The Sydney Morning Herald Message in a bottle: the musical blow-in making waves in Sydney 2017-06-25T13:55:04.000000000+00:00 The breeze on the morning of Monday, February 18, 1839, blew light and lovely across the ocean. A seaman speared a porpoise and hauled it aboard the sailing ship Planter, cutting up its carcass and frying the steaks in front of passenger James Bell. "I tasted it and compare it to nothing that I e... Netflix cancels Girlboss show after one season 2017-06-25T13:36:50.000000000+00:00 Netflix's slashing of its original content continues with another show biting the dust after just one season. State government reserves decision on troubled road camera operator Redflex 2017-06-25T13:29:13.000000000+00:00 An investigation by the state's Road Safety Camera Commission could decide the fate of RedFlex, the company at the centre of the speed and red light camera ransomware virus outbreak that led the Andrews government to suspend all fines on Friday. 'Great Australian' dies in Melbourne crash 2017-06-25T13:28:42.000000000+00:00 A former mayor in Melbourne's southeast is being remembered as a "great Australian" following his death in a car accident. ATO scandal claims first scalp as controversial lawyer Sevag Chalabian quits the profession 2017-06-25T13:27:35.000000000+00:00 Controversial lawyer Sevag Chalabian, who has been accused of involvement in a blackmail which resulted in $24 million going into his trust account, has quietly quit the legal profession. Burglar ate, bathed, shaved, played video games during Cranbourne North break-in 2017-06-25T13:21:18.000000000+00:00 A burglar who broke into a home in Melbourne's south-east was in no mood for a quick smash-and-grab, Woman suffers critical burns in incident at Tatura 2017-06-25T13:20:35.000000000+00:00 A woman has suffered critical burns at a property in northern Victoria. US Senate health bill faces serious resistance from both wings of Republicans 2017-06-25T13:20:30.000000000+00:00 A small group of moderate Republican senators may pose at least as significant an obstacle to the measure's passage as their colleagues on the right. Ardmona crash: Third woman dies after mini-bus collision with taxi 2017-06-25T13:20:24.000000000+00:00 A mini-bus crash involving elderly nursing home residents near Shepparton has become a triple fatality. Johnny Depp 'fully aware' of breaking Australian quarantine with dogs: TMG court papers 2017-06-25T13:12:59.000000000+00:00 Johnny Depp's former business managers are claiming that the actor pressured one of his staff to "take the fall" for illegally bringing his two dogs into Australia while filming the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie.