Stay local – expert argues for a better way to help rural kids

Young people in country Victoria are being shortchanged by a system them forces them away from their community if they get into trouble with the law. A youth legal policy officer tells Meg Lyons that centralised justice isn’t necessarily the way to help rural kids.

Green “lungs” at risk fears

Development threatens protected environmental areas across Melbourne, says a longtime campaigner. Pieter Clarke reports.

Braving post bushfire “eco-anxiety”

Houses have been rebuilt but the mental health impacts of the February 2009 Black Saturday bushfires are still occurring in Victorian communities. Costa Haritos reports.

The Future of Community Television

Charles Hetrelezis reports on how students, media professionals and teachers are taking a stand in supporting free-to-air community television.