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Victoria State’s Booming Population and Busted Budget

Victoria State’s Booming Population and Busted Budget

By Grant Wyeth
Melbourne’s infrastructure needs and the state’s budget problems are clearly in grave tension. The abandonment of critical and necessary rail projects cannot be the solution.

In Victoria, First Peoples’ Assembly Moves Toward Treaty

In Victoria, First Peoples’ Assembly Moves Toward Treaty

By Dechlan Brennan
Inaugural Co-Chair of the Assembly and Nira illim bulluk man of the Taungurung Nation Marcus Stewart said that the Victoria government can see that a “long-term commitment” for the treaty process is needed. 
Bail Law Reform Urgently Needed in Victoria to Stem Deaths in Custody

Bail Law Reform Urgently Needed in Victoria to Stem Deaths in Custody

By Dechlan Brennan
Veronica Nelson, who died in police custody in 2020 after being denied bail, was subject to “cruel and degrading treatment,” a coroner's report concluded.

Liberal Party Losses Grow With Victoria Elections

Liberal Party Losses Grow With Victoria Elections

By Grant Wyeth
The result confirmed that the Labor Party’s chief rival, the Liberal Party, is now deeply unpopular in the state.

Will Tim Smith’s Drunken Crash Save the Victorian Liberal Party?

Will Tim Smith’s Drunken Crash Save the Victorian Liberal Party?

By Grant Wyeth
With Smith seemingly on the way out, the party will have a little more freedom to recalibrate. 

Australia and China: It’s Complicated

Australia and China: It’s Complicated

By Katie Howe
Even amid the current tensions, the state of the relationship is more complex than headlines would suggest.

New Australian Foreign Policy Legislation Stresses Consistency

New Australian Foreign Policy Legislation Stresses Consistency

By Grant Wyeth
Canberra is set to introduce legislation giving the federal government a veto over state and territory deals with foreign governments. 
‘Bad Luck’: Victoria Sees a Surge in COVID-19 Cases

‘Bad Luck’: Victoria Sees a Surge in COVID-19 Cases

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Australian state of Victoria did everything right, yet the coronavirus still found a weak spot. That should serve as a warning to other countries emerging from lockdowns.

Raging Wildfires Trap 4,000 at Australian Town’s Waterfront

Raging Wildfires Trap 4,000 at Australian Town’s Waterfront

By Associated Press
Fires raging across Australia have created apocalyptic conditions, residents say.

Liberal Bloodbath Repels Australian Voters

Liberal Bloodbath Repels Australian Voters

By Anthony Fensom
The ruling party is already paying the price for its party room coup this summer.

The Belt and Road in Victoria: No Big Deal

The Belt and Road in Victoria: No Big Deal

By Jacinta Keast
The furor over Victoria’s MoU with China overlooks that – in Beijing's eyes – the BRI is already at work in Australia.
Does Australia Lack Commitment to Building Up Its Cities?

Does Australia Lack Commitment to Building Up Its Cities?

By Grant Wyeth
Victoria state received a disproportionately low amount of infrastructure funding in the latest budget.

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