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'Those mistakes are unacceptable to me': Andrews issues unreserved apology to Victorians

'Those mistakes are unacceptable to me':
Andrews issues unreserved apology to Victorians

Ending his appearance at the hotel quarantine inquiry, Premier Daniel Andrews apologised for the failure of the hotel quarantine program. 'Mistakes have been made in this program and answers are required,' Mr Andrews said.

  • by Hanna Mills Turbet

Daniel Andrews thought Victoria was not entitled to as much ADF help as NSW

Daniel Andrews thought Victoria was not entitled to as much ADF help as NSW

The Premier emerged from a meeting of national cabinet before hotel quarantine was set up believing that Victoria would not be given as much help from the Australian Defence Force as NSW.

  • by Tammy Mills and Michael Fowler

Health official had legal advice curfew might breach human rights, court told

Daniel Hounslow appeared before the Supreme Court on Thursday and was sentenced to 33 years in prison.

The senior health official who approved Melbourne's coronavirus curfew received internal legal advice that the measure might breach human rights, a court has heard.

  • by Adam Cooper

Mitcham bus route added to  Victorian COVID-19 exposure sites

A technician holds a COVID-19 nasal swab for testing.

The Health Department has updated its list of exposure sites.

  • by Kate Rose and Paul Sakkal

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Andrews 'disappointed' ministers don't know who made security guards call

Andrews 'disappointed' ministers don't know who made security guards call

The Premier has told the hotels quarantine inquiry that he is concerned that the key decision is a mystery to those involved.

  • by Michael Fowler, Michael Bachelard and Tammy Mills
Horticulturalist David Jenkins has been busy getting the Royal Botanic Gardens ready for re-opening on Monday.

Royal Botanic Gardens to reopen as city shakes off long winter in lockdown

After shutting its gates in early August because of the second wave of COVID-19, the gardens will reopen on Saturday.

  • by Tom Cowie
Solomon Lew has accused Myer of turning into the world's largest post office.
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'Blind Freddie can see it': Solomon Lew says Myer is headed for administration

Billionaire Solomon Lew has blasted efforts by Myer's management to restructure its board.

  • by Dominic Powell
'Common characteristics of hamburgers': Hungry Jack's returns serve in bun fight

'Common characteristics of hamburgers': Hungry Jack's returns serve in bun fight

The fast food chain says its 'Big Jack' trademark does not infringe McDonald's Big Mac trademark.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
Health Minister Jenny Mikakos at the hotel quarantine inquiry.

Doubt thrown on Mikakos' inquiry evidence as Trades Hall backs HWU

Evidence has emerged throwing doubt over sworn testimony Health Minister Jenny Mikakos gave on Thursday.

  • by Noel Towell, Paul Sakkal and Sumeyya Ilanbey
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VALE DEAN JONES

Dean Jones pictured in 1992.
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Gifted Jones forced a junior cricket rule change as a youngster

  • by Jon Pierik
Dean Jones 1991

Dean Jones always rated this as his best innings - and it's not what you think

Ranking Dean Jones' top five innings - and there was one surprise knock that Jones himself rated as his best.

  • by Jon Pierik
Brett Lee tried to save Dean Jones' life in Mumbai.

'A real tough day': Brett Lee's on-air tribute just hours after trying to save Dean Jones

The former Australia fast bowler performed CPR on Jones in a desperate attempt to revive him at their Mumbai hotel.

  • by Chris Barrett

Local

Detectives block off the scene where a man was fatally stabbed on Friday night

Boy, 15, charged with murder after South Yarra stabbing

Homicide Squad detectives have charged a 15-year-old boy with murder following the fatal stabbing of a man in South Yarra last week.

  • by Erin Pearson

Local Government Inspectorate investigates Sally Capp's campaign

Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp.

The Local Government Inspectorate is investigating a complaint alleging Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp misused council resources on the first day of the race for Town Hall.

  • by Bianca Hall

Watchdog claims West Gate Tunnel work stopped by CFMMEU officials

West Gate Tunnel works: over budget and behind schedule

The construction watchdog has launched legal action against one of Australia's most influential unions over allegations officials stopped critical work on the West Gate Tunnel project in December.

  • by Henrietta Cook

IBAC files 55 charges over alleged education training scam

Operation Lansdowne documents

The state's anti-corruption watchdog has charged four people with 55 offences following an investigation into an alleged rort involving dodgy TAFE qualifications and training within Victoria's education and transport sectors.

  • by Erin Pearson

Accused protest organiser plans to fight incitement charges

Tony Pecora.

A man accused of organising a protest against coronavirus restrictions will fight criminal charges and believes the law prevents him leaving home to express a political view.

  • by Adam Cooper

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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

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Health Minister asks no questions, gives few answers on hotel quarantine

Victoria's Health Minister Jenny Mikakos was nominally responsible for the state's hotel quarantine program. So why wasn't she told anything about it?

  • by Chip Le Grand
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds arriving at Westminster Abbey in March.

Boris Johnson stirs up Italy's rage as girlfriend visits Lake Como

Johnson's comments were met with anger in the Italian press, which said the PM implied the country's fascist past made the people ready to kowtow to authority.

  • by Izzy Lyons and Nick Squires

Politics

Labor shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers said Labor was deeply concerned the changes signalled an intention to dump the recommendations of the banking royal commission.

'Going easy on the banks': Labor, Greens warn against looser lending laws

Plans to ease lending rules for banks could face a fight to get through the Senate, with Labor and the Greens warning against rolling back consumer protections.

  • by Angus Livingston

Business

The New Amazon Echo is a sphere with a ring of light around the bottom.

Amazon redesigns Echo devices with sphere speakers, rotating display

The new line of Amazon smart home devices is made from sustainable materials and is a significant departure from older models.

  • by Tim Biggs

World

Boys somersault into the water from the lido jetty wall at Margate beach in England.

'Cases are increasing, deaths will follow': Summer of fun over for Europe

Britain's top health advisers warn the number of new infections might hit 50,000 a day.

  • by Bevan Shields
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New home loan rules will increase debt, push up property prices: experts

New home loan rules will increase debt, push up property prices: experts

Borrowers have had to justify coffees and Netflix, but plans to make it easier to get a loan risk pushing up prices and loading consumers with debt.

  • by Tawar Razaghi
Is it better to rent or buy? Why this couple quit the first-home buyer race

Is it better to rent or buy? Why this couple quit the first-home buyer race

The coronavirus lockdown forced this young family to make a tough decision: stay in their tiny rental and keep saving to buy? Or sacrifice their savings to rent and be happier in a bigger home?

  • by Pauline Morrissey
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Life & Culture

Tthe Lost Lasts are quieter, and rarely photographed.

Why I'm savouring every 'lost last' as my children grow older

Unlike the last day of kinder, 'lost' lasts are quieter; moments when I didn’t realise it was the last time. It just happened, then it never happened again.

  • by Susan Carland

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Paddy McCartin is hoping to return to the AFL.

Paddy McCartin is ready, willing and able to return to the AFL

Former Saint Paddy McCartin has been symptom-free this year after struggling through 2019 with the effects of concussion, and has decided he wants to return.

  • by Peter Ryan
Best view in the house: Tatiana Grigorieva flies towards silver in the pole vault at the 2000 Games.

'Temptation was too great': Grigorieva had the best seat in the house for Freeman's gold

At the 2000 Games, Tatiana Grigorieva was pole vaulting for silver at the exact time Cathy Freeman was racing for gold in the 400m. Grigorieva couldn't help but pause to watch history play out.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Afghanistan's players line up for the national anthem in their first ever Test in 2018.

Australia postpones first ever Test match against Afghanistan

Australia’s historic first Test match against Afghanistan this summer is officially off this summer and will be pushed back until after the Ashes next year..

  • by Chris Barrett
Ben Brown is up for trade.

North's willingness to trade Brown is 'staggering', says manager

Adam Ramanauskas confirmed on Friday that there had been a three-year offer on the table at North, but this was withdrawn as they haggled over an extra year. 

  • by Anthony Colangelo
Dean Jones

Dean Jones always rated this as his best innings - and it's not what you think

Ranking Dean Jones' top five innings - and there was one surprise knock that Jones himself rated as his best.

  • by Jon Pierik
Adama Traore is a valuable member of Melbourne Victory on and off the field, says head coach Grant Brebner.

Traore re-signs with Melbourne Victory

Ivory Coast defender Adama Traore has re-signed with Melbourne Victory for another season.

  • by Michael Lynch
Ben Reid playing in 2018.
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Reid retires as Pies get ready for 'backs against the wall' clash with Eagles

Collingwood's 2010 premiership centre-half-back Ben Reid has announced his retirement, effective immediately.

  • by Anthony Colangelo
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