Teal wave falling short of Spring Street,but wealthy backer hails ‘remarkable achievement’

Teal wave falling short of Spring Street,but wealthy backer hails ‘remarkable achievement’

Independent candidates backed by the Climate 200 fundraising vehicle delivered a fright night to Liberals in key state seats,but pundits say issues fuelling the teal surge at the May federal election were lesser factors in Victoria.

  • byJewel Topsfield

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Porn star Angela White studied at Melbourne Uni to ‘know the enemy’

Porn star Angela White studied at Melbourne Uni to ‘know the enemy’

Her views on pornography aren’t shared by some academics and performers. But she argues performers’ voices are left out of the porn debate.

  • byJewel Topsfield
The worsening part of the housing crisis affecting hundreds of thousands

The worsening part of the housing crisis affecting hundreds of thousands

The number of older Victorians renting or paying off mortgages is rising rapidly and politicians aren’t offering a solution.

  • byCara Waters andJewel Topsfield
Less is more:Melbourne firm makes four-day working week permanent

Less is more:Melbourne firm makes four-day working week permanent

A trial of a four-day working week at Melbourne software company Our Community led to a 36.5 per cent reduction in sick days.

  • byJewel Topsfield
As Liberals and Labor promise more help,who’s getting the benefit?

As Liberals and Labor promise more help,who’s getting the benefit?

Although generally seen as a federal government issue,the cost of living has become critical in this year’s state election.

  • byJewel Topsfield
Young voters will be a force this election:That’s bad news for the major parties

Young voters will be a force this election:That’s bad news for the major parties

Generational shift is expected to have a significant impact on the election. Type your address into our interactive to find out how your seat has changed.

  • byCraig Butt andJewel Topsfield
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Echuca residents brace for Murray peak on Monday

Echuca residents brace for Murray peak on Monday

The Murray is expected to peak sometime on Monday,and Echuca residents are battling against the rising water to protect their homes.

  • byJewel Topsfield,Caroline Schelle andJason South
‘Privatisation has failed’:Andrews hits back after Kennett attack on energy plan

‘Privatisation has failed’:Andrews hits back after Kennett attack on energy plan

Premier Daniel Andrews said voters would decide if they wanted a publicly owned power company to generate electricity in Victoria after former premier Jeff Kennett lambasted him for “quickly sending Victoria broke” and said his energy plan was “heartbreaking”.

  • byJewel Topsfield
‘So many aspects of my life are on hold’:Couples who separate but live under the same roof

‘So many aspects of my life are on hold’:Couples who separate but live under the same roof

A growing number of separated couples are remaining living together,with many citing financial reasons.

  • byJewel Topsfield
Murray River at Echuca flooding ‘highest in a lifetime’,peak still a day away

Murray River at Echuca flooding ‘highest in a lifetime’,peak still a day away

There’s not much else to do in Echuca except prepare and wait for the worst. The Murray River topped a water level not seen since 1993 on Saturday,but the flood’s peak is still another day away.

  • byTom Cowie,Jewel Topsfield andBenjamin Preiss
Hey Alexa,why are you female?
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Hey Alexa,why are you female?

Virtual assistants have been accused of perpetuating gender stereotypes that women are submissive,obedient and the ones that carry out domestic chores in the home such as dimming the lights,telling children stories and updating the shopping list.

  • byJewel Topsfield