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VIC | 12

Border Farce: Keystone Cops boxed in by protesters and own incompetence

It’s on! Now it’s off! Now it’s on again! Oh wait, no… the Border Force operation planned for Melbourne today was not the most well-executed plan. Crikey journalists Sally Whyte and Josh Taylor were on the ground.

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Mayne: lessons from NSW as rate capping looms in Victoria

It’s time for Victorian councils to cap their rates.

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Crikey Blogs | VIC |

Well, whoop-de-do, Melbourne wins ‘most liveable city’ again. Here’s why that’s nonsense.

Don’t believe the hype; all is not what seems when it comes to The Economist’s city-by-city liveability Index.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | VIC |

Mayne: forget bike bans, is Melbourne killing car-sharing?

Melbourne should be willing to forego some of its parking revenue in order to encourage the environmentally sustainable business of car-sharing

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STEPHEN MAYNE | VIC |

Mayne: time for a citizen jury to sort out industry fund governance

We need more independent directors on boards.

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VIC |

Troubling questions that need to be answered on the Hazelwood mine fire

The Labor government has promised to get to the bottom of what happened in the Hazelwood mine fire last year, but serious questions remain, writes freelance writer Tom Doig

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VIC |

The transformative, stoic and inspirational Joan Kirner

Former Victorian Labor MP Mary Delahunty remembers the trail-blazing, former Victorian premier Joan Kirner.

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Crikey Blogs | VIC |

Is the Vic govt’s discussion paper on housing standards a sham inquiry?

The Victorian government say it wants to start a serious discussion with the community on design standards for apartments. But it’s not telling the full story.

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Abbott could learn a thing or two from Dan Andrews’ Vic budget

The Victorian budget is about sticking to the script, writes The Mandarin’s David Donaldson.

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BERNARD KEANE | VIC |

Abbott presides over a lost year on infrastructure

Despite proclaiming himself the “infrastructure Prime Minister”, Tony Abbott has wasted 20 months as construction falls.

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Crikey Blogs | VIC |

Not dead yet: is it really ‘game over’ for the East West Link?

Some say the East West Link has gone down: game, set and match. But there’s rarely a match point in politics.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | VIC |

Mayne offers cash for submissions scandal on City of Melbourne’s annual actions

If you can think of any new initiatives the City of Melbourne should launch in 2015-16, come along next Tuesday and make your pitch, pocketing $20 for your efforts.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | VIC |

Mayne: media go berserk as Vic Labor effectively closes the East West file

The tabloids have been crucifying Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, without giving any of the straightforward answers on the East West road project and future public infrastructure.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | VIC |

Mayne: tabloid beat-ups discourage local govt transparency

It’s time the daily rags stopped their contrived beat-ups of local councils. Instead, they should be focusing on a productive reform agenda to improve transparency.

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Crikey Blogs | VIC |

F1 Grand Prix: what do you get for $70 million?

This Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park is likely to cost taxpayers close to $70 million. But the benefits don’t come within cooee of that outlay; there are much better uses for the money.

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JASON WHITTAKER | VIC |

‘Someone has been untruthful’: did Dan Andrews go too far?

The brutal dismissal of the CEO and chairman of WorkSafe in Victoria over a water contamination scare left some breathless. Did the Premier go too far in publicly calling them liars? The Mandarin examines.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | VIC |

Mayne: blocking foreign investment? Xu gotta be kidding me!

Why would a supposedly pro-business federal government be so intent on restricting foreign investment in Australia?

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SALLY WHYTE | VIC |

Hope and justice: Australia holds vigils for Chan and Sukumaran

Last night, heartfelt vigils for Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were held around Australia.

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Crikey Blogs | VIC |

Andrews says full steam ahead for Melbourne Metro — but is it all hot air?

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews faces several key challenges before his promised Melbourne Metro rail tunnel comes to fruition.

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VIC |

One year on from Hazelwood fire, deadly legacy lingers

The Hazelwood mine fire was not a natural disaster; it was a chronic industrial mishap of the most unnatural kind, writes freelance writer Tom Doig.

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Crikey Blogs | VIC |

Stop hating on skyscrapers

Although high-density housing can be done badly, it is also essential to the community, particularly for affordable housing.

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Crikey Blogs | VIC |

Why Melbourne Bike Share riders shouldn’t have to wear helmets

The new Victorian government has to decide what to do about the lacklustre performance of Melbourne Bicycle Share. One possible action could be to exempt it from the mandatory helmet law.

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Crikey Blogs | VIC |

What would it take to build a tram network the size of Melbourne’s?

Melbourne is fortunate it inherited the largest tram network in the world, because building something like it today — say in a city such as Sydney — would be extraordinarily expensive and difficult.

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WILLIAM BOWE | VIC |

Poll Bludger: what happens when the ‘wrong’ candidate wins

A complicated loophole in vote-counting legislation has awarded a seat to Labor that should have gone to the Country Alliance in Victoria.

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WILLIAM BOWE | VIC |

Poll Bludger: Andrews faces a daunting challenge in Vic upper house

With the excitement of an election win behind him, incoming Victorian premier Daniel Andrews must get to work on managing the makeup of his parliament.

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