Topic archives: 2014 victorian election

The top 10 elections of 2014

The top 10 elections of 2014

December 19, 2014 7

It was a big year in elections internationally, with six of the G20 members holding electoral contests during 2014. Herewith, the most exciting for the year.

Poll Bludger: what happens when the ‘wrong’ candidate wins

Poll Bludger: what happens when the ‘wrong’ candidate wins

December 17, 2014 16

A complicated loophole in vote-counting legislation has awarded a seat to Labor that should have gone to the Country Alliance in Victoria.

‘No business case’ for East West Link

‘No business case’ for East West Link

December 15, 2014 2

The Napthine government's signature East West Link policy would not have been able to pay for itself. Crikey Victorian politics reporter Dan Moss reports.

Poll Bludger: could the Greens be coming for Turnbull?

Poll Bludger: could the Greens be coming for Turnbull?

December 15, 2014 7

The Greens' electoral success in Prahran was due to a number of demographic factors, with the seat an interesting mixture of hip young things and old money. Sounds like a certain federal Sydney seat we know ...

Newman in the fight of his political life, with Abbott a major liability

Newman in the fight of his political life, with Abbott a major liability

December 12, 2014 8

Labor won't have the votes to unseat the LNP at next year's Queensland election, but it might be able to turf Campbell Newman out of his own seat.

Rundle: if Morrison rolls Abbott, the Greens could end up stronger than ever

Rundle: if Morrison rolls Abbott, the Greens could end up stronger than ever

December 11, 2014 28

The Labor Party seems fresh out of ideas. And the Greens are more than happy to eat Labor's lunch.

How the Greens (probably) wiggled out of Prahran’s three-way manjam

How the Greens (probably) wiggled out of Prahran’s three-way manjam

December 10, 2014 13

The Victorian Greens were up against a very popular Liberal incumbent and a strong Labor candidate in the Melbourne seat of Prahran. So how did they squeeze out a win? Victorian politics journalist Dan Moss explains.

Changing the personnel won’t change the government’s behaviour

December 5, 2014 3

Crikey readers have their say on the East West Link, a cabinet reshuffle and other issues of the day.

Three myths about the East West Link

Three myths about the East West Link

December 4, 2014

The East West Link was bad policy, but that's no excuse for perpetuating bullshit about it.

Labor’s Port of Melbourne lease won’t be smooth sailing

Labor’s Port of Melbourne lease won’t be smooth sailing

December 4, 2014 1

Labor has promised to lease out the Port of Melbourne in order to pay to replace 50 level crossings. But Crikey Victorian politics journalist Dan Moss says the Greens might make that tricky.

iSentia index: Annus Horribilis or Year of Achievement? The media marks the Abbott government down for 2014

iSentia index: Annus Horribilis or Year of Achievement? The media marks the Abbott government down for 2014

December 3, 2014

Coalition losses and artificial intelligence got the media and media waters talking this week.

The pedant v the blowhard: meet the men vying for what’s left of Victoria’s Libs

The pedant v the blowhard: meet the men vying for what’s left of Victoria’s Libs

December 3, 2014 2

Denis Napthine doesn't want to lead the Victorian Liberals, battered and humiliated, in opposition. But what sort of man would want a job like that? Crikey Victorian election correspondent Dan Moss reports.

Poll Bludger: have we reached a Greens zenith?

Poll Bludger: have we reached a Greens zenith?

December 3, 2014

The Greens have finally won a Victorian lower house seat, but their primary vote has not increased since last election. Is the minor party on its way up, or is this all the support it will be able to manage?

Nats down, Greens up — Victoria’s minors ride the pendulum

Nats down, Greens up — Victoria’s minors ride the pendulum

December 1, 2014 8

The Greens got almost twice the number of votes as the Nationals in the Victorian election -- and yet they have at best three seats to the Nats' seven.

From marijuana to firearms, micro-parties have a big part to play in Victoria

From marijuana to firearms, micro-parties have a big part to play in Victoria

December 1, 2014 6

The counting isn't over yet, but Victoria's Parliament is in for a big shake-up, writes Crikey Victorian election correspondent Dan Moss.

Could the Vic Liberals still swing it?

Could the Vic Liberals still swing it?

November 28, 2014 4

The betting markets seem convinced that Denis Napthine will wake up on Sunday as opposition leader, but do the numbers really stack up?

From one Dan to another: Andrews, you’ve got an image problem

From one Dan to another: Andrews, you’ve got an image problem

November 28, 2014 1

Freelance writer Dan Wood has made that crucial transition from Daniel to Dan -- and he's got some advice for Victoria's Labor leader on how to do the same.

Poll Bludger: the top five Victorian bellwether seats

Poll Bludger: the top five Victorian bellwether seats

November 28, 2014 2

Victoria heads to the polls on Saturday, and things look pretty grim for the Liberal party, as they try desperately to hold on to some of these battleground seats.

Stephen Mayne unveils election promises, set in stone

Stephen Mayne unveils election promises, set in stone

November 27, 2014 2

Crikey founder Stephen Mayne launches our Set In Stone project, urging politicians to keep their promises.

Style guide: image consultants assess Victorian leaders

Style guide: image consultants assess Victorian leaders

November 27, 2014 2

Crikey Victorian election correspondent Dan Moss asks professional image consultants what to make of "Dan" Andrews and Denis Napthine.