The looming closure of the Hazelwood Power Station has been discussed in high level talks between the Australian and French governments.
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.
Daniel Andrews reckons Steve Herbert's decision to repeatedly use his driver to chauffeur his two dogs 120km to his country house is different to case of Geoff Shaw.
Volunteer firefighters have halted legal action against the Andrews government's controversial industrial deal with the firefighters union.
Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas met with the French owners of the state's dirtiest power station in Paris earlier this month amid speculation the plant could be shut down permanently as early as next April.
Victoria is demanding an overhaul of national workplace laws to make family violence leave a mandatory provision in all employment contracts.
The lord mayor has struck a deal with tough union bosses to prevent a so-called "green ban" derailing a $250 million overhaul of Queen Victoria Market.
A massive new $19 billion train tunnel connecting Clifton Hill with Newport could be paid for with a $435 annual rates tax for houses along the rail corridor.
A flood of tax from the property boom, booming population growth and car sales has delivered a budget windfall to the Andrews Government.
Victorian speaker Telmo Languiller spent more than $50,000 on overseas travel last financial year - including two separate taxpayer-funded trips to his country of birth, Uruguay.
The fight to replace retiring MP Louise Asher in the blue ribbon state Liberal seat of Brighton has become a bitter stoush played out along gender lines, with the former Prime Minister throwing his support behind the female rival of a man long considered a rising star in the party.