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Pokies, war widows and the endless battle for control of RSL Victoria

The contentious sale of aged care business Vasey RSL Care may cause a seismic shift in RSL Victoria's top brass. Pokies licenses may be at the heart of the issue.

Cardinal George Pell (Image: AAP/David Crosling)

The Pell legacy: lessons for cops, courts and all those who serve God and justice

Where does it leave the justice system if the highest court in the land says a jury isn't capable of working out what it should believe?

Anti-logging protesters outside Victorian Parliament in 2017. (Image: AAP/Joe Castro)

Taking out the trash: what's been hidden under the cover of COVID-19?

Crikey takes a look at the bills and changes governments have been sneaking through while we're all distracted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Governments must take over vacant housing for homeless and domestic violence victims

Why are governments ignoring obvious solutions to the problems of homeless people and domestic violence victims affected by the coronavirus crisis?

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews

Grand Prix chaos puts the spotlight on secretive deal

The shambolic handling of the cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix raises questions about the arrangement between Formula One and the Victorian government.

Valterri Bottas reacts after winning the Formula 1 2019 Australian Grand Prix (Image: AAP/Julian Smith)

Racing cars in a catastrophe: it's time to ditch the Grand Prix

Melbourne's Grand Prix is a waste of money every year, but this year it's a waste of money with truly appalling symbolism too.

A flag similar to the one flown at a Victorian property this week (Image: Flickr/zaphad1)

Let the Nazi flag flyer stew in her own bigotry

Flying Nazi flags is abhorrent. But new laws against them won’t make the slightest difference to Australia's drift to authoritarianism.

Victorian Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan (Image: AAP/Ellen Smith)

Djab Wurrung people have been failed and betrayed at every turn

For months, the traditional owners of Djab Wurrung land have faced a battle on multiple fronts to be heard on the issue of the Western Highway and the destruction of sacred trees.

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Victoria Police's PR nightmare

Videos of cops hitting and pepper spraying protesters have gone viral, prompting some less-than-convincing responses from Victoria Police's media team.

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Protesters win on points at IMARC 

Melbourne is becoming losing territory for climate destroyers. As the crisis intensifies, this kind of protest will be more and more common.