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The Victorian Premier might wish he had some Greens around

Charles Richardson March 8, 2013 5 Comments

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

Charles Richardson March 7, 2013 53 Comments

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’

Ben Eltham June 29, 2012 1 Comment

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

Crikey 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?

Crikey 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

Crikey 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

Crikey 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

Andrew Crook August 9, 2011 4 Comments

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

Crikey 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

Andrew Crook May 4, 2011 1 Comment

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.