Victoria

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‘You don’t have a choice’: Victoria’s mental health regulator criticised over complaints handling
Olivia* complained to hospital and regulator about her treatment and feels disempowered by the process

Adeshola Ore

28, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Victorian and Tasmanian governments under fire for laws that target environmental protesters
Anti-logging protesters reject state governments’ claims new laws are necessary to protect workers’ safety

Adam Morton and Adeshola Ore

28, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Coalition ‘dropped the ball’ on Pacific, Albanese says as Samoa signs China agreement – as it happened
Prime minister says Labor ‘won’t drop the ball’ as Samoa signs agreement with China; the Greens’ Stephen Bates claims victory in seat of Brisbane. Follow all the day’s news

Royce Kurmelovs and Calla Wahlquist (earlier)

28, May, 2022 @8:05 AM

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AMA urges federal government to fix ‘broken’ health system as NSW paramedics protest shortages
Dr Omar Khorshid calls on commonwealth to work with states as union protests ambulance ramping and staffing shortages in NSW

Royce Kurmelovs

28, May, 2022 @7:56 AM

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Lost in suburbia: Victorian Liberals search for a base
Analysis: with a state election on the way, the clock is ticking for the Coalition to define themselves

Benita Kolovos

27, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Liberal party should forgo ‘entitled’ Kooyong voters, says their own state Liberal MP
Tim Smith, who is retiring in November, says Coalition needs to ‘stop obsessing with the woke causes of inner-urban elites’ and focus on suburbs

Tamsin Rose and Benita Kolovos

26, May, 2022 @8:49 AM

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Ban on new gas connections will help transition Victoria away from fossil fuels, inquiry finds
Parliamentary committee also recommends cut-off date for sale of diesel and petrol cars

Adeshola Ore

26, May, 2022 @7:32 AM

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Australian households face steep power bill increases as generation costs soar
Customers in NSW could see power bill increases of up to 18%, South Australia almost 20% and parts of Queensland could see rises of 12%

Peter Hannam

26, May, 2022 @3:28 AM

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Rare Aboriginal art to return to Australia after Victorian government chips in $500,000 at last minute
Two works from 1897 by Wurundjeri artist William Barak purchased at auction in New York

Benita Kolovos

26, May, 2022 @2:24 AM

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No action taken against Victorian mental health services despite more than 12,000 complaints
Exclusive: reports from state’s mental health regulator show some services don’t hand over complaint outcome data

Adeshola Ore and Melissa Davey

25, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Rural News Corp paper delivers sharp rebuke to Barnaby Joyce over Nationals’ climate ‘deniers’
‘Bible of the bush’ urges party to concede global heating is real as Darren Chester compares Joyce’s boast about retaining seats to a surgeon saying an operation succeeded when ‘the patient died’

Gabrielle Chan

25, May, 2022 @2:23 AM

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All Australians should be offered free flu vaccines to prevent ‘disaster’, experts say
Influenza cases rise amid ongoing high Covid infections and hospital pressure sparking calls to increase vaccination rates

Caitlin Cassidy

24, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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