Parliament report exposes Labor’s savage regional rip-off

A new report by Victoria’s Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has exposed the Andrews Labor Government’s severe under-investment in regional Victoria. The report, Asset investment excluding Australian Government funding, reveals the extreme neglect of regional Victoria under a city-centric Labor Government that’s investing 114 per cent per person in metropolitan Melbourne when compared to regional counterparts.…

Nation’s first Infrastructure Guarantee to deliver regional Victorians our fair share

Nation’s first Infrastructure Guarantee to deliver regional Victorians our fair share Regional Victorians have been denied our fair share of state government funding for too long. Our regional hospitals, schools, sports grounds, roads and rail infrastructure have been short-changed with decades of careless neglect by successive, city-centric Labor governments. Opposition Leader Matthew Guy and Leader…

Proposed reforms will mean ambulances, not police, available in a health emergency

Victoria’s overwhelmed health workforce is missing out on a crucial boost to staff resources while Daniel Andrews pig-headedly ignores reforms to unlock thousands of additional workers to support the system.   The Andrews Labor Government’s arrogant dismissal comes as Victoria’s health crisis pushes the system further past breaking point, with revelations that police officers are…

Renewable Inquiry ignores proven technologies, backs narrow focus

The Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Renewable Energy has failed to acknowledge the positive contribution that waste-to-energy and hydrogen can make in helping Victoria to achieve its commitment to net-zero by 2050. Today in Victorian Parliament, the Liberals and Nationals released a minority report to address the shortcomings in the Inquiry Committee’s majority report. The Nationals…

Mental health cuts reduce access for Gippslanders

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien says residents across Gippsland will miss out on important mental health services that the Victorian Minister has cruelly labelled as “no longer required”.   Mr O’Brien was commenting after the announcement of the 2022-23 State Budget which includes $60 million in cuts from mental health programs.   Asked to explain the cuts, Mental Health Minister James…

O’Brien: Public transport for regions must improve

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is calling for urgent action to improve public transport throughout Gippsland with a particular focus on improving connections for smaller regional towns.   Mr O’Brien said he would be tabling a third petition in Parliament from the Poowong community calling for public transport options between Poowong and Melbourne. The previous petitions…