Infrastructure has been rife with controversy for years. Can a new department secretary make a difference?
Spider crabs form huge underwater piles, some as tall as a person. These fascinating crustaceans are on a risky mission – to get bigger.
New Victorian Child Safe Standards make organisations that work with children and young people legally responsible for their well-being. But what does this mandatory requirement mean in practice?
The hardest thing for an ageing government is to remake itself. On balance, last week’s developments in Spring Street represent the first step towards Victorian Labor performing that elusive feat.
These women showed diverse skills while developing education in Australia. In a country enamoured with egalitarianism, the neglect of their stories speaks of a broader historical reality.
In partnership with the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria, the Victorian government has committed to advancing state treaty processes. This is through a new bill establishing a Treaty Authority.
Once referred to as its ‘jewel in the crown’, Victoria has turned its back on the Liberal Party, taking with it some of its key MPs.
In the first week of the campaign we journeyed around the country with a team of politics experts. Now we retrace our steps to look at what’s happened since.
About 10 million people live in Canada’s earthquake-prone zones. Yet few have practical knowledge of what to do with new early warning system alerts which aim to save lives and protect livelihoods.
What are the key seats and issues affecting Australians? Six experts tell us what to expect in Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales.
Formal hearings of the Yoorrook Justice Commission have begun in Melbourne. This is the first Indigenous-led justice commission of this kind in the world.
Researchers estimate around half of the adults who end up in prison are parents.
Strip-searching prisoners has been found to breach human rights. Will the Victorian government implement changes to strip-searching policies in places of detention?
Treaties with First Nations people are being developed across Australia. However, without a history of treaty law in Australia, serious questions arise about the best approach.
What did Melbourne and Victoria get right, and wrong, amid the pandemic?
Angry and even violent rhetoric has been normalised in the echo chambers of online platforms.
Much of the imagery and language of the marches has been transported directly from far-right groups in the US – and it is posing a serious threat to Australian democracy.
I sifted through 30 power retailers’ offers to save on my home bills. Then I checked - and discovered I’d been switched to a more expensive plan.
With Victoria’s parliament expected to vote on the bill this week, four legal experts recommend ways to make it better.
The Yoo-rrook Justice Commission is a royal commission seeking truth-telling on the historical and contemporary injustices experienced by First Nations peoples in Victoria.