Victorian Newspoll — ALP solidish edition

June 30, 2009

Worth noting in the first such poll since Feb, is the general decline in the net-satisfaction levels of both the Labor government and Liberal opposition, says Possum.

Melbourne bids a fond farewell to Connex

June 26, 2009 3

The Victorian Government’s decision to dump both Connex and Yarra Trams comes as something of a surprise. Letting Connex go was the only available course of action, but Yarra Trams' grip on the more popular tram system was publicly considered to be far more secure.

Gaming the health system: rational response to bad policy

June 25, 2009

Hospital administrators who push the purchasing system to its limits have little to gain personally. They are merely trying to keep their hospitals afloat, says Tom Keating.

The fire next time: reforming Australian bushfire policy

June 22, 2009 7

In this summarised version of his second submission to the Royal Commission, Frank Campbell says Black Saturday was the logical outcome of erroneous assumptions and policies developed over a quarter of a century.

Feed the birds, tuppence a bag

June 17, 2009 2

What possible motive could the frail old woman have doing the things she is alleged to have done to the really nice Mr Tuppence? The Kooka Brothers are on the trail.

Chopper: “Good riddance” to Moran death

June 17, 2009

Chopper Read on the end of a criminal dynasty.

The battle for Higgins resumes

June 16, 2009

The Higgins preselection has been an on-again, off-again saga.

Who cooked up this ELF hobgoblin?

June 16, 2009 4

There ain’t nothing like a homegrown terror scare to get the juices flowing.

Melbourne’s most-feared crime family now extinct

June 16, 2009

A Melbourne crime dynasty died when Desmond "Tuppence" Moran breathed his last in the suburb where he had been a recognised rogue for decades, writes John Silvester.

Swine flu chaos? GPs only have themselves to blame

June 15, 2009 6

Sitting on our arses? I think not, writes a disgruntled health care professional.