Good morning, early birds. Victorian Police have arrested and charged a man for the murder of Melbourne woman Courtney Herron, and Scott Morrison's newly announced frontbench includes a number a historical firsts. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Anthony Albanese has helped launch Luke Creasey's ambitious campaign to knock off Adam Bandt in the now-solidly Greens seat of Melbourne.
Thanks to cowboy operators, the industrial waste black market is booming, and communities are starting to feel that government is incapable of helping them.
It’s a measure of how corroded by cynicism Labor has become that this proposal got anywhere at all. It is an act of political cowardice.
Why do we have to fight these battles over and over? Why must companies and governments continue to destroy our public treasures?
Guy Rundle salvages what he can from the now-gone Checkerboard Tobacco and Book Exchange in Windsor, Melbourne.
For the most part though, it was Stupidolooza.
Australians seem to have knack for importing perfectly good concepts ... and then throwing them into the river, writes Lisa Divissi. Are we a product of our environment, or should we just be banned from owning nice things?
Living within a 20-minute walk of your work, your supermarket, your gym, your doctor, your friends and family, etc, sounds like a very nice idea, but is it feasible?