Topic archives: John Brumby

Mayne: Bob Carr v Four Corners on China’s influence in Canberra

June 13, 2017 6

Plus eight other pollies and their various corporate interests.

Mayne: Transurban out-plays Victorian governments of all stripes

Mayne: Transurban out-plays Victorian governments of all stripes

October 10, 2014 5

City Link has been one of the worst deals any government anywhere has ever negotiated on behalf of its motorists.

The Pauline precedent: our greatest political comebacks

The Pauline precedent: our greatest political comebacks

June 5, 2013 7

Pauline Hanson is trying her hand at another political comeback. Freelance writer Sally Whyte looks back through history at Australian politicians who came in from the political wilderness to electoral glory.

Brumby as COAG reformer? The last person you’d want

December 7, 2012 5

John Brumby's appointment to the COAG Reform Council is shabby and undeserved for a man of his parochial, protectionist record as premier of Victoria.

ALP think tanks sprout, but who’s talking policy?

ALP think tanks sprout, but who’s talking policy?

July 10, 2012 3

The ALP suits crammed into the function room of Lygon Street's legendary La Notte restaurant last Thursday to celebrate the first meeting of the Victorian party's new think tank 'Progressive Network' were restless.

A tale of two election reviews, by the NSW and Vic ALP

A tale of two election reviews, by the NSW and Vic ALP

July 14, 2011 7

Two contrasting ALP state election reviews have been launched in the last week and the differences between them is stark, and for the NSW party a tad embarrassing.

Maguire the favourite for Broadmeadows <br>by-election

Maguire the favourite for Broadmeadows
by-election

January 24, 2011

The by-election to replace former Victorian Premier John Brumby has been set for February 19. Labor's state administrative committee will meet next week, presumably to smooth the path for property developer (and brother of Eddie) Frank McGuire, writes William Bowe.

Not much of a contest in Broadmeadows

January 21, 2011 2

Australia's first election for the year will be a rather sedate affair.

So far on the 2011 electoral calendar

January 3, 2011

The following events have been confirmed for the 2011 electoral calendar: NSW Labor's date for an election shellacking will be March 26, Johm Brumby's exit from politics will result in a by-election in a safe seat and four of the 15 seats in Tasmania's Legislative Council will become vacant this year, writes William Bowe.

What went wrong for John Brumby? Nick Reece has the back rooms talking

December 16, 2010 2

When outgoing Victorian ALP state secretary Nick Reece took to the podium at the Melbourne Press Club yesterday to explain his campaign failure, but didn't actually admit to any mistakes, the ripples of discontent could be heard across the party's disillusioned and dwindling membership.

Hulls and Donnellan to mull over Vic ALP deputy role

December 1, 2010 2

Despite some satisfaction in Victorian ALP Left circles, Saturday's result has refocused the right's attention on its divided status, with one peacemaker reporting that the "language change had been extraordinary" and that the state branch was now bracing for a "monumental sh-tfight".

Bowe: for Victorian Labor, it was a case of ‘on ya cycle’

November 30, 2010 6

Depending on your perspective, the big swing against Labor in Victoria on Saturday was either highly portentous or highly predictable.

Why Brumby lost (hint: it wasn’t the election ads)

November 30, 2010

This talk of a "sweep against Labor" is ridiculous, says Ian McAuley. Victorian Labor didn't lose the recent election because of a failed media campaign or awkward election strategies. It lost because of years of flawed policies.

The Baillieu era begins

November 30, 2010 12

Crikey media wrap: It's the first day on the job for new Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu and the first day for a new Victorian government after 11 years of an ALP government. What lies ahead for the Big Ted?

The Vic election bomb: commandos raid, documents shred, recriminations begin

November 29, 2010

There was no bigger symbol of John Brumby's imminent demise than the scene outside Melbourne's Treasury Place this morning as hundreds of soon-to-be-sacked staffers huddled nervously as their boss' private office was raided by anti-terrorism commandos. Andrew Crook reports on the day after the night before.

Vic Labor confronts the post-Brumby
world

November 29, 2010 3

The Victorian Labor Party is preparing for a smooth and uncontroversial leadership transition, with the party's Socialist Left faction now in a commanding position to install health minister Daniel Andrews after it lost just one MP on Saturday night.

Victorians heed the NSW and Qld experience, reject a fourth-term govt

Victorians heed the NSW and Qld experience, reject a fourth-term govt

November 29, 2010 20

Rather than let the rot set in as it did in NSW and Queensland, Victorian voters have opted for a continuation of the same sort of government under new leadership.

After the election blast

After the election blast

November 29, 2010

Two days after the Victorian election and the outcome still remains unclear. William Bowe offers his thoughts on the Greens debacle, how Labor lost it and where to from here.

Vic Labor’s surprise
shellacking

November 29, 2010 7

Crikey Media Wrap: It came as no surprise that Victoria's aging Labor government suffered a significant swing against it at the state poll over the weekend, but few pundits predicted anything near the scale of the voter backlash that will almost certainly claim the scalp of Premier John Brumby.

Baillieu set to seize power in Victoria: poll

Baillieu set to seize power in Victoria: poll

November 26, 2010 17

The Liberal Party is set to deny John Brumby his first election victory and seize power in Victoria, according to a Morgan Poll conducted exclusively for Crikey.