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

Dementia patients lose ability to daydream

Dementia patients lose ability to daydream

People with dementia may not be 'lost in their thoughts', but instead might have lost the ability to daydream, a new Australian study shows.

  • by Miki Perkins

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No more referrals to dodgy crisis housing, warn homelessness services

No more referrals to dodgy crisis housing, warn homelessness services

Fifty homelessness and family violence organisations in Melbourne warn they will no longer refer people to unsafe and squalid motels and boarding houses, saying this approach harms their vulnerable clients.

  • by Miki Perkins
'The government is criminalising the very women it should support'
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'The government is criminalising the very women it should support'

The number of women held in Victorian prisons has risen dramatically due to the number of prisoners being remanded for short periods of time, many who are later released on bail or get a non-custodial sentences.

  • by Miki Perkins
Groped, propositioned, ogled: life as a female barrister in Victoria

Groped, propositioned, ogled: life as a female barrister in Victoria

The Victorian legal watchdog will launch an year-long probe into sexual harassment in the legal profession, saying it suspects sexual harassment is underreported by lawyers.

  • by Miki Perkins
Senior colleague told woman he could 'unlesbian' her, as inquiry hears work harassment rife

Senior colleague told woman he could 'unlesbian' her, as inquiry hears work harassment rife

Submissions to the first national inquiry into sexual harassment at work have revealed workplaces where sexual harassment is rife and complaints are ignored or poorly handled.

  • by Miki Perkins
Confidential payment made to third woman over Robert Doyle complaint

Confidential payment made to third woman over Robert Doyle complaint

Current lord mayor Sally Capp confirms payout made to female employee at Melbourne City Council as a result of behaviour by her predecessor, Robert Doyle.

  • by Clay Lucas & Miki Perkins
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State urged to examine dire housing need in mental health probe

State urged to examine dire housing need in mental health probe

Homelessness advocates have urged the Victorian government include housing in the scope of the royal commission into mental health.

  • by Miki Perkins
Malala's new book brings voices of world's displaced to the fore

Malala's new book brings voices of world's displaced to the fore

"These girls want to be journalists and teachers and astronauts ... I thought it was crucial we told the stories of these incredible refugee girls."

  • by Miki Perkins
Eight times each day in Victoria, someone on bail breaches a family violence order

Eight times each day in Victoria, someone on bail breaches a family violence order

Almost eight times a day on average in the past year someone who was on bail breached a family violence intervention order in Victoria, new police statistics show.

  • by Craig Butt, Erin Pearson & Miki Perkins
'He’s beating me again. Please help': Family violence soars over Christmas period

'He’s beating me again. Please help': Family violence soars over Christmas period

The number of family violence incidents soar during the Christmas and New Year period, with reports to police in Victoria increasing by almost 40 per cent at the height of the holiday season.

  • by Miki Perkins & Craig Butt
Mungo Man remains to be reburied on country

Mungo Man remains to be reburied on country

Australia’s oldest human remains, including Mungo Man and Mungo Lady, will be reburied in the original locations from which they were removed.

  • by Miki Perkins