Richard Willingham, State Political Correspondent A court decision involving rebel MP Geoff Shaw is bad news for the government.
Richard Willingham Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended his government's release of information regarding border security amid reports of a stand-off with Indonesia over a boatload of asylum seekers off Java.
Richard Willingham New laws governing the Napthine government's controversial anti-corruption commission and other integrity bodies are constitutionally invalid, the former chief parliamentary counsel in Victoria says.
David Wroe, Richard Willingham, Daniel Hurst Mining magnate Clive Palmer is threatening to block all the Abbott government’s legislation – even measures he supports such as scrapping the carbon price – unless his party gets more staff and...
Richard Willingham Rugby league great-turned-politician Glenn Lazarus will not promote betting if he takes office next year.
Richard Willingham Here we go again … 10 days after Tony Abbott won the election, senior politicians are back out on the hustings to woo voters, with a school in Melbourne's north-western suburbs the first stop.
Josh Gordon and Richard Willingham The Napthine government's tenuous grip on power is under threat after police charged rogue Frankston MP Geoff Shaw for allegedly misusing his parliamentary vehicle to run his hardware business.
Richard Willingham Here we go again ... 10 days after Tony Abbott won the election, senior politicians are back out on the hustings to woo voters, with a school in Melbourne's north-western suburbs the first stop.
Richard Willingham Football legend Doug Hawkins and former boxer Barry Michael are keen to have another crack at political life in Clive Palmer's new party, with the pair ready to run in next year's Victorian election.
Richard Willingham The Greens have leapt over a major hurdle to meet Christine Milne's benchmark of success.
Richard Willingham Staff at Victoria's Parliament have been threatened with the sack if they are caught campaigning for political parties during Saturday's election, in what has been described as a breach of democratic...
Richard Willingham An emotive anti-same-sex marriage pamphlet featuring a young girl saying "I need my mum and dad" has been distributed in the once-safe rural seat of Indi - and other marginal seats - as the battle...
Richard Willingham In a small Edithvale office, just a drop punt from the bay, nine people crowd around a mobile phone to listen to Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus rally the troops.
Richard Willingham People with a disability in Melbourne's outer suburbs and Bendigo will be the next to benefit from the federal government's disability insurance scheme if Labor is re-elected.
Tim Colebatch, Richard Willingham They won an unexpected senate vote in 2004, and Family First could be about to do it again.
Richard Willingham The Coalition will rely on the clubs and gaming industry to develop support and counselling services for problems gamblers if it wins government.
Richard Willingham The Coalition will rely on the clubs and gaming industry to develop support and counselling services for problem gamblers if it wins government.
Richard Willingham Mud-slinging continues in battle for Melbourne, with the ALP threatening to take Greens MP to the electoral commission for 'false and misleading information'.
Richard Willingham The Liberal candidate for the key Victorian seat of McEwen has come under fire for claiming she lives in the seat when she does not.
Richard Willingham Liberal Party preferences controversial Rise Up Australia Party ahead of Labor, Greens in Victorian Senate race.