Victoria's 7000 kindergarten workers will receive pay rises of up to 30 per cent in a new deal the Andrews government hopes will attract more early childhood teachers.
- by Michael Fowler
Australians returning to Melbourne will be required to undergo a coronavirus test before boarding flights and confirmed COVID-19 cases will be sent to 'hot' hotels when international flights resume next month.
- by Sumeyya Ilanbey
A former Labor MP concedes his office was used by developer to lobby the state government for a $150 million rezoning, even writing a submission supporting the rezoning in MP’s name.
- by Clay Lucas and Royce Millar
The Education Department released new guidelines on Wednesday night, informing schools they had reached 'the last step' on the road map to reopening.
- by Adam Carey
The Victorian Premier is strengthened by forcing the departure of ministers while the Prime Minister refuses to hold anyone accountable.
- by Jon Faine
Former Labor MP Juidith Graley denies being used by developer John Woodman, saying she lobbied for his lucrative development because she believed it was in the best interests of the community.
- by Royce Millar
Hospitality operators want Victoria to follow NSW and start a voucher plan for Melbourne restaurants and destinations, to restore jobs wiped out by the pandemic
- by Clay Lucas
Two-thirds of the government's $5.3 billion social housing package will go to community housing, which doesn't offer as much security or value for money as public housing.
- by David Kelly, Libby Porter and Kate Shaw
Victorian budget LIVE updates: State revenue revealed to fall almost $8 billion in a year as Tim Pallas hands down historic state budget
The Victorian government has announced funding to build new schools and upgrade the Royal Melbourne Hospital on the morning of its landmark pandemic budget.
- by Marissa Calligeros
Spending in the budget is eye-watering as Labor takes a risk in the hope of not seeing a repeat of the early 1990s.
- by Shaun Carney