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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

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Why I can’t make any economic sense out of the battery subsidy plan
Opinion
Victoria Votes

Why I can’t make any economic sense out of the battery subsidy plan

A careful analysis of the government's battery plan suggests it will take 24 years to get your money back.

  • by Paul Higgins
Sun shines on Labor's solar scheme as Liberal energy war flares up
Renewables

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
The marginal seat with Victoria's highest take-up of rooftop solar
Victoria Votes

The marginal seat with Victoria's highest take-up of rooftop solar

After watching their power bills soar, the Cooks installed solar panels, now they want a home battery. These are the people Premier Daniel Andrews hopes will deliver its re-election.

  • by Joe Hinchliffe
'Pantscraper' park under attack from heritage group
Local council

'Pantscraper' park under attack from heritage group

Park to be built on Collins Street will be as big as the City Square and the first new sizeable public open space added to the city grid since 1980.

  • by Clay Lucas
Labor pledges better deal for state's 736,000 carers
Victoria Votes

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
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'Get the smug look off your face': Corkman cowboys could still build tower
Property development

'Get the smug look off your face': Corkman cowboys could still build tower

Magistrate hands out $600,000 in fines over asbestos, as Melbourne City Council asks planning minister to allow 40-metre height limit on much of the site.

  • by Clay Lucas
Andrews promises more front-counter cops as Guy offers a Taser tempter
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Victorian election

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
Traumatised emergency service workers first to benefit from reforms to workplace mental health systems
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Victorian election

Traumatised emergency service workers first to benefit from reforms to workplace mental health systems

Sweeping reforms promised for police, firefighters and paramedics scarred by working on the front line.

  • by Noel Towell & Benjamin Preiss
Households win right to fight for sunlight on their solar panels
Electricity

Households win right to fight for sunlight on their solar panels

Homeowners with rooftop solar systems will be protected from neighbouring property developments excessively overshadowing their energy panels.

  • by Adam Carey & Benjamin Preiss
Labor offers a $4838 battery bonanza for homes with solar panels
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Labor offers a $4838 battery bonanza for homes with solar panels

Half-price batteries promised as 3000 households a week flock to subsidised solar.

  • by Noel Towell & Benjamin Preiss