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Fighting spirit in Lalor MP Joanne Ryan’s maiden speech

Lalor MP Joanne Ryan may still be trying to find her way around the halls of Federal Parliament, but that hasn’t stopped her from...

Ireland’s Great Famine fed our rich history

About 200 people attended a ceremony in Williamstown on Sunday, commemorating Ireland’s Great Famine of 1845-52 and the arrival of the Irish famine orphans...

Labor transport plan promises to remove ‘thousands’ of trucks

Thousands of trucks would be removed from inner-west streets and the east-west link would be dumped under state Labor’s $18 billion alternative transport plan. Released...

Carbon tax link to Hobsons Bay job losses denied

Claims that repealing the carbon tax will ease pressure on two of Hobsons Bay’s biggest employers who are axing 130 jobs before Christmas have...

Anger at Cherry Lake swan’s mauling by dog

A Hobsons Bay animal rescuer is in “shock and absolute disgust” after a cygnet was mauled to death by a dog at Altona’s Cherry...

Cr Luba Grigorovitch first woman to lead Rail, Tram and Bus Union

Hobsons Bay councillor Luba Grigorovitch has made history as the first woman to lead Victoria's male-dominated Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU). At 28, she...

Man sought after girl assaulted on Williamstown bus

Crime Stoppers is appealing to the community to help identify a man who indecently assaulted a teenage girl on a bus at Williamstown on...

Williamstown shipyard work cuts a ‘wake-up call’

Williamstown’s BAE Systems shipyard will cut 30 jobs before Christmas with more to go unless the company secures government contracts to avoid a “valley...

Shore up your boating skills, urge Williamstown water police

Williamstown’s water police have issued a warning to boaters after two vessels ran aground on Sunday. Four people were aboard a boat that failed to...

Former PM Julia Gillard’s Altona home up for sale

Julia Gillard's furniture is gone, but an empty fruit bowl reminds me of the last glimpse I, and most other Australians, had of this...

Rail needed with freight-truck trips set to triple, crisis forum told

The inner-west faces a freight traffic nightmare within the next two decades, planning experts have warned. Dr Bill Russell told Melbourne’s Transport Crisis forum in...

Poultry row has Footscray chickens in limbo

Footscray residents fighting to bring home their evicted chickens argue Maribyrnong council’s new poultry-keeping guidelines are flawed. The guidelines for keeping chickens were prepared in...

Review finds ‘risky’ financial practices at Hobsons Bay

Hobsons Bay has been named as one of three metropolitan councils that used “risky” practices that could allow corruption in handing out ratepayer dollars...

St Stephens parishioners win church sale fight

EXCLUSIVE: St Stephens Uniting Church at Williamstown North will not be sold, with the parish’s victory against church leaders sparking a statewide revolt against...

Yarraville truck protest brings Somerville Road to standstill

Hundreds of demonstrators brought busy Somerville Road in Yarraville to a standstill today in a protest calling for truck curfews during school crossing times. Pupils...

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Calling for more injecting rooms

A public health institute has co-released a report in support of introducing a second safe injecting room for Melbourne, with one of the report's...