Victorian Labor has had ample time to reform upper house voting - its failure to do so is a blight on democracy in the state.
Upfront cash payments would be more helpful to students than cheaper course fees - as this makes cost-of-living easier while studying.
There is still three months to go until the Victorian election, but the Labor government remains in a very strong position.
We talk a lot about corrupt behaviour in politics and holding wrong-doers to account. But there’s another problem: the need for politicians to have better values and standards in the first place.
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The hardest thing for an ageing government is to remake itself. On balance, last week’s developments in Spring Street represent the first step towards Victorian Labor performing that elusive feat.
The Andrews government’s difficulty in passing its pandemic bill highlights the need for electoral reform it should have embraced years ago.
With Victoria’s parliament expected to vote on the bill this week, four legal experts recommend ways to make it better.
A cross-party, parliamentary oversight committee would ensure the government’s wide powers are exercised in an accountable way.
There are three main differences between IBAC and ICAC, the Victorian and NSW bodies set up to combat government corruption.
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Even in the locked down states of NSW and Victoria, incumbent premiers continue to poll well ahead of their rivals.
After the Coalition fell behind Labor federally in recent polls, it appears to have clawed some of that back – and voters are keen on opening up once vaccination rates are high enough.
Premier Dan Andrews shortly after the fall that left him with broken ribs and a damaged spine.
It is difficult for the media to deal in fake news – but the Andrews conspiracy story has been handled very well.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews this week suffered a fracture to his T7 vertebra. Here’s what that means.
Health Minister Greg Hunt was admitted to hospital on Tuesday with “a suspected infection”.
We need to rigorously analyse data from recent lockdowns, so we can respond better to future outbreaks.
In contrast to other states after a positive case in a hotel quarantine worker, Victoria isn’t locking down. But the response is sensible and proportionate – we’re well positioned to manage this outbreak.
It only took a relatively small number of Twitter accounts to get hashtags #DictatorDan and #DanLiedPeopleDied trending. And “bots” weren’t really a part of the story.
The clever strategy by Premier Daniel Andrews to defer analysis of the failed hotel quarantine program until the virus had been suppressed makes the findings largely academic and historical.
Three infection prevention and control experts break down Victoria’s new hotel quarantine system.
The Victorian government has announced a pilot program to provide sick and carer’s leave for casual workers.