The Baillieu Government has failed to guarantee that the insurance industry will pass back the Fire Services Levy to consumers.
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Embattled Emergency Services Minister Peter Ryan has again been forced to defend his competency, after it was revealed that 20 CFA trucks had been allowed to run out of registration.
Baillieu Government support for open slather development has prompted an impassioned plea from the widow of former Liberal Premier Sir Rupert Hamer and former Labor Premier Steve Bracks, for a return to a bipartisanship approach on protecting Melbourne’s precious “Green Wedge”.
The Baillieu Government has failed to rule out shutting down VicHealth, a recognised world leader in health promotion, following media reports that the controversial option was included in the Vertigan report which has been considered by cabinet.
Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu has pointedly refused to guarantee that no insured Victorian property owners will be worse off as a consequence of his Government’s new property based Fire Services Levy.
Teachers and students at Frankston Primary School have been left with unsuitable facilities after the Baillieu Government cut a $500,000 commitment made by the previous government.
Documents obtained under freedom of information reveal that ambulance response times for life-threatening emergencies continue to grow longer under the Baillieu government.
The Baillieu Government’s decision to reinstate funding for a “big cat” hunt in rural Victoria is a slap in the face to regional and rural communities.
The Baillieu Government is compromising road safety after stripping VicRoads of maintenance for Victoria’s roads.
Victorian CFA fire-fighters will no longer be able to enrol to train in vital fire fighting courses at Ballarat University as a result of the Baillieu Government’s cuts to TAFE.
A Werribee-based childcare centre which has operated for nearly 40 years is set to close because of Baillieu Government cuts to occasional care.
Victoria’s world renowned Great Ocean Road is likely to suffer “extensive and significant failure” because of a lack of Baillieu Government funding.
Nearly 30,000 full-time jobs have been lost in regional Victoria since the Baillieu-Ryan Government took office new labour force statistics show.
After almost two years in government Mr Baillieu has succeeded in taking Victoria’s environment backwards essentially vacating the environment policy area.
Students and teachers at Box Hill TAFE today sent a clear message to Premier Ted Baillieu that his funding cuts to TAFEs are hurting Melbourne’s east, and will have serious consequences into the future.
The Liberal Government’s failure to invest in public transport is set to cause greater overcrowding on Melbourne’s train system.
Critically ill Victorians are waiting longer for an ambulance because the Baillieu Government has not been able to fill shifts across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Staff and students from Swinburne TAFE marched on local Liberal MP Christine Fyffe’s office today, to protest the Baillieu Government’s $290 million cuts to TAFE which are forcing Swinburne to close the Lilydale campus.