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Jeff Kennett's long history of inflammatory comments

Jeff Kennett's long history of inflammatory comments

Like many men of the Melbourne establishment, it’s the AFL that provides Kennett with relevance and a platform.

Victoria's public housing investment is bleak and getting worse

Victoria's public housing investment is bleak and getting worse

State government investment in public housing has fallen, and Victoria and NSW are underperforming compared to small states.

A flash of fuschia as Julia Banks sweeps the peninsula

A flash of fuschia as Julia Banks sweeps the peninsula

Candidates battle not only each other but the ghost of politics that haunts Victoria's twin peninsulas.

Everyone wants to be Mr Black — except in Indi, where all is orange

Everyone wants to be Mr Black — except in Indi, where all is orange

Voices For Indi is a movement focused on keeping the seat for an independent, and achieving a handover from independent to independent — a first in Australia.

In Indi, the clash of old and new, and memory seen through sepia

In Indi, the clash of old and new, and memory seen through sepia

Helen Haines’ candidacy is bold, and has to be. She's looking to succeed Cathy McGowan and show that an independent can succeed an independent, a first in Australia.

In the red corner, Albo and baby-face Luke Creasey start swinging against Bandt

In the red corner, Albo and baby-face Luke Creasey start swinging against Bandt

Anthony Albanese has helped launch Luke Creasey's ambitious campaign to knock off Adam Bandt in the now-solidly Greens seat of Melbourne.

'If the Andrews government wants a fight, they've got one'

'If the Andrews government wants a fight, they've got one'

The government is facing a growing resistance from Djab Wurrung traditional owners over the destruction of cultural heritage. Is this a litmus test for what's to come with treaty negotiations?

Why the Australian Grand Prix just isn't a winner

Why the Australian Grand Prix just isn't a winner

The event is hotly debated every year, and every year the government of the day defends it. What do the numbers tell us?

Publication prohibited: a history of the biggest suppression orders in Victoria

Publication prohibited: a history of the biggest suppression orders in Victoria

From underworld killings to high-level corruption scandals, here are some of the biggest stories which have been gagged by Victoria's suppression order regime.