Victorian election result tightens in Preston as several Melbourne seats remain too close to call

Around half a dozen Victorian lower house seats remain too close to call, as a tight count in Melbourne’s north could put an independent challenger in striking distance of a seat in Labor’s heartland. key points: In Preston, the Labor candidate believes it’s possible he will be defeated by an independent Labor remains ahead of … Read more

Matthew Guy to resign as Liberal leader after second Victorian election defeat

Opposition Leader Matthew Guy has announced he will resign as leader of the Victorian Liberals after a second bruising election defeat. key points: Mr Guy says he will not be a candidate for leader of the Liberal Party He says a statewide swing and support in Melbourne’s north and west for the party represents a … Read more

Daniel Andrews wins third term as Victorian premier as Liberal Party handed ‘disaster’

Victorian Labor Premier Daniel Andrews has secured a third term of majority government in an emphatic victory which delivered an electoral disaster to the Liberal Party. key points: Mr Andrews hit back at critics of his leadership during Victoria’s pandemic The Liberal Party failed to win key seats in Melbourne’s east The Greens have expanded … Read more

Victorian election live updates: Daniel Andrews claims victory for Labor as election results roll in

Premier Daniel Andrews has pledged to deliver on his government’s “positive and optimistic plan” after his party’s election win. Follow the latest news and results live. key events Show all key events live updates Where you can follow Victoria’s vote count On ABC TV and iview, you can follow our broadcast coverage from 6pm, led … Read more

Victorians to cast final election votes as Daniel Andrews and Matthew Guy battle for power

Victorians will today cast their final votes in the state election, after a campaign marked by big-spending pledges and cost-of-living pressures. key points: On Friday, Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said only a change of government represented a “chance for the state to move on” Premier Daniel Andrews urged the state to vote for the return … Read more

Greens leader Adam Bandt speaks to AFP over Lidia Thorpe’s undisclosed relationship with ex-bikie

Adam Bandt’s office has confirmed the Greens leader has met with Australian Federal Police to discuss Senator Lidia Thorpe’s undisclosed relationship with a former bikie boss. key points: Police have met with Adam Bandt over his senator’s undisclosed relationship with an ex-bikie Details of hearings attended by Lidia Thorpe while she was in the relationship … Read more

Tasmanian parliament numbers restored, as Peg Putt’s camp chair stunt of 1998 comes full circle

On the first day of the new parliament after Tasmania’s 1998 state election, new and returning members were too excited to notice one person enter the House of Assembly with a strange object tucked under her arm. key points: Tasmania’s House of Assembly was reduced in 1998, from 35 seats to 25 As a protest, … Read more

So-called ‘progressive’ media show true colours over Industrial Relations Bill

Labor’s Industrial Relations Bill has exposed a lack of progressive politics from some Independents and a failure in objectivity by supposedly progressive media outlets, writes Dr Victoria Fielding. IN A NEWS MEDIA market dominated by the conservative voices of News Corp and Nine, Australians are grateful to have access to Left-leaning news outlets like The … Read more

Victorian Liberal and Labor parties sharpen state election pitches ahead of early voting

Matthew Guy is under no illusions about the difficulty of the feat he’s attempting this month. “Winning government from opposition is the hardest task in politics,” the Victorian opposition leader told the cheering Liberal Party faithful on Sunday. “It’s like climbing Mount Everest without oxygen. And here in Victoria, Labor have been in government for … Read more

Liberal Senator Sarah Henderson launches scathing attack on ABC over ‘rogue’ Louise Milligan’s controversial legal speech

ABC managing director David Anderson has been grilled at Senate Estimates after Louise Milligan challenged Liberal Senator Sarah Henderson to repeat her statements about the reporter’s controversial legal speech in Canberra outside of Parliament. During the fiery session of the Environment and Communications Committee, the shadow communications minister lashed the public broadcaster over comments Ms … Read more