Last year's state election loss came as a major surprise to the Victorian ALP (and to most commentators), so there should be plenty to say in a review of what went wrong. And the review just completed, by federal MP Alan Griffin, blames a range of factors, including a "significant level of dysfunction" at head office. (Due credit to the party, by the way, for posting the review on its website.)

But what really seems to have captured the imagination of the media, funnily enough, is the role of the Greens. The review's comments on Greens preferences were covered in The Australian on Monday and Tuesday as part of its continuing war against the Greens. Then this morning The Age, which had already looked at the review yesterday, ran a follow-up piece specifically focused on the Greens.