Labor’s holidays to hit regional jobs

Regional jobs and businesses will be some of the hardest hit by the Andrews Labor Government’s two new public holidays, according to the state’s peak tourism body. Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh said despite Daniel Andrews’ claims that the new holidays would bring tourists to the regions, the truth was that most tourism businesses…

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Coalition establishes Autism Spectrum Disorder Inquiry

Shadow Minister for Disability Tim Bull and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Autism Bernie Finn recently met with Amaze (formerly Autism Victoria) to discuss the term of reference of its new Inquiry into services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Inquiry, to be undertaken by the Family and Community Development Committee, will provide up to…

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Labor’s ‘Back to Work’ Fund failing

Labor promised 100,000 full-time jobs within two years. “The Back To Work Act – will support the creation of 100,000 full time jobs and will be introduced during the first sitting week of the new Parliament.” Source: Daniel Andrews media statement – 6 October 2014 “The plan will help create up to 100,000 new jobs…

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Labor’s port proposal a dud deal for Victorians

The Liberal-Nationals Coalition cannot support the Melbourne Labor Government’s proposed sale of the Port of Melbourne in its current form. It is a dud deal for Victorians, particularly country Victorians, and would damage the competitiveness of our export sector. Victoria is the freight and logistics capital of Australia, with the Port of Melbourne handling around…

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Statement on Melbourne’s major sporting events

This morning on the Today Show, Daniel Andrews, when discussing Melbourne’s future capacity to host major events, said: “…Victoria’s been a bit sleepy in the last three or four years, well that all changes now”. However, during this so-called “sleepy period”, Victoria either hosted or secured hosting rights for the Cricket World Cup, the Asian…

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Labor is all talk and no action on skills training

On 9 February, Daniel Andrews’ Minister for Training and Skills promised he would release a VET Funding Review interim report within 100 days. It’s been 121 days since then and there is still no sign of the report. After spending years calling for more certainty in the sector, Daniel Andrews has left training providers in…

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State Conference in Echuca

The Nationals 99th State Conference will take place in Echuca at the Mercure Port of Echuca on Friday 15th & Saturday 16th May 2015. If you would like to attend, please click on the link below: http://vic.nationals.org.au/99th_state_conference

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TAFE finances are a legacy of Labor reforms

TAFE annual reports released this week demonstrate the legacy of failure of Labor’s training sector reforms. Shadow Minister for Training, Skills and Apprenticeships Steph Ryan said that in 2008, Labor introduced an uncontrolled, fully contestable market which forced TAFEs to compete with private providers for students and funding. “It is Labor’s training sector reforms dating…

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ANDREWS RIPS OFF REGIONAL VICTORIANS

Daniel Andrews is ripping off regional Victoria to prop up projects in Melbourne, Shadow Minister for Regional Development Damian Drum said today. Mr Drum said the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund contained no additional money for regional Victoria. He said it was a grab-bag of regional projects that should have been covered…

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Melina Bath endorsed as new Member for Eastern Region

The new member for Eastern Region, Melina Bath, was elected on Saturday by The Nationals, to fill the place vacated by Danny O’Brien, who successfully contested the Gippsland South By-election. Ms Bath, a former small business owner and teacher, is currently co-coordinator of Mathematics at Mirboo North Secondary College and has a very strong commitment…

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Nominations Open

Nominations open today Interested and eligible members of The Nationals – Victoria, are advised nominations open today for the following federal and state seats. Closing time for nominations is strictly observed.

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O’Brien endorsed by Nationals for Gippsland South

Creating new jobs, improving roads, upgrading health and education services for families and community safety will be the focus for The Nationals candidate for the Gippsland South by-election, Danny O’Brien. The 40-year-old former journalist, agricultural industry executive and trade adviser was endorsed as The Nationals candidate over the weekend. He says his vision for Gippsland…

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