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.
Transport promises stretching as far as the eye can see: Victorian Labor’s big one is a $A50 billion suburban rail loop.
Whichever party wins, Victoria’s new government will have promised the biggest transport infrastructure project in Australian history. So what are the promises and are they backed by proper assessment?
Scandals, and a progressive Labor government, may hinder the Greens’ progress in both houses at the Victorian election.
The Victorian state election presents opportunities and risks for the Greens – including whether they can transition from being a protest party to a major party.
There are major differences – plus a few similarities – between the health promises from Labor, the Coalition and the Greens.
Need a quick overview of what the major parties are promising in health this election? We’ve got you covered.
Scandals have dominated the recent headlines, but healthcare, education and public transport have been at the core of the policy debates.
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With just days to go before the election, Labor is making a last-minute appeal to voters to stay in power, while the Liberals are pressing for change.
The SIFA gun lobby is running ads in Victoria targeting Labor in the hopes it can get more pro-gun independent MPs elected.
SIFA claims it wants to ‘simplify, not weaken’ gun control laws in Australia. But it’s following the same playbook as the NRA in America – and hoping for similar results.
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.
Another election, another infrastructure promise – in the Andrews government’s case, a $50 billion suburban rail loop.
In the election bidding wars, parties commit billions to transport projects, often before all the work needed to justify these has been done. More cost-effective alternatives hardly get a look-in.