Australia opened its World Cup campaign with a comprehensive 111-run win over England on Saturday.
 
Mandatory labelling of seafood cooked in restaurants, pubs, cafes and takeaways would be good for consumers, Australian fishers and the economy, a Senate committee says.
 
Christine Barnes has lived all over the world but she's never felt more at home than in southeast Melbourne.
 
A fanatical fruit and vegie grower hopes to showcase some of her harvest at a new ''crowd farming'' event at Southbank in which urban farmers' produce will be cooked up for a feast.
 
Struggling international students are flocking in record numbers to free soup-kitchen style meals organised by the Salvation Army for the homeless.
 
Melbourne's Yarra River planning overseen by different councils and agencies with guidelines that can easily be ignored is on the way out. New controls are on the cards.
 
The Nationals' loss in the Victorian state election was partly due to its lack of a clear message that resonated with country communities, the party's new leader says.
 
Victoria is headed for a showdown with the Abbott Government over schools funding, accusing Canberra of short-changing students and vowing to make the issue another pressure-point for the embattled Prime Minister ahead of next year's election.
 
Ten greyhound racing dog trainers in Victoria have been suspended after a series of raids which allegedly discovered the illegal use of live animals being used to bait and lure dogs.
 
Swamps could be 50 times more effective in battling climate change than rainforests, according to new modelling by Deakin University scientists. They also found that swamps, or freshwater wetlands, could bank up to a third of the carbon found in terrestrial soils, and yet they only make up four per cent of the world's surface.
 
Victoria's financial watchdog is preparing to investigate the East West Link amid growing public concern about the way the costly project has been handled by the former and current governments.
 
A woman and a baby are dead after a car carrying five people hits a tree near the Victoria-South Australia border.
 
The ICC has confirmed that England's James Anderson was wrongly given out in his side's 111-run loss to Australia.
 
A district cricketer in Melbourne has dominated a suburban match, by top-scoring with the bat and claiming all 10 wickets.