save $100 

01:48

22 May 24

Bus driver dead and one child injured

The Assumption College bus hit a tree 

Bus driver dead and one child injured

The Assumption College bus hit a tree 

01:37

22 May 24

Victorian voters turn back on Government

The Coalition is ahead in the polls 

Victorian voters turn back on Government

The Coalition is ahead in the polls 

01:49

21 May 24

Sacked AFL player Tarryn Thomas charged with harassment

It's allegedly over harassing phone calls made to his former partner 

Sacked AFL player Tarryn Thomas charged with harassment

It's allegedly over harassing phone calls made to his former partner 

01:38

21 May 24

NFL at the MCG in Australian first

Talks underway for a regular season game 

NFL at the MCG in Australian first

Talks underway for a regular season game 

01:46

20 May 24

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