Topic archives: victorian parliament

View from the ‘accessible’ section: Victoria’s delirious, heartening euthanasia vote

October 23, 2017 20

My vantage point from the "accessible" section of the public gallery was one of the few perks of being, as far as I know, the only visibly seriously physically sick or disabled person to attend the sitting, writes activist and blogger Nia Sims.

Why has the euthanasia debate been less feral than that of marriage equality?

October 20, 2017 32

The battle surrounding assisted-dying legislation has been muted compared to the fist-fight that has been the push for marriage equality.

Brought to you by Victorian Parliament

May 26, 2016 1

Daniel Andrews' apology used for likes.

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.

From marijuana to firearms, micro-parties have a big part to play in Victoria

From marijuana to firearms, micro-parties have a big part to play in Victoria

December 1, 2014 6

The counting isn't over yet, but Victoria's Parliament is in for a big shake-up, writes Crikey Victorian election correspondent Dan Moss.

Labor could kill East West Link without paying a cent

Labor could kill East West Link without paying a cent

September 29, 2014 7

The current Liberal state government has said it will enter into a contract for the East West Link before the state election. Could Labor break that contract without paying compensation? Dr Nick Seddon adjunct professor of law at ANU, explains.

Geoff Shaw and the curious case of suspended sentences

Geoff Shaw and the curious case of suspended sentences

August 29, 2014 1

Will Geoff Shaw be able to resume his seat, and will his apology to Parliament pass muster? Tony Lupton, former Labor member of Victorian Parliament, explains.

With fancy footwork, Napthine buys time

With fancy footwork, Napthine buys time

June 11, 2014 5

Victoria is less likely to be heading to an early election, with the Napthine government skillfully heading off Labor's plan to oust independent MP Geoff Shaw.

Lawyers at 20 paces as Victoria’s crisis turns constitutional

Lawyers at 20 paces as Victoria’s crisis turns constitutional

June 10, 2014 6

Labor will today try to expel controversial MP Geoff Shaw. It is acting upon legal advice, but it is likely the move will result in a legal challenge. ACIL Allen Consulting public policy and governance expert Stephen Bartos explains the looming battle.

On the mean streets of Frankston, there is support for Geoff Shaw

On the mean streets of Frankston, there is support for Geoff Shaw

June 6, 2014 8

Victorian MP Geoff Shaw may have been roundly condemned in the MSM for sparking a parliamentary crisis -- but in his electorate of Frankston, Crikey intern Jake Stevens found he's quite popular.