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Dumped Report Reveals Chaotic Mental Health System

James Merlino | 

A shocking departmental report, posted online just 24 hours before Christmas day, shows that Victoria’s mental health facilities are under significant strain after three years of Napthine Government neglect.

Shadow Cabinet To Keep Fighting For Victorians

Daniel Andrews | 

Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews, today announced changes to the Shadow Cabinet team that will continue taking up the fight to the Napthine Government in 2014.

Shadow Cabinet To Fight For Regional Victoria

Daniel Andrews | 

Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews, today announced changes to the Shadow Cabinet team that continues to have a strong regional focus and will take up the fight to the Napthine Government in 2014.

Napthine Cuts Bellarine Police Numbers As Crime Rises

Daniel Andrews | 

Napthine Government budget cuts to Victoria Police have seen a significant reduction in police numbers in the Geelong region with the residents of Bellarine paying the biggest price for these cuts.

Labor Will Make All Government Cars Locally Made Toyotas

Daniel Andrews | 

An elected Victorian Labor Government will immediately mandate the purchase of locally made Toyotas – where a fit for purpose vehicle is available – by all Victorian Government Departments and Agencies.

V/Line Safety Breaches Increase Under Napthine

Richard Wynne | 

The Napthine Government is putting regional commuter safety at risk with new figures showing a blowout in the number of trains breaching passenger safety load limits.

More Young People In Adult Prisons Under Napthine

Jenny Mikakos | 

An Ombudsman’s report tabled in Parliament yesterday shows an escalating number of young people have been placed in adult prison facilities under the Napthine Government.

Crisis Forced Police To Drive Sale Ambulance

Wade Noonan | 

Further evidence of the crisis in the ambulance service has emerged with revelations that a police officer was forced to drive an ambulance last Saturday while the paramedic attended to the patient.

Unemployment Rate Increases Under Denis Napthine

Tim Pallas | 

Jobs continue to drain out of Victoria under Denis Napthine with Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released today showing the State lost 2,600 jobs in November and the unemployment rate increased to 6.2 per cent.

Napthine Must Honour ‘Gonski’ Promise For Patterson River

James Merlino | 

Despite Tony Abbott’s triple backflip on ‘Gonski’ funding Victorian schools are still no better- off, with Denis Napthine refusing to release the first component of the $12.2 billion of promised funding.

Alfred Health Aged Care Privatisation Begins

Jenny Mikakos | 

The Napthine Government’s secret plan to privatise aged care facilities has begun, with Alfred Health taking the first steps to sell off its beds to the private sector.

Napthine Must Honour ‘Gonski’ Promise For Parkdale Primary

James Merlino | 

Despite Tony Abbott’s triple backflip on ‘Gonski’ funding Victorian schools are still no better- off, with Denis Napthine refusing to release the first component of the $12.2 billion of promised funding.