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#Victorian politics

National

National

Commissioner's Pledge To Keep Women Safe After Aya Maasarwe's Killer Jailed

2 min read

Victoria’s Victims of Crime Commissioner is concerned governments aren't showing the same urgency to combat violence against women as they are in the fight against terrorism.

Politics

Politics

Conversion 'Therapy' Survivors Speak Of Cruel Tactics

8 min read

Chris Csabs once prayed for cancer or to be in a car crash because he thought it was better to be dead than gay after his church taught him that homosexuals went to hell.

National

National

Police Arrest Man Allegedly Trying To Set Car On Fire Outside Parliament

1 min read

A man allegedly threatening to set his car on fire outside Victoria's Parliament House has been dramatically arrested in a swift police operation in Melbourne's CBD.

National

National

New Plan For Free Tampons In Schools Praised As 'Essential' Reform

4 min read

Young women will now have free access to pads and tampons in every primary, secondary and specialist government school across the state, as part of an 'Australian first' initiative launching in Victoria.

Crime

Crime

New 'Anti-Trolling' Laws To Stop Online Abuse And Harassment

6 min read

"Australia-first" laws to target hate speech and trolling on social media have been introduced, but experts say law enforcement has a long way to go in catching up to harassment issues online.

James Norman

James Norman

Dear Catholic Church, Keeping Child Sex Abuse Secret Is Not Your God-Given Right

4 min read

Surely if there is one thing we can all agree on, it's that the right of children to live free from any kind of sexual abuse should be of paramount concern for all citizens in a civilised society.

National

National

'No Place': Wicked Camper Slogans To Be Taken Off Roads

2 min read

Victoria has vowed to put the breaks on vehicles displaying offensive images or slogans under a new plan that could see them banned from roads or their registration cancelled.

News

News

The Most Haunting Stories Of The Mental Health Royal Commission

3 min read

Multiple suicide attempts, ants crawling inside skulls, basic GP failures -- just some of the harrowing stories told at Victoria's groundbreaking royal commission into the mental health system.

James Norman

James Norman

The Church Needs To Butt Out Of Victoria's New Gender Identity Bill

4 min read

Should we have the right to determine our own gender identification on our birth certificates? 

National

National

Farmer Who Lost Everything In Bushfires Spent Years Begging State To Backburn

3 min read

A farmer who lost his entire vineyard in the Victorian bushfires has slammed the state government for failing to help prevent the fires through backburning operations.

National

National

Victoria Will Ban Gay Conversion Therapy, Premier Says

1 min read

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has vowed to ban gay conversion therapy after slamming the practice as "evil" and a "form of torture".

Victoria

Victoria

Public Housing Wait List Is 82,500 And Growing By 500 Each Month

4 min read

When he was homeless, Shane felt so isolated from society he was more comfortable talking to dogs than their human owners.

Katie Horneshaw

Katie Horneshaw

I Would Welcome An Ice Injecting Room Next To My Son's School

6 min read

A week before his trouncing at the Victorian state election, Mathew Guy made a promise.

Matt Noffs & Shelley Smith

Matt Noffs & Shelley Smith

Why The Libs Were Wrong On Safe Injecting Rooms

3 min read

The ghost of Nancy Reagan reared her head last week during the ill-fated final days of the Victorian Liberal party’s election campaign.

Views

Views

The Rotten Right Of The Liberals Is Getting Its Comeuppance

4 min read

The Wentworth by-election was a disaster. The landslide Victorian election loss is even worse.

Politics

Politics

Victorians 'Rejected Politics Of Fear And Division': Andrews

3 min read

It was a "bloodbath" of an election.

Politics

Politics

Daniel Andrews Claims Victory In 'Bloodbath' Victoria Election

4 min read

Labor leader Daniel Andrews has claimed a landslide victory in the Victorian state election.

Politics

Politics

Victorian Election: Democracy Sausages (And Falafels) Win Big

2 min read

Voting booths across Victoria, along with their obligatory sausage sizzle stands, opened at 8 am on Saturday morning.

Politics

Politics

Bickering, Stunts And Terror: It's Election Time In Victoria

5 min read

The campaign to run the state has taken some twists and turns.

Politics

Politics

Watch Lamb Get Speered In Painful Power Policy Interview

3 min read

Something seems to happen to politicians when they sit down for an interview with David Speers. For Liberal hopeful Michael Lamb it was no different.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Second Baby Death In Queensland And Tim Cahill's Teary Farewell

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

National

National

Calls For Doctors To Dob In Risky Older Drivers

2 min read

Victoria's new traffic police boss wants to see doctors "dob in" elderly drivers who need further safety testing and evaluation, in a bid to cut the number of crashes on state roads.

National

National

The 'Reason' Sex Work Should Be Decriminalised In Australia

5 min read

It came with a tongue-in-cheek joke about stiff necks versus stiffies, but the Victorian state election has opened up new discussion about how Australia outlaws sex work.