March 14, 2018 30
Release of details from the Freckleton report into disgraced Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle has all but buried his chances of recovery, though the fate of the powerful men who enabled him is less certain.
February 15, 2018 20
The former Victorian premier is failing on many metrics but his views on gender prove the times have outgrown the man, writes Stephen Mayne.
February 8, 2018 5
Jonesing for a stadium ... no jihad for Jim? ... Tsiolkas defends Doyle ...
February 7, 2018 7
Team Doyle seems to be moving to suppress the publication or broadcast of any more damaging information.
December 18, 2017
Good morning, early birds. There are a couple of pieces of very good news for the Turnbull government this morning (though it's not all roses). Plus, sexual harassment allegations at Melbourne City Council. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chamlers.
July 4, 2017 10
Bolt's big blunder ... what a load of bollards ... the world's real cyber criminals ...
October 24, 2016
And Robert Doyle lets slip the haunts of his youth.
October 24, 2016
Council robo-calls ... fairy bread for breakfast ... how Derryn Hinch got elected ...
October 7, 2016 1
It's a Liberal-Green contest for Melbourne Council, but will Robert Doyle be able to keep his majority?
September 27, 2016
Laurie Oakes' mystery date ... ABC snake oil ... guess who's back ...
October 15, 2014 5
A recent land purchase has Melbourne City Council excited about the prospect of rejuvenating Queen Vic Market's landscape.
August 27, 2014
February 4, 2014 4
ATO cracks down on young lawyers? ... more pro-LNP edicts from Queensland ... Melbourne mayor changes career ...
January 30, 2014 5
State and local governments are going it alone on climate change. Australian councils are starting to follow, write ANU researcher Dr Matthew Rimmer and climate campaigner Charlotte Wood.
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.
October 29, 2012 7
Election results in Sydney, Melbourne and the ACT point to moderately good news for Labor -- and the Greens will take some comfort from their inner-city results. Is the anti-incumbency vibe waning?
October 9, 2012
Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle's re-election bid -- widely regarded as a fait accompli -- could still be derailed by an insurgent Greens machine that remains confident of victory if the party can snag over 20% of the primary vote.
January 12, 2012
He carries off the usual city hall duties, like ribbon cutting and sound biting, with aplomb. But is Robert Doyle actually powerful? He certainly doesn't mind pissing people off, writes Andrew Crook.
October 24, 2011
Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has expressed solidarity with the Occupy movement, a stark contrast to the vitriolic attitude held by Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, writes Matthew Knott.
October 21, 2011 163
Victoria Police have acted on Lord Mayor Robert Doyle's demands to evict members of Occupy Melbourne from their indefinite camp in City Square, calling in the force's shield-wielding riot squad to disperse the tent city.