Workers at Alcoa’s damaged Portland smelter will be asked to help save their jobs by taking holidays as the aluminium giant decides on its future in Australia.
Ben Schneiders is an investigative reporter at The Age.
Controversial Victorian Labor MP Cesar Melhem is under formal investigation over allegedly corrupt deals struck in his former role as head of the Australian Workers Union.
After working 13-hour shifts in stifling conditions, some of the volunteers at Melbourne's Fashion Festival in March were on the verge of collapse.
The scandal-plagued Health Services Union is poised to rejoin the Labor Party in Victoria, as part of Bill Shorten's expansion of his right-wing power base in his home state.
Melhem is a problem Daniel Andrews will have to deal with again soon, if Labor's right sub-faction allows it
Victoria has the lowest birth rate in Australia and is well below the level needed to sustain the state's population without migration.