The Victorian Liberals candidate is just the latest political hopeful whose questionable history has brought them down, leading to the question: do none of these parties have access to a search engine?
Crikey readers discuss the Witness K trial, the Victorian Election preference battle and Scott Morrison's religious bent.
Good morning, early birds. UK Prime Minister Theresa May is pushing back against the threat of a leadership spill, the Senate passes a ban on foreign donations, and Victorian Liberals leader Matthew Guy pledges subsidies on energy-efficient televisions if he wins the upcoming state election. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Foxtel gives the Christmas gift of redundancy, Chris Smith is set to rejoin Nine Entertainment, and the Nine-Fairfax merger is less valuable than ever.
Victorian Labor has been fairly consistent in its reticence to let go of group voting tickets.
While Labor are favourites in the upcoming state election, the outcome is far from certain. Let's look at the opposition leader they're up against.
Crikey readers respond to Tony Abbott's English-first crusade, the role of police surveillance in preventing terrorism, and micro-parties in the Victorian election.
Good morning, early birds. Energy companies are coming out in force to challenge the government's power divestment plan as potentially unconstitutional, domestic violence workers warn of the end the National Rental Affordability Scheme, and preference deals mean micro-parties are expected to swarm the Victorian state election. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
With the Victorian state election just around the corner, Crikey is taking a deep dive into the major players' histories.