Victorian politics

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Victoria’s controversial pandemic laws to pass after crossbench MP secures amendments
Rod Barton says changes that give parliament power to disallow pandemic orders make it ‘a much better and fairer bill’

Calla Wahlquist

30, Nov, 2021 @2:48 AM

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If you really care about the safety of sex workers like me, let us make our own choices | Georgie Wolf
Only full decriminalisation would remove misguided laws that force us to act against our best interests

Georgie Wolf

25, Nov, 2021 @12:43 AM

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What do the affirmative sexual consent law reforms passed in NSW and proposed in Victoria mean for each state?
Affirmative consent reforms will change the laws to better deliver justice to victims of sexual assault

Caitlin Cassidy

24, Nov, 2021 @2:08 AM

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‘It’s not what Melburnians do’: crossing the line between protest and threat
After a week of protesters marching with prop gallows and death threats levelled at the premier, some MPs are really worried

Nino Bucci

19, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Political leaders condemn alleged attack on MP’s daughter – as it happened
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Cait Kelly (now) and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

19, Nov, 2021 @8:50 AM

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Victorian MP’s daughter allegedly attacked on Melbourne street
Animal Justice party MP Andy Meddick says his ‘worst fears have turned into a reality’ after his daughter was allegedly assaulted

Josh Taylor

19, Nov, 2021 @7:28 AM

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Scott Morrison denies double speaking to extremists but says he feels for frustrated Australians
PM calls suggestions from Labor that he failed to denounce violence ‘completely false’

Paul Karp

19, Nov, 2021 @2:10 AM

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The pandemic illustrates how precious and fragile our civil liberties are | Pauline Wright
It’s strange that a bill that would actually improve accountability in Victoria is being met by protests

Pauline Wright

19, Nov, 2021 @12:26 AM

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Victoria pandemic powers bill debate postponed – as it happened
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Cait Kelly (now), Stephanie Convery (earlier) and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

18, Nov, 2021 @8:31 AM

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Scott Morrison accused of Trump-like remarks on Victoria protests
Labor frontbencher Ed Husic says he is ‘alarmed’ by the prime minister’s empathy with community frustrations at a time of rising extremism

Katharine Murphy Political editor

18, Nov, 2021 @6:25 AM

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Daniel Andrews ‘won’t be deterred’ by Victoria protests; NT records eight new Covid cases; flood warnings for NSW – as it happened
All the day’s news as it happened

Cait Kelly and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

17, Nov, 2021 @8:15 AM

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Jewish leaders condemn ‘shocking’ Nazi references in debate on Victoria’s pandemic bill
Comparisons between the controversial pandemic powers and Nazi Germany are called ‘inappropriate and wrong’

Nino Bucci

17, Nov, 2021 @6:41 AM

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