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So much for integrity

So much for integrity

August 24th, 2022 - Fiona Patten

In recent days, the Andrews Government teamed up with the Opposition to continue to deny reproductive rights to women. 


Vaping’s a searing health debate

July 27th, 2022 - Fiona Patten

But what does vaping have to do with abortion clinic safety zones, the regulation of cannabis and other drugs, voluntary assisted dying, homelessness, and the frequently fabulous functioning of parliamentary committees comprised of ostensible opponents?  

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Australian politics is truly at a tipping point

June 3rd, 2022 - Fiona Patten

And Victorian politics over the past several years provides an indication of where things can go from here. There’s profound cause for optimism and even excitement. 

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Reason for optimism

November 24th, 2021 - CBD News

Hello. It is said a week can be a long time in politics. Well, it’s been a month since my first regular column in Hyperlocal’s fleet of newspapers. A long month. An important month. A month that showed politics at its best. And at its worst. 

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