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Queen Victoria: Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. On 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India. Known as the Victorian era, her reign of 63 years and seven months was longer than that of any of her predecessors. It was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire.


States step up funding for asylum seekers after federal cuts hit people on bridging visas

Asylum seeker support services are hoping other state governments will follow Victoria's lead and allocate extra funding for people on temporary visas hit by cuts to federal government support..
SBS - Published

From the Archives, 1977: Victoria's "Life. Be In It" campaign goes national

In 1977, after two successful years of encouraging Victorians to get fit, it was announced that the "Life. Be In It" campaign would be adopted nationally.
The Age - Published

Videos for Queen Victoria

Windsor Castle lights up for Christmas [Video]Windsor Castle lights up for Christmas

Windsor Castle is bedecked with Christmas decorations. Among the highlights is a 20ft fir tree and a dining table laid with silver-gilt pieces. The display also pays homage to the 200th anniversary of..

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Church must not treat Victoria's proposed confession law as the enemy

If archbishops were to carry the sentiment of their congregations back to Rome, real change might be possible.
The Age - Published

How vulnerable are the undersea cables that power the global internet?

how vulnerable are the undersea cables that power the global internet?
Hong Kong (CNN)On July 29, 1858, two steam-powered battleships met in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. There, they connected two ends of a 4,000 kilometer (2,500 mile) long, 1.5 centimeter (0.6 inch)..
WorldNews - Published

Vic govt, councils brace for recycling woe

Victoria's government has been working with local councils and alternative players amid reports that a major kerbside recycling firm is set to close its doors.
SBS - Published

Vic First Peoples' Assembly voting opens

Victoria's First People's Assembly voting has opened, helping to guide Victoria to a treaty with Indigenous Victorians.
SBS - Published

Mental health system labelled 'inadequate'

A mother has told Victoria's royal commission into mental health that the system has repeatedly failed her family.
SBS - Published

Push for mobile phones to be banned Australia-wide in schools

The federal government will seek support from all states and territories to follow Victoria's lead in banning mobile phones during school hours.
SBS - Published

Less distraction, better marks: calls for states to follow phone ban

The federal education minister wants states including NSW to follow Victoria's ban on mobile phones in primary and high schools.
The Age - Published

Australia's critically endangered species list grows

Five species of frog have been added to Australia's critically endangered species list, joining Victoria's Leadbeater's possum.
SBS - Published

Today in History for June 20th

Highlights of this day in history: Lizzie Borden found innocent of a grisly double murder; Britain's Queen Victoria begins rule; Race-related rioting hits Detroit; Muhammad Ali convicted in Vietnam.. - Published

Australia's next parliament locked in

The vote count from the May 18 election is nearing completion, with Victoria's Senate team the only line-up awaiting confirmation.
SBS - Published

Vic council behaviour, donations crackdown

Victoria's 79 councils will face tougher standards of behaviour and political donations if the state government gets its way.
SBS - Published

Utah family struggles raising intersex child

When doctors said her child would be a girl, Amie Schofield chose the name Victoria. Then they said the child would be a boy, so she switched to Victor. It turned out neither was right. The baby was.. - Published

Victorian fire services reform stalls

A controversial attempt to overhaul Victoria's fire services has again stalled in the state's upper house.
SBS - Published

Vic fire services bill drama rages on

A controversial attempt to overhaul Victoria's fire services has again stalled in the state's upper house.
SBS - Published

Vic fire services bill jumps first hurdle

An attempt to overhaul Victoria's fire services has passed the state's lower house, but will need crossbench support in the upper house.
SBS - Published

Call for probe on Vic wildlife extinctions

The decline and extinction of Victoria's wildlife should be examined by state parliament, says a group of crossbenchers pushing for a parliamentary inquiry.
SBS - Published

Care sector guide for Vic assisted dying

Weeks out from the start of Victoria's assisted dying scheme, advice has been published to help health professionals navigate the controversial legislation.
SBS - Published

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