Nicholas Reece The budget decisions made during tough economic times are critical to the fortunes of the state.
Farrah Tomazin If Abbott wins the federal poll, what's in it for Baillieu?
Alan March Please, can we take a comprehensive and sequenced approach to urban and regional planning? Victoria's planning system is being hacked at in an ad hoc manner - again.
Josh Gordon Remember when Kevin Rudd promised to ''stop the blame game''? It was in the lead-up to the 2007 federal election, the budget was awash with cash and there were wall-to-wall Labor state governments...
Tim Colebatch After 20 years of surprisingly solid, even enviable, growth, Victoria is now at the crossroads. The forces that drove its growth in recent years have gone into reverse.
Kenneth Davidson There is a way to free up money to pay more to teachers, nurses and TAFEs.
George Pappas Despite economic strengths pessimism and uncertainty reign in Victoria.
Steve Bracks Many of us warned that Victoria would suffer if infrastructure projects stalled and business costs did not continue to fall. Now we have the evidence.
Philip Lynch, Spencer Zifcak Victorians will learn a lot about their government's commitment to fairness, transparency and democratic accountability next week.
Michael Power The Baillieu backflip on emissions reductions is a dereliction of duty.
Paul Austin Crown, the casino that changed Melbourne, is getting bigger. Much bigger. Under legislation that received bipartisan support in State Parliament this week, the casino will be able to expand its...
Tony Wright In the past few decades we have been joined by ever-growing numbers of long-distant wanderers.
Gerard Henderson Julia Gillard, Wayne Swan and Greg Combet appear to believe Labor will win the election.
Peter Job High standards of literacy and numeracy are a fundamental responsibility of schools and teachers.
Emma Macdonald and Peter Jean Federal largesse to the ACT was minimal in the budget, despite the announcement it would claw back $74 million.
Josh Gordon Former Liberal premier Dick Hamer simultaneously had three big infrastructure projects on the go: the West Gate Bridge, completed in 1978; City Loop, completed in 1981; and the first two stages of...
Ben Schneiders Large employers and miners are the winners from the Coalition's workplace relations policy, which will ease some of their concerns about Labor's Fair Work laws.
Tony Wright Late last month, a woman stood alone on the forecourt of Canberra's Parliament House, inhaling gulps of cigarette smoke. ''All very nice,'' she said. ''Too late. Tomorrow it'll be wrapping chips.''
Bruce Guthrie As more and more vehicles clogg our streets and freeways, we have been asleep at the wheel.
Farrah Tomazin You get the feeling that Frankston MP Geoff Shaw enjoys his notoriety.