“Don’t be afraid to be who you are ... you’ll be surprised how accepted you might be.”

Victoria’s national finalist for Young Australian of the Year, Jason Ball
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You may have awoken to the news that the baby boy injured in Friday's #Bourkestreet mall tragedy has died. We here at ABC Radio Melbourne's Sunday show along with our colleagues send our heart felt condolences to everybody touched by these unthinkable circumstances that scar our city. We send our love.
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#BREAKING: sadly Victoria Police have confirmed a fifth victim has died following Friday's rampage along #BourkeStreet

Three-month-old baby dies after Bourke Street attack

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Victorian Police fear the death toll may rise with five victims, including a baby, still in a critical condition.

Melbourne in mourning amid fears Bourke Street death toll will rise

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Hilary Harper stopped by #BourkeStreet Mall as people lay tributes. She spoke with a Red Cross support worker saying "People seemed to want to be here today."
"Yes", the worker replied. "Because they value life."
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“My hope for Australia is that all Australians will appreciate and learn from Aboriginal culture, because it is the heritage of all Australians.”

Lois Peeler, Victoria's Senior Australian of the Year - and former Sapphires singer.
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Premier Daniel Andrews called the incident "heartbreaking".

"A terrible criminal act was committed this afternoon in the central business district of our great city," he said.

Child among four dead after 'evil criminal act' in Melbourne

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#ICYMI: Lord Mayor Robert Doyle describes what he witnessed this afternoon in #Melbourne CBD. If you witnessed the incident on #BourkeSt this afternoon, the Road Trauma Support Services will be offering free counselling. CALL 1300 367 797
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A round-up of all the information released so far:

Three dead after car hits pedestrians in Melbourne CBD

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Christine Nixon, former Vic Police Commissioner saw the CBD incident unfold, and even helped the woman whose child was struck. She describes what she saw:
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First details of the major disturbance on Bourke Street.

Car hits several pedestrians in Melbourne's CBD

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The Government said it would run a tender to build 75 megawatts of new solar farms — most likely in the state's north-west — by the end of next year.

Melbourne tram network to use solar energy by end of 2018

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Brian and Richelle are back! Well ... one of them is anyway. The other is getting here, we hope!
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What would you do for a loo?

Ringwood’s Centerlink office has come under fire after failing to provide toilets for its patrons, telling them instead to use ones available at a shopping center up the road.

Disability advocate Julie Phillips joined #mornings to voice her concerns, saying ‘there is no other organisation that would be able to get away with such poor customer service’ as...
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Food companies are being encouraged to put stars on the front of packaging so consumers know how healthy it is.

Food will be rated anything from 1/2 a star to 5 stars: the more stars, the healthier the product.

Exports hope the voluntary system might curb obesity rates in Australia and help people eat a more balanced diet.

Would this change the way you buy products and consume food?
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There's a SEVERE WEATHER WARNING for north eastern Victoria. Between 40-60mm rain possible in some parts could cause flash flooding. How has the HEAVY RAIN affected you? [ Bom.gov.au Link ]

Severe Weather Warning 1 (VIC)

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There is a SEVERE WEATHER WARNING in place for HEAVY RAIN across Victoria overnight including for the Central District.
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Today's Conversation Hour is ready for download/streaming!
A special look back at President Obama's legacy, and forward to what a Trump Presidency might bring.

Donald Betts Jr. - former U.S. Kansas State Senator, current JD student at Monash Law Chambers
Greg Sheridan - foreign editor at The Australian

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Presidents Obama and Trump

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“He was quite bemused because I had a Miley Cyrus on my top.” - James Malcolm ran into someone famous at Auckland Airport.

He didn't know who it was at the time... turned out to be Nick Cave.