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After Andrews' 120, night watchman Foley enters the breach. Dan was surely watching

After Andrews' 120, night watchman Foley enters the breach. Dan was surely watching

Was Dan getting on the beers? Lounging in an inflatable donut? Perhaps he cooked a curry with Scott Morrison over Zoom. Regardless, after 120 press conferences, he's got Sunday off too.

  • by Michael Fowler

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Why I don't want to travel north when I'm allowed
Opinion
Coronavirus pandemic

Why I don't want to travel north when I'm allowed

Planning holidays up north? No, I don’t feel like spending my discretionary income in states that exploited the sufferings of my own for political gain.

  • by Michelle Griffin
Executive pay in state's major departments jumps, annual reports show
Public service

Executive pay in state's major departments jumps, annual reports show

Analysis by The Age of the eight biggest departments showed the 1567 public servants now considered 'executives' saw their average go from $182,735 to $206,559.

  • by Clay Lucas and Henrietta Cook
Blacked-out emails show dispute over security company's role
Coronavirus pandemic

Blacked-out emails show dispute over security company's role

The redacted emails reveal an argument because Unified was not a preferred tenderer. But some wanted the company in place because it served a "broader purpose” of finding jobs for the unemployed.

  • by Richard Baker and Tammy Mills
Sally Capp on track to retain the keys to Melbourne Town Hall
Council election

Sally Capp on track to retain the keys to Melbourne Town Hall

Sally Capp is hoping to retain the title of lord mayor in the City of Melbourne, with 62,300 votes counted and less than a week to go until results are declared.

  • by Bianca Hall and Rachel Eddie
Let the children play, say long-closed centres with no reopening date
Coronavirus pandemic

Let the children play, say long-closed centres with no reopening date

Play centres fall into the same category as theatres, cinemas, amusement parks, casinos and even brothels – they have no set reopening date.

  • by Clay Lucas
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MP-led inquiry to investigate contact tracing 'failures'
Coronavirus pandemic

MP-led inquiry to investigate contact tracing 'failures'

A parliamentary inquiry chaired by Reason Party MP Fiona Patten will investigate Victoria's COVID-19 contact tracing system and how it performed during the deadly second wave.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey and Paul Sakkal
Open NSW to Victoria now, say federal and state MPs, Qantas, truckies
Coronavirus pandemic

Open NSW to Victoria now, say federal and state MPs, Qantas, truckies

Federal government, state MPs along the Victorian border, transport operators and Qantas all call for unfettered entry for Victorians into New South Wales.

  • by Clay Lucas and Lucy Cormack
Despite widespread relief at hospitality reopening, now the real work begins
Coronavirus pandemic

Despite widespread relief at hospitality reopening, now the real work begins

Many cafes, restaurants and bars are on shaky ground as Melbourne staggers out of 15 weeks of lockdown.

  • by Bianca Hall and Zach Hope
'I make no apology': O'Brien confident of remaining state Opposition Leader despite polling
State Parliament

'I make no apology': O'Brien confident of remaining state Opposition Leader despite polling

Victorian Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien says he is very confident he'll remain in the role despite polling revealing only 15 per cent of Victorians approved of his performance during the pandemic.

  • by Michael Fowler
Your questions answered: Which COVID-19 restrictions are easing
Coronavirus pandemic

Your questions answered: Which COVID-19 restrictions are easing

Premier Daniel Andrews has pressed ahead with plans to loosen COVID-19 restrictions. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions.

  • by Rachel Eddie