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Baillieu Government Must Act On Road Safety

With Victoria’s 2011 annual road toll now higher than this time last year the Baillieu Government must urgently release its own road safety strategy.

Baillieu Breaks Promise On Replacing Powerlines

Lily D'Ambrosio | 

The Baillieu Government has broken its election commitment to implement all 67 of the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission’s (VBRC) recommendations, having announced today it will not be replacing the state’s network of powerlines as promised.

Baillieu’s Shameless Christmas Health Data Dump

Gavin Jennings | 

The Baillieu Government’s cynical release of hospital performance data three days before Christmas was a shameless attempt to avoid public scrutiny of his Government’s failure to boost the performance ofVictoria’s health system.

Baillieu And Ryan To Wield Axe On Regional Jobs

Thousands of regional public sector workers will endure a nervous Christmas as they wait to find out whether they will lose their jobs under plans by the Baillieu-Ryan Government.

Baillieu Walks Away From Manufacturing Jobs

Adem Somyurek | 

The Baillieu Government has ended a decade of support for Victorian manufacturers by scrapping local content targets for State Government projects.

Baillieu Government’s Secrecy On FOI Grows

Martin Pakula | 

The Baillieu Government has today refused to provide the Opposition with a detailed briefing on its FOI Commissioner Bill, despite having introduced it in Parliament two weeks ago.

Baillieu And Ryan Walk Away From Bushfire Promise

Jacinta Allan | 

The Baillieu-Ryan Government has walked away from its promise to implement all of the Bushfire Royal Commission’s recommendations in full and left Victoria dangerously underprepared for the 2011/12 fire season.

Baillieu-Ryan Short Change Regional Victoria Again

The Baillieu-Ryan Government has short changed regional Victorians by approving changes that will allow 11 Melbourne-based Councils to receive money from the Regional Growth Fund (RGF).

Baillieu Pays Bonus As Commuters Are Slugged

Fiona Richardson | 

The Baillieu Government has rewarded Metro a $2.192 million bonus just days after announcing that commuters would be slugged a 8.6 per cent fare increase.