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State Politics

Suspended Perth lord mayor Lisa Scaffidi (Image: AAP/Richard Wainwright)

Conflict of Interest: How the City of Perth failed its people

Interested in the art of local government corruption? Look no further than the City of Perth.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/James Ross)

Andrews fronts inquiry, ducks on quarantine, says lockdown is working

The Victorian premier faced a grilling from state MPs over his handling of the pandemic. But a number of questions remain unanswered.

People in Melbourne line up for supplies before the curfew comes into effect (Image: AAP/Erik Anderson)

Welcome to emergency post-capitalism, where audacious human solutions are needed

We're in the middle of a storm. And only radical action can get us out.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/James Ross)

Andrews delivers a gut punch to the national economy, but it's the feds who need to pay

Thanks to Daniel Andrews and his government, Australia faces an economic disaster. But the federal government must step up on the response.

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/David Crosling)

When and why did the strategy change to elimination?

Rather than imposing draconian new restrictions, here's the announcement Daniel Andrews should have made.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/David Crosling)

We're all Victorians now: why Dan Andrews should force Canberra's hand on extra stimulus

The new Victorian shutdown will force an overhaul of Australia's fiscal and economic outlook. And we need more stimulus, too – much more.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (Image: AAP/Daniel Hicks)

Queensland LNP could learn a thing or two from New Zealand

Kiwi PM Jacinda Ardern is writing the script for how to win an election in the midst of chaos. But in Queensland, only one side appears to be taking notice.

(Image: AAP/James Ross)

Postcard from Melbourne: we are the masked travellers from your future

If those of you outside of Melbourne aren't thinking about the catastrophe ahead, you soon will be.

(Image: AAP/Alan Porritt)

Look west to see your future — WA's 'new normal' is going to spread

COVID-19 has hurried Australia into an economic hellscape that Western Australia has been fooling around with for at least five years.

Premier of South Australia Steven Marshall (Image: AAP/David Mariuz)

Mishandling of SA's comedy of errors results in a full-blown rorts investigation

Handled well, the scandal could have been knocked on the head. But avoidance tactics and rumours led to a domino effect, knocking down three MPs.