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Unrest on Melbourne’s fringe as councillor seeks legal advice over making apology

Unrest on Melbourne’s fringe as councillor seeks legal advice over making apology

Hume council has spent over $50,000 on internal investigations, most centred around one man whom a fellow councillor has lodged a bullying complaint against.

  • by Michael Fowler

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Liberals shoot down internal push to oppose gender quotas

Liberals shoot down internal push to oppose gender quotas

Party members defeated a motion at Sunday’s state council to oppose gender quotas for preselection, warning the Liberal Party needed to tackle the problem head-on and introduce mechanisms to diversify before the 2022 state and federal elections. 

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey
Andrews admits mistakes, but declares Victoria’s pandemic response a ‘triumph’

Andrews admits mistakes, but declares Victoria’s pandemic response a ‘triumph’

In a rare and expansive one-on-one interview, the Premier questioned if state Coalition MPs wanted political violence to stem from anti-government protests.

  • by Paul Sakkal
Matthew Guy wants to make Victorian manufacturing great again
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Matthew Guy wants to make Victorian manufacturing great again

In what is being touted as the biggest industry assistance program in the state’s history, Mr Guy will tell the Liberal Party State Council he will set up a fund offering cash incentives to encourage local manufacturing businesses, innovation and research.

  • by Josh Gordon
‘Shift to renewal’: Victorian MP Jane Garrett to leave Parliament

‘Shift to renewal’: Victorian MP Jane Garrett to leave Parliament

Once viewed as a potential Labor leader, Ms Garrett says she won’t recontest the upper house division of Eastern Victoria at the next state election.

  • by Rachel Eddie and Paul Sakkal
Police seize forklift as part of cigarette heist bust
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Police seize forklift as part of cigarette heist bust

Police seize a forklift as part of their investigation into a $7 million cigarette heist at Altona.

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Victorian Liberals abandon push for gender quota
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Victorian Liberals abandon push for gender quota

The Liberals have 31 MPs in State Parliament, seven of them women. But the push for quotas to increase female representation is not on the agenda at this weekend’s state council meeting.

  • by Paul Sakkal
Backbencher Mark Gepp sixth Victorian Labor MP to resign in two weeks

Backbencher Mark Gepp sixth Victorian Labor MP to resign in two weeks

The member for Northern Victoria has not revealed what prompted his decision to step away from politics.

  • by Marta Pascual Juanola
Rise in the states’ authority leaves the federal government ‘grasping for relevance’

Rise in the states’ authority leaves the federal government ‘grasping for relevance’

More than 40 years ago Bob Hawke called for the abolition of the states. Perhaps he had it the wrong way around.

  • by Josh Gordon
Pandemic laws pass upper house: Premier and minister to take charge of health response

Pandemic laws pass upper house: Premier and minister to take charge of health response

After months of debate and protest, Victoria’s pandemic law passed the upper house and will take effect in a fortnight.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey and Marta Pascual Juanola
From the Archives, 1963: Melbourne to London in 75 seconds

From the Archives, 1963: Melbourne to London in 75 seconds

In 1963 Australia was connected to the world by phone, with the completion of COMPAC, the undersea Commonwealth Pacific Cable system, connecting Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. The basic weekly wage for an adult male in Melbourne was £14/7s; to make a three minute call to family back in England cost £3/15s. It may have been expensive but thanks to the new coaxial cable link, it was fast.

  • by Staff writer