Victorian politics

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Daniel Andrews promises Victorian bail law reform after inquest into Veronica Nelson’s death
Premier vows responsibility to ‘make the necessary changes’ after state coroner recommended urgent review of bail act

Adeshola Ore and AAP

31, Jan, 2023 @4:14 AM

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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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‘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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Pressure builds on Victoria to overhaul bail laws in response to Indigenous woman’s death on remand
Ahead of coroner handing down findings into death of Veronica Nelson, her partner says she ‘shouldn’t have been in jail’

Benita Kolovos

24, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘No one wants to talk to us’: victims of child sexual abuse from Victoria state schools fight for justice
‘We believe you, we support you,’ Daniel Andrews said after George Pell’s death, but those abused in the state’s government schools are still waiting for an apology

Benita Kolovos

20, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘People before profits’: Victoria to ditch private health providers in women’s prisons
Corrections minister Enver Erdogan to confirm transition to public services, in move welcomed by Indigenous advocates

Benita Kolovos

20, Jan, 2023 @12:05 AM

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Victoria to end public drunkenness laws with no new arrest powers for police
Indigenous representatives celebrate decision not to replace law with police move-on powers

Benita Kolovos and Adeshola Ore

17, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Queensland and Victoria resist push to replace stamp duty with land taxes
NSW policy giving first home buyers the choice to pay annual rate prompts calls for change in other states

Eden Gillespieand Benita Kolovos

16, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Victorian mayor calls on councils to follow lead after banning gambling ads at local sports games
Tina Samardzija faces opposition from clubs and gaming venues but says children should not be ‘exposed to a message that gambling is normal’.

Henry Belot

14, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Church v state: Daniel Andrews’ candid comments after George Pell’s death reflect a long-held stance
Victorian MPs are adamant the premier’s views are based on principle, not political instincts

Benita Kolovos

14, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Daniel Andrews ‘couldn’t think of anything more distressing’ for victims than a state funeral for George Pell
Victorian premier says those abused ‘at the hands of the Catholic church’ are foremost in his thoughts

Benita Kolovos, Michael McGowan and Adeshola Ore

12, Jan, 2023 @12:45 AM

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New Victorian Liberal MP tells Labor to ‘get out of churches’ and rails against ‘failed socialist experiment’
Fellow Liberal new arrival Evan Mulholland calls for prison sentences to be scrapped for some drug offences

Benita Kolovos and Adeshola Ore

20, Dec, 2022 @10:17 AM

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