Today’s release of the Victorian Auditor General’s report into Public Transport Performance has slammed the Baillieu Liberal National Government for failing to invest in public transport.
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Reports that the Baillieu Government is set to further slash support for industry will send a shiver down the spine of all Victorians who depend on a strong manufacturing sector for jobs and security.
The Baillieu Government will waste hundreds of thousands of dollars on a Federal Court challenge to turn a nationally significant national park into a cow paddock.
It appears the Baillieu Government has all but abandoned plans to relocate the export and import of cars from Webb Dock to the Port of Geelong after a massive lobbying effort from Victoria’s beleaguered car and shipping industry to block the move.
The Baillieu Government must match its rhetoric and promise additional funding in the 2012 State Budget to strengthen Victoria’s child protection system.
The Baillieu Government needs to outline how it will implement the recommendations of the Gippsland Tertiary Education Plan.
The Baillieu Government has no choice but to support Opposition amendments and legislate an end date for a planned $75 million annual tax grab on the Port of Melbourne Corporation.
The Baillieu-Ryan Government must accept responsibility for the failed attempt by a local co-op to purchase a Heinz factory near Shepparton and save local jobs.
Thousands of families in Geelong are still facing an uncertain future as the Baillieu Government refuses to detail exactly which areas and positions will be impacted by its decision to cut 3600 public sector jobs.
Thousands of families in Ballarat are still facing an uncertain future as the Baillieu Government refuses to detail exactly which areas and positions will be impacted by its decision to cut 3600 public sector jobs.
The Baillieu Government’s cuts to the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning have had a significant impact on Bendigo Senior Secondary College’s ability to offer a range of courses.
The first group of Protective Service Officers (PSOs) being rolled out this week are being deployed to stations where there are toilet facilities rather than where they are actually needed.
Shadow Minister for Education James Merlino today welcomed the Gonski review, saying it was the first step by the Federal Government in reforming the way education is funded.
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.
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.
The Baillieu-Ryan Government must explain why regional Victoria was not represented at the Baillieu Government’s business jobs roundtable meeting.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Bailleu-Ryan Government must immediately investigate the performance of Victoria’s Emergency Alert Service.
The Baillieu Government’s Minister for Youth Affairs has conceded he doesn’t know how many young Victorians are out of work.
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 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 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.
The Baillieu Government’s announcement of additional resources to fight family violence is too little too late for many family violence victims.
New figures have revealed that more people in Victoria’s north are waiting for public housing than months ago.
New figures have revealed that more people in the Grampians region are waiting for public housing than three months ago.
New figures have revealed that more people in Victoria’s north west are waiting for public housing than three months ago.
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.
Victorian Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews has today announced minor changes to Labor’s Shadow Ministry.
Housing Minister Wendy Lovell has again released the public housing waiting list data late on a Friday afternoon in a sneaky attempt to avoid scrutiny.
Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu must stand up to Tony Abbott after the federal Liberal leader announced that if he was elected Prime Minister, he would scrap plans for a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
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.
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.
Premier Ted Baillieu must deliver on his promise and immediately commit to fully fund today’s historic order by Fair Work Australia that gives equal pay to tens of thousands of Victoria’s lowest paid women.
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.