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The Victorian government’s response to the COVID outbreak in the Melbourne public housing towers received much criticism. Fred Fuentes explains how the debacle was allowed to happen.
Ten-year-olds will continue to be held criminally responsible in Australia after the nation’s attorneys-general ignored social justice advocates and failed to raise the age.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the volunteering landscape shifted in a way no-one thought possible. Luke Michael reflects on some key moments that have shaped volunteering over the past 20 years and looks at where the sector is headed next.
A new report from Mission Australia provides unique insight into youth homelessness. Christopher Kelly distils the details.
In Finland, the number of homeless has fallen sharply. As Kathrin Glosel explains, it’s because the country has applied a revolutionary housing concept.
Even before the pandemic, cash transactions in Australia were on the decline. As Christopher Kelly reports, post-COVID, there are concerns we could become a completely cashless society.
Coronavirus has altered the look and feel of cities globally prompting talk of society emerging into a new normal. But, as Richard Florida discusses, only some of the changes are likely to remain.
Even though many of us dream about the day life finally returns to pre-pandemic norms, that re-entry into the real world might not be all smooth sailing.
The social housing residents of the Waterloo estate have been promised that they will be rehoused once it is redeveloped. But, as Laura Wynne and Dallas Rogers discuss, an absence of physical relocation does not equate to an absence of displacement.
The human stories behind the Waterloo estate.
Building roads for cars is often seen as the answer to kick-starting the economy. But, as Matthew McLaughlin and Trevor Shilton explain, cycling and walking infrastructure is a better investment.
Community gardens are flourishing in Australia. As Christopher Kelly reports, not only do they geen urban spaces, they also cultivate connected communities.
Lyall Munroe Snr was considered a legend of the land rights movement. But, as Jake Kendall reports, he saw himself as fundamentally a black fella fighting for his mob.*
COVID-19 has upended our daily routines. But, as Davis Demillo explains, it could be a blessing in disguise.
Sydneysiders seem resistant to wearing masks in public. But, as Gabriel Metcalf argues, if we want to avoid Melbourne’s fate. we should be prepared to suck it up and cover up.
In July, the Victorian government placed the residents of nine public housing towers in inner-Melbourne under a police-enforced hard lockdown. Here, they describe the experience.
*Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned this article contains an image of a deceased person