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…