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Spit, string and Daniel Andrews holding Victoria together

Spit, string and Daniel Andrews holding Victoria together

The hotel inquiry has given us an extraordinary window into how the policy sausage is made in Victoria, and it's not very pretty.

  • by Michael Bachelard

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Locals want COVID-normal to include turning golf course into parkland
Coronavirus pandemic

Locals want COVID-normal to include turning golf course into parkland

COVID opens golf courses to locals; in Northcote, many don't want to hand it back

  • by Elsie Lange and Clay Lucas
Time to breach the bunkers and flock to the fairways
Opinion
Coronavirus pandemic

Time to breach the bunkers and flock to the fairways

If basketball was played according to the geographical needs of golf, a court would be 12 hectares.

  • by Clay Lucas
Melbourne First: new procurement policy could return millions to locals
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Council election

Melbourne First: new procurement policy could return millions to locals

Melbourne businesses vying for City of Melbourne contracts would have their bids boosted against interstate competitor under the latest election policy unveiled by lord mayor Sally Capp.

  • by Bianca Hall
'I don't run from problems and challenges': Premier stares down calls for him to quit
State Parliament

'I don't run from problems and challenges': Premier stares down calls for him to quit

When asked whether he would yield to the opposition’s calls for him to resign, a steadfast Daniel Andrews said he had no intention of walking away from the top job.

  • by Henrietta Cook and Sumeyya Ilanbey
'Drop the spin': How DHHS tried to stop hotel quarantine reporting
Opinion
Coronavirus pandemic

'Drop the spin': How DHHS tried to stop hotel quarantine reporting

I don’t agree the now former health minister Jenny Mikakos was thrown under a bus. She was the minister in charge.

  • by Chloe Booker
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The career of former health minister Jenny Mikakos
Coronavirus pandemic

The career of former health minister Jenny Mikakos

The political career of Health Minister Jenny Mikakos came to an end on Saturday after she resigned from parliament over Victoria's disastrous hotel quarantine program that unleashed the state's second wave of COVID-19.

  • by Tom Cowie
Mikakos had no choice but to go after Andrews' devastating evidence
Analysis
Coronavirus pandemic

Mikakos had no choice but to go after Andrews' devastating evidence

This was a health pandemic, but the health department and the health minister, though nominally in charge, proved they were not doing their jobs.

  • by Michael Bachelard
Health Minister Jenny Mikakos resigns: Read her statement in full
Coronavirus pandemic

Health Minister Jenny Mikakos resigns: Read her statement in full

Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos has resigned only days after giving evidence at the inquiry in the botched hotel quarantine program. Read her resignation statement in full.

  • by Jenny Mikakos
A cool drink on a balcony with a view towards freedom
Perspective
Coronavirus pandemic

A cool drink on a balcony with a view towards freedom

Freedom is coming, but we really don't need one-dimensional chanting about liberty.

  • by Tony Wright
Victorian prisoners get COVID sentence cuts
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Coronavirus pandemic

Victorian prisoners get COVID sentence cuts

Victorian prisoners will have their sentences cut by a combined total of 487 years after being held under strict conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • by Tom Cowie and Noel Towell