Victoria

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‘Complete, unmitigated disaster’: inquest into Veronica Nelson’s death urges overhaul of ‘discriminatory’ Victorian bail laws
Coroner refers prison health contractor to Director of Public Prosecutions over death in custody

Adeshola Ore

30, Jan, 2023 @4:04 AM

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‘Spirituality and sexuality – people shouldn’t have to choose’: the Australian church celebrating queer joy
Led by a openly lesbian minister, St Michael’s Uniting Church in Melbourne hopes to provide a sanctuary for LGBTQ people hurt by religious institutions

Sian Cain

29, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Tip of the iceberg’: hundreds of victims allege sexual abuse at Victorian state schools
Exclusive: Pressure builds on government to apologise, as lawyer likens ‘trail of destruction’ to that wreaked by Catholic church

Benita Kolovos

29, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Drones, phones and secret tapes: how police zeroed in on Greg Lynn over alleged murders of Victorian campers
CCTV footage and police surveillance devices played a key role in the arrest of the former pilot after the March 2020 disappearance of Russell Hill and Carol Clay

Nino Bucci

27, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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‘Holding cell’: Melbourne family with disabled son stuck in ‘transitional’ housing for a decade
Rosalie Dow asked department for modifications to home but was told the policy was to transfer dwellings – which is yet to occur

Stephanie Convery Inequality reporter

27, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Without dignity’: how Veronica Nelson’s death exposed cruelty of Victoria’s bail laws
When coroner Simon McGregor hands down his findings on Monday the government is going to have no choice but to act

Benita Kolovos and Adeshola Ore

27, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Uluru statement architect confident of Indigenous voice success despite Invasion Day calls to vote no
Pat Anderson says there was a ‘big megaphone’ at the protests but there is still a lot of support from First Nations people and other supporters

Lorena Allam Indigenous affairs editor

27, Jan, 2023 @5:01 AM

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Australia Day 2023 honours for elder abuse law trailblazer, Indigenous activist and a fossil hunter
Most of the 1,047 Australians honoured are not famous but many of them have changed lives, if not the country

Tory Shepherd

25, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Invasion Day 2023: a guide to protest marches and events across Australia on 26 January
People across the country will gather to call for change on 26 January and celebrate First Nations survival and culture

Mostafa Rachwani

25, Jan, 2023 @9:58 AM

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Senator may go against party room on voice – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Henry Belot and Natasha May and Martin Farrer (earlier)

25, Jan, 2023 @7:31 AM

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Former pilot Greg Lynn to stand trial for alleged murders of Victorian campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay
Lynn has pleaded not guilty to murdering the pair, who went missing in 2020 while camping in the Wonnangatta Valley, north-east of Melbourne

Nino Bucci

25, Jan, 2023 @6:26 AM

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Disability group home residents left vulnerable due to lack of independent monitoring, advocate says
Community visitors should be checking on residents in privately run facilities, Victoria’s public advocate says

Christopher Knaus

24, Jan, 2023 @11:30 PM

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