The Melbourne Metro rail project under central Melbourne, budgeted at between $9 billion and $11 billion, will get $1.5 billion in next Tuesday.
Mark Russell An intellectually disabled man who attacked and raped a 16-year-old girl while he was on parole has been jailed for five years.
Marissa Calligeros A thief has broken into mail boxes at a Melbourne apartment building and made off with a number of packages.
David Wroe, National Security Correspondent The Islamic State terror group and similar violent jihadist movements are an even greater threat to world order than communism was during the Cold War, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said.
Judith Ireland The Abbott government will spend almost $250 million on a two year nanny trial program, providing funding to about 10,000 children.
Charities have urged Australians to donate to earthquake relief efforts after thousands were killed and many more were injured when a 7.9 magnitude quake struck Nepal.
Rachel Olding He flirted and he was lazy but there was another big flaw in Australian jihadist doctor Tareq Kamleh's character.
Marissa Calligeros An elderly man has become the second person to die after a car slammed into a tree on the Mornington Peninsula.
Esther Han They owe the biggest amounts on credit cards - and they're the least likely to pay off their balance in full each month.
Marissa Calligeros What makes a story go viral?