Melbourne | Local News, Weather, Traffic, Guides & Opinion | The Age

We’re sorry, this feature is currently unavailable. We’re working to restore it. Please try again later.


A bark featuring three proposed names for the council.

Moreland to become Merri-bek, as council throws off name’s ties to slavery

The council says residents backed the new name – meaning “rocky country” in the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung language – in a poll, as the authority ends a 28-year association with a Jamaican plantation that used slave labour.

  • by Patrick Hatch



Crime & Courts

Local council


City life

Lady Cindy Rella has two a world records for kettlebell lifting and says being her own version of brave is her biggest goal.

Bell of the ball: How niche sport gave Cindy Rella a fairytale ending

Despite her name, Lady Cindy Rella is tough. She brought home eight gold medals from the Kettlebell Lifting World Championships, breaking two world records on the way.

  • by Jackson Graham and Luke Lay
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese meets with his ministry.

Albanese’s ministers hiring in all directions

The Labor government is slowly filling its offices with ministerial advisers, but it’s not all plain sailing.

  • by Noel Towell and Kishor Napier-Raman

Popular in Melbourne