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Hidden cost of falling housing prices

Hidden cost of falling housing prices

December 3, 2018

Victoria's housing markets are taking a hit, meaning there's less stamp duty to pay for the billions of dollars worth of infrastructure projects underway.

Victoria Votes: Live TV coverage from 6 universities

November 24, 2018

Six universities have united to provide live TV coverage of the Victorian state election.

2018 Fiji elections – ‘fake news’ fills media vacuum

2018 Fiji elections – ‘fake news’ fills media vacuum

November 24, 2018

“Fake News” was the catch phrase of the 2018 Fiji Elections – the second democratic elections since Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama carried out Fiji’s fourth coup in 2006.

Regional voters welcome rail upgrade promises

Regional voters welcome rail upgrade promises

November 22, 2018

Ballarat commuters have been promised rail service improvements by both the Labor and Liberal parties. Chelsea Byrne reports.

Greens want 300 new trams for Melbourne

Greens want 300 new trams for Melbourne

November 22, 2018

The Victorian Greens are seeking a major upgrade to Melbourne's tram network in the lead up to this month's state election. Nikita Helm reports.

Greens call for LGBTQI protections

Greens call for LGBTQI protections

November 22, 2018

Debate surrounding laws that allow the discrimination of LGBTQI students and teachers has sparked controversy. The Victorian Greens are calling for inclusion for all. Maddison Wrench reports.

Level crossing removal still divides Carrum

Level crossing removal still divides Carrum

November 22, 2018

It’s been welcomed by some and vindicated by others but everyone agrees that the Victorian level crossing removal project will have a big impact on votes in the state election. James Burgess has more.

Checking once, twice:  reporting the leadership spill

Checking once, twice: reporting the leadership spill

November 21, 2018

Journalists in the press gallery have described the challenge to Malcolm Turnbull as one of the fastest moving stories they have covered. Elle Conway was on internship in the gallery as the drama unfolded.

Parties remain divided on South Yarra station

Parties remain divided on South Yarra station

November 21, 2018

The future of South Yarra station is a key election issue in tightly contested Prahran with the Government planning to leave the station out of the Metro Tunnel. Ged Shearer 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

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