Politics

Vandalism claims as Higgins goes to the polls

In an otherwise respectful day of campaigning in the south-east Melbourne seat of Higgins, there were reports of vandalism at a Glen Iris booth where Greens and Labor signs were removed. Julius Dennis, Oscar Perri and Maddison Wrench report

Traders call for CCTV footage to stop drug trade

Victoria Street, Abbotsford, has long been a destination for Vietnamese food and grocery stores and remains a hub of shopping in the area, but a closer look at the street reveals a darker undercurrent on select street corners and in front of closed shops. Ed Stapleton reports.

Lost in translation

Vietnamese refugees who have settled in Australia in the four decades since the Communist forces took Saigon, fear that younger community members are forgetting their heritage. Chau Nguyen reports

Where have the young Masons gone?

A Melbourne barber in his late 20s is hoping more young people will join a 300 year-old society he says “gives meaning and direction” to his life. Mandi Giannopoulos reports.