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The media turns a blind eye to new Victorian rape law

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Where is Australia’s “If you see something, say something.” campaign for sexual violence and domestic abuse?

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Rape & Sexual Assault

Comment by Saúl A. Zavarce

In the typical mad rush by state governments to pass as many laws as they can prior to election, Victoria is tying up loose ends, passing as many of the least problematic laws it can.

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Fractures in Victoria’s multiculturalism face cross party solidarity

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Ministers Matthew Guy and Telmo Languiller with members of the ICV and ECCV

Written by Saúl A. Zavarce

Victoria has never been more culturally diverse than it is now. At the 2011 census, 46.8% were either born overseas or had at least one parent who was.

We have a great tradition of celebrating this diversity. Just yesterday Tullamarine Airport celebrated Diwali, a major Hindu festival to commemorate the return of Lord Rama from his 14 years of exile, and next month the Johnston Street Festival, now in its 36th consecutive year, will celebrate Victoria’s Latin American community.

In one sense, we’re lucky to have such a vibrant community without populist politicians like Geert Wilders, who has made waves internationally and even here regarding his strong opposition to multiculturalism and Islam. Victoria however, as with any multicultural society still faces issues and challenges in promoting and fostering this diverse community.

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Empty promises still hold sway as election looms

Monash University bus terminal, the site of a proposed Clayton Railway Station on the Rowville Line.

Monash University bus terminal, the site of a proposed Clayton Railway Station on the Rowville Line.

The Liberal’s East West Link continues to face legal challenges as the Greens unveil a new $60m East West Tram Link but voters are still asking about Doncaster Rail and Melbourne Metro.

Written by Saúl A. Zavarce

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International crime syndicates target Australians with new scamming methods

Image sourced from la Guardia Civil, Gabinet de Prensa Fraudsters use forged US dollars to trick victims into the legitimacy of their offers

Image sourced from la Guardia Civil, Gabinet de Prensa
Fraudsters use forged US dollars to trick victims into the legitimacy of their offers

Spear Phishing, a new method of delivering scams has been used to incur losses of up to $3.5 million from Australian individuals.

Written by Saúl A. Zavarce

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Glen Eira Crime Analysis

Glen Eira Crime Infographic

Latest statistics show that Glen Eira is significantly safer  than the rest of Victoria and the Southern Metro Region.

Written by Saúl A. Zavarce

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Venezuela in the wake of Hugo Chavez

Alejandro Mejias is a 21 year old Monash University student from Venezuela studying a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

Alejandro Mejias is a 21 year old Monash University student from Venezuela studying a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

Two Venezuelan Monash University students share their perspectives on the current Venezuelan situation.

Written by Saúl A. Zavarce

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New men’s shed caters to diverse community

Local initiatives to tackle men’s health succeeds in promoting diverse services 

Written by Saúl A. Zavarce

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