Fixing the current impasse requires policy that aligns the interests of consumers, producers and retailers.
It is unfortunate that legislation that can be seen as a rare triumph of rationalism is likely to become part of an unseemly electoral battle.
There is a real risk Australia is facing a damaging short-term swing of the pendulum from overspending to parsimony.
The Andrews government has shown it is prepared to be ambitious when it comes to suburban rail projects. It needs to show it can extend this ambition to cover the whole state.
It has never been more important for racing to decide what kind of future it wants, and what it is prepared to do to get there.
The drive home from the weekender by the coast is still ahead for many Victorians. Take care, slow down, and help the move Towards Zero.
It’s a great time to be out and about.
The health of this great fixture is about more than scorelines.
It would be wise for a new government to make putting the whole House on sounder foundations – with a section 44 register – one of its first items of business.
It is our children who are the losers in this protracted political dispute over education funding.
In our inaugural editorial on October 17, 1854, The Age set out values that remain pertinent to this day, as we continue our 164-year history under a new corporate owner in Nine.