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?
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.
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