Victoria Politics | Breaking News and Headlines | The Sydney Morning Herald

We’re sorry, this service is currently unavailable. Please try again later.

Politics

Victoria

Advertisement
Victoria vows to crack down on businesses that flout check-in rules

Victoria vows to crack down on businesses that flout check-in rules

Health Minister Martin Foley said the latest case should be a wake-up call to people fatigued by COVID-19 restrictions and not abiding by public health orders.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey

Latest

Victoria seeks more federal cash for state infrastructure blitz

Victoria seeks more federal cash for state infrastructure blitz

Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan on Monday said she expected the Commonwealth to contribute to the $50 billion Suburban Rail Loop

  • by Annika Smethurst and Sumeyya Ilanbey
‘These children are too important’: Call to overhaul youth protection system

‘These children are too important’: Call to overhaul youth protection system

The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare has urged the Andrews government in its May 20 budget to boost early intervention programs that stop children from entering residential care.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey
Melbourne Airport spends $45m in third-runway buying spree

Melbourne Airport spends $45m in third-runway buying spree

Melbourne Airport spent millions buying land around its border as part of preparations for a new runway – despite not yet having final sign-off for the project from Canberra.

  • by Clay Lucas
Fox family seeks legal advice to stop rumours over Premier’s fall

Fox family seeks legal advice to stop rumours over Premier’s fall

The family of trucking magnate Lindsay Fox sought legal advice over whether to sue an obscure Queensland website that posted scurrilous rumours implicating the wealthy family in the Premier’s fall.

  • by Annika Smethurst and Paul Sakkal
Victorian government pledges $500m to reduce bushfire risk, waives tourist entry fees for emergency workers

Victorian government pledges $500m to reduce bushfire risk, waives tourist entry fees for emergency workers

Described as a “small gesture to say a big thank you”, the four-week fee freeze on Phillip Island attractions will be open to police officers, firefighters, SES members and frontline medical staff.

  • by Annika Smethurst
Advertisement
Albanese rebuffed: Supreme Court judge blocks Labor preselections amid infighting

Albanese rebuffed: Supreme Court judge blocks Labor preselections amid infighting

The judgment will extend the jostling for the new seat of Hawke in Melbourne’s north-west, where three candidates put their hands up to be preselected on Friday.

  • by Michael Fowler and Paul Sakkal
Hundreds of hotel quarantine staff paid millions while sitting idle

Hundreds of hotel quarantine staff paid millions while sitting idle

As the rebooted hotel quarantine program comes under the microscope, the opposition leader also called for the head of Victoria’s quarantine to be stood aside.

  • by Michael Fowler and Sumeyya Ilanbey
Pressure on Andrews government to release secret CFA sexism and bullying report

Pressure on Andrews government to release secret CFA sexism and bullying report

Labor’s leader in the upper house could be suspended from Parliament if the long-awaited report is not released to the public.

  • by Paul Sakkal and Sumeyya Ilanbey
Legal threat looms over Labor preselection ‘volcano waiting to erupt’

Legal threat looms over Labor preselection ‘volcano waiting to erupt’

Major Victorian unions including the CFMEU and Australian Workers Union may attempt to block the party’s plan to install a candidate into a new federal seat.

  • by Paul Sakkal and Sumeyya Ilanbey
Push for telehealth video-link consultations for assisted dying cases

Push for telehealth video-link consultations for assisted dying cases

Justice Party MP Stuart Grimley will introduce amendments to remove some of the hurdles faced by people unable to access the scheme.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey and Annika Smethurst