For better or worse, Victoria's new government has the chance to do what it wants.
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.
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.
Spring Street is bracing for new generation of spin doctors following the demise of John Brumby.
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.
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.
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 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.