Farrah Tomazin is The Sunday Age's state political editor. Farrah joined the paper in 2000, reporting on general news, courts and crime, local government and state politics. She was The Age's state political correspondent ahead the 2006 Victorian election, and later spent three years as education editor before becoming a feature writer on Victorian affairs. She returned to the state rounds press gallery for The Sunday Age in 2011.
Farrah Tomazin Victorian taxpayers have spent $314 million on government advertising in the past three years, prompting concern about how much more will be spent to woo voters before November's state election.
Farrah Tomazin State Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews faces internal warfare heading into an election year, after rank-and-file members were again disregarded in order to stitch up a preselection deal in one of...
Farrah Tomazin Premier Denis Napthine has been advised to set up protocols dealing with the alleged misuse of parliamentary entitlements.
Farrah Tomazin A decision to end a ban on the controversial practice known as fracking could be deferred until after the state election.
Farrah Tomazin Victorian Liberals will try to keep Geoff Shaw on side by retaining his membership of the party.
Farrah Tomazin Greens MP Adam Bandt has defied the odds and retained his seat of Melbourne, crushing Labor's hopes of reclaiming the electorate it once owned for more than a century.
Farrah Tomazin Greens deputy leader Adam Bandt admits his electoral survival could come down to a handful of votes as Labor seeks to reclaim the seat it once owned for more than a century.
Farrah Tomazin and Jonathan Swan A Coalition plan to deny asylum seekers the right to free legal advice would result in refugees being wrongly returned to countries where they are fleeing persecution, lawyers and human rights...
Farrah Tomazin At what point should a person standing for public office be forgiven for the sins of their youth?
Farrah Tomazin Labor and the Greens are locked in a desperate, bare-knuckle battle for the seat of Melbourne, where many voters are young, educated - and undecided.
Farrah Tomazin Polls show Labor is on track to seize control of the prized Melbourne seat.
Farrah Tomazin and John Elder As hundreds of people yesterday rallied in the streets in a pre-election push for marriage equality, a new poll suggests voters in key Victorian seats strongly back legalising same-sex unions.
Farrah Tomazin The Greens have declared that a rail line to Doncaster is ''the best thing we can do to fix congestion'', and will head to the election with a multibillion-dollar transport wish list to rival the...
Farrah Tomazin The social justice values of Australian voters have been targeted by the Greens in a new advertising blitz designed to paint the major parties as "out of step" with the community.
Farrah Tomazin Aspiring Labor politicians have always dreamed of seats like Lalor, Scullin, Hotham, Gellibrand and Batman.
Chris Johnson and Farrah Tomazin Coalition and Labor choose an overwhelming number of men to fill vacancies in plum electorates.
Chris Johnson, Farrah Tomazin Safe seats in the Federal Parliament are anything but a safe bet for women seeking preselection, with both major parties overwhelmingly choosing men to replace outgoing MPs in the electorates that...
Farrah Tomazin Former prime minister John Howard has re-emerged to kick-start Tony Abbott's election campaign, taking aim at Kevin Rudd over border protection and accusing him of ''disgracefully'' jeopardising...
Farrah Tomazin James Merlino is Labor's second in command as of last Wednesday, but he shouldn't be.
Farrah Tomazin For all the Premier's talk of greater transparency, not much has changed.