Public dental wait times grow

  In Parliament Nationals Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy expressed his concern to hear that there will be a $24 million dollar cut to dentistry across Victoria.   Mr McCurdy said in Parliament, “I had a resident from Myrtleford attend my office recently to inform me that she waited three years to get a…

Victorian farmers fear decades of agriculture R&D facing the chopping block

Victorian farmers fear the Andrews Labor Government is “abandoning” agriculture R&D by systematically “whittling down research capabilities” after reports today Hamilton’s multi-million-dollar red meat centre is under a cloud of doubt. Labor has been on the warpath making cuts to agriculture jobs and R&D capabilities, with $47.8 million cut from the agriculture budget this year…

Labor working overtime to cover its tracks on dangerous road safety cuts

The Andrews Labor Government’s claims yesterday that it’s gone ‘over and above its original target’ for road maintenance in regional Victoria are little more than a PR offensive that won’t wash with country drivers. Evidence provided to Parliament’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC) just last week stands in stark contrast to the questionable claims…

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…