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Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas (Image: AAP/James Ross)

As Victoria piles on recovery debt, should we be worried about its ability to pay?

Debt and deficit aren't the political bugbears they once were, but as Victoria throws borrowed money at its recovery there is some cause for concern.

Protesters aiming to protect the Djab Wurrung trees from destruction by Vic Roads in 2019 (Image: Supplied)

Tree felled under cover of COVID … US Navy gets twitchy … minor moments in Qld

The Andrews government has taken advantage of Victoria's interest in eased restrictions to destroy the sacred Djab Wurrung directions tree. Plus other tips from the Crikey bunker.

Justice Jennifer Coate heading the inquiry into Victoria's hotel quarantine scandal. (Image: AAP/James Ross)

The hotel quarantine fiasco wasn’t manslaughter. Just plain old incompetence

People should lose their jobs — lives were lost and unimaginable suffering ensued — but there was no crime committed.

(Image: AAP/James Ross)

Good morning, early birds. The Victorian government has received a mixed response to its $3 billion business package, and Victoria Police reportedly arrested 74 people at yesterday's anti-lockdown protests. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews addresses the media (Image: AAP/Erik Anderson)

Daniel Andrews: the machine man brought to life on our screens every day

The Victorian premier has inspired love and loathing, but his hardline stance on lockdown could be his political undoing.

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry in Melbourne (Image: AAP/James Ross)

Inquiries are looking in the wrong place — the stuff-up is all about the second wave

It's right to scrutinise the mistakes of the Victorian government. But the inquiries are looking at the wrong blunder.

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Lockdown? Fair enough. But a three-day turnaround for test results is not on

Victorians have the right to be angry about testing delays and to demand 24-hour results. In fact, it should be an urgent priority.

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Victoria: a state overflowing with inconsistencies, anomalies and infections

Despite early successes, the Victorian approach to beating COVID-19 had some glaring inconsistencies. Did this cause the second spike?

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Victoria’s COVID-19 misfortune will repeat elsewhere — again and again

Other states were quick to condemn Victoria for its second COVID-19 spike, but the second wave is coming for them too, and it will be worse than they imagine.

Daniel Andrews at a function organised by the Chinese Community Council of Australia formally apologising for racist policies aimed at Chinese miners 160 years ago (Image: AAP/Mal Fairclough)

Media misses the mark on Chinese interference in Australia

Journalists need to do their homework before drawing links between Beijing's United Front efforts and the work of community groups run by Chinese Australians.

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