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Nationals MP lashes Victorian Liberals as ‘election-losing machine’

Nationals MP lashes Victorian Liberals as ‘election-losing machine’

Three previously safe Coalition seats are now marginal, raising questions about how it will retain them in future.

  • by Benjamin Preiss

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Labor can’t afford to sit back and enjoy its winnings in Victoria

Labor can’t afford to sit back and enjoy its winnings in Victoria

The Liberals’ historical base has been lost. But Labor’s figures in the state should be viewed as a serious concern for the ALP leadership and the party’s strategists.

  • by Shaun Carney
Infrastructure fails to keep up with population boom in Melbourne’s north

Infrastructure fails to keep up with population boom in Melbourne’s north

Travelling in Melbourne’s north remains “painful and frustrating”, Tamara Nolan says, with no end in sight.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey
Sick of the election? Go for a walk and let nature heal your soul

Sick of the election? Go for a walk and let nature heal your soul

Let posters be folded, let corflutes be stacked away. The campaign is over.

  • by Warwick McFadyen
Surging sickness forces NAPLAN deadline extension
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Surging sickness forces NAPLAN deadline extension

Victorian students will have another week to sit the literacy and numeracy test after large numbers miss out due to illness or isolation.

  • by Madeleine Heffernan and Nicole Precel
‘They knew the system was failing’: Grieving mum welcomes ESTA overhaul

‘They knew the system was failing’: Grieving mum welcomes ESTA overhaul

Jasmin Hussein, whose 14-year-old daughter died after suffering an asthma attack, doesn’t need an 84-page report into Victoria’s beleaguered triple-zero call system to tell her it needs fixing. 

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey, Melissa Cunningham and Timna Jacks
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Morrison, Andrews can both be ‘bulldozers’ but one has something to show for it

Morrison, Andrews can both be ‘bulldozers’ but one has something to show for it

Voters can easily identify the state government’s achievements, including dozens of level crossings removals and the Metro Rail Project.

  • by Josh Gordon
‘Alienate the base’: Christian lobby’s warning about dumping Bernie Finn

‘Alienate the base’: Christian lobby’s warning about dumping Bernie Finn

The religious lobby group has started an online petition urging party not to expel the controversial MP, says his “traditional Christian beliefs” are “accepted by many thousands of Victorians”.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey
State slow to act on suburban sprawl, says federal Liberal candidate

State slow to act on suburban sprawl, says federal Liberal candidate

The race to win the marginal seat of Corangamite is heating up, with the Liberal candidate raising the largely local and state issue of overdevelopment in a bid to harness voter discontent.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
Police investigate attack on two Jewish men outside supermarket

Police investigate attack on two Jewish men outside supermarket

Police are investigating a potentially anti-Semitic attack in Melbourne’s south-east on the weekend, which left one man in hospital.

  • by Cameron Houston
Bernie Finn says dumping him to crossbench would be ‘madness’

Bernie Finn says dumping him to crossbench would be ‘madness’

A week after he said rape survivors should not be allowed to have abortions, the Victorian MP is set to be expelled from the parliamentary Liberal Party. 

  • by Paul Sakkal