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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 Victoria has a serious corruption problem that is likely to worsen unless Premier Daniel Andrews fixes the state's integrity regime, a coalition of former judges, politicians and academics has warned.
Farrah Tomazin The giant panda lies on its back munching through sticks of bamboo, its legs wide apart and its enormous stomach on proud display to the hordes of snap-happy tourists.
Farrah Tomazin Victoria has become the only state to sign a cultural agreement with China's national government, in an historic deal that will result in the exchange of more festivals and arts over the next five...
China Free Trade Agreement ''a very good deal'', says Premier Daniel Andrews during China trade mission
Farrah Tomazin Premier Daniel Andrews has begun his first official visit to China facing pressure within Labor ranks to "call out the problems" of the free trade agreement.
Farrah Tomazin Dodgy short courses – in which "qualifications" can be obtained within days – will be stamped out under a "zero-tolerance" crackdown.
Farrah Tomazin The state government is pushing ahead with a controversial plan to breath-test judges and politicians, despite calls to rethink the policy.
Farrah Tomazin Schools could get financial incentives to accept struggling students and prevent the most vulnerable youth from leaving, under a proposed shake-up being considered by former state premier Steve...
Farrah Tomazin As the debate around same-sex marriage intensifies nationally, in Victoria many gay couples are fighting another battle for equality – over the state's adoption laws.
Farrah Tomazin A new proposal, if approved, will give Victoria's equal opportunity watchdog sweeping powers to investigate discrimination.
Farrah Tomazin Victoria's freedom-of-information watchdog has been embroiled in a "jobs for mates" controversy after spending almost $1 million on contractors linked to the outgoing commissioner's old workplace.
Farrah Tomazin The rising threat of the Greens is forcing the major parties to dramatically rethink their political strategies, with Labor considering moving a key minister from the inner city and the Liberal Party...
Farrah Tomazin, Chris Vedelago State opposition leader Matthew Guy has moved to quell ongoing fury over the Victorian Liberals' financial scandal, urging members not to play the "blame game".
Farrah Tomazin Australian women are just as ambitious as men, but 80 per cent don't believe they will progress to senior positions at the same rate – and half of their male counterparts agree.
Farrah Tomazin On a bustling city street under overcast skies, they came in their thousands. Some came in hope, optimistic that change was inevitable.
Farrah Tomazin Premier Daniel Andrews has been advised by his department to conduct "capability reviews" on every ministerial office in the wake of the bullying scandal that rocked his government.
Farrah Tomazin One of Victoria's newest hospitals will be named in honour of the state's first and only female premier, the late Joan Kirner.
Farrah Tomazin Victoria's Freedom of Information watchdog has resigned – only months after the Andrews government conducted an investigation into allegations raised against her office.
Farrah Tomazin Rooming house operators will be forced to take a "fit and proper person" test and have their properties inspected as part of a statewide crack down to weed out dodgy landlords.
Farrah Tomazin Private schools in Victoria face a sweeping investigation into their highly-guarded finances, with the auditor-general raising concerns there is "limited accountability" in the way taxpayer funds are...
Farrah Tomazin Domestic violence groups and key Labor figures have weighed into the bullying scandal confronting the Andrews government, warning that "victim-blaming" the female staffer who made the complaint could...