Schools that celebrate Christmas should also embrace other non-Christian religious festivals, Muslim leaders say.
Women are putting off babies, empty nesters are overtaking families as the typical household and people are moving house more often.
John Brumby's government lost last month's state election because it became too cosy with the big end of town and lost touch with the real-life concerns of ''ordinary'' people, says a senior federal Labor MP.
Premier Ted Baillieu will be able to push his legislative agenda through State Parliament unopposed after the Coalition, in its second shock victory of the 2010 election, secured a majority in the upper house.
A mother was forced to sleep in a van with her children hours after giving birth to a stillborn baby because the Department of Housing forgot to book a motel.
Resources Minister Martin Ferguson has accused the Australian Greens of seeking to derail mining approval processes.
The worse Labor gets, the more critical it is for the opposition to be a strong alternative.
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