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Arrest for Melbourne woman’s murder

Arrest for Melbourne woman’s murder

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.

In the red corner, Albo and baby-face Luke Creasey start swinging against Bandt

In the red corner, Albo and baby-face Luke Creasey start swinging against Bandt

Anthony Albanese has helped launch Luke Creasey's ambitious campaign to knock off Adam Bandt in the now-solidly Greens seat of Melbourne.

The lucrative toxic waste black market threatens vulnerable communities

The lucrative toxic waste black market threatens vulnerable communities

Thanks to cowboy operators, the industrial waste black market is booming, and communities are starting to feel that government is incapable of helping them.

An Apple store in Fed Square would betray the entire city

An Apple store in Fed Square would betray the entire city

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.

Fighting for the small pleasures that make a city a society

Fighting for the small pleasures that make a city a society

Why do we have to fight these battles over and over? Why must companies and governments continue to destroy our public treasures?

Rundle: like smoke vanishing in the late autumn air

Rundle: like smoke vanishing in the late autumn air

Guy Rundle salvages what he can from the now-gone Checkerboard Tobacco and Book Exchange in Windsor, Melbourne.

‘African gang’ rhetoric goes beyond dog-whistling

‘African gang’ rhetoric goes beyond dog-whistling

Politicians are employing Trumpish methods to decry the spectre of "African gangs", and the media is all too eager to help out.

oBikes, ferries and birds of the year: why Australia can’t have nice things

oBikes, ferries and birds of the year: why Australia can’t have nice things

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?

Will Australians be living in ’20-minute cities’ by the middle of this century?

Will Australians be living in ’20-minute cities’ by the middle of this century?

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?