This should never have happened – the initial response of a policeman investigating the Bourke Street horror.
Daniella Miletic Four people - including a young child - are dead after a speeding car charged through pedestrians in the middle of Melbourne's CBD.
John Silvester, Tammy Mills, Henrietta Cook, Timna Jacks, Liam Mannix, Tom Cowie, Ben Preiss, Neelima Choahan, Chris Vedelago The man arrested over the wild car chase through the CBD that killed three and injured 31 more was wanted over a stabbing in St Kilda on Friday and is currently on multiple bail orders.
Tammy Mills, Beau Donelly, Chris Vedelago The man who allegedly mowed down around two dozen people in Melbourne's CBD on Friday, killing four and injuring more than 20 others, has a history of drug use, violence and psychological problems.
Bianca Hall It wasn't a terror attack, but that didn't make it any less terrifying.
Michael Koziol, Political reporter "We're talking about a trust crisis that is causing a systemic meltdown."
Marika Dobbin-Thomas Australian leaders have reacted to the car rampage in Melbourne's CBD that has killed three people including a young child and injured 25 others. But one of them has been heavily criticised for being 'insensitive'
Fergus Hunter "We will spend what we need to spend to get this job done," former prime minister Tony Abbott declared in March 2014, shortly after the multi-country effort to find recently downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Aisha Dow Victoria's faulty and leaky buildings will be probed in a government inquiry, amid revelations apartment ceilings have suddenly collapsed and stalactites have been discovered in multi-storey complexes.
Adam Gartrell In the uncertain and unpredictable new age of President Trump, Australian policymakers and diplomats will have to work harder than ever before to maintain the US alliance.