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.
A previous version of Melbourne’s COVID roadmap flagged an exclusive bubble between two households. The new plan allows residents to have two adult visitors per day, which is far riskier.
Police move anti-lockdown protesters on at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market on Sunday, September 13 2020.
Law enforcement is a blunt tool to achieve social conformity with COVID-safe rule. It’s time to start thinking about other strategies to promote new norms.
Daniel Andrews’ angst at the weekend about multiple New Zealanders who arrived in Melbourne via the travel bubble from NZ to NSW is a pointer to the pressure the Victorian premier is under.
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Melbourne could be out of lockdown within a week, if COVID-19 case numbers continue their current trend. But blanket rules such as the new 25km travel radius risk unnecessarily burdening the public.
New research shows WA Premier Mark McGowan has been rated highest in terms of leadership for the greater good, while Victorian leader Dan Andrews has surprisingly held steady through the second wave.
Despite obvious bungles, the Andrews government still enjoys the support of most Victorians. However, the real test may come in how well it navigates the economic fallout from the COVID pandemic.