Brumby’s ring of fire

April 23, 2009

Victorian Premier John Brumby has been scorched by the royal comission he set up into the Black Saturday bushfires.

From internet to lunch: CFMEU bikie rumour takes wing

April 22, 2009 1

A minor kerfuffle has erupted over bikie gang comments apparently made by Victoria Police Chief Comissioner Simon Overland.

Calculating the cost of water: catchments, fires and global warming

April 22, 2009

What is catchment management, asks Lionel Elmore.

Prescribed burns are prejudging the bushfire inquiry

April 21, 2009

Victoria's bushfire Royal Commission has begun, as the state is wreathed in the smoke of 27 official fires. What gives, asks Lionel Elmore.

Bushfire donations become an unpalatable burden

April 21, 2009

The truckloads of goodwill in the wake of Black Saturday appear to have produced a logistical nightmare.

No baby anchovies, no penguin parade for Victoria

April 8, 2009

The lack of baby anchovies in Port Phillip Bay could threaten the second largest tourist attraction for international visitors in Australia -- Victoria's multi million dollar Phillip Island Penguin Parade, reports Lionel Elmore.

Fishermen receive death threats as supply dries up

April 7, 2009

Commercial fishermen in Lakes Entrance Victoria have had their boats vandalised and have now been subjected to death threats, reports Lionel Elmore.

Foresters seize the moment to set Victoria ablaze. Again.

April 2, 2009

Lighting fires is now a Victorian growth industry driven by a bureaucratic conglomerate of what used to be separate managers for National Parks, State Forests and Crown Lands, writes Lionel Elmore.

Brumby’s Grand Prix spinning out of control. Don’t tell Fairfax

March 30, 2009

Could this be the beginning of the end for the Grand Prix at Melbourne’s Albert Park? Asks Andrew Crook.

The Bracks Cabinet in Profile

February 28, 2000

Crikey profiles Labor's Victorian Cabinet as Bracks takes the reins, with each Cabinet member given their own special rating.