Victoria

Farrah Tomazin

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.

Victorian Education Minister James Merlino says he "personally feels very strongly" about Safe Schools.

No watering down Safe Schools, minister assures worried parents

The Safe Schools program will continue to be offered to primary aged children despite the prospect of a political backlash, with state Education Minister James Merlino telling parents he is "personally" invested in ensuring all LGBTI students are properly supported.

Daniel Andrews' government says it has no plans to change the entitlements system.

You pay for Andrews' court costs – but government won't say how much

Victorians have footed the legal bill for the state government to defend itself over the jailing of youths in adult prisons, the lack of consultation over Skyrail, and claims that Labor rorted an election – but Premier Daniel Andrews is refusing to say how much taxpayer money he's spending.