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Topic: 2010 Victorian Election
Richardson: big Ted takes a dangerous prize

Richardson: big Ted takes a dangerous prize

For better or worse, Victoria's new government has the chance to do what it wants.

A close finish from Victoria’s surprisingly engaged electorate

A close finish from Victoria’s surprisingly engaged electorate

A close election doesn't necessarily mean close seats: the new Victorian government has the narrowest possible majority, two seats, in the legislative assembly, but there's been no real interest in the counting for the last week.

Richardson: rival teams face off in Victoria

Richardson: rival teams face off in Victoria

Counting continues in the Victorian state election, with two upper house seats still very much undecided.

How the Sex Party disposed of a junketeering speaker

How the Sex Party disposed of a junketeering speaker

The Greens appear to have been saved the ignominy of going backwards in the Victorian upper house by the Australian Sex Party, which is set to pocket $30,000 of public funding courtesy, in part, of the donkey vote.

For Liberal lobbyists, it’s a case of form a queue in Spring Street

For Liberal lobbyists, it’s a case of form a queue in Spring Street

Spring Street is bracing for new generation of spin doctors following the demise of John Brumby.

Ted’s still firing on law and order

Ted’s still firing on law and order

It is clearly hard to get out of that election mode when posturing about tough on law and order is seen by politicians as a pre-requisite for success.

Here we go again: Labor and the Greens, part XXVI

Here we go again: Labor and the Greens, part XXVI

Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.

Mayne: CEO’s salaries, Rupert’s package and still counting the votes…

Mayne: CEO’s salaries, Rupert’s package and still counting the votes…

Beating up on executive pay is a no brainer for the tabloid media, but it seems the Herald Sun has differing standards when it comes to its own.

Changing political landscape means changes to health reform

Changing political landscape means changes to health reform

The new Victorian Liberal government, like the old Victorian Labor government, is a major player in Australia’s health reforms, writes Paul Dugdale, director of the ANU Centre for Health Stewardship.

The conventional wisdom is always wrong

The conventional wisdom is always wrong

The late J.K. Galbraith had a remarkable capacity to coin memorable epigrams and quotable quotes. The idea that the conventional wisdom is always wrong was one of them.