Darren Saffin

A ceremony marking the 181st anniversary of the execution of freedom fighters was held at the Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner monument on the corner of Victoria and Franklin Streets. Darren Saffin reports.

Merri-bek Council has decided to accept its First Nations Advisory Committee’s recommendation to stop holding citizenship ceremonies on January 26. Darren Saffin reports.

A new empty facility offers a perfect opportunity to provide a temporary home for women escaping domestic violence. Darren Saffin reports.

Sue Bolton, Merri-bek Socialist Alliance councillor and Victorian election candidate, is calling for an ‘empty property tax’  to force landlords to stop land banking. Darren Saffin reports.

The Alliance for Gambling Reform has found that people had lost more than $11.4 billion to poker machines in pubs and clubs across five states last year. Darren Saffin reports.

The Victorian government is dragging its feet on making public transport accessible to people with disabilities. Darren Saffin reports.

InterPlay is a playful and community-minded interactive art exhibition, inviting audiences to experience art in a way that explores our environment. Darren Saffin reports.

Fisherfolk and environmentalists say knowingly damaging the oceans for the sake of outdated and unnecessary fossil fuel exploration is wrong. Darrin Saffin reports.

Appallingly, women who have made history make up just 1% of all of Victoria’s statues. Darren Saffin argues why it is important to support a statue of feminist unionist Zelda D'Aprano.

Nearly one in 25 young people have a problem with gambling, and teenagers are four times more likely to develop gambling problems than adults. Darren Saffin reports.

Australian Services Union and the Municipal and Utilities Workers Union members working for Moreland City Council have taken strike action after management offered a pay cut. Darren Saffin reports.

Helchild as Dolly and Clive Parmajana

Comic impersonator, poet and activist, Helchild, is back with another riotous show at the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, writes Darren Saffin.

Casual workers without access to sick leave and savings need more than the welcome payments from the Victorian government, say Darrin Saffin and Chloe DS.

Moreland councillor Sue Bolton has added her voice to calls for safe work conditions for aged care workers as the pandemic hits the most vulnerable. Chloe DS and Darren Saffin report.

Adem Somyurek's deplorable conduct exposed a deeply cynical attitude to democracy. Moreland Council's socialist councillor Sue Bolton explains to Darren Saffin why his local government reforms must be reversed.

Socialist Alliance councillor Sue Bolton will contest the October council election with a team of community independents and Socialist Alliance members, report Darren Saffin and Chloe DS.

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