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Health December 14, 2019
A senate inquiry into thalidomide in March called for survivors to be better supported and compensated. Months later the government still has done nothing.
News April 06, 2019
Campaign to keep women out of jail
A new campaign is calling on Victorian premier Daniel Andrews to show his progressive values by drastically reducing the number of women and children in jail.
News June 29, 2019
Victoria reviews spent convictions
Plans to introduce spent convictions legislation in Victoria – the only state that doesn’t allow the wiping of minor convictions from a person’s record – stalled earlier this year. Now, Reason Party leader Fiona Patten has put the scheme back on the agenda.
News March 23, 2019
Wider laws to allow Victoria Police to take DNA samples
Privacy fears surround Victoria’s new DNA laws, which would allow police to take samples from suspects before they are charged with any crime.
News November 24, 2018
More cameras on police coming
Victoria Police are expanding the use of body cameras despite concerns from community and legal groups about a lack of rules over their use and uncertainty about the accessibility of footage to support complaints about police conduct.
News September 01, 2018
Family violence and mandatory sentencing
New mandatory sentencing laws for assaults against emergency workers could see frightened victims of family violence face jail time while their attackers go free.
News September 23, 2017
Syrian marching band helps refugees
A marching band in Melbourne comprising young refugees from Syria is helping its members adjust to their new home, while providing a connection with their community.
News August 19, 2017
Clinton Pryor’s Walk for Justice
Clinton Pryor has walked across Australia to raise awareness of injustice for Indigenous peoples and now approaches Canberra for a planned meeting with the governor-general.
News May 13, 2017
Did Max Castor disappear deliberately?
The father of a Swedish man missing in Victoria since 2004 believes his son vanished by choice. So is Max Castor still alive?
News April 01, 2017
The murder of Fitzroy taxi driver Mohamud Muketar
Almost a year on from the murder of a Melbourne taxi driver, police are no closer to solving the crime and his father no nearer to answers.
News January 28, 2017
Ms Dhu’s family’s fight for prosecutions
Ms Dhu’s family is determined not to let the coronial report into her death disappear from the spotlight without prosecutions.
News December 03, 2016
Melbourne suburb Eltham welcomes refugees
Plans to use part of an aged-care facility in an outer Melbourne suburb as temporary housing for refugees have been welcomed by the local community. But that hasn’t stopped anti-immigration protesters descending.