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.
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.
The Victorian premier has inspired love and loathing, but his hardline stance on lockdown could be his political undoing.
It's right to scrutinise the mistakes of the Victorian government. But the inquiries are looking at the wrong blunder.
Victorians have the right to be angry about testing delays and to demand 24-hour results. In fact, it should be an urgent priority.
Despite early successes, the Victorian approach to beating COVID-19 had some glaring inconsistencies. Did this cause the second spike?
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.
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.