Proponents of the lockout laws say they are keeping Sydneysiders safe. Opponents say they are killing a vital part of Australia's cultural scene. Unfortunately they are both right.
After the murder of Melbourne schoolgirl Masa Vukotic, women were urged to not walk alone in public places. But after the murder of Morgan Huxley, men did not receive the same warning. Freelance writer Serkan Ozturk reports.
How can we stop the problem of street violence? Lock up all them men ... what it means to be Australian ... and why the hell do Liberal premiers seem to hate the environment so much?
Crikey readers talk media beat-ups and the trouble brewing between our Pacific neighbours.
US President Barack Obama has said marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol. Crikey intern David Ross takes a look at the figures in Australia to see if that's true.
The Sydney Morning Herald andThe Daily Telegraph agree that Sydney needs stronger measures to combat alcohol-fuelled violence. But is their campaign worth the paper it's printed on?
Increasing the price of booze, especially cask wine, will cut binge drinking and alcohol-fuelled violence, right? Wrong, writes freelance journalist Callum Denness -- unless nanna's been hanging out at Kings Cross.
Assault victim Daniel Christie's family has argued the term "king hit" should be changed to "coward's punch". Crikey intern Broede Carmody looks at the arguments for and against the change.
In Alice Springs, locals drink double the national average of alcohol per year. Therefore it's no surprise that 70-90% of the assaults in the town are alcohol-related. How do we stop the grog? asks Russell Goldflam.
Last Friday morning I witnessed the most powerful and affecting public event I’ve yet seen in my short stay in Alice Springs. Hundreds of men and boys chanting "Stop the violence!" as they marched shoulder-to-shoulder down the main street of town.