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Liberal Government Fails To Prevent Christmas Commuter Crush

Fiona Richardson | 

Melbourne will be hit by commuter chaos for the second year running after the Baillieu Liberal Government again failed to adequately increase public transport services to cater to the predicted surge in demand in the lead up to Christmas.

Baillieu Admits Mistakes With Conveyance Allowance

James Merlino | 

The Baillieu Government has buckled under pressure from the community, the State Opposition and even Government members, and will re-assess its savage cut to the conveyance allowance.

Baillieu Ignores Decline In Aged Care Facilities

Jenny Mikakos | 

Nearly 200 aged care beds have closed and the first privatisation of an aged care facility in Victoria’s history has happened since the Baillieu Government took office two years ago.

Baillieu Guts Services While Billions Remain Unspent

Tim Holding | 

$1.4 billion of unspent funds is languishing in the Government’s coffers with no plans on how to spend this money for the benefit of Victorians, according to an Auditor General’s report released today.

Victorian TAFE And Unis – Democracy Free Places

Steve Herbert | 

The Baillieu Government has rammed through changes to Victorian universities and TAFEs that will remove elected representatives on their boards of management.

Petition Calls On Baillieu To Save Fisheries Jobs

Jacinta Allan | 

The State Opposition today presented a petition to State Parliament calling on the Baillieu Government to stop further job cuts and reinstate sacked research staff at the Queenscliff Marine and Freshwater Resources Institute (MAFRI).

Ryan Misleads Victorians On Regional Growth Fund

Jacinta Allan | 

The Deputy Premier, Peter Ryan, has once again failed to support vital infrastructure projects in regional Victoria with his ongoing attack against establishing a dedicated regional infrastructure fund.

Ambulance Response Times Blow-Out Under Baillieu

Wade Noonan | 

Victorians in life-threatening emergencies are waiting longer for ambulances placing lives at risk across every suburb in Melbourne under the Baillieu Government.

Baillieu Train Order Four Years Late

Fiona Richardson | 

Regional Victorian commuters will continue to suffer as the Baillieu Liberal Government has taken two years to order trains which are likely to take another two years to be operational.