How Dan Andrews pulled off one of the most remarkable victories in modern politics

As the 2022 Victorian election campaign moved into its final days late last week, the consensus within the major parties, various community independent candidates, new little parties furious about lockdowns, and the mainstream media was that the election was a referendum on the premier, Daniel Andrews. Curiously, no-one publicly made the obvious point that if this were so, it was also by definition a referendum on the opposition leader, Matthew Guy. If Andrews, seeking re-election for a third term, was putting the Yes case, then Guy was running the argument for No. Only two hours after the last vote was cast...
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Dickens Festival returns to self-proclaimed Christmas capital of North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - The self-proclaimed Christmas capital of North Dakota, Garrison, is back for another year of its Dickens Festival. The Dickens Village Festival turns the community of 1,500 into a Victorian era town based on Charles Dickens. Committee members say the idea started to bring tourism during slow winter months.
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Christmas Tree and More Holiday Decorations at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Celebrate the holidays with classic Christmas decorations at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, where Christmas music can also be heard as you stroll the resort. In front of the resort’s main building, reindeer figures made of white branches sit in flower beds. Garland with white flowers, strings of beads,...

"Grotty" terrace is transformed with French flair and Ibiza vibes in the garden

An older house was always on the cards for Esther Pillans. Growing up with parents who renovated homes — her dad was a builder — when the time came for her and her boyfriend, Lewis, to buy a property of their own, they wanted a period project they could put their stamp on. Living at home while they saved up meant they were in a great position to buy a four-bed Victorian terrace just around the corner from Esther’s family home.

Journey to New Zealand: Salacious Stories of Whanganui’s Past

Visit Whanganui and enjoy one of the most vibrant and best preserved historic districts in the country. Photos/Getty Images. A weekend in Whanganui set Peter Dragicevich on the trail of one of the biggest scandals of the 1920s. It is an extraordinary story of the dynamic mayor of Whanganui sentenced...

How twins Alwin Davey jnr and Jayden Davey became Essendon Bombers

Jayden’s first ACL tear came in a Northern Territory Football League under-18s match in October 2019, when a late decision to try to dodge an opponent he didn’t initially spot ended in disaster. It was near the end of his first year at Xavier College in Melbourne, and...

Guy steps down as Victorian Liberal leader

Matthew Guy steps down as leader of the Victorian Liberals after leading the coalition to a second straight election defeat. In the wake of Saturday’s loss, Mr Guy issued a statement confirming he would not continue as party leader. “As soon as it is clear which Liberal party candidates...

Victorian Election 2022: Daniel Andrews’ victory speech panned as Labor win majority

A high-profile Liberal senator has slammed Daniel Andrews’ victory speech as ‘actually impolite’ and accused him of constructing his critics out to be anti-vaxxers after the Victorian Premier celebrated his third time period by declaring ‘vaccines work’. Mr Andrews kissed his spouse, pumped his fists...