Outgoing Victorian opposition leader Matthew Guy and wife Renae as Guy acknowledges defeat in the recent Victorian state election in which he had tried to appeal to voters’
fears over street crime, race and terrorism.
At one time, law and order was seen by some as a sure-fire voter winner in elections - but that's changing after a concerted effort by Victoria's opposition appeared to backfire badly.
Victorian Reason Party MP Fiona Patten and supporters react as she’s re-elected to the Victorian upper house.
The final results post-election Victorian upper house are not a ringing endorsement for democracy - and provide a strong case for reform.
Victorian Liberal leadership hopeful John Pesutto has lost his blue-ribbon seat of Hawthorn.
Formerly blue-ribbon Liberal seats such as Hawthorn and Nepean have fallen to Labor in the wash-up of Labor's thumping state election win.
Ryan declined to name names, but his reference to the media was.
directed at commentators on Sky in the evening and the Sydney shock
In a critique of federal influences in the rout of the Victorian Liberals, Ryan, a former vice-president of the state division, pointed to swings in seats “that are the cradle of the Liberal party”.
Morrison took the unusual course of not saying anything about Victoria.
on Saturday night or Sunday.
The federal Coalition's primary vote fell for the third consecutive time, to 34%, in a poll that if replicated at an election would cost 21 seats.
Meanwhile, Labor's strong win means it will unlikely have an incentive for desperately-needed upper house reform.
A jubilant Daniel Andrews celebrates a resounding win in the Victorian election.
Daniel Andrews' resounding win has probably secured his party another two terms- and it will send chills down the spines of Liberals in Canberra.
ALP supporters celebrate as early counting shows the Andrews’ government being reelected with an increased majority.
With counting still underway, the projected primary votes are 44.1% Labor (up 6.0% since the 2014 election), 34.8% Coalition (down 7.2%) and 10.4% Greens (down 1.1%).
Leader of the Victorian Greens Samantha Ratnam with the member for Melbourne Ellen Sandell.
Were the Victorian Greens correct about pubic school funding? We asked the experts to check the numbers.
There are major differences – plus a few similarities – between the health promises from Labor, the Coalition and the Greens.
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Politics with Michelle Grattan: Derryn Hinch on a national ICAC and the Victorian election.
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The government is more likely to beef up existing institutions but Derryn Hinch, who has been a strong advocate for a national ICAC, says "that would be wrong."
Crime and ethnicity: highly divisive issues in the state.
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All three groups are over-represented in the alleged offender population, with Sudan born offenders to a higher degree. But the vast majority of crime is committed by Australian born offenders.
At the Victorian Liberal Party election campaign launch, Opposition leader Matthew Guy said Labor had presided over a law and order crisis.
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Victorian Opposition leader Matthew Guy said under Premier Daniel Andrews, 'Victoria has won the unenviable title as the state with the country’s highest rate of crime'. Is that right?
Health is the largest single component of state government expenditure.
Australians are waiting too long for elective surgery, dental care and treatment for mental health. It's no wonder health is a vote-changer.
Despite numerous inquiries and hundreds of recommendations in mental health over the years, little has changed.
The key challenge in mental health is finding the political will and the financial and community resources to do what has already been described in thousands of pages and hundreds of recommendations.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, Reason Party leader Fiona Patten, Opposition leader Matthew Guy and leader of the Victorian Greens Samantha Ratnam.
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The Coalition has clawed back some support since the early days after Malcolm Turnbull was ousted as prime minister.
The latest polls are a mixed bag for the Morrison government: there were gains in primary and two-party preferred vote, but the polls still have Labor in an election-winning position.
The latest Fairfax Ipsos poll gives Labor a 53-47 lead, a two-point gain for the Coalition since mid-August.
Fairfax Ipsos gives Labor another win on two-party preferred, albeit with weird primary vote numbers, while the Labor party in Victoria has another poll win just over two months ahead of the state election.
Building more roads will not help reduce congestion.
Busting congestion requires some creativity - and evidence-based methods. Here are four of these.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ Labor party leads in the latest polling ahead of the November 24 state election.
Latest polling shows a mixed back for both major Victorian parties, but Labor is still ahead on two-party preferred.