Tag Archives: Ted Baillieu

Sentencing by plebiscite

The State Government in Victoria is running a survey to find out public opinions with regard to criminal sentences in Victoria. The Government press release touts it as a grand opportunity to seek public opinion on sentencing: All Victorians now have the opportunity to have their say on sentencing through taking part in a survey […]

The Victorian election result

Or: Why Distance Doesn’t Make the Heart Grow Fonder In my home State of Victoria, we have just voted for a new government. The incumbent Labor premier, John Brumby, conceded defeat the other afternoon. Many eastern outer suburban electorates which had previously voted Labor in the last few elections swung massively to the Liberals. To […]