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Suleymans spin their way out of Brimbank

May 12, 2009

A high-profile spindoctor has been hired by gangland lawyer George Defteros to shield the Suleyman clan from media coverage over Brimbank Council.

Mooove over: boutique milk brands growing

May 12, 2009

Consumers in Victoria are heading back to the farm and looking for a more authentic milk taste, writes Richard Cornish.

Brimbank Council’s rats in the ranks saga

May 11, 2009 1

The story, dubbed "the tale of two warlords" by ALP insiders, is likely to have far-reaching repercussions.

How the Victorian budget affects you

May 6, 2009

The Leader looks at how each local community will fare from the Victorian budget.

Victoria’s budget: jobs, jobs, jobs

May 5, 2009

$8b for major projects, $2.6b for health, $1.7b for education and $1b for bushfire recovery. Vic Treasurer John Lenders announces a "recovery ready" budget.

Twiggy’s donga donation fails to excite residents

April 29, 2009

Mining magnate Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest's accommodation donation the Victorian bushfire appeal appears to have fallen short.

On the streets of Melbourne

April 27, 2009

The Sartorialist brings his roving eye to Melbourne -- as part of a Tourism Australia initiative -- and snaps a snappy tailor on Chapel Street.

Black Saturday research funding a slap for victims

April 24, 2009

A private research body charged by the Bushfire Royal Commission with investigating the Black Saturday tragedy is struggling with an historica legacy of underfunding.

Public support for Bushfire Royal Commission fast evaporating

April 23, 2009

The Commission should revise its format now, or we may need another inquiry down the track, writes Frank Campbell.

DSE’s prescribed burning: time for some answers

April 23, 2009

As Black Saturday victims claim that they've been denied a voice in the Royal Commission into bushfires, the DSE's prescribed burns continued across the state.