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COVID fines for teens may be waived under state of emergency deal

COVID fines for teens may be waived under state of emergency deal

The government could be forced to waive hefty fines issued to teens who broke coronavirus restrictions under a raft of demands issued by the Greens to secure their support of an extension to state of emergency powers.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey

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When the chips are down, can Andrews walk away from Crown’s table?

When the chips are down, can Andrews walk away from Crown’s table?

An unparalleled mates network has long insulated Crown from proper scrutiny. But last week the gaming giant’s luck ran out.

  • by Clay Lucas, Patrick Hatch and Sumeyya Ilanbey
Running with Foxes: Daniel’s dining and dealings with ‘go-to billionaire’
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Running with Foxes: Daniel’s dining and dealings with ‘go-to billionaire’

Premier Daniel Andrews has championed ideas pitched by the Fox family and their friends. A hotel quarantine facility near Avalon Airport is the latest proposal.

  • by Chip Le Grand, Cameron Houston and Paul Sakkal
Semir lands dream job, but pandemic job losses still plague state’s youth
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Semir lands dream job, but pandemic job losses still plague state’s youth

More than 1200,000 young people were forced out of full-time jobs during the darkest days of the pandemic and while some, like Semir, are back at work, many others are still searching.

  • by Henrietta Cook and Clay Lucas
New kinder rating scheme delivers a tick for some, a kick for others

New kinder rating scheme delivers a tick for some, a kick for others

More than 200 childcare centres have fallen foul of a new Victorian government rating system that promotes “the best” kindergartens in the state.

  • by Adam Carey
Key crossbench MP brokering deal to extend Victorian state of emergency

Key crossbench MP brokering deal to extend Victorian state of emergency

State of emergency powers would be extended for three months and the Andrews government would commit to a “traffic light” system under a compromise deal.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey
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‘I will lead from the front’: Michael O’Brien says he’s right man for Victoria

‘I will lead from the front’: Michael O’Brien says he’s right man for Victoria

The Victorian Liberal leader says he will offer a ‘better, brighter’ alternative to Premier Daniel Andrews, saying the community is sick of lockdowns and ‘wasted’ public spending.

  • by Paul Sakkal
Why teachers need better pay and career paths
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Teaching

Why teachers need better pay and career paths

Two key reforms stand out in the independent inquiry into Valuing the Teaching Profession - better career paths and higher salaries. Creating a new ‘expert teacher’ career path should be a top priority.

  • by Jordana Hunter and Julie Sonnemann
‘It just shattered everything’: Overseas students struggle amid hospitality wipeout
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‘It just shattered everything’: Overseas students struggle amid hospitality wipeout

Juhi Sachdev’s money has almost run out. The trainee chef from India had a great job at a Collins Street hotel, but the COVID-19 pandemic ended that. Now, her future is uncertain.

  • by Clay Lucas and Henrietta Cook
Judging women will not prevent assaults
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Letters

Judging women will not prevent assaults

Age readers on whether women should limit their drinking around men, whether minister Linda Reynolds followed correct procedures in the Brittany Higgins case, the government’s proposed $25 weekly increase to the dole, and the defection of outspoken Liberal MP Craig Kelly to the crossbench.

Victorian Liberals threaten to call in the PM over ‘treachery’ claims
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Victorian Liberals threaten to call in the PM over ‘treachery’ claims

Health Minister Greg Hunt may be dragged into a messy legal fight with Liberal Party officials threatening to use the courts to expose the authors of an anonymous party email that accuses them of damaging leaks.

  • by Paul Sakkal and Annika Smethurst