UWU welcomes Vic govt sick pay guarantee
This morning’s launch of the Sick Pay Guarantee scheme in Victoria has been warmly welcomed by the United Workers’ Union (UWU). The scheme which guarantees...
Treaty authority established in Victoria
On 16th August, the Victorian Parliament passed legislation creating an independent body to oversee treaty negotiations between the Victorian government and the state’s Traditional Owners....
Workers’ rights up for grabs
Ahead of the upcoming Victorian State Election on the 26th November, labour rights are on the ballot once more. The Andrews Labor government has made...
Health and safety is in our hands
In May 2021, a Megaphone article titled “Knowledge is Power In Fight Against Gendered Violence” was published.
Labor wins Victorian state election
Victorians went to the polls on 26th November to decide their next state government. In the wake of the past three years, with the pandemic...
Victorian reforms feed national conversation about sexual violence
In February 2020, changes to the Judicial Proceedings Reports Act made it an offence in Victoria to publicly identify the victim of a sexual offence.
‘Dictator Dan’ – An Ode to a Slogan
Premier of an Australian State: Victoria – in the land of mates. Dictator Dan, he held sway! Nine years on Spring St – he had...
Restaurateur first to be criminally charged for wage theft
The Australian labour movement is on the precipice of a major win for workers’ rights in the form of a criminal case brought against a...
Seafarers stranded, abandoned
Last month an international livestock carrier ship, the Yangtze Fortune, was arrested in Portland, Victoria by the Australian Federal Court. In the meantime, the Australian...
It’s fine to protest, so long as you pay for it
Daniel Andrews’ Victorian Labor government has once again proven its deep commitment and thoughtful approach to environmental sustainability by pushing a bill through parliament that...
The Victorian government has been urged to list the fat-tailed dunnart as vulnerable, with the last surviving small marsupial of the state’s volcanic plains under...
Morrison plays favourites with the Commonwealth
A hallmark of conservative rhetoric is to decry that the opposition is being opportunistic and politicising a sensitive situation.
Bail laws are not fit for purpose
In early August, the Final Report of the Inquiry into Children Affected by Parental Incarceration was tabled in the Victorian parliament. The Report made damning...
How financial crisis hits lower income families
New research by the Brotherhood of St. Laurence (BSL) has shed light on the compounding financial crises impacting lower income households and their economic security....
Victorian gig workers still being harmed
Victoria Police statistics show hundreds of delivery workers have been injured, and two have been killed. Victoria Police attended 92 crashes involving a delivery rider...
Black Saturday survivors call for action
Fifteen years after the catastrophic Black Saturday bushfires in regional Victoria, which killed 173 people and destroyed more than 2000 homes, bushfire survivors and former...
Community picket outside Heat Treat Australia in Victoria
On Friday 9 February 150-200 protesters picketed Heat Treat Australia’s (HTA) factory in Campbellfield, Victoria. This factory processes parts for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II...
On 26th September Daniel Andrews resigned as Premier of Victoria and from the Victorian Parliament. He has been Premier for nine years. On the credit...