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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..

SCHOOLS IN LYNDHURST STILL WAITING FOR FUNDING FROM NAPTHINE GOVERNMENT

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..

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..

NAPTHINE FAILS ASSET CONFISCATION SCHEME – CRIMINALS

The Victorian Auditor General has slammed the Napthine Government over its failure to have an effective Asset Confiscation Scheme claiming it is not operating ‘effectively or efficiently’ in its efforts to stop further criminal activity.   Shadow Attorney General, Martin Pakula, said the scathing report..

FIRE SERVICES LEVY: DOCUMENTS REVEAL IMPACT, CONFUSION

The Napthine Government needs to immediately review its botched Fire Services tax which has seen some property owners charged double and insurance companies wrongly charging past the July 1 introduction date, Member for Lyndhurst, Martin Pakula said today. Mr Pakula said the Fire Services Levy..

CRIME SOARS AGAIN UNDER NAPTHINE GOVERNMENT

Crime continues to spiral out of control under the Napthine Government new Victoria Police statistics show, Member for Lyndhurst, Martin Pakula said today. Mr Pakula said Victoria Police statistics reveal offences recorded jumped in most categories – showing crime has continued to rise under each..

TRUCKS, FREIGHT TRAINS TO ROLL THROUGH WITHOUT ANY CONSIDERATION BY NAPTHINE

Member for Lyndhurst, Martin Pakula, has today used Parliament to urge the Napthine Government to think about the amenity of Lyndhurst residents before charging ahead with its plans for the Port of Hastings. In the 2013-14 Victorian Budget, the Napthine Government has committed $110 million..

NEW PREMIER, NEW TREASURER; LYNDHURST STILL FORGOTTEN

The Napthine Government’s third budget has all butforgotten the people of Lyndhurst. The Baillieu / Napthine Liberal Government has had a devastating impact on Victoria over the last 2 1/2 years, with roads, TAFE, schools and hospital funding slashed and thousands of jobs lost. This..