From June 19, Victorians at the end of their lives can request medical assistance to die. Voluntary assisted dying may offer a new option for some, but the practice will be strictly regulated.
Victoria's environment is taking a pounding, but an ambitious report offers a way forward – not just for that state, but for the whole of Australia.
China's refusal to take Australia's rubbish has started to bite, and it's clear we're not ready to deal with the consequences.
Victoria's Country Fire Authority was founded in the aftermath of a previous bushfire tragedy – the 1939 Black Friday blazes. But its creation was a bigger political saga than many people realise.
Aboriginal songs found in the notebooks of a Victorian anthropologist shed light on the mystery of a 'captive white woman' that has been debated for generations.
New research has shown how to measure conservation progress for Australia's 238 endangered bird species
Victoria's decision to sign up to China's Belt and Road Initiative opens it up to the same sort of risks as other signatories.
Logging in the Thomson Catchment could reduce water supply by the equivalent of 600,000 people by 2050.
A challenge in the High Court, starting today, will argue that "safe access zones" around abortion clinics impede the constitutional right to freedom of political speech. Here's why that's wrong.
While the states are making improvements to their political donations laws and practices, Canberra still has a long way to go.
Children in care have been treated as criminals, despite doing nothing wrong - and they need compensation beyond an apology.
Politicians like to appear tough on crime in election years. But Victoria's move to require youth offenders to wear electronic monitoring devices may not have a real impact.
Simply having an offence of industrial manslaughter on the statute books cannot by itself lower workplace death rates.
The majestic Eucalyptus regnans stands far above its forest brethren.
High-speed rail for Australia has been on the drawing boards since the mid-1980s but has come to nothing. Three states are developing medium-speed rail with federal funding, but NSW is missing out.
In the aftermath of fires or logging, conservation needs to focus on recovering the health of the remaining vegetation, not just the size of the forest or woodland.
Victoria should implement a new report's recommendation to allow peers to distribute clean injecting equipment, but it needs to go further to ensure safe drug use in prison.
Agreements between the Commonwealth and state governments that protect native forests are based on hopelessly out-of-date information. It's a huge mistake to renew them without assessment.
The polls seem to be swinging back in favour of the Andrews Labor government in Victoria, while in New South Wales it's neck-and-neck.
The Victorian government isn't alone in seeking private partners to renew public housing. What is notable is its lack of transparency by comparison with such arrangements elsewhere.