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

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

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.

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anti-choice advocates fail in latest attack on abortion rights

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