An Andrews Labor Government will introduce historic reforms to clean up the conduct of the Parliament – saving time, saving taxpayer dollars and making Ministers more accountable and honest. Under the Liberals, the Parliament has become a circus. Even traditional institutions like Question Time have..
The Liberals and Nationals have denied Victorians the right to know about the crisis in their local hospital, blocking Labor’s legislation to release performance data. Today, Victorian Labor attempted to introduce the Transparency in Government Bill 2014 which would have enforced the quarterly release of..
The Napthine Government has let down injured Victorians who are seeking compensation, by failing to act on the findings of a damning report on the system. A report found that changes to the Wrongs Act 1958 (Vic) are urgently needed so Victorians can be fairly..
The Napthine Liberal Government has handed down its pre-election 2014-15 Budgetwith out committing a single cent to improving schools in the existing electorate of Lyndhurst or the newly formed electorate of Keysborough. “Denis Napthine and his Liberal State Government have told us everything we need..
Denis Napthine must explain why he attempted to influence Racing Victoria’s decision not to allow bookmaker Rob Waterhouse to work the rails at Warrnambool’s May Racing Carnival. Gai Waterhouse, wife of Rob Waterhouse, is headlining a $100 Liberal Fundraiser at Warrnambool Racecourse on 30 April…
An elected Victorian Labor Party will overhaul the Independent Broadbased Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) to give it real powers. Denis Napthine promised to give IBAC strong powers to investigate and he has simply failed. If elected, an Andrews Labor Government will give IBAC jurisdiction over the..
Victorian prisons are in crisis, a Victorian Ombudsman report has found. The Investigation into Deaths and Harm in Custody report confirms our community isn’t safer under Denis Napthine. Because of prison overcrowding, the risk of increased violence, sexual assault and self-harm causing death is greater..
The failure of the Napthine and AbbottGovernments to act to keep Ford, Holden and Toyota in Victoria will mean job losses in Dandenong South, State Member for Lyndhurst, Martin Pakula MP has warned. Mr Pakula said the closure of Toyota will have significant flow on..
Victorian Labor to deliver Homesafe: 24-hour weekend public transport for Springvale, Noble Park and Keysborough
A Victorian Labor Government will deliver 24-hour public transport across Melbourne with trains, trams and buses running all weekend, every weekend. Martin Pakula MP said the announcement by the Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews – that Homesafe Trains will run on the Pakenham and..
The Napthine Government’s gaming tax increase will damage the viability of regional and rural sporting and community clubs across Victoria, Shadow Minister for Gaming, Martin Pakula said today. Mr Pakula met late yesterday with sporting and community clubs in Ballarat to discuss the implications of..
Liberal Upper House Members for the South-Eastern Metropolitan region, Inga Peulich and Gordon Rich-Phillips, voted against legislation to improve the flawed and inequitableFire Services Property Levy (FSPL), Martin Pakula MP said today. Labor introduced a Private Members Bill in the Upper House that would give..
The Victorian public are continuing to be denied information on the estimated costs of major projects and tenders under the Napthine Government, Opposition Scrutiny-of-Government spokesperson, Martin Pakula said today. Mr Pakula said that the Auditor General’s report released today into the Annual Financial Report of..
The Napthine Government has been caught out withholding money from local school students despite promising schools would receive additional funding from the start of next year, Local Member for Lyndhurst, Martin Pakula said today. “Gonski funding has not been included in local schools’ indicative budgets..
“Violent crimes are disproportionately against women and as crime continues to rise, we know regrettably that women are more likely to be the victims”, Member for Lyndhurst, Martin Pakula MP said today. “This motivated me to organise a self-defence class in my electorate to promote..
Dear Editor, It must greatly disappoint local firefighters to know that Gordon Rich-Phillips and Inga Peulich have turned their backs on providing compensation for firefighters who suffer cancer as a result of their work protecting our community. All of Denis Napthine’s members in the Victorian..