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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 A trial for high-tech signalling on the Sandringham rail line would enable trains to run on autopilot and improve services by up to 30 per cent – but commuters won't benefit unless the state...
Farrah Tomazin Hundreds of mental health patients are dying in unexpected, unnatural or violent circumstances every year, with the Andrews government conceding it is "extremely concerned" about the rate of deaths.
Farrah Tomazin A Victorian government minister has been stood down from cabinet and faces the sack amid allegations of systemic bullying, abuse and intimidation.
Farrah Tomazin It's a crisp autumn morning in Little River and two of the state's newest MPs are at a shooting range on the foothills of the You Yangs, taking aim at a target about 50 yards away.
Farrah Tomazin Parents who homeschool their children should get financial incentives to cover their education costs, according to one of Victoria's new crossbenchers.
Farrah Tomazin Bob and Dianne Heller still remember the day they arrived at their small business to find the locks had been changed overnight.
Farrah Tomazin A significantly enhanced security presence - including a trebling of police numbers and a directive for members to carry guns - contributed to peaceful Anzac Day commemorations in Melbourne in...
Farrah Tomazin An investigation into the east west link is likely to be hampered because the Andrews government has not delivered on a pledge to give the state's financial watchdog full authority to scrutinise...
Farrah Tomazin Security will be significantly beefed-up across the state on ANZAC Day after an ISIS-inspired terrorist plot was intercepted by police.
Farrah Tomazin State Liberal MPs could get a conscience vote on gay adoption, in a move that could make or break Premier Daniel Andrews' bid to overhaul the law.
Farrah Tomazin A controversial push to give terminally ill people the right to die with the help of a doctor will be reignited in state parliament this week, potentially paving the way for future law reform.
Farrah Tomazin Faith-based adoption want to give agencies the right to refuse to place a child in the care of gay couples.
Farrah Tomazin The Victorian Liberal Party is set to be overhauled, with new president Michael Kroger announcing sweeping plans to review the Coalition agreement, give more power to local branches, and recruit more...
Farrah Tomazin Hundreds of millions of dollars worth of programs for homelessness, hospitals and kindergartens face cuts – and could jeopardise Premier Daniel Andrews' first budget.
Farrah Tomazin A radical new traffic system will be introduced on one of Melbourne's most gridlocked roads as part of an ambitious state government plan to reduce congestion in the inner-city.
Farrah Tomazin More clinically trained paramedics will be asked to work in call centres to reduce the rate of Code 1 emergencies that are mistakenly dispatched every year.
Farrah Tomazin Almost every household has its share. The once state-of-the art television that has suddenly become yesterday's model. Keyboards and chords gathering dust in the back of a cupboard.
Farrah Tomazin Labor's education pledges before last year's election were ambitious, but its policies are already under fire from public school advocates.
Farrah Tomazin Making non-government schools report on how funds are spent will divert resources from students to accountants, critic says.
Farrah Tomazin The Nationals have retained the prized seat of Gippsland South, potentially fending off a by-election challenge from their senior Coalition partner in the wake of last year's state election.