More jobs, better education and health services for regional Victorians must be key priorities for the Baillieu Government’s 2012-13 State Budget.
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Victoria will continue to slide backwards unless the Baillieu Government’s 2012-13 State Budget funds better health and schools and delivers a jobs and investment plan to get the economy back on track.
Labor’s Job Taskforce today met Geelong’s peak business representatives as part of Labor’s drive to develop a jobs plan for Victoria.
V/Line has admitted that even if the Liberal/National Government funds new V/Line trains in the State Budget it won’t fix the current shortage of services.
Families in Gisborne could be waiting for years before any work starts on the promised indoor stadium at Gisborne Secondary College if the Baillieu Government again fails to include the project in the State Budget.
Families in Frankston could be waiting for years before any work starts on upgrades to Mount Erin Secondary College if the Baillieu Government again fails to include the project in the State Budget.
Families in Carrum and Mordialloc could be waiting for years before any work starts on upgrades on five primary schools in Bayside suburbs if the Baillieu Government again fails to include the project in the State Budget.
Families in Prahran could be waiting for years before any work starts on the feasibility study for a Prahran secondary school if the Baillieu Government again fails to include the project in the State Budget.
An expansion to the Ballarat Base Hospital and a new helipad needs to be funded in this year’s State Budget to ensure families have better access to quality healthcare.
The Baillieu Government must deliver on mental health prevention and treatment services for the State’s South-West in this year’s Budget.
Further evidence of the challenges confronting the Victorian economy emerged today with the release of a new report.
The Baillieu Government needs to outline what additional V/Line carriages, if any, it will fund in this year’s State Budget, with commuters already facing overcrowded trains.
Families in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs could be waiting for years before any work starts on their local primary and secondary schools if the Baillieu Government again fails to include local projects in next month’s State Budget.
The Baillieu Government must clarify whether Metro plans to lay off a further 700 jobs following the sacking of more than 100 rail workers.
The Baillieu Government has chosen to spend $300,000 a year on a spin doctor while slashing funding for important education programs in Victorian schools.
The Baillieu Government’s failure to submit on time a funding request to Infrastructure Australia has delayed the creation of thousands of jobs by several years.
An Auditor General’s report has found that the release of information to Victorians under Freedom of Information (FOI) is being significantly delayed by the Premier’s Private Office and the Premier’s department.
The Liberal Member for Carrum, Donna Bauer, has let down students and parents following the Government’s lack of investment in several schools and children’s services in her electorate.
Mothers in regional and rural Victoria will find it harder to access support and services if the Baillieu Government doesn’t commit to refunding an important midwife program.
The Baillieu Government has ignored the growing needs of the staff and students at Nelson Park School after it decided to move senior classes from the Hendy Street campus.
The State Labor Opposition today joined protesters at State Parliament to condemn the Baillieu Liberal National Government for slashing $112 million from programs designed to improve access to public transport for people living with a disability.
Victorian Transport Minister Terry Mulder has been missing in action as Warrnambool/Geelong V/Line customers continue to suffer daily train cancellations, delays and major disruptions.
A commitment to provide street-by-street crime statistics to Neighbourhood Watch groups has been dumped by the Baillieu Government.
The Premier must start working to protect and create jobs with new figures showing Victoria’s unemployment rate has increased significantly.
The Baillieu Government needs to outline whether it will support Victorian Labor’s move to establish a parliamentary inquiry into unconventional gas explorations, including coal seam gas (CSG), in regional and rural Victoria.
Victorian Labor has today announced the first stage of its plan to keep Victorians in work and is asking the community and business groups to have their say.
The Baillieu Government must deliver on mental health prevention and treatment services for Mildura, Warrnambool and Ballarat in this year’s State Budget.
The Baillieu Government should immediately meet with the not-for-profit sector to hear their concerns about proposed changes to laws governing Victoria’s 37,000 incorporated associations.
The Housing Minister, Wendy Lovell, should release overdue Victorian Public Housing Waiting list data immediately, rather than trying to sneak it out tomorrow afternoon.
The Baillieu Government has again failed to release hospital performance data on time as promised.
First home buyers will find it harder to break into the property market if the Baillieu Government decides to dump the popular First Home Bonus.
The Baillieu Government’s decision to cut support for Industry Training Advisory Boards (ITABs) shows it has no commitment to providing Victorians the skills they need to get a job.