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.
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.
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.