Topic archives: Victorian government

A deeper look at Vic crime and justice statistics shows two groups left behind

March 6, 2018 3

The laughable assertion that Victorians were "too scared" to go to restaurants due to apparent out-of-control youth gangs hides a deeper ignorance in the debate around justice, incarceration and mental health.

Want to avoid scandals? Reform your damn MP entitlements schemes.

February 2, 2018 3

The Victorian government is moving to reform transparency surrounding MP allowances in an effort to stave off any more embarrassing scandals. But is it just a de-fanged rehash of federal rules?

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

November 10, 2017 3

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?

October 27, 2017 5

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

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

October 19, 2017 68

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

October 28, 2016 10

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?

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

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?

August 11, 2016 1

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

May 26, 2016 7

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