Archives for February, 2013

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Baillieu’s Shame As Waiting List Hits A Record 47,760

After months of delay, the Baillieu Government has finally released data detailing the health of the state’s hospital system, with number of people waiting for elective surgery blowing out to 47,760.

Crime Rates Jump Again Under Baillieu Government

Jacinta Allan | 

The Baillieu Government’s so-called tough on crime stance is failing with new police crime statistics showing significant rises across nearly all categories.

Baillieu Cuts Drug Education Officers In Schools

Colin Brooks | 

The Baillieu Government has abolished dedicated drug education officers from Victoria's education system as part of its cost-cutting restructure of the education department.

Baillieu Ducks And Weaves On Health Cuts And Beds

Daniel Andrews | 

Today’s decision by the Federal Government to invest $107 million into Victoria’s hospitals now means the Baillieu Government must come clean on the state of the health system.

Baillieu’s Arts Funding Cuts Hit Bum Note

Martin Foley | 

The Melbourne Jazz Co-op has been dealt a cruel blow by the Baillieu Government on the occasion of its thirtieth birthday with vital funding withdrawn as part of overall budget cuts to Arts Victoria.

Diamond Creek Mother Pleads To End Teacher Dispute

James Merlino | 

A Diamond Creek mother who voted Liberal at the last election has pleaded with Mr Baillieu to deliver on his promise to make Victorian teachers the nation’s best paid.

Cuts To EMA Leave Kennington Parents Out Of Pocket

James Merlino | 

Kennington Primary School has informed parents that in 2013 there will be no assistance to pay for books, excursions and camps as a result of Baillieu Government budget cuts.

Statement Regarding Victorian Labor Shadow Ministry

Daniel Andrews | 

Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews is today pleased to announce that Tim Pallas, Member for Tarneit, has been appointed Shadow Treasurer in the Labor Shadow Cabinet.

Statement From The Leader Of The Opposition

Daniel Andrews | 

I would like to comment on today’s resignation of Tim Holding, as Member for Lyndhurst, after 13 years of hard work in key portfolio areas throughout his political career.