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Volunteer fire crews say “we’re ready”

Volunteer fire crews say “we’re ready”

November 19, 2018

For local fire brigade volunteers in the Yarra Valley, dry conditions are a worrying sign for the coming season. Dylan J Bruce reports.

Hot air ahead of COP24

Hot air ahead of COP24

November 16, 2018

With the Katowice COP24 Climate Change Conference just over two weeks away, the progress of Australia’s commitments to the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) and The Paris Agreement are under the lens.

‘I was coerced into the 1987 coup,’ admits Sitiveni Rabuka

‘I was coerced into the 1987 coup,’ admits Sitiveni Rabuka

November 16, 2018

A repentant Sitiveni Rabuka, the Fiji military strongman who sparked off the country’s “coup culture” in 1987, admits he was “coerced” by the defeated Alliance party into carrying out the nation's first coup.

Fiji’s poll: fake news and social media trolls

Fiji’s poll: fake news and social media trolls

November 15, 2018

Fake news has been the bane of Fiji's elections, and the authorities had not anticipated the ferocity of it, writes Sri Krishnamurthi

Elder, the wielder of power in Catholic education

Elder, the wielder of power in Catholic education

October 31, 2018

How has former Liberal MP Stephen Elder gained so much influence over Catholic education in Victoria?

Valley life after coal is a power struggle

Valley life after coal is a power struggle

October 29, 2018

In the marginal seat of Morwell, in Victoria's LaTrobe Valley, the pre-election debate is all about power generation and the region's future role as the state's energy provider.

Explained: Crime and the Victorian election

Explained: Crime and the Victorian election

October 26, 2018

Opposition Leader Matthew Guy has promised to make the election a “referendum on crime”. So what are the issues? what do the stats show? what are both major parties promising? and what do the experts say?

Hard times to shine in the “men’s game”

Hard times to shine in the “men’s game”

October 25, 2018

Such has been the growth of women's football in recent years, nearly one in three grassroots footballers are now female. But the players have found that this comes at a cost. Matthew Donald reports.

Every breath she takes

Every breath she takes

October 25, 2018

A brave teenager endures, despite having an incurable disease that limits people's lifespan to an average of 37 years. Mikaela Turner reports.

Changing course, changing the culture

Changing course, changing the culture

October 25, 2018

It's been a year since the release of the Change the Course report about sexual assault and harassment at Australian universities. Has anything changed?

The unexpected race to save some of our cultural icons

The unexpected race to save some of our cultural icons

October 24, 2018

Science and museums are in a race against time to save our plastic heritage.

Weedkiller still available, despite cancer links

Weedkiller still available, despite cancer links

October 24, 2018

Roundup - the easy way to keep weed away from crops. But what does it do to our food?

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