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Chairperson of the Victorian Law Reform Commission, Tony North believes we are at a critical moment in the justice response to victims of sexual assault.

Legal ‘dinosaurs’ the problem, not consent laws, says law reform chair

Law reform commission set to recommend sweeping changes to the way justice is offered to survivors of sexual assault, as pressure mounts over the issue of consent laws.

  • by Wendy Tuohy
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Acting Premier James Merlino defended the decision to prevent COVID-positive Australians from leaving India.

Acting Premier defends tax hikes as responsible and appropriate

Mr Merlino said the tax package, aimed at beginning the process of repairing the budget, was an “appropriate, responsible measure in extraordinary times”.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey
Photos of meals served at aged care homes.

‘Is someone breaking fingers in here?’: The food problem in aged care

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg this week gave aged care operators $10 a day per resident more, but many experts say it will make little difference.

  • by Clay Lucas

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