At a caucus meeting of State Labor MPs on Thursday, Daniel Andrews told his colleagues that he wanted a respectful, mature debate about assisted dying.
Josh Gordon is The Age's state political editor. After a brief period in the Sydney banking world and the federal bureaucracy, Josh spent six years working as The Age's economics correspondent at Parliament House in Canberra. After cutting himself adrift to travel the world, he was lured back to reporting early in 2007. Most recently he has worked as The Sunday Age's politcal editor, based in Canberra, and The Age's state economics correspondent in Melbourne.
The Victorian economy shrank over the three months to September thanks to a massive drop in investment spending by the Andrews government.
Dog breeders have been granted a temporary reprieve after Andrews government shelved a controversial crackdown on puppy farms.
Motorists are facing "untenable" delays on the Tullamarine Freeway, sparking a warning that the Andrews government must urgently plan for an airport rail link to prevent gridlock.
Volunteer firefighters have walked away from talks with the workplace umpire launched to end a bitter war over a union industrial deal.
Even with billions of dollars of planned road and rail upgrades, Melbourne is set to become so choked by cars in that the average speed during the morning peak will drop to just 31km/h.
Steve Bracks' great grandparents came to Australia in the 1890s, mainly because the arable land in Lebanon wasn't good enough to support large families.
A major push by the Turnbull government to lift Australia's flagging productivity performance is set to be rejected by Victoria.
A record 1.1 million workers want more hours but can't get them.
States could be forced to hit households and businesses with new charges to pay for local rail and road projects, under a dramatic "reshaping" of infrastructure funding flagged by the Turnbull government.