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Artist Spotlight: Luke Ramsey

Artist Spotlight: Luke Ramsey

New drawings and paintings by our friend, artist Luke Ramsey, who was recently named the city of Victoria’s first artist in residence for the coming year! Click here for previous posts. More images
Team Catherine of Aragon vs. Team Anne Boleyn: How Henry VIII’s Two Strong Wives Compare

Team Catherine of Aragon vs. Team Anne Boleyn: How Henry VIII’s Two Strong Wives Compare

Henry VIII spent many years trying to cut loose his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, only to then wed Anne Boleyn for a mere three years before her beheading. The fickle monarch would ultimately leave
Photographer Spotlight: Ali Bosworth

Photographer Spotlight: Ali Bosworth

Photos by Victoria-born, Toronto-based photographer Ali Bosworth. Click here for previous posts. More images below.
Latrobe Valley paper plant sounds alarm over Indonesian dumping

Latrobe Valley paper plant sounds alarm over Indonesian dumping

Maryvale’s Australian Paper, the only copy paper manufacturer in the country, urges government to hold firm on tariffs to keep out subsidised importsAustralia’s only copy paper manufacturer, one of

Previews: Adrian Cox – “Sensory Garden” @ beinArt Gallery

Following up on his showing with two other artists last year at beinArt Gallery, Adrian Cox will be opening a show on June 3rd. For his first solo in Australia, the St. Louis-based artist has created

Previews: “Small Works” @ BeinArt Gallery

On July 29th, BeinArt Gallery will be opening Small Works, a show featuring over 60 artists, the second installment in an annual group exhibition. The size of the pieces is limited to 10" x 10" and
Australian slavery inquiry told fruit pickers 'brainwashed' and trapped in debt

Australian slavery inquiry told fruit pickers 'brainwashed' and trapped in debt

Malaysian reporter says workers in Victoria paid a pittance and kept in overcrowded homes A Malaysian journalist who went undercover to expose exploitation in Victoria’s fruit picking industry said
Victoria approves safe injecting room trial after spate of heroin deaths

Victoria approves safe injecting room trial after spate of heroin deaths

Premier reverses government’s opposition to harm-minimisation approach as proposed North Richmond centre set to be second of its kind in Australia The Victorian government has approved a two-year
States call for Turnbull government to push back closing the gap deadline

States call for Turnbull government to push back closing the gap deadline

States want more time for consultation due to risk of reinforcing view ‘government doesn’t listen to Indigenous people’State governments have called on the Turnbull government to push back the
'White pride' ad in rural Victorian paper sparks backlash against publication

'White pride' ad in rural Victorian paper sparks backlash against publication

Ararat council worker ‘counselled’ by employer after placing ad to find people interested in ‘right-wing’ politics to form an allianceA Victorian man has sparked a backlash against a newspaper and the
Girl, 13, 'left for dead' in Melbourne hit-and-run

Girl, 13, 'left for dead' in Melbourne hit-and-run

Teenager was knocked off her bike on Sunday night in Coburg and police are now hunting the driver of a dark BMWA 13-year-old cyclist is fighting for her life in Melbourne after being hit by a BMW
Police charge BMW driver over alleged hit-and-run of 13-year-old girl

Police charge BMW driver over alleged hit-and-run of 13-year-old girl

A 41-year-old woman has been charged with dangerous driving and failing to stop after Melbourne crash on SundayPolice have charged the BMW driver allegedly involved in the near-fatal hit-and-run of a
Koala found dead with ears cut off in case of 'disgusting' animal cruelty

Koala found dead with ears cut off in case of 'disgusting' animal cruelty

Marsupial’s body found on Hopkins Point Road at Warrnambool in Victoria’s south-west on MondayA koala has been found dead with its ears cut off in Victoria’s south-west as police investigate a spate
Andrew Lee, who killed Patrick Cronin in one-punch attack, jailed for eight years

Andrew Lee, who killed Patrick Cronin in one-punch attack, jailed for eight years

Parents of Melbourne teenager say manslaughter sentence should have been harsher, and Cronin died looking after his friends and ‘doing what we taught him’ Young Melbourne footballer Patrick Cronin was
Northcote byelection: Greens' Lidia Thorpe takes Melbourne seat from Labor

Northcote byelection: Greens' Lidia Thorpe takes Melbourne seat from Labor

Historic win sees swing of over 11% to Greens, who will now hold three seats in Victoria’s Legislative Assembly Thorpe becomes first Indigenous woman elected to Victorian parliamentThe Greens made a
'Real jeopardy': independent panel lays into Murray-Darling basin management

'Real jeopardy': independent panel lays into Murray-Darling basin management

The leadership has not taken a strong enough role in ensuring compliance, the report saysAn independent panel has delivered a scathing assessment of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s leadership in
Man arrested over alleged plan for terror act on New Year's Eve in Melbourne

Man arrested over alleged plan for terror act on New Year's Eve in Melbourne

Victoria police say 20-year-old man, who has not been charged, was arrested after joint counter-terrorism operation in the city on MondayA 20-year-old man has been arrested in Victoria after
Victoria becomes first state to legalise assisted dying as parliament passes bill

Victoria becomes first state to legalise assisted dying as parliament passes bill

Lower house MPs vote in favour of bill that will allow people who are terminally ill and in intolerable pain to end their lives Voluntary assisted dying will be legal in Victoria from 2019, after a
Victorian logging could trigger ecosystem collapse, researchers say

Victorian logging could trigger ecosystem collapse, researchers say

Modelling says there is a 92% chance mountain ash forests will not be able to support current ecosystem by 2067Decades of unsustainable logging has created an “extinction debt” in Victoria’s central
Melbourne weather: Victoria braces for most significant rain event in 20 years – live

Melbourne weather: Victoria braces for most significant rain event in 20 years – live

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning for Victoria, with flash-flooding and heavy rain expected to put homes and lives at risk 12.27am GMT I just spoke to Grace Legge, a forecaster