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.

New Premier Daniel Andrews pledged to get straight to work "fixing" Victoria. Following a raft of campaign promises we look at the challenges and immediate priorities of the new government.

There was no escaping the opinion polls this election, with the Victorian electorate's decision to get rid of the inert Baillieu-Napthine Government flagged as early as June, writes Denis Muller.

The Napthine government thought the union movement would deliver it victory courtesy of an anti-union scare campaign. Instead, the unions were decisive in the Coalition's defeat.

The media is backing the Denis Napthine-led Coalition to govern Victoria for another four years, despite opinion polls showing voters are likely to toss out his government at tomorrow’s election.

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.

Throughout the election campaign both parties have been keen to spruik their educational credentials.  Suzanne Rice and Kira Clarke look at just how their policies stack up? 

The majority of Victorians support same-sex adoption, more TAFE funding, and the right to wear the burqa. They also want the East West Link built, Vote Compass results show.

The rising tide of youth unemployment, particularly in regional and rural areas, represents a failure by governments to properly implement key policies, Brian Howe writes. 

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.

Education continues to be at the forefront of the campaign, with millions of dollars in funding promised. But Stephen Dinham argues these announcements largely fail to address the underlying issues.

Despite recent activity surrounding emissions reductions, the Renewable Energy Target and the future of coal, energy policy has created strikingly little debate in the campaign, writes David Blowers.

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.