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Denis Napthine cut 542 jobs at the Department of Primary Industries (DEPI) - a quarter of its workforce. Departmental figures confirmed the true extent of the cuts.
The world-renowned Blue Light program is at risk and Denis Napthine’s police cuts are to blame.
Morrison House, a not-for-profit training organisation in Mount Evelyn, is the latest victim of Denis Napthine’s $1.2 billion cuts to vocational education and training.
Fire fighters in Morwell are concerned about their safety, documents obtained by the Opposition reveal.
Denis Napthine has failed public transport users and blown his chance to reduce congestion.
Denis Napthine has finally announced an independent investigation into his Government’s failed emergency response in Morwell. The inquiry panel, headed by Bernard Teague, should examine the failure of Napthine Government Minister Mary Wooldridge to visit Morwell until 2 March, 2014 – almost a month after the fire began. In her role as Minister for Community Services, Ms Wooldridge should have been responsible for managing the emergency response, coordinating the relief effort and supporting the community. Quotes attributable to Ms Mikakos: “It was Mary Wooldridge’s job to manage the emergency response and support the community in Morwell, but she turned up almost a month late.” “What does it say about this dysfunctional Government when the Minister responsible for emergency relief doesn’t even bother to show up?” “Denis Napthine and Mary Wooldridge failed the emergency response and failed the people of the Latrobe Valley.” Key Facts
• The fire first started in the Hazelwood mine site on 9 February, 2014.
• The community health assessment centre and the respite centre were set up on 20 February, 2014 – nearly two weeks after the fire began.
• Some grants were available from the Department of Human Services from this time, but residents were largely unaware how to apply or if they qualified, and residents couldn’t apply at either centre mentioned above.
• These grants were expanded, along with an announcement that residents in the southern parts of Morwell were being ‘advised to move’ by the Police Chief Commissioner, Emergency Services Commissioner and the Chief Health Officer. This happened on 28 February, 2014 – a full three weeks after the fire began.
• The Minister first visited Morwell on 2 March, 2014 – nearly a month after the fire began.
An Auditor General’s report has contradicted the Napthine Government’s claims that apprenticeships are increasing in Victoria.
First home buyers are being squeezed out of the market because of the Napthine Government’s cuts to the First Home Owners Grant scheme, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures released today indicate.
Incidences of family violence have increased to alarming levels under Denis Napthine.
Victorian children in ‘out of home care’ have become victims of organised paedophile rings.
More Victorians are unemployed under Denis Napthine. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show Victoria’s unemployment rate sits at 6.4 per cent – higher than the national average.
The Napthine Government is doing nothing to prevent the sale of the Swinburne Lilydale TAFE site.
Regional Victoria is the loser in the Denis Napthine's reshuffle, with failed National Party Ministers replaced by invisible National Party backbenchers.
Victoria is set to lose $300 million in GST revenue because Denis Napthine’s dysfunctional Government can’t stand up to Tony Abbott.
A survey has identified over 100 roads across Victoria that are dangerous and in desperate need of improvement.
It’s official: the Napthine Government has given up on the Grampians region.
If new National Party Minister, Damian Drum, can’t speak out against Liberal Government cuts to community sport then he can’t be a voice for regional Victoria.
Denis Napthine spent $166,000 designing a stall at the Royal Melbourne Show.
Victorian Labor will fund the $12 million Stage 1 upgrade of Geelong High School, Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews, announced.