Regional Victorians will shoulder the burden of massive Baillieu Government cuts to elective surgery, the Shadow Minister for Rural and Regional Development Jacinta Allan said today.
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Hundreds of patients from across the Geelong region are the latest victims of Premier Baillieu’s savage health budget cuts, with the latest data showing growth funding shortfalls will force hospitals across Victoria to perform 8000 less elective surgeries this financial year.
The Baillieu-Ryan Government has been caught out using the depleted Regional Growth Fund to pork-barrel Liberal and National Party seats, Shadow Minister for Rural and Regional Development Jacinta Allan said today.
The Baillieu Government must develop a car industry plan to protect 35,000 Victorian jobs, after it was revealed Holden may close its Australian operations, the Shadow Minister for Employment, Tim Pallas, said today.
The Baillieu-Ryan Government needs to outline how it will support the Goulburn Valley Food Action Committee during negotiations with Heinz to secure regional jobs at Girgarre, Shadow Minister for Regional and Rural Development Jacinta Allan said today.
The Baillieu Government needs to outline how it will grow Victoria’s economy, with new data revealing the number of jobs advertised in the state has plummeted.
Victorians are still unaware whether their electricity could be turned off for extended periods of time during high fire danger periods despite a new document revealing the Baillieu Government knows what areas will be impacted under its scheme.
New figures released today show the Baillieu Government’s decision to increase car registration and stamp duty was short-sighted, Shadow Treasurer Tim Holding said.
The Baillieu Government needs to urgently deliver a jobs plan to resuscitate a stalled economy after the release of new job figures showing a massive fall in the number of full-time jobs in Victoria, the Shadow Minister for Employment Tim Pallas said today.
The Baillieu Government has hypocritically abandoned a vital occasional childcare program despite its significant and obvious benefits, Shadow Minister assisting the Leader of the Opposition on Children and Young Adults Jenny Mikakos said today.
The Baillieu Government has again shown that its claim to be open and transparent is nothing more than spin after refusing to brief Labor MPs on its pseudo independent Freedom of Information Commissioner legislation, the spokesman for Scrutiny of Government, Martin Pakula, said today.
The Baillieu Government has let down Victorians living in fire-prone areas after a report revealed that fire authorities were struggling to meet prescribed burning targets, Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Danielle Green said today.
The announcement today that 350 workers at Toyota in Altona will lose their jobs is another reason why the Baillieu Government must develop a plan to create jobs and boost the Victorian economy, the Shadow Industry Minister Tim Holding said today.
The Baillieu Government has failed to notify many Victorians who could be hit with extended power outages under new changes introduced on Monday.
The Premier needs to tell Victorians exactly what date he will deliver a plan to create and retain jobs, Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews said today.
Former Deputy Premier and Attorney General Rob Hulls announced today that he was leaving State Parliament after almost 16 years as the Member for Niddrie.
Victorian Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews today paid tribute to his good friend and colleague Rob Hulls for 16 years of distinguished service to the Victorian parliament, Victorian community and the Victorian Labor Party.