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Napthine Leaves Life-Saving MICA Ambulances Off The Road

Wade Noonan | 

Victoria’s world-class fleet of Mobile Intensive Care Ambulances (MICA) are being left off the road and out of service on a daily basis because the Napthine Government can’t organise paramedics to fill shifts.

Aged Care Privatisation A Possibility For Geelong & Barwon

Jenny Mikakos | 

Privatisation of publicly-run aged care facilities in Geelong and the Barwon region could be on the Napthine Government’s cost-cutting agenda, coming shortly after confirmation that hundreds of nursing hours a week will be cut from three providers in the area.

Napthine’s Cuts To Conveyance Allowance Hurting Families

James Merlino | 

The Napthine Government should be condemned on its ‘double standards’ approach reinstating the conveyance allowance entitlement to select schools, after widespread cuts to the funding last year.

Napthine Government Already Sold Out Lilydale Campus

James Merlino | 

The Napthine Government today confirmed its intention to allow the Shire of Yarra Ranges to take over the facilities at Swinburne’s Lilydale campus for use as council offices.

Powell’s Inaction Left Wangaratta Council To Fall Apart

Richard Wynne | 

The failure of the Napthine Government to act earlier on the issues at the Regional City of Wangaratta has cost rate payers millions of dollars and left the people of Wangaratta with a dysfunctional council.

Minister Ignores Pleas To Help Struggling Panton Hill Kinder

Denis Napthine’s Minister for Children, Wendy Lovell, has ignored repeated requests to address a struggling preschool outside Melbourne’s urban fringe, Shadow Minister for Children and Young Adults Jenny Mikakos said today. Ms Mikakos said Minister Lovell had failed to respond to letters asking for her..

Napthine Must Support And Fund Iconic Regatta Works

John Eren | 

Geelong’s Victorian Head of the Schoolgirls Rowing Regatta could be at threat of going elsewhere if the Napthine Government fails to fund urgent Barwon River dredging works.

Napthine Leaves Regional Victoria Without Ambulances

Wade Noonan | 

Victoria’s world-class fleet of Mobile Intensive Care Ambulances (MICA) are being left off the road and out of service on a daily basis because the Napthine Government can’t organise paramedics to fill shifts.