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.

How conservative MPs are trying to undermine abortion rights

How conservative MPs are trying to undermine abortion rights

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.

Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: who cares about the budget edition

Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: who cares about the budget edition

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?

Anti-abortion street harassment is not peaceful protest

Anti-abortion street harassment is not peaceful protest

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.

Dark Knight: is a law to keep the Hoddle St killer imprisoned constitutional?

Dark Knight: is a law to keep the Hoddle St killer imprisoned constitutional?

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.

Constitutional crisis in Victoria? Shaw, Napthine and possible scenarios

Constitutional crisis in Victoria? Shaw, Napthine and possible scenarios

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?

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

January 31, 2014 4

Stone slams cabinet on SPC ... The no-nonsense radio knob ... Taxpayers revolt over ABC? ... Turnbul faces letter cuts ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

January 20, 2014 1

Clive's News Corp access ... DFAT cricket clash ... trouble over Vic Twitter mole ...

Media briefs: News names … <em>AFR</em> maths … hunger strike …

Media briefs: News names … AFR maths … hunger strike …

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?

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

November 1, 2013 7

The Rupert Murdoch edition: Courier-Mail panics at visit ... News awards itself ... Rupert loves this vid on Lefties ...

The Sext Files: youthful embarrassment can end careers

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.