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The Victorian Premier might wish he had some Greens around

The Victorian Premier might wish he had some Greens around

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.

Why Brumby lost (hint: it wasn’t the election ads)

Why Brumby lost (hint: it wasn’t the election ads)

This talk of a "sweep against Labor" is ridiculous, says Ian McAuley. Victorian Labor didn't lose the recent election because of a failed media campaign or awkward election strategies. It lost because of years of flawed policies.

The Baillieu era begins

The Baillieu era begins

Crikey media wrap: It's the first day on the job for new Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu and the first day for a new Victorian government after 11 years of an ALP government. What lies ahead for the Big Ted?

Baillieu’s lower-case administration

Baillieu’s lower-case administration

If Ted Baillieu does appoint the recently retired federal MP Petro Georgiou as his chief of staff we can be sure that this will be a small "l" administration.

After the election blast

After the election blast

Two days after the Victorian election and the outcome still remains unclear. William Bowe offers his thoughts on the Greens debacle, how Labor lost it and where to from here.

The state election that really matters

The state election that really matters

Does it matter who wins tomorrow's Victorian state election? Does it matter which party wins any state election?

The fight for Melbourne

The fight for Melbourne

The latest polling for inner city Melbourne. Plus, a fascinating look at how voters respond "worm-style" to Victorian election ads, with Liberal voters reacting far more positively about their own side's advertising than Labor was about theirs, says William Bowe.

Victorian election minus nine days

Victorian election minus nine days

From dodgy phone polls to the current betting odds and the Brumby vs. Baillieu showdown, William Bowe wraps up the latest news from the upcoming Victorian election.

The problem with preferences

The problem with preferences

When it comes to electoral strategy, preferences are usually a short-term affair. But the Greens vs. the Liberals (and a touch of Labor) down in Victoria have turned preferences into a long-term ideological affair, writes Tad Tietze.

Poll Bludger: Greens’ VIC hopes in tatters

Poll Bludger: Greens’ VIC hopes in tatters

The Greens' grand hopes of winning as many as four or even five seats in the lower house are now in tatters, and their chances of securing the coveted balance of power greatly diminished, says Poll Bludger's William Bowe.