Politics

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.

House prices putting pressure on Holt

Families fear being locked out of Holt’s property market making housing affordability a major election issue. James Willis and Justine Vemer report.

Government milks concessional loans

Both sides of politics have mismanaged agricultural relief but the Federal Government is still handing out concessional loans for farmers. Alessia Allfree and Caitlin Roberston report.