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Djab Wurrung people have been failed and betrayed at every turn

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.

Victoria Police's PR nightmare

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.

Protesters win on points at IMARC 

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. 

Is Andrews' latest appointment good news for Labor Right?

Is Andrews' latest appointment good news for Labor Right?

We hear that the Andrews government — an ostensibly Socialist Left outfit — is not promoting one of their own as chief of staff...

You're already paying a congestion tax — a bad one

You're already paying a congestion tax — a bad one

You may not like the idea of a congestion price for motorists, but you're already paying one in the form of time spent stuck in traffic.

Who is trying to push Mark Dreyfus out of parliament?

Who is trying to push Mark Dreyfus out of parliament?

There are rumours swirling about Mark Dreyfus' exit from parliament — rumours he's categorically denied. So who's benefiting from leaving the question open?

The Victorian government is a bulldozer painted like a rainbow

The Victorian government is a bulldozer painted like a rainbow

From Djab Wurrung to violence against women to public transport: activist groups have started to get wise to what this government really is.

Australia's most liveable cities are only liveable for some

Australia's most liveable cities are only liveable for some

Australian cities' celebrated 'liveability' is being hoarded by a lucky few. Until we focus on growing urban disparity, this won't change for generations.

Why the Melbourne Bike Share scheme failed

Why the Melbourne Bike Share scheme failed

Despite needing millions of dollars per year to operate, Melbourne Bike Share has received a decade of indifference from riders. But the reasons behind its failure are not clear-cut.

Are we destined for a tragedy like Grenfell?

Are we destined for a tragedy like Grenfell?

One of the most basic requirements of a developed, modern country is a safe place to live and work. This does not currently describe Australia.