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'Please explain' issued to 230,000 Victorians who failed to vote

'Please explain' issued to 230,000 Victorians who failed to vote

More than 200,000 Victorians who did not vote in last year’s state election will be asked to justify their failure to show up or face a possible fine.

  • by Adam Carey

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Shooters expel former MP from party
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Shooters expel former MP from party

The party claims the MP released information about deals with 'preference whisperer' Glenn Druery.

  • by Royce Millar and Ben Schneiders
From boat person to Victorian MP: Tien Kieu's incredible journey
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From boat person to Victorian MP: Tien Kieu's incredible journey

Tien Kieu's 'miracle' journey into state parliament is also a politically charged one as Australia looks forward to another election fought over boat people.

  • by Adam Carey
Labor claims Ripon recount was unlawful as it hunts shadow treasurer

Labor claims Ripon recount was unlawful as it hunts shadow treasurer

Labor will argue the recount in the electorate of Ripon was unlawful, in its court bid to knock senior state Liberal MP Louise Staley out of her marginal seat.

  • by Adam Carey
Decision looms on charging Labor figures over 'red shirts' rorts

Decision looms on charging Labor figures over 'red shirts' rorts

Police will learn next week whether charges can be laid against three people over the Andrews Government's $388,000 rorts-for-votes scandal.

  • by Kaitlyn Offer
Labor's election policies to increase debt by almost $7 billion

Labor's election policies to increase debt by almost $7 billion

A stark difference has emerged in the cost of election commitments between the government and opposition.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
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'The Bernardi syndrome': Hinch cuts upper house MP from Victorian team
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'The Bernardi syndrome': Hinch cuts upper house MP from Victorian team

Derryn Hinch has split with Catherine Cumming, one of his new Victorian MPs, just one week after she was elected. 

  • by Adam Carey
Labor set for court fight for recount of 15-vote Liberal win in Ripon

Labor set for court fight for recount of 15-vote Liberal win in Ripon

The Labor Party is going to court to fight for a recount in Ripon, the regional seat the Liberals won by just 15 votes.

  • by Melissa Cunningham & Benjamin Preiss
'Hire me and get into parliament': the preference whisperer's message
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'Hire me and get into parliament': the preference whisperer's message

Glenn Druery netted perhaps $200,000 to deliver a record number of minor parties to the Victorian cross bench; and likely kill his own business model.

  • by Royce Millar, Benjamin Preiss & Ben Schneiders
'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
John Pesutto concedes Hawthorn, eyes comeback
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John Pesutto concedes Hawthorn, eyes comeback

Former shadow attorney-general John Pesutto has formally conceded his seat but says he's "hopeful and interested" in making a return to politics.

  • by Robyn Grace & Sumeyya Ilanbey