Neighbours reported hearing whip-like sounds just before the bodies of a woman and a child were discovered at a property in Melbourne's west.
Kristen Ochs April Fools' is a special time of year for the media.
Beth Newman Queensland opener Joe Burns isn't down about Test squad omission.
Clay Lucas Residents at Port Melbourne’s Beacon Cove, whose apartments face onto Melbourne’s busy Station Pier, are concerned they are being badly affected by fumes from tourist ships burning highly toxic "bunker fuel".
Rachel Olding, Emma Partridge The only domestic violence refuge for migrant women was closed under controversial state government reforms.
Eryk Bagshaw Sydney drivers are spending almost four days a year stuck in traffic on the city's clogged roads.
Heath Aston Australia's biggest 900 companies claimed tax deductions and exemptions worth a total $25 billion last year – enough to wipe out two-thirds of the current federal budget deficit at a stroke.
Matthew Knott Australia should look beyond the Asia-Pacific and lure more international students from Latin America and the Middle East to study at local campuses, according to a major federal government review of the $16 billion international education sector.
Matt Wade The city grew by a record 84,230 people in 2013-14.
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