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20 November 2017 3:06 AM Mother, baby hurt after highway U-turn goes badly wrong

A mother and her baby have been rushed to hospital after a head-on crash following a botched U-turn on a highway in West Gippsland. Police said the woman, 21, had been attempting to complete a U-turn on the Princes Highway near Darnum about 1.25pm on Sunday. Her white Ford sedan is believed to have struck a wire barrier, causing her to lose control of the vehicle 13

20 November 2017 1:53 AM Western Bulldogs name Easton Wood as captain, Marcus Bontempelli as vice-captain

He's already achieved the ultimate success as an AFL skipper but Easton Wood said his ascension to the Western Bulldogs captaincy is still a special day. The Bulldogs have completed a changing of the guard in their leadership ranks, with four new faces in a six-man leadership group. The tough-as-nails defender will lead the Dogs, with Marcus Bontempelli 6

19 November 2017 12:21 PM Bourke Street attack: First permanent bollards installed in mall

The first of Melbourne's new permanent bollards will be installed in the CBD, 10 months after the Bourke Street attack. The stainless steel bollards will be installed at the Swanston and Elizabeth street corners of the Bourke Street Mall, as part of the government's $10 million CBD security upgrade. Fixed planter boxes will be placed in other areas of the mall to help protect 7

18 November 2017 2:12 AM Police warn beachgoers out of the water after shark sighting at Torquay

Police have warned beachgoers to stay out of the water after a shark was spotted off Torquay on Saturday morning. Torquay police Sergeant Frank Cernjavis said the shark was seen just after 8.20am. "Some people on paddle boats off Point Danger in Torquay sighted a shark which came close to them," Sergeant Cernjavis said. He said on the left of Point Danger 9

17 November 2017 7:56 AM Cricket ACT: Mark and Dean Solway hope Canberra Big Bash bid inspires next gen

The Solway name has become a staple in representative team lists in the capital ever since Peter was churning out high scores en route to becoming Canberra first grade's highest ever run-scorer. Dean says a BBL team in Canberra will be a huge boost for the entire region and open the door for the next generation to put their name up in lights. "I remember 8

17 November 2017 6:48 AM Michael Matthews claims Cycling Australia's triple crown at awards night

Tour de France green jersey winner Michael Matthews has capped his stunning season with three major honours at the Cycling Australia awards in Melbourne. Matthews claimed the Sir Hubert 'Oppy' Opperman Medal and Trophy for the Australian cyclist of the year, men's road cyclist of the year and the people's choice award. The triple crown win on Friday 7

17 November 2017 4:27 AM Tour de France star Michael Matthews wins triple crown at Cycling Australia awards

He's already got the green jersey, now Canberra cycling star Michael Matthews has a triple crown to wear as well. The Tour de France multiple stage winner claimed three of the top gongs from the Cycling Australia awards in Melbourne on Friday - the "Oppy", for the Australian cyclist of the year, the men's elite road cyclist of the year and the people's 6

16 November 2017 6:49 AM Ex-security guard tells court he never received cut of $500,000 Myer Melbourne heist

The inside man in a half-a-million-dollar heist at Myer's Melbourne CBD store 24 years ago claims he never got a cent from the armed robbery. The witness, whose identity is suppressed, worked as a security guard at the Lonsdale Street department store in 1993. A County Court trial in Melbourne heard that the witness trained the accused Wladimir Babaeff 8

16 November 2017 6:49 AM Three-month-old infant critical after three-car smash on Princes Highway

A three-month-old baby is fighting for life after a three-car smash on the NSW south coast. Two of the vehicles collided travelling northbound on Princes Highway at Falls Creek about 2pm on Thursday before smashing into a third car coming in the opposite direction. The infant was among five people in one of the cars and was flown to The Children's Hospital 8

15 November 2017 11:45 PM Same-sex marriage: debate begins in Parliament

Senator Smith, a Christian, says "people voted 'no' not because they had a particular problem with gay and lesbian Australians but because they felt it was the easiest expression of their fear about the change in Australian culture towards people of religious faith". "The 'no' advocates spoke much about religious freedom but couldn't point to what freedom 18