More than three councils and many residents opposed Racing Victoria’s 2004 proposal to build a flood wall around Flemington Racecourse because it would exacerbate flood risk in the area. Jacob Andrewartha 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 connection between the manufactured debt crisis in the global South, the collapse of public health systems and the continuing disastrous financing and use of fossil fuels were discussed at Ecosocialim 2022. Chloe DS reports.
Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek’s new threatened species action plan does not go far enough, argues Greens Senator Janet Rice.
A more climate-friendly federal government does not give Victoria an excuse to become complacent, argues Anna Langford.
CFMEU members employed by giant plasterboard manufacturer Knauf have been picketing the company’s Port Melbourne factory in support of their claim for a pay rise and permanent contacts. Chris Slee reports.
Socialist Alliance’s “deep reach” in the north west of Melbourne was reflected at the launch of its election campaign. Chloe DS reports.
The Victorian government is dragging its feet on making public transport accessible to people with disabilities. Darren Saffin reports.
“MITA is worse than jail. People are losing their minds,” Joey Tangaloa Taualii, a prisoner in Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation told a Refugee Action Collective forum. Chris Slee reports.
A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to create a new documentary film covering the 2016 Bendigo Street occupation in inner-city Melbourne, reports Elizabeth Bantas.
Hans Baer reviews Clive Hamilton's new memoir, and poses some uncomfortable questions.
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.
Readings workers are resisting a two-year wage freeze and demanding a living wage, secure jobs and better working conditions. Jacob Andrewartha reports.
The Victoria Police’s use of capsicum spray at the October 2019 blockade of the International Mining and Resources Conference is being challenged in the Supreme Court of Victoria. Leo Crnogorcevic reports.
Hans Baer reviews Living Democracy: An ecological manifesto for the end of the world as we know it.
Fisherfolk and environmentalists say knowingly damaging the oceans for the sake of outdated and unnecessary fossil fuel exploration is wrong. Darrin Saffin reports.