Greg Barber is almost certain to be elected to the Victorian upper
house at this year's state election and could very well become the
leader of the Greens team holding the balance of power. Barber was Victoria's first mayor in the City of Yarra and was strongly
defending his financial management records in story 23 from Crikey on January 23.

However, despite this detailed profile in The Age in 2003, there is one aspect of Barber's record which hasn't been mentioned
and which will certainly count against him in the Northern Metropolitan
region when voters go to the polls on November 25.