Topic archives: ted ballieu

The Victorian Premier might wish he had some Greens around

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.

Right, said Ted, Liberal factional gangs have me done

Right, said Ted, Liberal factional gangs have me done

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.

Baillieu cuts Victorian arts funding: ‘tough, but not killer’

Baillieu cuts Victorian arts funding: ‘tough, but not killer’

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.

Newspoll: more worrying news for Baillieu

Newspoll: more worrying news for Baillieu

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.

Ted Baillieu: does Big Ted have the ticker to govern?

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.

The Baillieu Dump: when $1m for consultants is a super idea

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.

Newspoll: the Baillieu government’s honeymoon bounce

Newspoll: the Baillieu government’s honeymoon bounce

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.

‘Sticky carpet-clad’ Ted pledges Libs’ love of live music

‘Sticky carpet-clad’ Ted pledges Libs’ love of live music

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".

Ducking the main issue on hunting

Ducking the main issue on hunting

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.

Victorian budget marks the day the music died

Victorian budget marks the day the music died

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.

A free health check for Ted Ballieu

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.

Austin: Labor wants all eyes on Ballieu

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.

Victorian election: week two

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.

Victorian election: week one highlights

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.

Ted Baillieu is the real winner of the health debate

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.

Baillieu hate bloggers a symptom of Liberal disease

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.