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LABOR TO SUPPORT YOUNG DRIVERS AND PROTECT YOUNG LIVES

Posted on 10. Nov, 2014 by .

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An Andrews Labor Government will make the largest ever investment in driver training and education for our kids, Calyton MP and Labor candidate for Clarinda Hong Lim said today.   Mr Lim said Labor’s Road Safety Starts Early, a $146 million plan to arm kids with the skills and support they need to become safe […]

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JUNCTION OVAL THE NEW HOME OF VICTORIAN CRICKET UNDER LABOR

Posted on 10. Nov, 2014 by .

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An Andrews Labor Government will make St Kilda’s iconic Junction Oval the new home of Victorian Cricket with a major redevelopment. Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews joined Victorians Aaron Finch and Meg Lanning, captains of Australia’s Twenty20 teams, at Junction Oval to make the historic announcement. With Labor’s $25 million investment, Junction Oval will stand side-by-side […]

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LIBERALS FALL FLAT IN BALLARAT

Posted on 09. Nov, 2014 by .

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The Liberals rolled into Ballarat today – complete with busloads of seat-fillers shipped in from Melbourne – but the showcase could only be described as a ‘failure to launch’.   A desperate Denis Napthine adopted one of Labor’s plans to reduce youth unemployment but did not mention the word ‘TAFE’ once in his entire speech. […]

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LIBERAL RAIL PLAN QUIETLY DISAPPEARS FROM VIEW

Posted on 06. Nov, 2014 by .

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“The Napthine Liberal government’s grand plan for improvements on the Cranbourne / Pakenham rail line has collapsed and the ‘spare no expense’ signs trumpeting their credentials have been removed to avoid embarrassment,” Hong Lim MP, Labor candidate for Clarinda said today. “Last year the Victorian Liberal government accepted an unsolicited bid by a rail consortium […]

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FOUR YEARS OF THE LIBERALS LEAVES VICTORIA IN EMPLOYMENT CRISIS

Posted on 06. Nov, 2014 by .

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Another 1000 Victorians became unemployed under the Liberals last month, Australian Bureau of Statistics figures reveal. Victoria’s unemployment rate remained at 6.8 per cent – 0.6 per cent above the national average and 1.9 per cent above the rate the Liberals inherited. Under Denis Napthine and the Liberals, 65,300 more Victorians have become unemployed. Quotes […]

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LABOR WILL TAKE THE POLITICS OUT OF PLANNING

Posted on 06. Nov, 2014 by .

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An Andrews Labor Government will review the botched planning zones imposed on councils and allow communities to have their say. The Napthine Government has distorted growth and planning by forcing intensive high-rise development in some areas, while locking up leafy Liberal suburbs. Under Labor’s plan, new planning zones will be reviewed with a full report […]

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NAPTHINE HITS TAXPAYERS WITH $10 MILLION AD BILL

Posted on 05. Nov, 2014 by .

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The Liberals’ ‘Moving Victoria’ advertisements have cost taxpayers almost $10 million over an eight month period, analysis finds. In recent months, Denis Napthine’s dishonest advertisements have appeared on television, radio, newspapers, online, billboards, train interiors, trucks, taxis and street furniture. Labor’s analysis reveals the Napthine Government wasted approximately $9,243,374 on the Moving Victoria campaign between […]

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LABOR WILL END LIBERAL ADVERTISING BLITZ

Posted on 05. Nov, 2014 by .

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An Andrews Labor Government will end Denis Napthine’s dishonest multi-million dollar advertising blitz on imaginary Liberal projects. Under Labor, television advertising will be limited to health and safety, community wellbeing and behavioural change. The Premier will issue advertising guidelines and the Auditor-General will have oversight. Reasonable examples of Government television advertising include TAC, anti-smoking campaigns, […]

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NEW JOBS, BETTER LIVES: VICTORIA TO LEAD THE WORLD

Posted on 03. Nov, 2014 by .

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Victoria will lead the world in medical technology under an Andrews Labor Government, researching cures for chronic disease and developing devices that change lives.   Labor will fund Australia’s first research and education centre for biomedical engineering, bringing together doctors, scientists and researchers at one of Victoria’s leading hospitals.   Labor’s $60 million investment in […]

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MUSIC WORKS: SUPPORTING LOCAL ACTS AND LOCAL JOBS

Posted on 03. Nov, 2014 by .

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Declaring Victoria the “music capital of Australia”, Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews today announced Music Works: a $22.2 million package to boost development of the local rock music industry and support local jobs. Mr Andrews joined Shadow Minister for Arts and Youth Affairs, Martin Foley, at Melbourne’s legendary Sing Sing Recording Studios in Cremorne to make […]

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FAMILY VIOLENCE STILL INCREASING – ROYAL COMMISSION NEEDED

Posted on 28. May, 2014 by .

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Victoria’s family violence emergency is getting worse, with new Victoria Police crime statistics showing a six per cent increase in the 12 months to March 2014. Victoria needs a Royal Commission into family violence, now more than ever. The 21,000 victims will have faced endless waiting lists, an underfunded support network, a police force under […]

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VICTORIAN LABOR TO CRACK DOWN ON ROGUE LABOUR HIRE COMPANIES

Posted on 21. May, 2014 by .

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A Victorian Labor Government will create a licensing system for labour hire companies to ensure that only properly accredited operators can provide third-party labour (employees) to Victorian workplaces. Labor will require labour-hire companies to be licensed before they can engage workers and deploy them to host employers. Any labour-hire company seeking a licence will need […]

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LABOR TO ESTABLISH A ROYAL COMMISSION INTO FAMILY VIOLENCE

Posted on 20. May, 2014 by .

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Family violence prevention in the Cities of Greater Dandenong, Kingston and Monash will get the attention and support they deserve under a Labor Government, State Member for Clayton, Hong Lim, said. Labor recently announced it would establish Australia’s first Royal Commission into family violence if it wins the State Election in November. Family violence is […]

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LABOR TO CRACK DOWN ON PUPPY FARMS

Posted on 19. May, 2014 by .

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Victorian Labor will crack down on puppy farms and introduce tough new measures to support animal welfare. Labor will provide the RSPCA with additional resources to tackle puppy farms and toughen up their inspectorate capacity. Labor will also work with the RSPCA and local councils to address this issue. Labor will amend the code of […]

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NAPTHINE TO INTRODUCE “MONSTER TRUCKS” IN YOUR SUBURB

Posted on 14. Mar, 2013 by .

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Premier Napthine has done an about-face and will introduce “super monster trucks” on suburban and regional roads putting local residents and road users safety at risk, Shadow Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan said today. Mr Donnellan said Mr Napthine, who termed the phrase “super monster trucks” in Parliament in 2010, had failed […]

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BAILLIEU PULLS POLICE OFF FRONT-LINE FOR BACK OFFICE JOBS

Posted on 13. Dec, 2012 by .

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Police have been pulled from the front-line and fighting crime to cover unoccupied back office roles, Shadow Minister for Police, Jacinta Allan said today. Leaked documents obtained by the State Opposition show the Baillieu Government has forced sworn police officers to fill back office positions that have become or been left vacant. “Mr Baillieu and […]

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MIGRANT AND MULTICULTURAL VICTORIANS ENCOURAGED TO MAKE THEIR VOTE COUNT

MIGRANT AND MULTICULTURAL VICTORIANS ENCOURAGED TO MAKE THEIR VOTE COUNT

Posted on 26. Nov, 2010 by .

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Mr Sam Afra, Chairperson of the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) urged all Victorians from newly-arrived and non-English speaking backgrounds to make the most of their opportunity to participate in this weekend’s state’s electoral process. Historically there has been a percentage of culturally diverse Victorians who have felt disinclined to take the voting process […]

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BAILLIEU ABANDONS VICTORIAN SCHOOLS

BAILLIEU ABANDONS VICTORIAN SCHOOLS

Posted on 26. Nov, 2010 by .

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Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu must explain why he has turned his back on public schools, by failing to fund his own election promises and massively underfunding school building, the Minister for Education, Bronwyn Pike, said today. “Mr Baillieu is no friend of Victorian government schools,” Ms Pike said. “Not only has Mr Baillieu broken millions […]

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LABOR PLEDGES $80.6 MILLION AND NEW FOCUS ON THE ARTS

LABOR PLEDGES $80.6 MILLION AND NEW FOCUS ON THE ARTS

Posted on 26. Nov, 2010 by .

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A future Brumby Labor Government will invest more than $80.6 million and establish Creative Victoria to ensure the arts and creative industries in Victoria continue to strengthen and thrive.   Releasing Labor’s Arts and Creative Industries Policy, Premier John Brumby said a key element of the policy would be the establishment of Creative Victoria, which […]

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BAILLIEU BREAKS $648.8 MILLION WORTH OF HEALTH PROMISES – FROM OPPOSITION

BAILLIEU BREAKS $648.8 MILLION WORTH OF HEALTH PROMISES – FROM OPPOSITION

Posted on 26. Nov, 2010 by .

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The Opposition’s official election costings documents reveal that Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu has broken $648.8 million worth of his own health pledges – selling out Victorian patients with false promises, the Minister for Health, Daniel Andrews, said today. Mr Andrews called on Mr Baillieu to apologise to the communities across the State for his $648.8 million […]

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EDUCATION FOR LIFE VOLUNTEER AND LEADERSHIP SHOWCASE

EDUCATION FOR LIFE VOLUNTEER AND LEADERSHIP SHOWCASE

Posted on 25. Nov, 2010 by .

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Every government school Year 9 student will be given the chance to take their volunteering to the next level at a new Education for Life: Year 9 Experience Volunteer and Leadership Showcase, Premier John Brumby said today. Mr Brumby said the showcase, to be held at a venue like Etihad Stadium or the Royal Exhibition […]

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NEW MUMS AND SENIORS GET HELP TO SAVE ON BILLS

NEW MUMS AND SENIORS GET HELP TO SAVE ON BILLS

Posted on 25. Nov, 2010 by .

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More than 30,000 first time mothers and seniors who access Home and Community Care (HACC) services will get help to live more sustainably and reduce costs on water and energy bills under a future Labor Government. Labor will implement a $1.5 million Sustainable Living strategy including: Implementing a new education campaign to provide information to […]

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BAILLIEU WIMPS OUT OF TOP 20 BUDGET QUESTIONS – HE’S JUST NOT UP TO THE JOB

BAILLIEU WIMPS OUT OF TOP 20 BUDGET QUESTIONS – HE’S JUST NOT UP TO THE JOB

Posted on 25. Nov, 2010 by .

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Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu has demonstrated yet again that he is just not up to the job of being Premier, by ducking out of the crucial presentation to the Victorian people of the costings of his election promises. The Treasurer, John Lenders, said Mr Baillieu was clearly not up to the job and had left […]

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BRUMBY LABOR GOVERNMENT TO ROLL OUT NBN FASTER

BRUMBY LABOR GOVERNMENT TO ROLL OUT NBN FASTER

Posted on 25. Nov, 2010 by .

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A future Labor Government would act to cement Victoria as Australia’s broadband technology hub by funding two new ICT initiatives and implementing a new streamlined regulatory process to speed up the NBN rollout across the state. The Minister for Information and Communication Technology, John Lenders, said a future Labor Government would provide $10 million of […]

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NEW JOBS AS LABOR INVESTS IN VICTORIAN MANUFACTURING

NEW JOBS AS LABOR INVESTS IN VICTORIAN MANUFACTURING

Posted on 25. Nov, 2010 by .

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The future of plastics manufacturing in Victoria has been secured with a planned investment of up to $195 million to expand and modernise Qenos’ manufacturing facility at Altona, Deputy Premier Rob Hulls announced today. Mr Hulls was joined by the Member for Altona, Jill Hennessy, at the facility today and said the plan had been […]

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INFIGHTING REVEALS GREENS POLITICAL PARTY HAVE NO POLICY ON HAZELWOOD

INFIGHTING REVEALS GREENS POLITICAL PARTY HAVE NO POLICY ON HAZELWOOD

Posted on 24. Nov, 2010 by .

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The Victorian Greens Political Party is imploding as infighting reveals they have no real plans for action on Hazelwood Power Station. Minister for Energy and Resources Peter Batchelor said the true nature of the Greens Political Party had been revealed today with the dumping of Greens candidate Cheryl Wragg for telling the real truth about […]

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$7 MILLION TO OPEN OLYMPIC PARK TO WIDER COMMUNITY

$7 MILLION TO OPEN OLYMPIC PARK TO WIDER COMMUNITY

Posted on 24. Nov, 2010 by .

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A future Brumby Labor Government will invest $7 million towards upgrading and opening up the Olympic Park sports precinct to the public, providing access to state-of-the-art facilities. Sport and Recreation Minister James Merlino said the planned upgrade included a new running track linking to the Tan Track, a health and fitness centre and new public […]

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$30 MILLION LABOR PLEDGE TO BRING AFL FOOTY TO BALLARAT

$30 MILLION LABOR PLEDGE TO BRING AFL FOOTY TO BALLARAT

Posted on 24. Nov, 2010 by .

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Ballarat would become North Melbourne Football Club’s second home as part of a proposal to bring AFL football to regional Victoria under a future Labor Government, Premier John Brumby announced today. Mr Brumby said Labor would provide $30 million to bring AFL home and away games to regional Victoria, under a proposal being considered by […]

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VOTE LABOR

VOTE LABOR

Posted on 23. Nov, 2010 by .

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Dear Voters, Losing your job can be a shattering experience. Suddenly, you find yourself living day to day, not knowing if you will be able to make your house or car payments or even put food on the table for your family. It’s not a feeling I’d wish upon anyone. Nor is it something I […]

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LABOR DELIVERS SOLAR BOOST FOR BENDIGO

LABOR DELIVERS SOLAR BOOST FOR BENDIGO

Posted on 23. Nov, 2010 by .

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A future Brumby Labor Government will make available land north of Bendigo for the development of a medium to large-scale solar power station. In Bendigo today with Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan, Premier John Brumby announced a future Labor Government would set aside a 75 hectare state-owned site near Bridgewater in a bid to […]

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BRUMBY PLEDGES 2000 VICTORIAN APPRENTICES A YEAR FROM GOVERNMENT BUILDING PROJECTS

BRUMBY PLEDGES 2000 VICTORIAN APPRENTICES A YEAR FROM GOVERNMENT BUILDING PROJECTS

Posted on 23. Nov, 2010 by .

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The Premier, John Brumby, today invited young Victorian apprentices to join Labor in building the State’s next era of prosperity, pledging that 2000 Victorian apprentices would be employed every year for the next four years on the Government’s multi-billion-dollar building program. Visiting apprentices at NMIT in Heidelberg with Education and Skills Minister Bronwyn Pike and […]

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BUDGET ALERT

BUDGET ALERT

Posted on 23. Nov, 2010 by .

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Cost of election promises so far (including savings): Party Output cost so far Capital cost so far Coalition $6.82 billion $6.99 billion Labor $3.79 billion $3.80 billion   Ted Baillieu has spent $13.81 billion worth of taxpayers’ money in an uncosted and unaffordable spending spree that would put Victoria into deficit. Treasurer John Lenders said […]

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HELPING LOW INCOME FAMILIES ACCESS SOLAR HOT WATER

HELPING LOW INCOME FAMILIES ACCESS SOLAR HOT WATER

Posted on 21. Nov, 2010 by .

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Premier John Brumby today announced that a future Labor Government will provide $15 million to low income families to help them gain access to solar hot water technology to become more energy efficient and reduce the cost of energy bills. Mr Brumby and Environment and Climate Change Minister Gavin Jennings visited solar company Nu Energy […]

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BAILLIEU’S STAMP DUTY HOAX WILL BREAK THE BUDGET

BAILLIEU’S STAMP DUTY HOAX WILL BREAK THE BUDGET

Posted on 21. Nov, 2010 by .

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Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu’s stamp duty promise is a hoax that he knows will break the budget, Treasurer John Lenders and Finance Minister Tim Holding said today. Mr Lenders called on Mr Baillieu to immediately submit his policies for costing by the Victorian Treasury because they now posed a significant risk to the State’s budget […]

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INVESTING IN SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE ECONOMY

INVESTING IN SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE ECONOMY

Posted on 21. Nov, 2010 by .

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A future Labor Government will create and secure around 10,000 jobs as part of its response to climate change building on commitments to reduce emissions and create the jobs for the future economy, Premier John Brumby announced today. But these jobs are at risk under a Coalition Government, because Mr Baillieu has made it clear […]

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BUDGET ALERT

BUDGET ALERT

Posted on 21. Nov, 2010 by .

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  Cost of election promises so far (including savings): Party Output cost so far Capital cost so far Coalition $5.86 billion $6.98 billion Labor $3.42 billion $3.75 billion   Ted Baillieu has spent $12.84 billion worth of taxpayers’ money in an uncosted and unaffordable spending spree that would put Victoria into deficit. Treasurer John Lenders […]

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BRUMBY ANNOUNCES TAX CUTS AND REFORM AGENDA

BRUMBY ANNOUNCES TAX CUTS AND REFORM AGENDA

Posted on 21. Nov, 2010 by .

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Premier John Brumby today unveiled a commonsense tax reform agenda to lead Australia and take new actions to ease the pressure on business and family budgets, address housing affordability and help keep the jobs coming to Victoria. Mr Brumby today announced that a future Labor Government would: Abolish stamp duty on newly built first homes […]

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