The Baillieu Government’s decision to scrap the rural and regional home owners’ bonus has had a disastrous impact on building approvals in the Gippsland region, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Rural and Regional Development, Jaala Pulford said today.
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The Baillieu Government has withdrawn funding for a key program designed to reduce ambulance response times in regional and rural Victoria, Labor Spokesperson for Health Wade Noonan said today.
Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh should be condemned throughout regional Victoria for his attack on farmers this week, Shadow Agriculture Minister John Lenders said today.
Baillieu Government budget cuts are affecting almost every aspect of the force, despite claims by the Police Minister that front line service won’t be affected, Shadow Police spokesman James Merlino said today.
The Baillieu Government’s failure to produce a jobs and investment plan for Victoria has seen the number of unemployed Victorians grow 17.4 per cent since taking office, Shadow Minister for Employment Tim Pallas said today.
The Ambulance Victoria 2011-12 Annual Report tabled in the Victorian Parliament yesterday reveals that ambulance response times for life-threatening emergencies are getting longer, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Wade Noonan said today.
Premier Ted Baillieu hasn’t guaranteed that vital communication equipment for the Country Fire Authority will be operational during this year’s bushfire season, Shadow Minister for Bushfire Response, Jacinta Allan said today.
Victorian Labor will abolish exit fees from gas and electricity contracts to make it easier for Victorian families to change retailers and receive the best price on their household bills, Labor spokesperson for Energy and Cost of Living, Lily D’Ambrosio said today.
For the 14th time, Roads Minister Terry Mulder has refused to meet with members of the Wallan-Kilmore Bypass Group, raising further concerns the Government may steamroll the bypass through without community consultation, Shadow Roads Minister Luke Donnellan said today.
The Baillieu Government’s failure to produce a road safety strategy after two years and worsening road conditions could contribute to Victoria’s high road toll, Shadow Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan said today.
The Victorian National Party has failed to stand up for staff and students at Bendigo TAFE in the face of Premier Ted Baillieu’s $290 million cuts to the sector, Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews said today.
Unemployment in regional Victoria has jumped to 6.2 per cent with 48,600 regional Victorians now unemployed because of the Baillieu Government’s failure to create a jobs plan and invest in major infrastructure projects, Shadow Minister for Employment, Tim Pallas said today.
The Baillieu Government must act on the apparent failure by Ambulance Victoria and the Department of Health to prevent the unauthorised access and illegal distribution of the powerful drug Fentanyl, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Wade Noonan said today.
Victorian hospital data released today reveals that the State’s health system is buckling under the pressure of savage funding cuts made by the Baillieu Government as 46,131 Victorians wait for vital treatment.
Recently released Victorian Hospital data reveals that the State’s acute mental health services are straining under the pressure of savage funding cuts by the Baillieu Government, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Mental Health, Wade Noonan said today.
Labor Shadow Minister for Public Transport Fiona Richardson today questioned the Liberal Government’s priorities in public transport after it was revealed that more than $113,000 had already been spent on installing shiny new signs in the CBD to coincide with the launch of Public Transport Victoria earlier this year.
Shadow Minister for Environment Lisa Neville has condemned the Baillieu Government for calling Lake Mountain Alpine Resort a drain on the Victorian taxpayer - a $15million investment in jobs and tourism at Marysville.
The Baillieu Government should be condemned for its continued support of the Member for Frankston, Geoff Shaw MP in the face of his rorting of parliamentary entitlements and obscene, unparliamentarily behaviour, Leader of the Opposition Daniel Andrews said today.
Victoria’s justice system is in disarray with a mass staffing exodus while the Baillieu Government sits on the sidelines doing nothing to fix the problem, Shadow Attorney General, Martin Pakula, said today.
The Baillieu Government is playing politics with Victoria’s bushfire preparation blaming the Federal Government for its own shortfalls, Shadow Minister for Bushfire Response, Jacinta Allan said today.