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Singer Tex Perkins is the latest celebrity seeking to enter politics. Dr Lauren Rosewarne asks whether a candidate's celebrity status is the best guage of their potential political effectiveness. 

The Liberals go all the way back to former Labor premier John Cain and ‘the guilty party’ in their latest attack ad on the opposition.

There was plenty of money and promises, but overall the Liberal Party's campaign launch was lacklustre and without a game-changing moment, Denis Muller writes. 

Daniel Andrews promises to end the long drawn-out paramedics dispute and increase ambulance response times if elected.

The Greens have targeted concerns over education, transport, cost blowouts and water quality in an effort to connect win over voters. 

Using an interview where Daniel Andrews backs the building of the desalination plant, the Liberals target the cost of the as-yet unused desalination plant. 

City folk protecting their suburban dreams are often whacked for perceived selfishness. But Sally Young argues they are the scapegoats of decades of political failure.

Declining employment and the looming closure of several international operations means whoever wins the November 29 poll must define a clear vision for Victoria's manufacturing sector, Peter Gahan writes.

In that other race Labor - which started as the odds-on favorite - is way out in front with four weeks to go. Psephologist Adrian Beaumont mines the data in six major polls of the campaign.

Vote Compass Victoria is now available online: Your in-depth tool to navigating the issues, the parties, and the policies that matter to you. Election Watch is a partner in the project with the ABC.

The polls are showing a huge lead for Labor - in no small way courtesy of growing Greens momentum - as the campaign for Spring Street gets serious, Denis Muller writes.

Luke Batty's death compelled public and political engagement in the issue of family violence. Experts know what policies can make a difference. What we might learn from Labor's promised royal commission is less clear, argues Dave McDonald

Labor leapt out of the starting gate unseasonably early this election. Andrea Carson surveys the field, and the obstacles, as the contendors for power in Spring Street jockey for position.

There's a lot to be cynical about when it comes to taxpayer-funded advertising in Victoria. Yet there's no sign it'll vanish anytime soon. Jackie Dickenson explains. 

The gap between the health needs of rural and regional Victorians and the services they can access is growing wider. Rural health specialists Lisa Bourke and Julian Wright explain the stark realities for patients beyond the city limits.