The most significant result of the Victorian election from the Coalition’s perspective was evidenced in the two largest swings in the state – both against the National party. Sophie Mirabella says the party has been on the decline for years.
Oral health is a significant public health issue in Australia and yet it is often neglected in government health-related polices. Lisa Gibbs says governments should be working harder to put a smile on your face.
When it comes to health, it is difficult to dispute that avoiding suffering is more desirable than curing it. Rob Moodie says far-sighted leadership is required from both sides to make Victoria a healthier place.
The challenges of multiculturalism have been well documented. Pamie Fung writes that as the Asian population continues to grow, another challenge is emerging in the political sphere – proper representation.
Family First, who first saw success with Steven Fielding, are contesting 39 lower house seats this election. UniPollWatch reports that when it comes to candidate selection, the party lives up to its name.
Mental illness, particularly among youth, is a growing challenge for the state's health services. Michael Notaras says greater funding for mental health programs will ease the burden on the overall health system.