Talking tough challenges in Tarneit

The ALP’s Sarah Connolly sees opportunities in infrastructure planning to ensure “great lives” in a fast-growing electorate where youth crime has been highly publicised. Madeline Bourn reports.

Toll road continues to divide

As Greens MPs attempt to revoke planning permission for the West Gate Tunnel for a second time, a local resident claims the state government is “buying out” local councils. Jake Stevens reports.

Public housing campaigner on the trail

Public housing campaigner on the trail

Alan Menadue received just 82 votes at the 2014 state election but did not let his disappointment discourage him from recontesting the Greens-held seat of Prahran. Sandra Milutinovic reports.

Greens go for blue blood

In Hawthorn, a historically Liberal seat, the Greens say there is good reason to run. Julius Dennis reports.

The “long road” to the top

Shadow State Attorney General and MP for Hawthorn, John Pesutto, whose parents came here from Italy, encourages young Australians from migrant backgrounds to “follow your dreams and aspirations”. Edwina Williams reports. The story is part of a series on the state election appearing with others by Swinburne students in The Junction (http://junctionjournalism.com/), a new collaborative online publication by Australian university journalism programs.

In Tarneit it’s all about education, says Labor

According to 2016 census data, Tarneit’s population aged 14 years or younger is more than 10 per cent higher than the state average. Julius Dennis reports on plans to meet the demand for schooling in the outer western electorate.

Campaigning for a “priority” Greens win again

Sam Hibbins, one of the first two Greens candidates elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly at the last election, aims to hold onto Prahran. Abbey Thorpe reports.

Victorians stuck on paper petitions

Victorians can’t submit electronic petitions to the lower house of parliament because MPs have failed to implement an e-petition system. Joshua Resnick reports.