The Napthine Government’s startling admission that it was highly ‘unlikely’ that it would sign up to the ‘National Plan for School Improvement’ is a huge blow for schools across Victoria.
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Figures obtained from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) reveal that the provision of languages education in Victorian schools has fallen to its lowest levels in more than five years.
Premier Denis Napthine must stop playing politics with the needs of Victorian students and sign up to the ‘National Plan for School Improvement’ which implements the recommendations of the Gonski review.
Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh’s admission today that the Napthine Government has cut $40 million from Victoria’s agricultural budget is a slap in the face for farmers and rural and regional communities.
Schools in the Bendigo region have failed to gain support from the Napthine Government.
The Napthine Liberal Government has today been forced to make changes to its construction industry code following last week’s decision by the Federal Court that found the Government’s code had discriminated against workers.
The Napthine Government’s decision to slash $30 million from sport and recreation across the state will come as a blow to hundreds of local sporting clubs in the states regional centres.
Apprentices in the Hume region are doing it tough following the Napthine government’s cuts to apprenticeship support in the state budget.
A campaign by local communities and the State Opposition to save the highly regarded School Focused Youth Service (SFYS) from closure appears to have been successful with Premier Napthine now saying the program will continue.
The Napthine Government has broken a major election promise to keep the Healesville Freeway Reserve as public parkland with new concerns it will now be turned into high rise apartments.
The Napthine Government has walked away from supporting Victoria’s manufacturing industry, now losing the standing of the manufacturing capital of Australia to NSW.
The Napthine Government has released its latest hospital data which shows a further blowout in the number of Victorians waiting for elective surgery
The Napthine Government’s 2013 Budget has abandoned the environment pouring millions of dollars into hunting, shooting and digging up resources.
The Liberal Government’s Protective Service Officer golden toilet rollout continues with the Government spending $85 million on facilities commuters will not be allowed to use.
Shadow Minister for Volunteers John Eren today called on Victorians to roll up their sleeves and volunteer with charity and community organisations as part of National Volunteers Week.
Sunbury College students were the losers in last week’s Victorian State Budget, only receiving a fraction of required funding despite facilities being well below the 'fair condition threshold' set by the Napthine Government.
The head of Ambulance Victoria, Greg Sassella, has admitted the time taken for ambulances to transfer their patients into the care of hospitals is having an impact on response times.
The Napthine Liberal Government’s failure to produce a jobs plan after nearly three years in office is hurting the Gippsland region.