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Three-way manjam in the fight for Prahran

Liberal backbencher Clem Newton-Brown is well-liked and seen as effective in the seat of Prahran. So why do Labor and the Greens think they can take it from him? Crikey Victorian election correspondent Dan Moss reports.

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Victorian fringe candidates fight for their right to micro-paaaaaaarty

The 2013 federal election had some very strange results, with micro-parties benefiting from byzantine preference deals. Crikey’s Victorian election reporter Dan Moss asks: is Victoria in for motoring enthusiasts and smart meter haters?

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Movin’ to the country: Napthine’s rural strategy

Most pundits and pollies discount rural seats, but country Victoria could be the crucial difference Denis Napthine’s Coalition government needs to retain power.

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The Victorian government’s major failure (it has nothing to do with porn)

The Victorian bureaucracy lacks accountability, fails to communicate and consistently ignores recommendations to improve. And it gets away with it because nobody is listening.

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Why the Greens are eating the ALP’s lunch: a tale of two trivia nights

Labor is relying on direct mail-outs and TV spots, but the Greens’ grassroots approach could give the minor party a swag of inner-Melbourne seats.

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The crucial six inches that could unclog Victoria’s roads

There are grand plans, but the rail freight network needs investment and a clear commitment to a single rail gauge now, writes freelance journalist Max Berry.

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Mayne explains City of Melbourne’s $76m property splash

A recent land purchase has Melbourne City Council excited about the prospect of rejuvenating Queen Vic Market’s landscape.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | VIC | 5

Mayne: Transurban out-plays Victorian governments of all stripes

City Link has been one of the worst deals any government anywhere has ever negotiated on behalf of its motorists.

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Hird doubles down on ASADA ruling

James Hird’s attempt to expedite his appeal to the Federal Court on the grounds that “illegal” evidence could further damage his reputation has achieved limited success, as freelance writer David Ward explains.

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Why Fairfax vastly overestimates micro-parties’ chances in Victoria

Pundits are hyping the chances of micro-parties gaining seats in Victoria’s upper house at November’s election. Don’t listen to them.

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The hidden justification for East West Link that no one will talk about

The Victorian government’s commitment to East West Link owes as much to the location of its proposed new port as it does to congestion on Melbourne’s roads, writes freelance journalist Max Berry.

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Memo to Daniel Andrews: voters care about transport after all

Ahead of the Victorian state election, Labor is spruiking some worthwhile policies on public transport. But does anyone believe Andrews will deliver?

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Don’t write off the Napthine government just yet

Yes, things are looking dire for Denis Napthine’s Coalition government in Victoria. But there are a few things that could give it hope.

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BERNARD KEANE | VIC | 11

Napthine faces voters with a struggling economy

The Napthine government will go to the polls with the worst-performing major state economy.

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Labor could kill East West Link without paying a cent

The current Liberal state government has said it will enter into a contract for the East West Link before the state election. Could Labor break that contract without paying compensation? Dr Nick Seddon adjunct professor of law at ANU, explains.

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GUY RUNDLE | VIC | 13

Rundle: Victoria’s shameful sex abuse witch-hunt

If former Matthew Guy staffer Marc Boxer is guilty of assaulting a minor — and he has never been charged by any court — does that mean he should never work again?

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Why committing to the East West Link is a very bad idea

The public focus on what Labor might do if it were to win the election has deflected attention away from where the key responsibility lies: with the Napthine government.

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Video: uphill battle for independents in Morwell

Latrobe Valley residents felt abandoned in the wake of the Hazelwood mine fire. Now they’re taking their fight to be heard to the ballot box.

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Rundle: East West Link could go ahead, Labor or no Labor

The Victorian Labor Party has announced its opposition to the East West Link project in Melbourne. But that might not be enough to kill the road.

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Five years on from Black Saturday, Victoria drags its feet on bushfire protection

Although the state government has implemented most of the recommendations of the Bushfires Royal Commission, there is still important work to do, writes Crikey intern Andrei Ghoukassian.

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Why Labor bit the bullet and dumped the East West Link

Labor’s recent announcement that it will now oppose the East West Link is not so much a reversal of position as the outcome of a flawed initial decision, writes former Victorian Labor MP Tony Lupton.

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Why aren’t uni students jumping to the Left?

You’d think the debate over fee regulation would send student politicians Leftward, but the reality is very different, write Sally Whyte and Myriam Robin.

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Cooking with gas: LNG pipeline proposed to supply east coast

APA wants to build a billion-dollar pipeline to connect the gas supply in the Northern Territory with the east coast. And that might not be such a bad idea …

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Geoff Shaw sideshow strands Napthine in political quagmire

The Victorian government should be showing leadership and purpose rather than tying itself in knots over the member for Frankston, writes former Labor Victorian MP Tony Lupton.

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Poll Bludger: a tale of two state Liberal governments

It is the best of times (for Mike Baird), it is the worst of times (for Denis Napthine). How is it that the NSW government is able to maintain the goodwill of voters, while its Victorian counterpart languishes?

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