Black Women and Girls Deserve to be Protected from Violence

Too often when Black women share their trauma, they are criticized rather than supported. Azriel Clary, 22-year-old survivor of R. Kelly, has received death threats following her estrangement from Kelly and decision to testify at his sex trafficking trial, asserting to have been “manipulated and brainwashed by him.” Her decision to share her trauma required […]

Victorians deserve the truth as lockdown returns

Premier Daniel Andrews is right to say that Victorians are well versed in the logistics of lockdown. Unfortunately, we have more experience than most in the types of harsh restrictions put in place to contain the COVID-19 virus. But that is not going to make it any easier. Heading into lockdown is not just an […]

Obeids and Macdonald deserve ‘criminal punishment’, court told

Guilty verdicts should be returned in respect of Ian Macdonald, Eddie Obeid and his son Moses, the NSW Supreme Court has heard. At the end of a 12-month trial, which was delayed by COVID-19, Crown prosecutor Sophie Callan, SC, submitted that the actions of the accused deserved “criminal punishment”. Moses Obeid (left), Ian Macdonald (centre) […]

Victorians deserve optimistic leadership

Save articles for later Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. The COVID-19 crisis has made 2020 a year of suspended animation for businesses, families and projects across Victoria, with one very notable exception. With the state and particularly its capital stilled, all eyes have turned to the figures […]

Victorians deserve to know more about reopening plans

While the merits of the various restrictions imposed on Victorians will continue to be debated, what is clear is that locking the state down hard has worked as a health strategy. The sacrifices made during our long social and economic hibernation have worked. Our COVID-19 daily infection numbers have plunged from a horror peak of […]