Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston is a senior writer at The Age writing on anything and everything including sport, music, Australian culture and people, urban and suburban affairs, art and crime. He writes 'The Crate' column in EG every Friday about lost and found music, is a judge on The Australian Music Prize (AMP) and contributes to Good Weekend magazine and The Melbourne Magazine.

Ricky Muir who is seeking re-election in July  with his wife Kerrie-Anne and son Tristan.

'He will be eliminated' - is this Ricky Muir's last stand?

Five politicians are sitting in a row at the front of a function room in Warragul, Gippsland, on a Tuesday night. They each introduce themselves and outline their beliefs before a small crowd of local businesspeople, and take questions. Cheese-and-biscuits and a glass of wine afterwards.

Police at the Tasty Pizza and Kebabs shop in Swanston Street during the riots on Saturday night.

Pizza, Kebabs and Pepper Spray in the riot zone

Bangladeshi pizza-and-kebab shop owner Mirza Al-Amin, on Swanston Street - in the heart of the weekend's Moomba riot zone - is open all night, 24 hours a day. "We never close," he says. "Every weekend, Friday and Saturday, something happen in this block."