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.
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.
May 26, 2016 1
Daniel Andrews' apology used for likes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 4, 2014 3
Victorian MP Geoff Shaw is the latest conservative Australian politician to try to limit access to abortions. Freelance journalist David Donaldson says it wouldn't be easy to outlaw abortion altogether, but chipping away at the edges could produce long-lasting restrictions.
May 14, 2014 1
Yes, the Age of Entitlement is over, and yes, this is the Budget We Had to Have, but by god, isn't there anything else to talk about?
March 13, 2014 16
A women's health clinic is taking Melbourne City Council to court to force it to protect the health and wellbeing of patients and staff. Maurice Blackburn associate Lizzie O'Shea says the anti-abortion activists outside the clinic are not exercising their rights to free assembly, they are threatening the health of vulnerable women.
February 25, 2014 7
Victorian Parliament wants to pass a law to deny Julian Knight any possibility of parole. But Maurice Blackburn associate Lizzie O'Shea says it is on shaky constitutional ground.
February 7, 2014 4
The Victorian government is hanging by a thread as independent Geoff Shaw threatens to block supply. So how might this play out? And can Denis Napthine survive until the election?
January 31, 2014 4
Stone slams cabinet on SPC ... The no-nonsense radio knob ... Taxpayers revolt over ABC? ... Turnbul faces letter cuts ...
January 20, 2014 1
Clive's News Corp access ... DFAT cricket clash ... trouble over Vic Twitter mole ...
November 13, 2013 1
Victorian Parliament came to a screeching halt yesterday when the MP holding the balance of power declared he'd lost confidence in the Speaker. So why did The Age put the story on page 8?
November 1, 2013 7
The Rupert Murdoch edition: Courier-Mail panics at visit ... News awards itself ... Rupert loves this vid on Lefties ...
October 18, 2012 1
It's not all about legal consequences when young people's sexting falls foul of public expectations, writes Swinburne University student Jarrah Gerstle.