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There are more than two million people behind bars in the United States. Kate Stanton meets an Australian woman who fell in love with one of them.

Police and Melbourne University security teams are stepping up patrols of the campus precinct after a string of robberies in streets and at tram stops around Parkville.

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A US citizen of South Sudanese origin is challenging a decision by the Minister for Immigration not to extend his bridging visa so that he can stay to defend himself against criminal charges in the Victorian Magistrates’ Court.

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Spy cam and GPS devices are often promoted by the companies that sell them as a convenient way to catch a cheating spouse.

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Police sniffer dogs will be used to patrol music festivals and other public events in Victoria this summer despite survey findings that suggest their presence could encourage unsafe drug use.

Lawyers working within the Royal Women’s Hospital are giving abused women discreet legal advice in an initiative that could be extended to other health centres.

 

Riding through the inner Melbourne suburb of Footscray, the three African-Australian youths seated in the back of the bus express no love for the police. They reel off stories of unjust arrests and racial taunts leveled by officers who patrol their neighbourhoods.

A Frankston man has narrowly avoided jail after an online party prank back-fired, the episode serving as another cautionary tale about the risks of misusing social media.

LEGAL and human rights groups have backed a softening of Australia’s most controversial counter-terrorism laws, but fear the Federal Government is in no rush to push through changes recommended by two key reviews.

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