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No rules, considerable consequences: the difficult issue of council pay and diversity in public office

By Shannon Waters
September 7, 2022

Voting for higher salaries puts councils in an awkward position while low wages can be a barrier to diverse representation

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Missing Middle public hearing comes to a close after 11 hours

By Shannon Waters
September 2, 2022

Council candidates were out in force to stake their stances on the controversial housing policy

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Victoria’s Missing Middle Housing Initiative heads to second public hearing session

By Shannon Waters
September 1, 2022

A national newspaper came out in support of the policy this week while two opponents have launched council bids since last month’s hearing

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Should non-residents get to vote in Victoria's election?

By Kate Korte
August 14, 2022

Property owners and business owners can vote municipally. Council candidates tell us whether they think that's a good or bad idea

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More than Missing Middle needed to address housing affordability in Victoria

By Shannon Waters
August 13, 2022

But that’s not a reason not to proceed with the policy, which one expert says will ‘make things less bad in the long run’

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Victoria has a bike theft problem. Here’s how to fix it.

From secure lockers to bike valets, and what the City of Victoria is doing