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Ryan Fails On Emergency Services Communications

Jacinta Allan | 

The Baillieu Government has given no guarantee that essential radio communication systems for emergency services will be fully operational for the start of the bushfire season.

Baillieu Government Continues To Support Geoff Shaw

Daniel Andrews | 

The Baillieu Government should be condemned for its continued support of the Member for Frankston, Geoff Shaw MP in the face of his rorting of parliamentary entitlements and obscene, unparliamentarily behaviour.

Liberal Government’s $113,000 New PTV Signs

Fiona Richardson | 

Labor Shadow Minister for Public Transport Fiona Richardson today questioned the Liberal Government’s priorities in public transport after it was revealed that more than $113,000 had already been spent on installing shiny new signs in the CBD to coincide with the launch of Public Transport Victoria earlier this year.

Baillieu’s Health Cuts Put Pressure On St. Vincents

Gavin Jennings | 

Victorian hospital data released today reveals that the State’s health system is buckling under the pressure of savage funding cuts made by the Baillieu Government as 46,131 Victorians wait for vital treatment.

Labor Calls For Audit Into Ambulance Victoria Operations

Wade Noonan | 

The Baillieu Government must act on the apparent failure by Ambulance Victoria and the Department of Health to prevent the unauthorised access and illegal distribution of the powerful drug Fentanyl.

Regional Unemployment Blowout Under Baillieu

Tim Pallas | 

Unemployment in regional Victoria has jumped to 6.2 per cent with 48,600 regional Victorians now unemployed because of the Baillieu Government’s failure to create a jobs plan and invest in major infrastructure projects.

Nationals Fail To Rule Out Bendigo TAFE Closure

Daniel Andrews | 

The Victorian National Party has failed to stand up for staff and students at Bendigo TAFE in the face of Premier Ted Baillieu’s $290 million cuts to the sector.

Baillieu Inaction Could Add To Road Toll

Luke Donnellan | 

The Baillieu Government’s failure to produce a road safety strategy after two years and worsening road conditions could contribute to Victoria’s high road toll.

Mulder Refuses To Meet Community Group For 14th Time

Luke Donnellan | 

For the 14th time, Roads Minister Terry Mulder has refused to meet with members of the Wallan-Kilmore Bypass Group, raising further concerns the Government may steamroll the bypass through without community consultation.

Labor To Abolish Utility Exit Fees For Victorian Families

Lily D'Ambrosio | 

Victorian Labor will abolish exit fees from gas and electricity contracts to make it easier for Victorian families to change retailers and receive the best price on their household bills.

Baillieu Government Bungles CFA Radio System

Jacinta Allan | 

Premier Ted Baillieu hasn’t guaranteed that vital communication equipment for the Country Fire Authority will be operational during this year’s bushfire season.