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It’s the battle of the progressives in Northcote as Labor pulls out all stops

Stephen Mayne November 10, 2017 3 Comments

Will the Greens nab another inner-city Melbourne seat from the Labor party?

Should experts commenting on euthanasia laws have to disclose their religious ties?

Charlie Lewis October 27, 2017 5 Comments

At what point, if any, does religious conviction corrupt expert opinion?

Rundle: those opposed to euthanasia are on the side of reason

Guy Rundle October 19, 2017 68 Comments

People opposed to euthanasia are not the "emotional" ones. And, for the moment, it is impossible to justify voluntary assisted dying from a left perspective.

The lame, weird and wonderful rorts that cost MPs their jobs

Crikey October 28, 2016 10 Comments

Steve Herbert is probably on his way to the backbench because he used his taxpayer-funded driver to chauffeur around his pet dogs. Here are other pollies laid low by the most chickenshit of rorts.

For Pete’s sake, can’t we talk about infrastructure without playing politics?

Alan Davies October 6, 2016

Infrastructure Victoria's draft 30-year strategy was only public for a few hours before politicians started putting the presumptuous upstart back in its box.

The truth about the Sunday Age’s report on ‘secret’ airport rail meeting

Alan Davies October 4, 2016

Unfortunately, what we have here is a case of manufacturing controversy from nothing.

What can the Murdochs’ man in Melbourne do about Roger Ailes?

Stephen Mayne August 11, 2016 1 Comment

As the nasty revelations about Roger Ailes continue to tumble out of the Murdoch empire in New York since his ousting last month, Melbourne-based Sir Rod Eddington must be nervously watching on from his Collins Street office. You see, Sir Rod is the “lead independent director” of Fox News parent company 21st Century Fox and […]

Anti-choice advocates fail in latest attack on abortion rights

Sally Whyte May 26, 2016 7 Comments

The latest attack on Victoria's abortion laws has failed, but anti-abortion activists have said the war is not over.

Vic govt steps up after feds muffle <em>The Conversation</em>

Vic govt steps up after feds muffle The Conversation

Myriam Robin September 22, 2015 1 Comment

The Conversation has secured a grant of $1 million a year from the Victorian government for the next three years.

Troubling questions that need to be answered on the Hazelwood mine fire

Crikey June 5, 2015 2 Comments

The Labor government has promised to get to the bottom of what happened in the Hazelwood mine fire last year, but serious questions remain, writes freelance writer Tom Doig