Increase in arrests for minor drug offences is extraordinary, harm reduction expert says.
A signed, limited edition Michael Leunig print is now available from the SMH Shop.
Craigieburn Central, previously just paddocks, is a welcome new housing subdivision on the block.
A new hotel, more residential developments and a theatre name change are among the developments in Melbourne.
Having reluctantly accepted mining on their ancestral lands, the indigenous people who live beside the nation's biggest uranium mine could soon watch see their industrial interloper depart.
Shirley Boyle may be 84, but she is again ready to pedal the Great Victorian Bike Ride.
"Mum, you have to yell out when I am on 63 so I can retire."
'Harsh conditions, the protracted periods of closed detention and uncertainty about the future reportedly creates serious physical and mental pain and suffering,” the report said.
Denis Napthine is embroiled in a new regional grants row after his government took just one day to approve a $300,000 grant upgrade a Warrnambool street where his former horse race partner is proposing the city's largest apartment complex.
A reckless wisecrack has the Defence Minister in trouble at a time when threats to national security demand strong leadership.