A proposed Senate election reform would be little to fix the unequal representation of the states and territories in the upper house - in fact, it would make it worse.
The Labor Party continues the poll slide it has experienced since the failed Voice referendum in October.
The new premier has a great deal of experience in politics, but inherits the premiership with the state facing a series of major economic problems.
An activist premier, a gifted political communicator and a hard man of politics, Dan Andrews has been an enormously consequential leader and one of national significance.
If the “yes” case is to win the October referendum, there will need to be sharp turn around in the polling trends to date.
By the October 2024 state election, Labor will have governed for almost ten years, so there could be an ‘it’s time’ factor for voters.
For the first time since becoming premier in 2014, more voters disapprove of Dan Andrews than approve of him in the Morgan poll.
Victoria’s new renewable plan is welcome - but it relies on building unsexy and challenging new transmission lines across the state.
Oppositions have two key jobs: to hold the government to account and prepare to take office themselves. At the moment, Liberal oppositions are failing on both counts.
Non-racialism is one of the unexamined dogmas of the governing ANC, which has never fully understood how white racism functions.
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.
Branch stacking has been a problem for a long time in Australia, and changing it will take a genuine will to make party processes more open and accountable.
Daniel Andrews’ resounding win has probably secured his party another two terms- and it will send chills down the spines of Liberals in Canberra.
The main arguments used by those who voted against assisted dying – including that the bill has insufficient safeguards – in Victoria’s upper house, deserve further scrutiny.
An overriding focus on increasing sentences may not necessarily be the best means of redressing the harm caused by sex offences.
Australia’s political donations system remains fragmented, but proposed reforms in Victoria are a good step forward.
There is now a reputable body of research evidence from places that have introduced assisted dying, and MPs must examine that evidence before deciding how they will vote.
Christianity’s long tradition of compassionate care for both the dying and the dead means it brings some wisdom and experience to the voluntary assisted dying issue.
Melbourne’s proposed road project relies on assumptions that inflate estimates of the traffic the new link will carry – but other choices about the future of transport are open to us.
A rail link is a big step towards transforming transport access and land use in ways that will enable a much bigger city to remain liveable. And Melbourne can learn from Sydney about this.