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Do we need to stop immigration to our major cities before it’s too late?

Do we need to stop immigration to our major cities before it’s too late?

Alan Davies July 4, 2017 10 Comments

Determining the appropriate level of immigration for our cities is obviously an important public policy issue but too often sensible discussion is derailed by knee-jerk accusations of xenophobia or racism.

Victoria Police raise Pell, cardinal pontificates impending See change

Victoria Police raise Pell, cardinal pontificates impending See change

Crikey June 30, 2017 6 Comments

It is a rare, if ever, event for a cardinal to be charged with a criminal offence, writes Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson.

Why the courts overturned convictions in Brett Whiteley forgery case

Why the courts overturned convictions in Brett Whiteley forgery case

Crikey May 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

Crikey May 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 Davies May 1, 2017 7 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 Keane April 26, 2017 19 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 Mayne March 23, 2017 1 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

Crikey March 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

Crikey March 17, 2017 3 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

Crikey March 16, 2017 3 Comments

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