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Malmsbury youth detention centre.

Justice Department pleads guilty over youth detention attacks on guards

The department faces a large fine after admitting to workplace safety breaches at its youth detention centres, where a guard was bashed with a guitar and another officer had hot water thrown in his face.

  • by Adam Cooper


A group of friends gather to celebrate the easing of restrictions at Yarraville on Friday.

Andrews flags more freedoms as state races to 80% milestone

Newly liberated Melburnians could be granted more freedoms in less than a week, with an emotional Daniel Andrews flagging a further easing of restrictions and incentives for people to return to the city.

  • by Annika Smethurst and Marta Pascual Juanola
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews.

COVID backflip won’t hurt Andrews, but hospital woes open new wound

Lockdown fatigue has enabled voters to accept a dramatic political change of course, but concern remains about the pressure on Victoria’s health system.

  • by Annika Smethurst

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