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A laneway in Melbourne. Photo: Angela Rutherford (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

“Not just about grandma”: Victoria to keep most restrictions

April 21, 2020

The Victorian government will maintain most stage three restrictions as the state continues efforts to contain coronavirus.

Cities like Queenstown will soon have the strictest coronavirus-related restrictions lifted. Photo: Pedro Szekely (CC BY-SA 2.0)

NZ to ease stage four lockdowns

April 20, 2020

During the country’s stage four lockdown, New Zealand residents could not visit partners who did not live at the same address, and takeaway or food delivery services were banned.

An eye for an eye on home soil

November 29, 2019

For several months now Hong Kong has been plunged into its biggest political crisis in decades, with...

Supreme Court of Victoria. Photo: Michelle Robinson CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Pair jailed for manslaughter on Mornington Peninsula

September 9, 2019

Two men who killed another man on hearing of an alleged rape should have called police rather than take...

Act on Aged Care before it's too late, warns Hinch

Act on Aged Care before it’s too late, warns Hinch

May 13, 2019

The ratio of staff to the elderly in aged-care homes is woefully inadequate and Derryn Hinch is fighting for change.

A data snapshot of Higgins - Last week in March

A data snapshot of Higgins – Last week in March

April 4, 2019

What do data tell us about the media chatter in the electorate of Higgins?

Eltham: Greens: Matthew Goodman

Eltham: Greens: Matthew Goodman

November 19, 2018

A cheese maker with a background in computer systems engineering may seem like an unlikely candidate for the seat of Eltham.

Eltham - Labor: Vicki Ward

Eltham – Labor: Vicki Ward

November 19, 2018

Labor candidate for Eltham Vicki Ward believes a major challenge facing Australians is the cost of living.

Bundoora - Reason Party: Bryce Baker

Bundoora – Reason Party: Bryce Baker

November 5, 2018

Reason Party candidate Bryce Baker said innovation and job growth are key areas for his campaign for the seat of Bundoora.

Bundoora - Labor: Colin Brooks

Bundoora – Labor: Colin Brooks

November 5, 2018

Labor's Colin Brooks says he's placed a high emphasis on education since winning Bundoora at the 2006 election.

Greens candidate for Malvern, Polly Morgan
(Photo via Polly Morgan Facebook)

Malvern – Greens: Polly Morgan

October 15, 2018

First time candidate Polly Morgan is critical of ageing transport, unaffordable housing and the loss of natural areas in the electorate.

Michael O'Brien, Liberal Candidate for Malvern
Photo: ABC

Malvern – Liberals: Michael O’Brien

October 15, 2018

Michael O'Brien hopes to continue his rise in the Liberal ranks with a win in Malvern.

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.