AAP Image/James Ross
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.
AAP/Bianca de Marchi
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.
China’s signature foreign policy is controversial for lots of reasons. But the environmental damage potentially wrought by the project has received scant attention.
After the Directions Tree was cut down last week, Australian academics - both Indigenous and non-Indigenous - have come together in ‘sorrow and anger’.
Anticipating reactions to political attacks can be a tricky business…
There is cause for optimism. But now the pendulum swings towards individuals taking responsibility for managing risks, rather than government telling you what you can and can’t do.