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Best-paid Victorian kinder teachers to earn more than school teachers

Best-paid Victorian kinder teachers to earn more than school teachers

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

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Victoria opts for 'hot' hotels over home quarantine as it tests revamped program

Victoria opts for 'hot' hotels over home quarantine as it tests revamped program

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
Labor MP’s lobbying for developer 'spectacularly inappropriate', IBAC hears

Labor MP’s lobbying for developer 'spectacularly inappropriate', IBAC hears

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
Schools freed from COVID clamps, but easing hits wrong note for some

Schools freed from COVID clamps, but easing hits wrong note for some

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
Daniel Andrews and Scott Morrison: A study in contrasts

Daniel Andrews and Scott Morrison: A study in contrasts

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 identified as part of 'Fab Four' friends of allegedly corrupt developer

Former Labor MP identified as part of 'Fab Four' friends of allegedly corrupt developer

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
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Victorian budget: Call to expand voucher plan to bring back thousands of jobs

Victorian budget: Call to expand voucher plan to bring back thousands of jobs

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
Budget's big social housing plan lacks public housing pillar

Budget's big social housing plan lacks public housing pillar

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

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
Victorian budget: Big problems need bigger solutions

Victorian budget: Big problems need bigger solutions

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
Sam Aziz accused of kickbacks over robot deal

Sam Aziz accused of kickbacks over robot deal

As the City of Casey was considering using robots to do some of its menial work, Sam Aziz was trying to do a secret commercial deal, the anti-corruption commission heard.

  • by Royce Millar