The parlous state of the federal budget could cost Victoria its coveted AAA credit rating.
Josh Gordon is The Age's state political editor. After a brief period in the Sydney banking world and the federal bureaucracy, Josh spent six years working as The Age's economics correspondent at Parliament House in Canberra. After cutting himself adrift to travel the world, he was lured back to reporting early in 2007. Most recently he has worked as The Sunday Age's politcal editor, based in Canberra, and The Age's state economics correspondent in Melbourne.
As Labor's campaign hard heads brace for what what is expected to be a flat performance for the party in Victoria, there is a universal question that keeps being asked: why did Daniel Andrews bring the CFA issue so dramatically to a head just weeks before the federal campaign?
The Turnbull government has flagged an overhaul of Australia's Fair Work Act to protect volunteer firefighters, claiming a deal between the Andrews government and the firefighters' union represents a threat to public safety.
The "missing" North East Link toll road has been backed by high level traffic modelling showing it would remove "significant" numbers of cars from some of Melbourne's most congested roads.
Minister attacks Labor plan to tap massive superannuation pool to fund public transport proposals, warning they won't generate returns.
Struggling truck driver's Q&A plea drags him into a bigger left-right stoush beyond his control.
From a ruthlessly pragmatic viewpoint, a tryst between the Greens and the Liberal Party seems likely, with strategists claiming it would represent a win-win outcome.
Tony Abbott and his Canberra colleagues are "poisoning the well of good will" by failing to support a free vote on same sex marriage, Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy has claimed.
Victorian and South Australian governments say states may be unable to deliver "high quality" standards for all students because of federal budget cuts.
The Andrews government is “dead” because of its decision to dump the East West Link, Tony Abbott has predicted.