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You're already paying a congestion tax β€” a bad one

You're already paying a congestion tax β€” 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 β€” 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.

Djab Wurrung protesters prepare for the worst, hope for the best

Djab Wurrung protesters prepare for the worst, hope for the best

Campers hoping to save the Djab Wurrung trees are bracing for cops but, despite the eviction deadline passing, they are yet to come.

The week Gen Z took over Victorian Parliament

The week Gen Z took over Victorian Parliament

I had a glimpse of what politics could look like if young people were given a real voice and, I gotta say, it looked pretty good.

Victoria wants to party like it's 1984

Victoria wants to party like it's 1984

The Victorian government wants to harvest the data of its citizens en masse. But doing so would undermine the state's human rights charter and the principles it is meant to protect.

Jeff Kennett's long history of inflammatory comments

Jeff Kennett's long history of inflammatory comments

Like many men of the Melbourne establishment, it’s the AFL that provides Kennett with relevance and a platform.