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Labor To Clean Up Parliament With ‘Honesty Reforms’

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..

Napthine Blocks Move To Release Performance Data

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..

Napthine Fails To Right The Wrongs Act

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..

Keysborough Kids Miss Out Under Napthine

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..

NAPTHINE MUST EXPLAIN WATERHOUSE INTERVENTION

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…

LABOR WILL FIX NAPTHINE’S TOOTHLESS IBAC TIGER

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..

PRISONS IN MELTDOWN UNDER DENIS NAPTHINE

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..

NAPTHINE’S GAMING TAX WILL HURT REGIONAL PUBS AND CLUBS

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..

RICH-PHILLIPS AND PEULICH OPPOSE FAIRER FIRE SERVICES LEVY

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..

NAPTHINE FOUND HIDING MAJOR PROJECT COSTS FROM TAXPAYERS

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..

WOMEN’S SELF DEFENCE CLASS A HIT

“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..

Letter to the Editor

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..