Darren Gray Angry locals have demanded answers from fire authorities during a tense public meeting at Lancefield over a planned burn which escaped and destroyed at least one house, burnt farmland and a vast area of state forest.
Debbie Cuthbertson It's not uncommon to feel a little disoriented after leaving the Spiegeltent, long a late-night staple of the Melbourne Festival. Yet festivalgoers might feel a little out of place before they even enter the big tent from tonight's festival opening.
Rania Spooner, Robyn Grace Three buildings have been lost and residents left furious after an out-of-control burn-off sparked a 4000-hectare bushfire near Lancefield in central Victoria.
Carolyn Webb A distinctive grey car may help find Keith Foggin, who was last seen in Bacchus Marsh on September 24.
Carolyn Webb, Marissa Calligeros Police have released city CCTV images of Stephen Bailey, who homicide detectives are hunting over the disappearance of his mother, Penny.
James Massola, Mark Hawthorne Victorian Liberal president Michael Kroger has credited Malcolm Turnbull with a dramatic turnaround in the party's fortunes, telling an exclusive party fundraiser the switch of leader meant just one federal seat - rather than six under Tony Abbott - was now at risk.
Henrietta Cook, Education Reporter Teachers have been banned from restraining students with straps, holding them on the ground and locking them in seclusion rooms.
Judith Ireland Australia is often praised for its quality of life, but a new report has singled out the lucky country as one of the best places to die in the world.
Richard Willingham A major flaw in the Regional Rail Link is delaying commuters but could be easily fixed, former deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer says.