The Australian Education Union launches a new TV advertisement urging Victorians 'to vote for parties and candidates who can articulate a path to a better resourced, properly funded public education system'.
There is no part of metropolitan Melbourne where the median price or rent of housing is affordable to the poorest 50 per cent of households. Visionary state policy can overcome this crisis. Carolyn Whitzman explains.
Because Canberra holds the "pot of money", it calls the tune on big ticket infrastructure spending. It's time metropolitan constituencies like Melbourne gained recognition and power to define their own futures, argues Richard Tomlinson.
A 21st century public transport system for Melbourne will require action beyond incremental service improvements or fragmented pieces of infrastructure. Public transport networks, not roads, must define city-shaping agendas, argue John Stone and Jan Scheurer. Image: Fairfax
An IT system for electronic patient health records would improve patient care, strengthen medical research and, ultimately, save public money, writes Stephen Smith. He urges parties to leap from 19th century systems into 21st century medicine.
With the Victorian election shaping as a closer contest than many might have anticipated, Nicholas Reece lays out the political landscape and identifies the issues likely to decide the next government.