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Baillieu’s Inaction On Mental Health Workforce Closes Beds

Wade Noonan | 

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.

Tony Charlton – A Gentleman And A Professional

Daniel Andrews | 

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.

Labor To Make Sport Safer And Drive Tourism And Jobs

John Eren | 

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.

Dixon Couldn’t Care Less For Students At St Francis Xavier College

James Merlino | 

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.

Baillieu Slugs Commuters With Another Fare Hike

Fiona Richardson | 

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.

Baillieu Not Doing Enough To Protect Consumers

Lily D'Ambrosio | 

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.

Baillieu Still Missing On Vital Firefighter Support

Jacinta Allan | 

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.

Ted Baillieu ‘Not Working’ For Victorian Firefighters

Jacinta Allan | 

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.