Politics

Tram extension support stops in its tracks

Lobbying for extensions of a major tramline in the south-east Melbourne suburb of Carnegie has begun, with residents concerned over an increase in congestion and traffic. Stephanie Rayner reports.

Young to fight fires regardless

Young people volunteer to fight fires, despite long-running political and union disputes over the state fire service, writes Edwina Williams.

Face off at move to unmask protesters

Victoria Police have asked for new powers to unmask and remove potentially violent protesters. Their request may soon be granted if a Bill passes its final stage in Victoria’s upper house. Joshua Resnick reports.

Live or let die

Will religious beliefs decide the outcome of voting on moves in State Parliament to introduce euthanasia in Victoria? Helena Abdou reports.

Why US leaders fail to fix the economy

A former legal adviser to Vice President Joe Biden questions Barack Obama’s reforms on multinational tax evasion during a Melbourne visit. Donal Shiel reports.

In praise of two mums

Labor candidate Eric Kerr was raised by two mums and is sharing his personal experience to increase awareness of same-sex marriage. Gabrielle Apter reports.