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Are voters likely to back micro-parties at the Victorian election?

Are voters likely to back micro-parties at the Victorian election?

There are many reasons voters have backed micro-party candidates at the federal level. But will these hold up at the state level?

What can we do about another disappointing government sell-out?

What can we do about another disappointing government sell-out?

Governments assume giving public spaces like the Opera House and Federation Square to commercial interests will not harm them. It will.

The fight for heritage is so much more than it seems 

The fight for heritage is so much more than it seems 

Our sites of power and authority — the parliaments, courts and cathedrals — remain, while vast amounts of what made up the best parts of people's lives vanish without trace.

The Andrews government is left in rhetoric and right in action

The Andrews government is left in rhetoric and right in action

Daniel Andrews says he is proud to run Australia's most progressive state -- but how does that rhetoric stack up?

Federal Libs' stupidity could cost NSW and Victoria

Federal Libs' stupidity could cost NSW and Victoria

The collapse of the Liberal Party vote in the NSW state seat of Wagga illustrates how the federal Liberals' leadership madness could destroy a well-performing but poorly led NSW government.

One Nation falling apart as yet another Hanson 'loyalist' abandons the party

One Nation falling apart as yet another Hanson 'loyalist' abandons the party

After One Nation HQ pulled the plug on the party's run at this year's Victorian state election, prominent party member Pat Loy decided to rescind her life membership.

The Liberals drift left of Labor on Fed Square

The Liberals drift left of Labor on Fed Square

In a desperate move, the Victorian Liberals are calling for Federation Square to stay out of the hands of Apple.

New laws return ownership of Indigenous artefacts to traditional owners

New laws return ownership of Indigenous artefacts to traditional owners

All Victorian institutions, businesses and individuals now have legal obligations to hand over Aboriginal ancestral remains.

Fighting for the small pleasures that make a city a society

Fighting for the small pleasures that make a city a society

Why do we have to fight these battles over and over? Why must companies and governments continue to destroy our public treasures?

Will Victorian Liberals abandon their local democracy tonight?

Will Victorian Liberals abandon their local democracy tonight?

The Victorian Liberals are raising the ire of their members by denying rank-and-file members a vote on preselections, and they're not the only party doing it.