Daniel Andrews' big win over the Liberal Party in the Victorian gives him plenty of power to flex against the under-pressure Morrison Government ahead of this year's federal election, writes Richard Willingham.
Traffic is slowing in Australia's major cities as roads become more congested, with speeds in Adelaide the most sluggish and conditions in Melbourne deteriorating quicker than any other capital city, a new report shows.
The Victorian Government's suburban train loop plan has been warmly received by the public, but experts are divided about the need for and viability of the $50 billion project.
A bold proposal for a bank levy — similar to one dumped by South Australia — has been put forward by the Victorian Greens ahead of the state election, which if backed could raise $1.5 billion for the state.
Staff at poker machine venues owned by supermarket giant Woolworths spied on punters and offered extra free drinks to "high-value" customers in a bid to boost profits, contrary to the company's commitment to responsible gambling, an inquiry finds.
Victorian Labor wrongly used $388,000 of taxpayers' money during the party's 2014 election campaign, which saw Daniel Andrews elected as Premier, the state's ombudsman finds.
For the Greens to go backwards in Batman is damaging for leader Richard Di Natale, and there will be many questions about their strategy and in-fighting, writes Richard Willingham.
Richard Di Natale says the Greens must clean up their internal problems if they are to win back voters who abandoned them in the Victorian by-election.
Nationals MP and shadow sports minister Tim McCurdy is charged with multiple offences by Victoria Police and will stand down from the Opposition frontbench to fight the charges.
The Greens candidate for Batman, Alex Bhathal, denies she is a bully and a branch stacker following formal complaints from party members about her conduct.