March 8, 2013 5
Ted Baillieu might now be regretting his decision to preference Labor ahead of the Greens. In Western Australia, the Liberals and Greens have come to terms. Denis Napthine should consider doing the same.
March 7, 2013 53
Why did the Liberal Party cut Ted Baillieu loose? You have to examine the factional background of conservative forces in Victoria. The Right rump never much liked him.
June 29, 2012 1
Crikey can reveal the Victorian government today will announce significant funding cuts in its arts portfolio. Smaller companies will be hit hardest.
April 30, 2012
Ted Ballieu's honeymoon period appears to have conked out barely a year after his government took office. The latest Newspoll gives the Coalition in Victoria a delicate two-party lead of 51-49, reports William Bowe.
January 19, 2012
Under normal conditions, the Premier of Victoria should be the most powerful figure in Melbourne. But Ted Baillieu isn't, writes Andrew Crook.
October 24, 2011
The Emergency Services and State Super has spent nearly $1 million employing more than 20 consultants to review its management and business strategies, writes Ross Williams.
August 31, 2011
Labor’s primary vote of 28 percent in Victoria offers the party new cause for woe: they have now had results in the twenties federally and in all five states covered by Newspoll, writes William Bowe.
August 9, 2011 4
Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu draped himself in the iconic Melbourne music venue The Tote's mythical sticky carpet to ram home his message that Liberals "love live music".
June 17, 2011
Victoria’s 2011 duck shooting season finished this week. By allowing a twelve week season this year, the Baillieu government unnecessarily risked the future of our vital wetlands regions, writes Mark Argyle.
May 4, 2011 1
The Victorian rock and roll community is reeling in the wake of yesterday's state budget, which saw funding for the contemporary music sector slashed by 56% and the popular FReeZACentral program abandoned.
December 2, 2010
Crikey's health blog Croakey is offering Victoria's new premier Ted Ballieu and his ministers a free health consultation, from a range of experts in the sector giving their opinion on how the new government should respond to the national health reform agenda.
November 11, 2010
In this year's Victorian election neither party are campaigning from a position of strength. Labor have attracted too much baggage to campaign on their record, so they are endeavoring to make it all about Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu, writes Paul Austin.
November 10, 2010
Week two happenings in the Victorian election so far include the media's diagnosis of the soon-to-be-forgotten leaders debate, Ted Ballieu's struggle to get his message out and the ALP's secret research that tells them what they should already know, reports William Bowe.
November 5, 2010
In preparation for John Brumby and Ted Baillieu's leaders debate tonight, WIlliam Bowe recaps the notable happenings from the first week of the Victorian election campaign.
April 15, 2010 22
John Brumby's recalcitrance on health reform has led to some unexpected scrutiny of his own health record -- and it's not pretty. Opposition leader Ted Baillieu must be unable to believe his luck.
May 12, 2008 3
Ted Ballieu has sacked the two staffers exposed as the authors of He Who Stands For Nothing, the hate site attacking him, . But the incident points to a deeper structural problem within the Liberal Party.