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Miki Perkins is a senior journalist and Social Affairs Editor at The Age.

Andrews heaps praise on law officers despite passport information held

Andrews heaps praise on law officers despite passport information held

Federal police have 400 people on their terror watch list, but only communicate details of the most serious concerns to state police.

  • by Nicole Hasham & Miki Perkins

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Baxter the future? ALP pledges $100m for Geelong maternity hospital

Baxter the future? ALP pledges $100m for Geelong maternity hospital

The Labor government have pledged $100 million for a new public women and children’s maternity hospital in Geelong if they are re-elected.

  • by Miki Perkins
A year after we said 'yes', marriage vote still stirs up joy and pain

A year after we said 'yes', marriage vote still stirs up joy and pain

Twelve months on from the vote for marriage equality, one couple say 'it isn’t until you are included that you realise how excluded you were'.

  • by Miki Perkins
Labor pledges free tampons and pads in Victoria's public schools

Labor pledges free tampons and pads in Victoria's public schools

Girls will receive free tampons and pads at Victoria's state schools if Labor is re-elected, premier Daniel Andrews has pledged. 

  • by Chloe Booker & Miki Perkins
Program gets more 'whip-smart' care leavers into higher ed
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Program gets more 'whip-smart' care leavers into higher ed

Less than 1 per cent of care leavers pursue university, but a new approach is working to get more young people into higher education.

  • by Miki Perkins
'What am I doing wrong?': one in four Australians is lonely

'What am I doing wrong?': one in four Australians is lonely

One in four Australian adults is lonely, and those who are have significantly worse physical and mental health. Yet we don't have a national approach to alleviate it.

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'We’ve only just started': How the parties stack up on family violence
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'We’ve only just started': How the parties stack up on family violence

The seismic cultural changes that would reduce family violence unfolds over years, decades even. Will a post-election government continue the work of the royal commission, and offer funding to match?

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Healing the soul and body: Sisters reunite as the nation says sorry to survivors of child sexual abuse

Healing the soul and body: Sisters reunite as the nation says sorry to survivors of child sexual abuse

Josephine Littlehawk travelled to Canberra on Monday for the national apology for child sexual abuse and met her sister Katie Kellegher for the first time as adults. Jo says she has never felt such joy in all her life.

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Apology leaves abuse survivors 'somewhere between cynical and glad'

Apology leaves abuse survivors 'somewhere between cynical and glad'

Our five-year-long Royal Commission found institutional child sexual abuse was a difficult to comprehend national disgrace. Today, the nation will apologise.

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'A win for all women': How Joy won IVF access without her estranged husband's consent
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'A win for all women': How Joy won IVF access without her estranged husband's consent

For the first time, the woman who won the landmark legal right to have IVF without her estranged husband's consent talks about the toll of challenging a law that discriminates against women.

  • by Miki Perkins
Other ways to heal: when you can't tell your #MeToo story

Other ways to heal: when you can't tell your #MeToo story

The truth is that many #metoo predators will never have a public reckoning. The pain of disclosure, and the risk of disbelief, is too much for many survivors to contemplate.

  • by Miki Perkins