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Chief medical officers delay investigating isolation rule changes until September

Chief medical officers delay investigating isolation rule changes until September

Australia’s peak medical body will investigate cutting the COVID-19 isolation requirements from seven days to five at the end of September when surging coronavirus cases are expected to subside. 

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey

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COVID entrenches dominance of Melbourne’s big two unis

COVID entrenches dominance of Melbourne’s big two unis

Smaller universities have been urged to innovate as Melbourne and Monash report a combined surplus of almost $950 million.

  • by Madeleine Heffernan
Emissions reduction target for opposition ‘serious about climate change’

Emissions reduction target for opposition ‘serious about climate change’

Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said he would legislate a 50 per cent emissions reduction target by 2030 if elected in November.

  • by Rachel Eddie
How grief spawned a gritty determination in parliament’s new umpire

How grief spawned a gritty determination in parliament’s new umpire

The Victorian parliament’s new speaker, Maree Edwards, is quietly proud of her career in politics. But that pride belies a gritty determination spurred by loss and grief.

  • by Annika Smethurst
Here’s why we must build the Suburban Rail Loop now
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Here’s why we must build the Suburban Rail Loop now

By 2050, we’ll be a city of nine million people – the size of London today. Unless we pursue this major project to recalibrate how we grow in the decades ahead, it’ll be a never-ending cycle of catch-up.

  • by Frankie Carroll
Labor confident health will remain a strong suit

Labor confident health will remain a strong suit

Hospital crowding and ambulance response times alone are unlikely to swing votes against Labor. But the health crisis is fuelling a wider pessimism among voters.

  • by Annika Smethurst
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Senior public servant linked to council CEO’s yacht fundraising

Senior public servant linked to council CEO’s yacht fundraising

A second senior public servant has become embroiled in a controversy over a fundraising campaign to sail in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

  • by Cara Waters
Fledgling political party’s secretary resigns as student sex finding emerges

Fledgling political party’s secretary resigns as student sex finding emerges

The Victorians Party’s failure to properly scrutinise the background of one of its most important office holders raises questions over the vetting process for aspiring MPs.

  • by Chip Le Grand
Greens member withdraws from election after trans furore

Greens member withdraws from election after trans furore

Linda Gale, who was accused of holding anti-trans views and ousted from her convener role, says she will not recontest for the position to spare her party further pain.

  • by Paul Sakkal
From the Archives, 1972: Bolte to retire after record 17 years as premier

From the Archives, 1972: Bolte to retire after record 17 years as premier

Fifty years ago, Victoria’s longest-serving premier, Sir Henry Bolte, announced he would retire in August that year after 17 years in the state’s top job.

  • by Ian Day
Labor MPs and experts urge action over Victoria’s high COVID death rate

Labor MPs and experts urge action over Victoria’s high COVID death rate

Six Labor MPs, including a current and former minister, said the impending Omicron sub-variant wave necessitated increased public health messaging on mask-wearing.

  • by Paul Sakkal