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.