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Christine Plant and Brian Barry jnr, crop farmers near Manangatang, say the state government has broken a promise to deliver standardised rail in the region.

‘Obsolete 19th-century rail’: Farmers fume over gaps in freight rail upgrade

Farmers in far north-west Victoria are angry about the government’s failure to standardise freight train lines as part of the Murray Basin Rail project.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
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Acting Multicultural Affairs Minister Alan Tudge (left) and Di Sanh Duong (right) in June.

Hospital return cash donated by man accused of foreign interference

The Royal Melbourne Hospital has handed back a donation made by the first person in Australia to be charged under foreign interference laws

  • by Annika Smethurst and Paul Sakkal
Greens leader Samantha Ratnam wants the government to drop COVID-19 fines for teenagers in exchange for her support on the state of emergency bill.

COVID fines for teens may be waived under state of emergency deal

The government could be forced to waive hefty fines issued to teens who broke coronavirus restrictions under a raft of demands issued by the Greens to secure their support of an extension to state of emergency powers.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey

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