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Liberals set to reclaim country electorate by just 15 votes

Liberals set to reclaim country electorate by just 15 votes

Counting has finished in the last lower house seat Ripon with the Liberals set to be returned with a tiny margin.

  • by Benjamin Preiss

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Hungover and hungry: Dealing with sick passengers on Melbourne trains

Hungover and hungry: Dealing with sick passengers on Melbourne trains

Thousands of Melbourne train services were disrupted over the past year due to unwell passengers, the vast majority of whom had skipped breakfast or were hungover. 

  • by Benjamin Preiss
'Conservative independent' Russell Northe reclaims marginal Morwell

'Conservative independent' Russell Northe reclaims marginal Morwell

Russell Northe has won back the south-east Victorian seat, promising to make sure the Andrews government delivers on its pledges to the region.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
State’s worst drug dealers may get compensation due to Informer 3838 scandal

State’s worst drug dealers may get compensation due to Informer 3838 scandal

Some criminals may be eligible for compensation if their convictions are considered 'unsafe' due to the use of the informer, Premier Daniel Andrews says.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
'New day for the party': Vic Liberals pick Michael O'Brien as leader
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'New day for the party': Vic Liberals pick Michael O'Brien as leader

The Victorian Liberal Party elected a new leadership team on Thursday.

  • by Adam Carey & Benjamin Preiss
Meet the retired school principal who seized blue-ribbon Liberal seat Hawthorn

Meet the retired school principal who seized blue-ribbon Liberal seat Hawthorn

John Kennedy says he felt "good vibes" in Hawthorn before unseating former shadow attorney-general John Pesutto.

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The lessons that must be learnt from Pesutto's loss
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The lessons that must be learnt from Pesutto's loss

The Liberal Party cannot ignore the progressive instincts of moderates like John Pesutto if it is to regain support in Victoria.

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Labor claims victory in blue-ribbon Liberal seat of Hawthorn

Labor claims victory in blue-ribbon Liberal seat of Hawthorn

The opposition has suffered a devastating blow with the loss of John Pesutto from parliament.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
Greens celebrate in Prahran, claw way back to three lower house seats

Greens celebrate in Prahran, claw way back to three lower house seats

The Greens have fought off both Labor and the Liberals to retain Prahran, which was previously the most marginal seat in the state.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
Michael Kroger resigns as Liberal Party president in Victoria

Michael Kroger resigns as Liberal Party president in Victoria

Mr Kroger's resignation came as Liberal members gathered at a state assembly meeting on Friday night.

  • by Benjamin Preiss & Simone Fox Koob
Liberals in danger of losing Caulfield as Labor swoops in late surge

Liberals in danger of losing Caulfield as Labor swoops in late surge

The Liberals face the loss of another senior MP. Updated figures from the Victorian Electoral Commission show the party's energy spokesman David Southwick behind by 118 votes in Caulfield.

  • by Adam Carey, Benjamin Preiss & Samantha Hutchinson