Senior arts industry figures fear that Tuesday's federal budget may bring even worse news for a sector in desperate need of support.
AMBER WILSON A CONTROVERSIAL high-density residential project at Bakery Hill will go ahead following the tick of approval from Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
Steve Lillebuen The Somerville sports stadium on the Mornington Peninsula has been burned to the ground in a suspicious fire.
AMBER WILSON SOUTH Africa might seem a long way from the tiny, historic township of Clunes, but the two were brought together in a narrative sense over the weekend.
Josephine Tovey When North Carolina passed a now-notorious law forcing transgender people to use the bathroom on their birth certificate, it left Charlie Comero and many others in an impossible position.
Julie Power Five of Australia's most booked male conference speakers will boycott panels that don't include women, criticising organisers for taking the lazy way out by opting for "dude fests".
Wild storms swept across Melbourne in the early hours of Sunday morning, with wind gusts of up to 107km per hour in some area and impressive lighting displays across the city.
Farrah Tomazin Victoria could become the first Australian state to legalise assisted suicide, with a parliamentary committee expected to recommend contentious changes giving terminally ill people greater choice to die with dignity.
Farrah Tomazin The Andrews government is planning to privatise more state-owned assets to help pay for billions of dollars' worth of road and rail projects over the next decade – but won't say which ones could be sold off.