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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.

George Bush senior out of intensive care

Former US President George H.W. Bush has been moved from an intensive care unit at Houston Methodist Hospital to a regular patient room as he recovers from an infection that spread to his blood, a spokesman says.