TRUE OPINION: Be Afraid! The Politics of Fear
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TRUE OPINION: Be Afraid! The Politics of Fear

TRUE OPINION: It was the supposed riot in Melbourne a few weeks ago on the streets of Collingwood involving almost 200 angry rap fans. Africans. Pacific Islanders. A bloke who had his leg amputated after a car sped at him in a targeted hit. Except, it turned out, he never lost a limb. Our Melbourne correspondent, Gary Johnston, takes a look at what else the local media may have got wrong for its own reasons. [READ MORE]

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MY OH MY! How and why MyHealth will put you in danger but also perhaps solve dangerous crimes
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MY OH MY! How and why MyHealth will put you in danger but also perhaps solve dangerous crimes

ANALYSIS: The digitisation of health records is seemingly the next big step for governments and insurance companies wanting evermore data on citizens and consumers. Will it lead to healthier lives, or, be yet another tool of data capture in aid of a surveillance society and security state? Our intrepid investigator, Lois Lane, takes a deep look at some vexing issues for the present and the near future. [READ MORE]

COVER UP! The dark past of disgraced Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle in "The Valley of the Dolls"
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COVER UP! The dark past of disgraced Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle in “The Valley of the Dolls”

EXCLUSIVE: Having recently resigned as lord mayor of Melbourne following a number of sexual harassment claims, it can now be revealed that Liberal Party heavyweight Robert Doyle once got a teenage girl to sign a confidentiality agreement after she was sexually harassed by another sleazy politician who made crude remarks to her in person and over the phone. [READ MORE]

BARRISTER GOES 'BERSERK'! Elite Melbourne lawyer under police investigation over alleged homophobic rage at cabaret club
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BARRISTER GOES ‘BERSERK’! Elite Melbourne lawyer under police investigation over alleged homophobic rage at cabaret club

EXCLUSIVE: A high-profile Melbourne barrister and member of the Victorian Bar, Peter H Clarke, is currently under police investigation while a restraining order has also been sought against the lawyer following an alleged homophobic assault last December, a day before new laws were enacted in Australia allowing gay people to get married. [READ MORE]