Western Australia might soon become the second state in Australia to legalise voluntary assisted dying. Its proposed law draws on the Victorian model, but has some important differences, too.
When Flos Greig first entered law school, it was illegal for women to become lawyers. Undeterred, she lobbied for change and became the first woman admitted to the legal profession in Australia.
Queensland has become the latest state or territory to embark on an Indigenous treaty process. But for lasting progress to be made, the federal government cannot shirk its responsibility.
People suffering from mental illness face many challenges, but we don't always notice the loved ones who do much of the caring behind the scenes.
This week, Victoria has joined several other states and committed to introducing a non-fatal strangulation offence. This move will change the way domestic abusers are prosecuted.
In Australia, the highest rates of mental illness can be found in the poorest sections of society. But poor people with mental disorders often struggle to access the care they need.
When several milk brands were recalled last week due to the presence of E. coli, people were concerned. But the recall is a sign that dairy surveillance systems are working as they should be.
More than half a century after the first high-speed trains began running overseas, Australia is still waiting for the long-promised service. Right now, faster rail is a better short-term prospect.
People on the minimum wage can afford only 2% of private rentals and only 1% if on the pension. Affordable housing requirements are often mandatory overseas, but Victoria is relying on negotiation.
As we sit on the cusp of voluntary assisted dying becoming legal in Victoria, we expect it won't always be simple for people who want it to access it – at least in the legislation's early days.
Transitioning to renewable energy will cost us something, but the benefits far outweigh the price.
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.