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Why the courts overturned convictions in Brett Whiteley forgery case

Why the courts overturned convictions in Brett Whiteley forgery case

Angus SmithMay 9, 2017

The Court of Appeal's judgment in this case reads like the script of a great art-crime movie, writes freelance journalist Angus Smith.

Budget changes to uni funding could seriously undermine postgrad studies, warns acting VC

Budget changes to uni funding could seriously undermine postgrad studies, warns acting VC

Anders FurzeMay 8, 2017

Melbourne uni stands to be majorly affected by any changes to current funding arrangements, with the government’s current higher education proposals including plans to overhaul how CSPs are allocated, writes journalist at The Citizen Anders Furze.

Is 24-hour public transport really such a good idea?

Is 24-hour public transport really such a good idea?

Alan DaviesMay 1, 20177 Comments

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews' "Night Network" is the worst kind of initiative because it was an election promise made from opposition with scant analysis or regard for what’s good policy.

Save Our Super crowd is everything ugly about Australian politics

Save Our Super crowd is everything ugly about Australian politics

Bernard KeaneApr 26, 201719 Comments

The effort to drive Kelly O'Dwyer out of public life shows how powerful cliques within the Liberal Party resent efforts to pursue the national interest in ways that don't benefit them.

Mayne: Doyle takes control of town hall, but could there be an appeal?

Mayne: Doyle takes control of town hall, but could there be an appeal?

Stephen MayneMar 23, 20171 Comment

Time is running out to counter the Melbourne lord mayor's new-found majority control.

Pride Centre will not limit LGBTI advocacy, chair says

Pride Centre will not limit LGBTI advocacy, chair says

Isabelle AmyMar 22, 2017

Victoria is set to open Australia's first Pride Centre, but will its tenants be limited from lobby the government that funds it? Crikey intern Isabelle Amy.

VicPol caught snooping via fake Facebook profiles, beats hasty retreat

VicPol caught snooping via fake Facebook profiles, beats hasty retreat

Josh Taylor and Sally WhyteMar 17, 20173 Comments

A number of fake Facebook profiles allegedly associated with Victoria Police social media monitoring have been deleted after questions from Crikey.

Reflections on the end of 'Hotel Hell' from a former Gatwick resident

Reflections on the end of 'Hotel Hell' from a former Gatwick resident

Luke WilliamsMar 16, 20173 Comments

It’s now official: after continued pressure from police, politicians and the public, Australia’s most notorious boarding house is closing down.

The limits of 18C: racism is on the rise, and it's not up to judges to stop it

The limits of 18C: racism is on the rise, and it's not up to judges to stop it

Michael BradleyMar 10, 201710 Comments

Laws alone cannot protect our society and its legal system from the corrosive effects of the bile that bigoted sentiment will always place in men’s mouths.

Should Melbourne Council just hold completely new elections?

Should Melbourne Council just hold completely new elections?

Stephen MayneMar 8, 20175 Comments

I gave the judge, who is also president of VCAT, a 4000-word submission opposing the move to remove City of Melbourne councillor Michael Caiafa, writes Stephen Mayne.

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