Reports today that Qantas is set to axe over a thousand jobs in Victoria is further evidence that the Baillieu Government has ignored the jobs crisis facing the State, Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews said today.
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Today’s State Budget is further evidence the Baillieu Government has abandoned its responsibilities to
enhance and protect Victoria’s environment, Shadow Minister Environment and Climate Change Lisa
Neville said today.
Today’s State Budget is further evidence the Baillieu Government has abandoned its responsibilities to enhance and protect Victoria’s environment, Shadow Minister Environment and Climate Change Lisa Neville said today.
The Baillieu Government has slashed spending on the health building program and will fail to keep a key election promise to open a new Monash Children’s Hospital by the end of its first term, according to 2012-13 State Budget papers.
Victorian schools and TAFEs will be hit hard by the Baillieu Government’s inability to manage the state’s finances, leaving teachers and students with ageing buildings and fewer options, while making it harder for Victorians to gain new skills to get a job.
Hundreds of jobs in Victoria’s tourism industry could be shed across Victoria with today’s State Budget forecasting a massive drop in the number of international and domestic travellers to Victoria, Shadow Minister for Toursim Justin Madden said today.
The Baillieu Government has cut a $205 million program to deliver farmers vital support and dressed it up as a boost, the Shadow spokesman for Rural and Regional Development said today.
Victoria’s farmers will be among those hardest hit by the Baillieu Government’s new Port Licence Fee tax, Shadow Minister for Ports, Major Projects and Infrastructure Tim Pallas said today.
Victorian TAFE students will face reduced course selection, larger class sizes and less support following the Baillieu Government’s savage cuts to TAFEs in the 2012-13 State Budget, the Shadow Minister for Skills, Steve Herbert, said today.
Today’s State Budget confirms the Baillieu Government has abandoned its promise to fix Victoria’s public transport, Shadow Minister for Public Transport Fiona Richardson said.
Geelong families have again been kicked in the guts by the Baillieu Government’s decision to dump its promise to deliver 1000 jobs and relocate Melbourne’s car trade to the Port of Geelong, Shadow Minister for Employment and Ports Tim Pallas said today.
The State Budget revealed more bad news for the Baillieu Government’s troubled Protective Services Officer (PSO) program, with a further cost blow out forecast, Acting Shadow Minister for Police James Merlino said.
No one can accuse Victorian Treasurer Kim Wells of reaching for the stars.
Premier Ted Baillieu’s second state budget is a horror budget for families and children.
The Baillieu Government’s second State Budget will increase the cost of living for Victorian families, Shadow Minister for the Cost of Living Lily D’Ambrosio said today.
The Premier has today refused to rule out that the Government’s significant funding cuts could force the closer of TAFE campuses across the state, Shadow Minister for Higher Education and Skills Steve Herbert said.
Over 5500 more Victorians are waiting for elective surgery since the Baillieu Government was elected, new figures released today reveal.
In State Parliament this week, the Minister for Agriculture, Peter Walsh, failed to rule out more regional job cuts in his department after the Baillieu Government revealed it will slash a further 600 public sector jobs.
The Baillieu Government has put the safety of Victorian cyclists at risk by failing to commit one additional dollar to a major bicycle infrastructure program in this year’s State Budget, Shadow Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan said today.
Treasurer Kim Wells has today refused to rule out that some Victorian families may be worse off as a result of the Baillieu Government’s proposed fire services property tax that will be introduced soon.