Andrews comes from the Socialist Left with alleged ties to the militant CFMEU and unlike Bracks, who had a diverse background in business and teaching, Daniel Andrews' entire career has been as a staffer and party organiser.
The election result is hardly an overwhelming endorsement of Labor. Not only was result close, but Labor's primary vote, while up by just under two per cent was barely 38 per cent.
In a state that has recently been strong for Labor state and federal, and with a very lacklustre state government and a disliked federal government, Labor should have done much better.
Abbott appears more interested in reintroducing knighthoods than re-engineering Australia for the twenty first century to ensure future prosperity for all, as distinct to a select few, Australians.
The National Party is but a shadow of its former self and essentially a cheer-squad nowadays for the Liberal party, playing not much more than a symbolic role within the Coalition.
Arguably no state government in the country has secured the revenue necessary to sustain government provision of public infrastructure over the long term.
Wayne Goss 1951-2014 Queensland Premier 1989-1996
Labor oppositions campaigning against the privatisation of assets by state and federal governments should think again. It's in their political and economic interests to allow them to proceed.
It is difficult for those of us who were the beneficiaries to pick those we endorse the most. Education must be high on the list.
Gough said 'maintain the rage' and my father had spoken at a protest rally that day, so as 10-year-old, this was my response to the call.
Whitlam believed that a foreign power should not control his country's resources and dictate its economic and foreign policies.
He did not enjoy criticism from someone like me, 21 years his junior, who wrote a weekly column in the
National Times. And he loved to score off others, sometimes when it really was not to his advantage to do so. I got my share of it.