On paper, it would seem unworkable. Daniel Andrews is a progressive premier from Labor’s Socialist Left faction and Perrottet, a conservative Catholic from the Liberal party’s right. But their desire to be bold political reformers trumps rigid ideology.
- by Annika Smethurst
Workforce issues could hamper the state government from getting its early learning reforms off the ground.
- by Cara Waters, Adam Carey, Matilda Finn and Marta Pascual Juanola
Several states have legalised privately owned e-scooters, but Victoria only permits those used in an inner-city share scheme. Not all Melburnians are waiting for the state government to catch up.
- by Patrick Hatch
Insiders are concerned that the commission’s crimped time frames mean it might not be able to release a high-quality report that was due later this month.
- by Jack Latimore
I was born and raised in the Frankston-Seaford area decades ago when it was only just joining the suburban sprawl. I understand the frustration of voters waiting for train stations and good schools.
- by Shaun Carney
A Victorian parliamentary inquiry has heard that the “myopic” focus of Australian authorities since 9/11 had paved the way for right-wing nationalism to fester undetected.
- by Sumeyya Ilanbey
Heide Museum of Modern Art in Bulleen will ask the Andrews government to consider building it a new gallery, with one of its proposed sites for an added wing on a neighbouring golf course owned by pokies billionaire Bruce Mathieson.
- by Clay Lucas
“It is extremely disappointing that people are being targeted for exercising their democratic rights. These cowardly anonymous threats are very distressing for the people who receive them,” Kooyong MP Monique Ryan said.
- by Sumeyya Ilanbey and Jackson Graham
The Brunswick residents had no idea the government-run alternative school was being relocated to their street until the day the builders started work on the new site.
- by Adam Carey
Researcher Beryl Patullo, the secretary of a friends group at an old cemetery north of Melbourne, has received an OAM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
- by Carolyn Webb
Graeme Legge, 86, has been a volunteer firefighter since he was 15 years old.
- by Carla Jaeger