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Former prime minister Gough Whitlam has died, aged 98.

Former prime minister Gough Whitlam has died, aged 98.

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Gough Whitlam dead at 98

TRIBUTES: Former prime minister Gough Whitlam has been described as a "source of inspiration" after passing away at his Sydney nursing home this morning.

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Teen jihadi threatens Abbott

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Truck smoulders on EastLink

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Healy whacks AFL Commission

AFL EDITORIAL: Gerard Healy tells his strong stance on the AFL's decision to band Sydney from treading in the next two years due to COLA.

Pelchen wasn't sacked: Finnis

CEO of the AFL Players Association Matt Finnis AFL: St Kilda CEO Matthew Finnis insists the club has not sacked Head of Football Chris Pelchen and they aim to make the change a smooth one.

Whitlam home to be wasted?

Gough Whitlam house PHOTO: Is the childhood home of former prime minister Gough Whitlam earmarked for demolition?

D-day in paid parking fight

Yarraville COUNCIL MADNESS: Mayor uses deciding vote to pass paid parking in Yarraville.

Good and Bad of Gough Whitlam

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Illegal commercial transport dangers

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Luke wasn't scared of his father

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'The message isn't getting through'

Joshua Hardy STREET VIOLENCE: The mother of David Cassai, who was killed on a one-punch attack, says her heart goes out to the family of a university student killed in a violent attack in Melbourne at the weekend.

'Why can't I relax & enjoy my meal?'

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Man commits to 10 citizens arrests

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Regulating combat sports

Cage Fighting. CAGE FIGHTING: The debate regarding cage fighting in Victoria continues, as State Opposition Leader Daniel Andrew believes it is not the government’s responsibility to tell people which sports they should and shouldn’t like.

Moira Kelly set to help deformed boy

Moira Kelly, Neil Mitchell and Fatima Bakara. MOIRA KELLY: Moira Kelly is the women who bought conjoined twins Trishna and Krishna into our lives. For many years she has provided a home and health care for many underprivileged children from all over the world.

The Block's tick of approval

The Block. THE BLOCK Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Regional Metro Manager Richard Marks has given ‘The Block’ a tick of approval after the show was caught out faking a visit from EPA when they discovered thousands of litres of fuel on the building site.

Rainbow fence losing its colour

A council is ordering this fence to be painted a cream colour. FENCE FIGHT A Port Melbourne house is up for a battle against the council, all because of the colour (or should we say ‘colours’) of its fence.

Wildlife sanctuary saved

70-year-old Mary Rose Kersting, a pensioner, has run the 10-acre property at Balnarring for over 20 years. FIXED: Wealthy benefactors have thrown hundreds of wildlife animals a lifeline at the dramatic auction of a peninsula sanctuary.

Salvos attacked by ice users

Salvos commanding officer Brendan Nottle ICE EPIDEMIC: The Salvation Army is calling for urgent action after revelations that four staff have been attacked by ice users in the past two months.

Plucky pupil skirts punishment

Daniel skirt RUMOUR UPDATE: A plucky student who thumbed his nose to a school rule to raise money for charity looks set to get a much-up day reprieve.

Denis Walter on the Dawn Princess

Denis Walter broadcasting live from the 'Dawn Princess'. GALLERY: Denis Walter broadcasting live from the 'Dawn Princess' cruise-ship.

'Cage fighting is safer'

Should cage fight be legalised? HAVE YOUR SAY: The "Situ-Asian" and a boxing lawyer back Labor's claims cage fighting is safer than the alternative.

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ASADA re-issues show cause notices

ASADA will proceed with its show cause notices. ASADA: ASADA has reissued show cause notices to 34 past and present Essendon players as they ramp up their action over the 2012 supplements program.

Black Sheep ban is Baa-rmy

Black sheep WORD PLAY: A number of childcare centres are reportedly changing the lyrics of popular nursery rhyme "Baa Baa Black Sheep", claiming the children's song is racist.

Can we move on from 'porn ring'?

Matthew Guy accepts the text message. WATCH: Matthew Guy gleefully shares a mid-interview text message with Neil Mitchell.

Dog attacks and kills pet in park

Kelpie RUMOUR CONFIRMED: A pet dog has been mauled to death by another dog in a busy Melbourne park.

First home buyers superannuation?

Superannuation SUPERANNUATION: With fewer Australians buying houses, there are calls to allow young people to have access to their superannuation funds to contribute to their first home.

Jehovah's Witnesses to break record

Thousands of Jehovah's Witnesses are descending on Melbourne for a three-day convention to be held at Etihad Stadium starting today. LISTEN: Thousands of Jehovah's Witnesses are descending on Melbourne for a three-day convention to be held at Etihad Stadium starting today.

Real tastes of a far-away place

Ela chicken ELA CARTE: At Elyros, you’ll be transported to Crete – and let’s be honest, not many of us know exactly what they might entail, so we’re pretty much in their hands!

'It's a long rant. It's not banter'

Associate Professor - Poetry and Ppoetics Sydney University, Barry Spurr. LISTEN: University of Sydney has suspended Professor Barry Spurr, effective immediately, after he sent offensive emails to colleagues.

School bans cross-dressing for charity

The 'Do it in a Dress' campaign. CROSS-DRESSING: A school in Mont Albert North has prevented its students from a student-driven initiative to have a ‘cross-dressing’ day, where boys come to school dressed as girls, and vice-versa.

19-year-old arrested over bus attack

Liam's attacker. BUS ATTACK: The mother of a 14-year-old autistic boy who was attacked on a bus says her son won’t catch a bus for years and the incident as really put a dampener on his development.

Charley Boorman loves adventure

Charlie Boorman. CHARLIE BOORMAN: Charley Boorman has enjoyed a great deal of time on two wheels travelling the world with buddy Ewan McGregor in the popular "Long Way" series.

Abbott not a 'mainstream politician'

Abbott LISTEN: Prime Minister Tony Abbott should seek counselling after he threatened to physically intimidate Vladimir Putin, according to a Pravda journalist.

Man found dead in old nursing home

Police believe two men broke in to the building on Radford Rd overnight when one of them fell through the roof. LATEST: An intruder has died after falling through the roof of an abandoned nursing home at Reservoir.

Search for Swiss stonemason's heirs

Swiss heir LISTEN: A Swiss judge is hunting for heirs to a fortune and believes they may be in Australia.

Parliamentary 'porn ring'

'Bizarre' ponr ring allegations from the corridors of our Parliament House. SPRING ST: The man at the centre of allegations of a bizarre 'porn ring' within the Liberal Party says he's done nothing wrong, denying there was any illegal activity involved.

Rumour file: Wi-Fi for the 'G?

MCG (Paul Rovere/FFX) RUMOUR FILE UPDATE: Is the MCG about to get Wi-Fi?

Ebola 'a bigger threat than terrorism'

Ebola virus diagnosed in the US EBOLA: The Australian Government needs to take the Ebola outbreak far more seriously, according to Greens Health Spoke person Richard Di Natale, who said the illness is a bigger threat than terrorism.

Collingwood wins trade premiership

Travis Varcoe. TRADE PERIOD: Collingwood has won the premiership of the trade period, according to Dwayne Russell.

'We still believe that it was a poodle'

Roscoe mini poodle LISTEN: The owner of a city pet store maintains the dog he sold as a pure-bred miniature poodle is what it says on the tin.

Drug traffickers taking to online website

Drug use for teenagers is on the rise. (Picture: Jennifer Soo) AFL: There are drug traffickers taking to an online website to get their deals done, according Detective Inspector John Manly.

Essendon recruits 'wanted to come'

Adam Cooney AFL: Despite the lingering drugs saga at Essendon, each player who went to Essendon over the trade period wanted to go to the club, according to list-manager Adrian Dodoro.

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