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Much unfinished business as 58th Parliament concludes
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Much unfinished business as 58th Parliament concludes

The stagnation that brought the final sitting of state parliament to a close offered a stark contrast to the controversies and dramatic episodes that gripped Spring Street throughout the Andrews government's first term.

  • by Benjamin Preiss

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Rinehart's $2.7 billion court case against Victoria rejected

Rinehart's $2.7 billion court case against Victoria rejected

Oil and gas company loses multi-billion dollar court challenge to state's fracking ban.

  • by Noel Towell & Benjamin Preiss
Geelong cash splash: Andrews honours pre-election tradition

Geelong cash splash: Andrews honours pre-election tradition

Premier Daniel Andrews took to Geelong as he vies for voters ahead of the November poll.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
Guy calls for 'tough, honest conversations' on population growth

Guy calls for 'tough, honest conversations' on population growth

A Coalition government would limit populations in booming urban areas struggling with demand for infrastructure despite previously pledging to open up 290,000 residential lots in outer growth corridors.

  • by Benjamin Preiss & Simone Fox Koob
'Redshirts' MPs will get a questionnaire, not formal interview, over $1.3m scandal
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'Redshirts' MPs will get a questionnaire, not formal interview, over $1.3m scandal

Andrews government MPs will be asked to respond in writing to questions from police about their involvement in the 'red shirts' affair in what appears to be a striking contrast to last month's dawn raids on 17 Labor staffers who were arrested and interviewed.

  • by Cameron Houston & Benjamin Preiss
Firefighters union boss says there is no secret recording of Andrews
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Firefighters union boss says there is no secret recording of Andrews

Peter Marshall has sworn on oath that there is no "secret deal" between him and Daniel Andrews.

  • by Noel Towell & Benjamin Preiss
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Labor promises $220m to rebuild TAFE campuses in election sweetener

Labor promises $220m to rebuild TAFE campuses in election sweetener

Victoria’s Tafe colleges will receive $220 million to rebuild campuses and facilities.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
Matthew Guy promises 'revolution' for autism support services

Matthew Guy promises 'revolution' for autism support services

A 24-hour autism helpline and a $4 million increase for early diagnosis services are among the Opposition's promises.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
Reason candidate Laura Chipp takes a different tack on youth crime

Reason candidate Laura Chipp takes a different tack on youth crime

Laura Chipp vows to inject a sense of honesty into the Victorian Parliament if she is elected in November.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
Big data: Political groups aim to win by homing in on small details

Big data: Political groups aim to win by homing in on small details

Political parties and interest groups are creating intricate profiles to sway undecided voters at the November election.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
Andrews promises more front-counter cops as Guy offers a Taser tempter
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Andrews promises more front-counter cops as Guy offers a Taser tempter

Labor has promised to put at least two desk officers at round-the-clock police stations, while the opposition says police will have 4000 new Tasers. 

  • by Noel Towell & Benjamin Preiss