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Jason Dowling has been a reporter at The Age for more than a decade. After breaking a significant number of stories for The Sunday Age as state political reporter, Jason was appointed City Editor for The Age. Jason has rotated through various areas of the paper including sport, business and general reporting.
Jason Dowling The state government is facing accusations of pig-headedness over the use of water from the controversial desalination plant as a town just a few kilometres away runs dry.
Jason Dowling and Tom Cowie There are a record number of parties contesting the state election. Here is a rundown of who they are and what they stand for.
Jason Dowling With 21 parties registered, the motivations of some smaller players are being questioned.
Jason Dowling Sydney has an airport rail line. So does Brisbane. Perth is building one. Should Melbourne? Jason Dowling peers down the track what Victoria's major parties are really proposing.
Jason Dowling Politicians make it easy to be cynical.
Jason Dowling There are 10 myki cards in circulation for every weekday public transport user with the massive over subscription blamed on a lack of short-term tickets.
Jason Dowling Assaults at train stations are at a six-year high, up more than 40 per cent since 2008/09 and up more than 30 per cent since Protective Services Officers began patrolling stations in February 2012.
Jason Dowling Assaults at railway stations are at a six-year high, up more than 40 per cent since 2008-09 and up more than 30 per cent since Protective Services Officers began patrolling stations in February 2012.
Jason Dowling and Rania Spooner Complaints about the myki ticketing system remain the single highest cause of cases to the Public Transport Ombudsman, but have fallen from half the total number of complaints to a third.
Jason Dowling Councillors at Moreland and Yarra have been labelled, "chardonnay-swilling, yoghurt-eating, bike-riding socialists", for opposing the East West Link by a Casey City Councillor.
Clay Lucas and Jason Dowling Labor says if it wins government in November it will review Metro's policy of skipping train stations and locking in passengers in order to make up lost time.
Jason Dowling and Richard Willingham Commuters should be warned before a train switches to express and starts skipping stations and locking in passengers, Victoria's Public Transport Ombudsman says.
Richard Willingham and Jason Dowling New free CBD tram travel may confuse visitors when it is introduced next year as key visitor sites are outside the zone.
Jason Dowling More than one in 10 bushfires in Victoria's national parks last year were deliberately lit a new report has revealed.
Jason Dowling Melbourne's water wholesaler collected an extra $458 million in revenue from "increased water, sewerage and drainage prices" last financial year.
Jason Dowling The Environment Protection Authority has begun an internal review "to improve its understanding of successes and areas for improvement" in responding to large-scale emergencies, following the...
Jason Dowling The number of serious injuries caused by road accidents in Victoria has not budged for a decade despite the road toll falling 26 per cent with road safety authorities admitting they are struggling to...
Jason Dowling Labor leader Daniel Andrews is risking hundreds of millions of dollars in potential compensation payments for ending a potential $8 billion East West Link contract, but has backed away from action on...
Richard Willingham and Jason Dowling A $910 million deal to expand gambling at Crown Casino has been pushed by the Napthine government without a social and economic impact assessment that was required for the last casino expansion,...
Jason Dowling A new 70-metre seawall and walking track will be built on the Portsea foreshore in time for the summer peak after pummelling waves caused major erosion at the popular holiday spot.