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'This will mean the world': Foster care age raised to 21

'This will mean the world': Foster care age raised to 21

Campaigners celebrate as commitment to reform state care system goes bi-partisan.

  • by Noel Towell

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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
Ex-Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber bites back at Liberal MP, ABC

Ex-Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber bites back at Liberal MP, ABC

Former Greens leader takes on Liberal MP and national broadcaster over bullying row.

  • by Noel Towell
Record number of arrests as Victoria's crime drops 7 per cent

Record number of arrests as Victoria's crime drops 7 per cent

Crime rate falls again but Opposition vows a 'referendum' on law-and-order in November.

  • by Noel Towell & Craig Butt
Win lose or draw, crime pays for Guy
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Win lose or draw, crime pays for Guy

Whatever the result in November, Matthew Guy's relentless focus on crime has forced Labor into places it would rather not be.

  • by Noel Towell
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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'Cowboys': Victorians warned as solar scammers ride into town
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'Cowboys': Victorians warned as solar scammers ride into town

Legitimate operators call it the 'solar rollercoaster' - shonks who are ripping customers off by cashing in on the state government's solar subsidies.

  • by Noel Towell & Joe Hinchliffe
Sun shines on Labor's solar scheme as Liberal energy war flares up

Sun shines on Labor's solar scheme as Liberal energy war flares up

Victoria’s solar and wind rush has begun. On Friday, the Andrews government fired the starter’s gun on what it says will be an energy revolution for Victoria.

  • by Adam Carey, Noel Towell & Joe Hinchliffe
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Stopgap funding for thousands of mentally ill Victorians

State government says Victorian taxpayers left to pay for the care of thousands left behind by federal disability.

  • by Noel Towell
Labor pledges better deal for state's 736,000 carers

Labor pledges better deal for state's 736,000 carers

The package includes more respite hours, grants for regional and LGBTI carers and half-price public transport for carers.

  • by Noel Towell
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