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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Victoria

Last year
# Anger
Australian state 'p****d off' after Messi's Argentina pull out of highly anticipated clash
Ticket holders for the clash at Melbourne Cricket Ground will be eligible for refunds.
All time
# covid outbreak
Australia's Melbourne and surrounding Victoria ordered into five-day lockdown
The largely Covid-free country is trying to halt an outbreak of the Delta variant.
# Victoria
Melbourne lockdown of public housing towers 'breached human rights'
The Victoria Government said it wouldn’t apologise for saving people’s lives.
# Victoria
Melbourne to remain in lockdown until end of October
Health officials recorded 63 new cases in Victoria today.
# Victoria
Australia's worst-hit state beginning to flatten the curve after tougher restrictions implemented
Non-essential businesses are shut and an overnight curfew is in effect in Melbourne as part of the restrictions in Victoria.
# clusters
Australia to close border between Victoria and New South Wales after virus spike
Victoria – home to more than 6.6 million people – announced a record 127 new cases today.
Australian state of Victoria rolls back on easing restrictions as Covid-19 cases begin to rise again
Victoria’s premier said he was ‘frustrated’ and ‘disappointed’ at the increase, although relatively small, in recent days.
# Logging
Dozens of koalas die and 80 treated for injuries and starvation after Australian habitat logged
Those responsible could face steep fines under laws designed to protect Australia’s native wildlife.
# melbourne match up
Irish stars to face off in Aussie Rules double-header to raise funds for bushfire relief
Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium will host the two clashes next month.
# Australia's burning
Firefighters in Australia share footage of truck being overrun by bushfires
The death toll from more than three months of wildfires in multiple states now stands at 12.
# Victoria
Irish couple facing deportation from Australia because son has cystic fibrosis lose appeal
The couple are holding out hope that Australia’s Immigration Minister will intervene.
# Victoria
Pet stag kills man and critically injures woman in Australia
The Australian Deer Association said it was rare for deer to attack people.
# Going Strong
Michael Hoey and Paul Dunne lead the Irish charge at Vic Open
Leona Maguire, meanwhile, also made the cut in the women’s event.
# Melbourne
Police in Australia arrest man over murder of Israeli student (21)
Aiia Maasarwe was the victim of a “horrendous, horrific attack”, police said
# World Cup of Golf
Lowry and Dunne battle back in Melbourne but remain eight shots adrift of Belgians
The Irish pair reversed their poor second round to climb back into the top 10.
# emile cilliers
British army sergeant guilty of attempting to murder wife by tampering with parachute
38-year-old Emile Cilliers tried to kill his wife twice, the other attempt involving a gas leak being caused on purpose at their home.
# Victoria
Alarm over flesh-eating ulcer cases in Australia
Buruli ulcer, a leprosy-like disease that rots flesh, is usually found in parts of Africa.
# Wanted
People 'urged not to approach' Irishman wanted by police in Australia
Daniel Twohig is wanted in relation to an outstanding conviction warrant for numerous offences.
# Australia
Man charged with 18 counts of attempted murder over Melbourne car attack
12 people remain in hospital, three of whom are in a critical condition.
# Australia
Irish woman in stable condition after being injured in Melbourne car attack
Of the 20 people injured, three remain in a critical condition.
# Victoria
British viewers were shocked by the portrayal of the Famine in last night's episode of Victoria
“I wasn’t taught these things, but it’s important history not to be forgotten.”
# Adrian Bayley
Jill Meagher murderer 'stabbed with fork' inside Australian prison
Adrian Bayley is currently detained at Barwon Prison in Victoria.
# best frend
People are loving Harper Beckham's adorable Mother's Day card she made for Victoria
# i say
A protest group is painting over the names of 'British-sounding' streets in Cork
The Cork Street Names Campaign says it is focused on removing the names of “criminals and aristocrats” from street signs around Cork city.
# Beaches
'It's bird, dog, horse, cow, and people poo': Swimmers warned to stay out of the water near Melbourne
There’s a bit of a nasty surprise waiting in the water.
# Melbourne
Six people die from "thunderstorm asthma" in Australia
The rare event triggered respiratory problems for asthma and hay fever sufferers.
# Australia
Koala nursed back to health after being found unconscious during wildfire
Police officers hand-fed the animal, who has been nicknamed Constable K Bear.
# Like a Boss
Look at this koala trying to 'steal' a Land Rover
Australia, eh?
# lives at risk
Dozens of homes feared destroyed by raging fires in South Australia
Firefighters have been struggling to contain the blaze due to strong winds.
# bad santa
Santa robbed a post office in Australia
He demanded money which he then placed in a red sack before making his escape.
# Victoria's victories
Little girl kicked out of KFC over scars was a hoax, investigators claim
KFC launched a private investigation to look into claims.
# hot in herrre
7 unbelievable things that happened in Australia's fierce heat
Melted shoes. Melted everything!
# Jill Meagher
Australian police apologise after Jill Meagher grave photo is used at fundraising event
The officer at the centre of the storm has defended the use of a graphic image of the murdered Drogheda woman.
# Tragedy
Irishman, 30, dies in Melbourne
Eoin Murray sustained serious head injuries on Saturday.
# Jill Meagher
Tom Meagher slams parole board as 'cowards' for not answering emails
The state premier of Victoria has said members of the board will now sit down with Jill Meagher’s husband to listen to his concerns.
# Life Sentence
Jill Meagher's rapist and killer jailed for at least 35 years
Adrian Bayley was told by the judge that he had “little compunction about sexual offending when the mood took”.
# Jill Meagher
Parole law changes mean Jill Meagher killing 'couldn't happen today'
The parole system in Victoria has been overhauled in the wake of Jill’s murder, a state minister says.
# Jill Meagher
Parole laws under review in Victoria in wake of Jill Meagher case
The Premier of Victoria said he was “shocked, surprised and astounded” that Jill’s killer had been allowed to walk free.
# Catholic Church
Australian cardinal 'absolutely sorry' for abuse cover-up
A fear of scandal and a greater concern for reputation led to the systemic cover-up, George Pell admitted.
# Happy ending
PICS: Rubbish collector rescues dog left in a bin bag
It’s a tale of survival, thankfully with a happy ending.