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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.

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.

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.

Tony Abbott morphs into Denis Napthine in this Labor ad that highlights federal government cuts as a reason not to vote for the Liberals at a state level.

There's no voiceover in this attack ad from the Liberal Party, just creepy music and multiple explosions as messages of doom are flashed up on the black screen.

The Liberals go on the attack over Labor's EastWest Link plans, union links to the CFMEU and their stance on cage fighting in this short negative ad. 

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.

With little more than week before Victorians head to the polls both parties have been silent on the environment. Peter Christoff says the announcement of a robust climate policy would show true political leadership.

Greens candidate for Melbourne Ellen Sandell urges voters to help make history by electing the first Greens MP to Victoria's lower house. 

Daniel Andrews pushes his key messages on TAFE funding, level-crossing removal and ending the ambulance dispute, saying it's about "putting people first".

They both wore blue suits, showed discipline and sang from the campaign songbook. Andrea Carson on the 'tepid and predicatable' leaders' debate.

More than a million Victorians will be excluded from voting in the November 29 state election. Heath Pickering says it's time to include children in the voting pool.

Spring Street's best journalists, along with commentators from both sides of politics joined Election Watch for a night of analysis and debate of the issues affecting Victorian voters. Watch it here.

A rev-up in campaigning has failed to have a big impact on voters, with the latest polls showing Labor still holding a commanding lead. Denis Muller and Adrian Beaumont look at the numbers.