Country Vic going backwards under Labor

A report released today by SGS Economic and Planning has shown that regional Victoria’s economy shrank by 1 per cent in 2015-16, making it the only area in all of Australia to have its economy go backwards. Shadow Minister for Regional Development Tim McCurdy said “regional Victoria is going backwards under Daniel Andrews and his…

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Half-year training update months overdue

The Andrews Labor Government are hiding the extent of Victoria’s training crisis, failing to release the half-yearly update on the state of our TAFE and training sector. Steve Herbert’s time-keeping skills are on par with his dismal record-keeping skills. We are nearly to the end of the year and have no idea of the state…

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Labor fails to deliver sustainable hunting plan

Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford today failed to explain why the State Government’s long-promised plan for hunting in Victoria is not being released. In question time today, The Nationals’ new Member for Northern Victoria Luke O’Sullivan asked Minister Pulford to explain the five month delay in the release of the Sustainable Hunting Action Plan. Field and…

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Victorians in the dark on Hazelwood closure

The Andrews Labor Government has left Victorians in the dark on the impacts of the closure of Hazelwood power station on energy pricing and security of supply. Member for Morwell Russell Northe called on the Government to detail a real plan for the Latrobe Valley’s future in State Parliament yesterday. Rumours of Hazelwood’s closure, a…

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Dan’s got no plan for public housing

Demand for public housing is growing, but a lack of direction from the Andrews Labor Government is putting more stress on vulnerable Victorians, according to Shadow Minister for Housing Tim Bull. Infrastructure Victoria found demand for affordable housing is outstripping the relative supply, with thousands of homes in the existing public housing stock in disrepair…

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Control of CFA a step closer to union hands

Daniel Andrews’ decision to back demands from the United Firefighters Union (UFU) puts in jeopardy Australia’s largest volunteer organisation, Victorian Nationals leader Peter Walsh said. The Premier’s support of the UFU’s bid to take over the Country Fire Authority (CFA) confirms Daniel Andrews puts the demands of his union mates before the needs of 60,000…

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Labor refuses to detail plan for Vic dairy farmers

Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has refused to answer how her State Government will further support Victoria’s dairy farmers, despite her complaints that the Federal Government’s $579 million assistance package is not enough. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce announced a $555 million concessional loans scheme last month after Murray Goulburn and Fonterra unexpectedly slashed milk prices.…

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McCurdy appointed to Shadow Cabinet

McCurdy appointed to Shadow Cabinet Nationals Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy has been appointed to the Shadow Cabinet. Mr McCurdy takes on the roles of Shadow Minister for Regional Development, and Shadow Minister for Veterans and Sport. The positions were vacant after Damian Drum stood down from State Parliament to contest the seat of…

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