One in 20 Melbourne homes empty during housing crisis

One in 20 Melbourne homes empty during housing crisis

Almost 100,000 homes in Melbourne are either unoccupied or barely occupied. They could fix the public housing waiting list twice over.

  • byJosh Gordon andRachael Dexter

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‘We’ve depleted our reserves’:MIFF offers $10 tickets to lure back audiences

‘We’ve depleted our reserves’:MIFF offers $10 tickets to lure back audiences

The Melbourne International Film Festival faces its third consecutive loss,but its inaugural CEO insists it’s not about to collapse.

  • byKarl Quinn
Nylex clock site a property saga that remains in limbo rather than making leaps and bounds

Nylex clock site a property saga that remains in limbo rather than making leaps and bounds

It’s one of Melbourne’s most prominent landmarks that was set for major redevelopment. But the most noticeable progress being made is graffiti.

  • byTom Cowie
Concerns over badminton racket at proposed centre stuns sport’s players,officials

Concerns over badminton racket at proposed centre stuns sport’s players,officials

Residents’ claims that a new Melbourne badminton centre will bring noise and antisocial behaviour have stunned participants,who argue their sport could be described as “goodminton”.

  • bySophie Aubrey
Some punk stole my guitar 50 years ago. I never thought the mystery would be solved
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Some punk stole my guitar 50 years ago. I never thought the mystery would be solved

It was in Brunswick Street that my house was burgled. I was robbed of a heavy black Les Paul Custom. I’d expected the fate of that guitar to remain unknown.

  • byRed Symons
Ulli helped raise Mzuri. Years later,the gorilla recognised her on a zoo visit

Ulli helped raise Mzuri. Years later,the gorilla recognised her on a zoo visit

Legendary primate keeper Ulli Weiher is marking five decades working at Melbourne Zoo. She says every day is different.

  • byCarolyn Webb
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From tobacco factory to artistry,this suburb is the southside’s northside

From tobacco factory to artistry,this suburb is the southside’s northside

Creatives,breweries,patisseries and young families are springing up in the suburb’s once-gritty industrial precinct,which used to be home to soft drink manufacturers and big tobacco companies.

  • byMelissa Cunningham
Fight over festival grant awarded to ‘charity’ with links to councillor

Fight over festival grant awarded to ‘charity’ with links to councillor

Kingston council has denied wrongdoing over a decision to award $75,000 to a religious group that has a sitting councillor on its executive committee.

  • byRachael Dexter
Residents’ plea to scrap Chapel St pub’s outdoor area ignored by council

Residents’ plea to scrap Chapel St pub’s outdoor area ignored by council

The Wolf Windsor has been put on notice to improve conditions for Eastbourne Street residents who continue to find urine and broken bottles outside their homes.

  • bySophie Aubrey
More frost on the way after Melbourne shivers through coldest start of 2024

More frost on the way after Melbourne shivers through coldest start of 2024

Elsewhere in Victoria,temperatures in Horsham,Bendigo,Ballarat and Geelong dropped to between minus 1 degree and minus 3 degrees.

  • byAlex Crowe
Servo a no-no:Coburg locals,council say eight petrol stations is enough

Servo a no-no:Coburg locals,council say eight petrol stations is enough

A council has sided with residents and refused plans for another service station in a part of Melbourne where people are encouraged to walk,cycle or use public transport.

  • byTom Cowie