Aston up for grabs


This weekend’s by-election is lining up to be a close-run contest

Olivia Lowes

Working towards gender equality


Hannah Toohey talks to three strong females about what the future holds, particularly in Australia

Hannah Toohey

Politicians are people: A case study


One Victorian politician is setting out to challenge Australians’ traditional distrust of those who hold public office.

Elle Cecil

Modern mummy: confronting coronavirus photo to be shown in the Netherlands


A photo of an unidentifiable victim of Covid 19 taken in a Jakarta hospital has sparked a debate about journalistic ethics

Teresa Yovela

PM slams food hoarders and panic buyers


Prime Minister Scott Morrison has slammed Australians hoarding food and supplies describing the practice as “ridiculous” and “un-Australian”.

Stephanie Bastiaan

Is the Newstart allowance enough to live on?


There’s a growing consensus across community and business groups that the Newstart allowance is too low.


Opinion: We should all be concerned about our leader’s commitment to Climate Change


It’s about time our leaders were called out for their lack of commitment to climate change. Last week, Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison handed the Pacific Nations a $500 million package to help them invest in renewable energy and become more resilient to climate and weather events, but refused to sign the declaration acknowledging that […]


No such thing as a Shorten thing

Opinion Politics

SIMILAR to weather predictions, election polls have been proven historically wrong following this year’s Federal election, leaving many Melbourne voters shocked.  Here are three reasons I think the Liberal’s “miracle” came true. 1. Labor isn’t about labour. In a word – Adani. “We will adhere to the science, the law, we won’t create sovereign risk,” […]


Labor had plans for students with disabilities in mainstream schools

Politics Victoria

During the recent Federal Election campaign, the Labor Party promised to implement inclusive education in every state. But would this have meant an end to special schools?Bill Shorten. Photo via billshorten.com.au The Labor plan was to give schools $320 million in funding over the first three years for students with disability. This funding would go […]

Jack Morgan

Richard Di Natale condemns Liberals’ housing affordability plan


Greens leader Richard Di Natale has slammed the Liberals newly announced Housing Affordability scheme.Richard Di Natale. Photo via Twitter @RichardDiNatale The Greens leader was equally critical of Labor’s pledge to match the plan, stating that the scheme would likely entice first home buyers to enter into the sort of debt spiral that triggered the global […]

Liam Ellison

Torquay Boardriders Club left behind in upcoming election

Geelong Politics Sport

Members of the Torquay Boardriders Club feel like they have been left out in this election’s campaign cash splash.Bells Beach. Credit: Torquay Boardriders. Sarah Henderson, Federal Member for Corangamite, recently announced a re-elected Morrison Liberal Government would provide $100,000 to fund a clubhouse for the 13th Beach Boardriders. This follows Henderson’s promises to secure more […]


How are Chisholm voters using WeChat?


This story was produced by Ceci Mak and Bilian LoiWeChat in Chisholm (Photo: Ceci) WeChat is undeniably the largest social media and messaging app in the Chinese community, with a record 1 billion monthly users reached in March 2018. More than 2.5 million Australians are believed to be using the app, with more than 10,000 […]

Ceci Mak

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