Many have looked to Victoria to gauge what a multi-billion-dollar government commitment to family violence reform can deliver.
Arrested on suspicion of shoplifting and denied bail, Veronica Nelson died alone in a cell. A Victorian coroner has called for urgent reform of the state’s tough bail laws.
Victoria’s real gross state product has grown by 5.6%, while New South Wales has fallen to 1.8%.
For years, we’ve taken major sporting events, a public holiday, added alcohol and gambling, then watched domestic violence rates rise. It’s time we did something different.
Victorian Labor started the process of privatising electricity assets. Now Premier Daniel Andrews says it was a mistake.
New research shows discrimination against Aboriginal Victorians in the private rental housing market is systemic, but there are solutions.
Farmers face a multitude of challenges in future. Crops and livestock are not only on the line, but also the mental health of rural communities.
Processes like La Niña set the scene for the sort of extreme weather that has hit eastern Australia. But what decides which towns and suburbs are hit hardest, and which ones are spared?
Rain has fallen across almost all of Australia’s mainland in the last two weeks. Our rain events are usually regional – not national like this.
The answer? By closing a highly polluting power station - and ramping up renewables.
A recent report has found First Nations children in Victoria have better health outcomes, however culturally appropriate research can better highlight what’s going well for First Nations kids’ health.
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.