Yesterday’s reported death of a patient at the Thomas Embling Hospital in Fairfield warrants a thorough and open inquiry by the State’s Chief Psychiatrist.
Archives for December, 2012
A decision by the Baillieu Government to withdraw funding for a mental health workforce strategy to attract and retain psychiatric nurses and clinicians has contributed to a shutdown of beds at the Upton House Inpatient Unit in Box Hill.
The Baillieu Government will tomorrow hit the shameful anniversary of two years of unresolved negotiations with Victorian teachers.
The Baillieu-Ryan Government has blundered the planning for the duplication of the Western Highway, causing a cost shortfall of $250 million.
Tony Charlton was the voice of Australian sport. We lost that voice today, but we will still hear its legacy at every race, every game and every match across Australia.
A national framework for combat sports led by Victoria will ensure mixed martial arts (MMA) is made safer and provide the state with an opportunity to tap into the multi-million dollar industry.
The Baillieu Government’s wafer thin surplus has been achieved by slugging Victorian motorists with dramatic increases in licence fees.
The Baillieu Government’s failure to produce a jobs and growth plan for regional Victoria has seen more than 30,000 jobs lost in two years.
The Baillieu Government’s cuts to the conveyance allowance are still discriminating against many families across Victoria, with families from Melbourne’s outer west still being significantly affected.
The Baillieu Government’s cuts to the conveyance allowance are still discriminating against many families across Victoria, with parents with children at St Francis Xavier College in Melbourne’s south-east still being significantly affected.
Police have been pulled from the front-line and fighting crime to cover unoccupied back office roles.
The Baillieu Liberal National Government has today confirmed that commuters will again be hit with another massive public transport fare slug from January 1, 2013.
Startling revelations have emerged that the Liberal National Government is examining an option to build and operate its own natural gas network.
The Baillieu Government must review its funding into legal aid services across Victoria in order to deliver better access to justice.
The Baillieu Government must explain the increase in disconnection of vulnerable Victorian families from their utility supply and urgently review the disconnection practices of energy retailers.
The Baillieu Liberal National Government continues to let down Victoria’s fire services through its $66 million funding cuts despite releasing the Emergency Services White Paper today.
The Baillieu Government’s savage $65 million cuts to the Country Fire Authority (CFA) and the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) will place enormous strain on firefighters during Victoria’s bushfire season.
Premier Ted Baillieu must guarantee diesel fuel supplies for all emergency service vehicles.