Talking Melbourne

Disturbing rise in bail jumpers

There's been an alarming increase in people skipping bail.

11:16 AM   There's been an alarming increase in the number of people skipping bail in Victoria.

Caro disappointed by AFL CEO

Caroline Wilson has condemned Gillon McLachlan's handling of the Adam Goodes saga.

7:46 PM   Caroline Wilson takes aim at the AFL CEO for his handling of the Adam Goodes saga.

'England will give him respect'

Chris Rogers believes England has lost no respect for Michael Clarke.

7:46 PM   Opening batsman backs out-of-form skipper to have an impact in the final two Tests.

Goodes set for return

Adam Goodes will return for the Swans after a week off.

1:54 PM   Sydney star Adam Goodes will make his return against Geelong this weekend.

Restaurant bans young kids

Flynn's Restaurant in Queensland banned children under 7 four weeks ago.

4:35 PM   Business is booming at Flynn's restaurant after the owner chose to ban children under the age of seven a month ago.

'Our law isn't keeping up'

What service does the mysterious transaction fee actually get you?

6:05 PM    Buying tickets online will invariably land a mysterious extra transaction fee. But what service does paying that fee actually get you?

'There is a bloodlust'

What makes people want to kill an animal?

5:07 PM   Rita Panahi worries people who hunt animals just for the sake of killing are "closet sociopaths".

Junior lawyers join Myki fight

A team of junior lawyers will help commuters fight fare evasion fines.

9:59 AM   A "busload of baby barristers" are preparing to join Julian Burnside QC to take on Myki in the courts.

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Sport

Caro disappointed by AFL CEO

7:46 PM   Caroline Wilson takes aim at the AFL CEO for his handling of the Adam Goodes saga.

'England will give him respect'

Chris Rogers believes England has lost no respect for Michael Clarke.

7:46 PM   Opening batsman backs out-of-form skipper to have an impact in the final two Tests.

Goodes set for return

Adam Goodes will return for the Swans after a week off.

1:54 PM   Sydney star Adam Goodes will make his return against Geelong this weekend.

Life and Culture

'Some are reading five books at a time'

3:08 PM   Great Australian Spelling bee co-host Chrissie Swan explains Australia's hottest new show to Denis Walter

People and Places: Santa Monica Farmers Market

Donna Demaio at the Santa Monica Farmers Market

Donna Demaio 1:02 PM   Want to know what Iron Man has for breakfast? I found out perusing the Santa Monica Farmers Market in Los Angeles with Robert Downey Jr's personal chef Charles Voudouris.

Melbourne's best dishes - what's your nomination?

What's your favourite meal and what lengths do you go to to get it?

12:21 PM   Everyone has one, and A Moveable Feast have come up with a list of Melbourne's best dishes.