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$3m Vic research to beat flesh-eating bug

Australia must use its research muscle to help stop the spread of a mysterious flesh-eating disease, the academic tasked with a multi-million project into its transmission in the southeast says.

Plans set for high speed rail to Geelong

A high-speed rail link between Geelong and Melbourne is being considered by the Victorian government, with $50 million set aside in next month's budget to examine a rail pathway to Melbourne Airport.