Tag Archives: Victorian State Election

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 […]

Cab ranks, smears and Greens

Let us remember that justice must be observed even to the lowest. ~Cicero In my home State of Victoria, we are about to have an election. And the campaign just got dirty (dare I suggest, “dirtier than a brown coal fired coal station?”) Yesterday, the Sunday Herald Sun ran the following editorial regarding Greens candidate […]