Almost 20,000 Victorian kids left high and dry by Labor’s delayed mental health support

The nation’s largest mental health worker recruitment drive is needed to arrest “heightened levels of anxiety and mood distress” in young Victorians, as data today reveals an alarming spike in students diagnosed with learning disabilities. Almost 20,000 additional young Victorians were registered with learning difficulties, including ADHD or depression, during the time of Labor’s six…

Shocking increase in use of ketamine, heroin in Victoria, but Labor cuts $40m from prevention, treatment

Today the Andrews Labor Government will slash 100 jobs from services to help people addicted to alcohol or other drugs as part of a $39.8m funding cut inflicted on the completely-overwhelmed sector. The timing of these Labor cuts couldn’t come at a worse time. New data released today by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC)…

Flood and Storm review white ants Latrobe Valley’s experience

The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath has labelled the Andrews Government’s Emergency Management Victoria’s (EMV) Extreme Weather Event Report reviewing the June 2021 storms and floods as highly disappointing. Ms Bath said EMV’s review fell short of community expectations by failing to make tangible recommendations or outlining timelines for system improvements. “The…

Labor mates having a “gold-class” crack at rewriting history on Basin Rail Project

North-west Victoria’s chance for a more efficient freight rail network will disappear forever if the Murray Basin Rail Project is not fully completed to its original scope. The Nationals Candidate for Mildura Jade Benham and Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh have condemned a deceptive campaign spruiked by ‘Independent’ MP Ali Cupper that the stalled…