Declining employment and the looming closure of several international operations means whoever wins the November 29 poll must define a clear vision for Victoria's manufacturing sector, Peter Gahan writes.
Luke Batty's death compelled public and political engagement in the issue of family violence. Experts know what policies can make a difference. What we might learn from Labor's promised royal commission is less clear, argues Dave McDonald.
The gap between the health needs of rural and regional Victorians and the services they can access is growing wider. Rural health specialists Lisa Bourke and Julian Wright explain the stark realities for patients beyond the city limits.