Federal Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott, today slapped down Denis Napthine to reconfirm that Victorians would never see a cent of federal funds spent on public transport under an Abbott Government, Daniel Andrews said today.
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The Napthine Government continues to fail the Victorian economy with the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures showing quarterly retail trade turnover for Victoria dropped $119 million, the largest fall since March 2011, Shadow Treasurer, Tim Pallas, said today.
The Napthine Government must investigate whether ambulance delays have contributed to the deaths of four patients across the Gippsland region since late May, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Wade Noonan said today.
Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews, today offered his support and best wishes to former Premier, Joan Kirner AC, who is undergoing treatment for oesophageal cancer.
The Napthine Government’s move to privatise aged care facilities could mean the selling off of McLellan House Hostel in Jacana, Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews said today.
There were 12,300 fewer jobs in the Victorian economy last month, a symptom of nearly three years of inaction by the Napthine Government, Shadow Minister for Employment, Tim Pallas said today.
The Shadow Minister for Regional and Rural Development, Jacinta Allan, today called on the Liberal/National Government to govern for the whole state and stop neglecting the needs of Victorians outside Melbourne.
Motorists are thumbing their noses at the Napthine Government’s road safety strategy with speed camera fines spiralling to new highs, Shadow Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan, said today.
A large group of parents, staff and teachers from local schools and kindergartens have held a noisy rally outside the office of Liberal MP Bernie Finn to protest against the Sunshine Hospital's refusal to assess preschool children with disabilities or developmental delays.
The Napthine Government’s move to privatise aged care facilities could mean selling off Boyne Russell House in Brunswick, Shadow Minister for Seniors and Ageing Jenny Mikakos said today.
The Napthine Government has failed to assist vision impaired workers who will soon be out of work with Vision Australia Enterprises announcing that it will close their Melbourne operation, Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins said today.
The Victorian Freight Plan, released this week by the Napthine Government, demonstrates no new ideas and no real funding commitments to support the growing freight industry or increasing population in the West, Shadow Minister for Ports, Freight and Logistics, Natalie Hutchins said today.
The Napthine Governments $45 million cuts to the Country Fire Authority (CFA) in last year’s budget were having an impact on fire fighting resources across the state, Shadow Minister for Emergency Services and Bushfire Response, Jacinta Allan said today.
The State Opposition today called on the Napthine Government to immediately hold a public inquiry and independent review of its botched fire service property tax after being inundated with complaints from Victorians who have been slugged with massive increases.
Physiotherapy treatment for road accident victims is at risk because the Napthine Government won’t fix the gap between Transport Accident Commission fees and the market cost of consultations, Shadow Minister for the TAC, Luke Donnellan, said today.
The Victorian Auditor General today has confirmed what families in Melbourne’s suburbs already know: that without urgent investment in outer suburban public transport and roads congestion will continue to grow, Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews said today.
The Napthine Government’s Firefighters Assessment Panel is nothing more than a window dressing exercise that puts another bureaucratic barrier in front of sick firefighters, Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, Jacinta Allan, said today.
National Party Leader Peter Ryan, in State Parliament today, demonstrated he was prepared to put the political needs of the Liberal party ahead of those of regional Victoria by claiming the Napthine Government’s $8 billion Clifton Hill tunnel will benefit regional Victoria, Shadow Minister for Regional and Rural Development, Jacinta Allan, said.
Close to 3000 people have put their name on a petition protesting against the planned sell off of Swinburne’s Lilydale Campus, Shadow Education Minister and Member for Monbulk James Merlino said.