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Talent and experience not always enough to secure Labor job

Talent and experience not always enough to secure Labor job

Jacinta Allan, Victoria’s new deputy premier, is tipped to one day replace Daniel Andrews as the next Labor leader. But her rise has been anything but meteoric.

  • by Annika Smethurst

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Is a career as a horseracing peacekeeper next for Martin Pakula?

Is a career as a horseracing peacekeeper next for Martin Pakula?

Outgoing racing minister Martin Pakula could be the man to bring peace to the state feud between Racing Victoria and Racing NSW, according to former Victoria Racing Club chairman Amanda Elliott.

  • by Damien Ractliffe
Jacinta Allan steps up as Victoria’s new deputy premier

Jacinta Allan steps up as Victoria’s new deputy premier

Long-serving Labor minister Jacinta Allan has been appointed Victoria’s deputy premier under a factional deal, backed by Premier Daniel Andrews.

  • by Annika Smethurst and Benjamin Preiss
Ousted Greens convenor defiant amid party’s trans row
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Ousted Greens convenor defiant amid party’s trans row

Long-time party activist Linda Gale was ditched as the Greens’ Victorian convenor after party members overturned her election amid an internal dispute.

  • by Royce Millar
Careful choreography behind Labor giants’ retirement announcement

Careful choreography behind Labor giants’ retirement announcement

Behind the scenes, Friday’s announcement of a mass exodus within the Victorian Labor leadership team was tightly controlled by the premier’s office.

  • by Bianca Hall
Who’s in the mix for cabinet?

Who’s in the mix for cabinet?

The Labor caucus will meet at the weekend and is expected to announce its new ministers on Monday. So, who’s in the mix for promotion?

  • by Bianca Hall
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CFA says sorry after review lays bare ongoing bullying, harassment

CFA says sorry after review lays bare ongoing bullying, harassment

Country Fire Authority chief officer Jason Heffernan apologised to anyone whose experiences at the CFA fell short of community standards.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
St Basil’s bosses face court in bid to avoid fronting inquest

St Basil’s bosses face court in bid to avoid fronting inquest

Two former managers of a Melbourne aged care home where 50 residents died during a COVID outbreak have launched a Supreme Court bid to avoid giving evidence to the coroner.

  • by Clay Lucas
Child protection bill aims to keep Indigenous families together

Child protection bill aims to keep Indigenous families together

Fewer Aboriginal children will be separated from their families and Indigenous organisations will be empowered to manage child protection cases under landmark legislation being debated in state parliament. 

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey
Indigenous leaders ask Victorian MPs to ‘walk with us on the journey’ to treaty

Indigenous leaders ask Victorian MPs to ‘walk with us on the journey’ to treaty

A moving address to state parliament by First Nations people kicked off the treaty debate, after Liberal MP Tim Smith opposed the bill and said he found the mantra “Always was, always will be” personally offensive.

  • by Jack Latimore
Opposition backs next step to treaty with Indigenous Victorians

Opposition backs next step to treaty with Indigenous Victorians

Coalition stares down internal dissent and commits to support government’s plans for an independent body to oversee treaty negotiations with First Nations people.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey