Member for Monbulk James Merlino has today been elected Deputy Leader for the Victorian Labor Party, while Member for Lara John Eren has been elected to the Shadow Cabinet.
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State Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews today welcomed students at the start of the new school year but warned 2012 will be a tough time for schools and families thanks to Baillieu Government funding cuts.
The Baillieu Government has hit some of the poorest members of the community by pocketing more of their pension at a time when the cost of living is rising.
By dropping his support for the historic reform, Mr Abbott is now at odds with the position of his Victorian counterparts, Shadow Disability Minister Danielle Green said today.
Victorian Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews has today announced minor changes to Labor’s Shadow Ministry.
The Baillieu Government has failed to fulfil its election commitment to cut stamp duty for young farmers, after it was revealed that the reforms will not apply to the majority of farmers, Shadow Minister for Agriculture John Lenders said today.
New figures have revealed that more people in Victoria’s north west are waiting for public housing than three months ago.
The Baillieu Government’s announcement of additional resources to fight family violence is too little too late for many family violence victims, Shadow Minister for Crime Prevention Jill Hennessy said today.
The Premier needs to detail exactly which areas and positions will be impacted by his Government’s decision to slash thousands of jobs from the public sector, Leader of the Opposition Daniel Andrews said today.
The Baillieu Government must immediately clarify what it is doing to protect the structural integrity of the West Gate Bridge to cope with unprecedented traffic loads and dire warnings the bridge will soon reach its limit, the Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Tim Pallas, said today.
The Baillieu Government must act now to protect the jobs of 600 Alcoa workers following today’s news that Alcoa’s Point Henry smelter was under review, the Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews, said today.
The Bailleu-Ryan Government must immediately investigate the performance of Victoria’s Emergency Alert Service, the Shadow Minister for Bushfire Response, Jacinta Allan, said today.
Taxpayers are footing a hefty bill because the Baillieu Government failed to properly secure livestock on land owned by a water authority in Wangaratta and Benalla, Shadow Minister for Water John Lenders said today.
Education Minister Martin Dixon’s visit to Ballarat today may be his last for a while with the Baillieu Government failing to invest a single dollar in any Ballarat school during its first 14 months in office.
Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews today announced that acting arrangements are now in place to cover key Shadow Ministry portfolios while Labor MP Jacinta Allan is on maternity leave.
The Baillieu Government’s continuing failure to fix one of Victoria’s most dangerous roads was putting at risk the lives of local motorists and residents in Melbourne’s north-west, the Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews, said today.
The Baillieu Government is ignoring calls to fund a level crossing upgrade for St Albans despite the crossing being ranked number three on an independent priority list and the scene of two recent fatalities, the Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews, said today.
The Baillieu-Ryan Government must explain why regional Victoria was not represented at the Baillieu Government’s business jobs roundtable meeting, Acting Spokesman for Rural and Regional Development John Lenders said today.
The Premier has no choice but to deliver a jobs plan after Qantas today announced it would sack hundreds of workers and Victoria lost thousands of full-time jobs last month, Leader of the Opposition Daniel Andrews said today.
The Tasmanian Government has threatened a constitutional challenge against the Baillieu Government’s new Port of Melbourne tax as industry anger about the charge grows.