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..
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..
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 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..
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..
The State Budget has revealed that the Napthine Government has cut an additional $48.6 million from the Department of Justice and increased avenues to raise revenue from Victorian taxpayers, Shadow Attorney General, Martin Pakula said today. Mr Pakula said the decision of Attorney General, Robert..
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..
Victorian Racing Minister Denis Napthine must accept and implement Racing Integrity Commissioner Sal Perna’s integrity recommendations without further delay.