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The 'Lawyer X' scandal is an astounding snapshot of Melbourne's gangland past

The 'Lawyer X' scandal is an astounding snapshot of Melbourne's gangland past

A lawyer-turned-police informant. A name everyone knows, but can't publish. A number of major convictions now in question. This will make one hell of a mini-series.

Should Dan Andrews have returned Adem Somyurek to cabinet?

Should Dan Andrews have returned Adem Somyurek to cabinet?

Or does reinstating Somyurek suggest there has been no fundamental culture shift within the ALP?

How the early voting boom is dramatically changing Australian elections

How the early voting boom is dramatically changing Australian elections

With huge numbers of people opting for pre-poll votes, election campaigns are growing bigger, messier, and more expensive. Is it worth the trade-off?

A true and accurate portrait of 'preference whisperer' Glenn Druery

A true and accurate portrait of 'preference whisperer' Glenn Druery

There are perks to providing a consulting service for small parties wanting to take full advantage of our democratic system.

Power trip: safe seats will soon suffer under Victorian Labor

Power trip: safe seats will soon suffer under Victorian Labor

From factory closures to housing and transport policies, Daniel Andrews' Labor have proven themselves to govern for the middle classes.

How Victoria became 'the most progressive state in the nation'

How Victoria became 'the most progressive state in the nation'

It's hard to discern how much of this stonking loss was due to the last week or two, and how much can be traced back to the history of the state itself.

Will Morrison drag the NSW Liberals down with him too?

Will Morrison drag the NSW Liberals down with him too?

Forget the line about no federal implications from Victoria: Scott Morrison is rapidly running out of time to avoid a federal debacle, and he might kill off a good government in NSW along the way.

The seats that blew the Libs out of the water

The seats that blew the Libs out of the water

Some of the worst results corresponded with the electorates of federal MPs who helped bring the party to its present state by backing Peter Dutton's bid for the leadership.

A look back at those we've lost (and those we're amazed we didn't) in the Victorian election

A look back at those we've lost (and those we're amazed we didn't) in the Victorian election

In one of the strangest and most dogged elections in recent memory, Crikey takes a look at the candidates who, due to one scandal or another, couldn't go the distance.

Crikey Quiz: minor party or bumper sticker?

Crikey Quiz: minor party or bumper sticker?

Can you tell the difference between the next Motoring Enthusiast Party and your average enthusiastic motorist?