Public Sector Wages increase by $4.5 b under Labor

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2017 Budget Fast Facts Public Sector Wages   Public sector wages have increased by 24.4% or $4.5b since Labor came to office.   The pre-election budget update forecast employee expenses of $18.5b for the 2014-15 financial year. This year’s budget puts employee expenses...
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Daniel Andrews: taxing more but giving less

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Daniel Andrews: taxing more but giving less   Daniel Andrews is taxing Victorians more but giving Victorians less.   In just over two years, Daniel Andrews has increased taxes by nearly $4 billion.  This is an increase in taxation revenue of over 22%.   But despite...
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Emerald SES to receive new Unit- Thank you to the community

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Thank you.  Over the last 2 years thousands of people in the community like you ​signed a petition on supporting an upgrade of the Emerald SES unit. Today, after a very active campaign, I am pleased to announce funding has finally been delivered to build a new unit. The Victorian...
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New figures show energy prices through the roof

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Today’s CPI figures confirm that electricity and gas prices are skyrocketing in Melbourne because Daniel Andrews effectively closed Hazelwood in favour of his ideological obsession with renewables. The ABS analysis for CPI for the March 2017 quarter says that the “main...
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Taking back our State: The Liberal Nationals plan to tackle violent re-offending

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Taking back our State: The Liberal Nationals plan to tackle violent re-offending A Liberal Nationals Government will crack down severely on violent re-offending by introducing statutory minimum jail terms for criminals who are found guilty of a second violent offence having been...
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Daniel Andrews: just your average hypocrite

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Daniel Andrews: just your average hypocrite   Daniel Andrews’ appointment of a sexist and homophobic Labor mate to a hospital board is more evidence that he’s running a sloppy government more focused on playing politics than people.   Former Labor candidate, John...
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Members Statement – Remembering Joseph Boote

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Members Statement 21 March 2017 Brad Battin MP – State Member for Gembrook On 17th March 2017 a family dinner was held at my in-laws Carol and Greg.  The dinner to remember Greg’s Great Uncle 20 year old Joseph Boote, who lost his life that day 100 years earlier in Flanders,...
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Andrews running protection racket for rorting mates

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Andrews running protection racket for rorting mates Daniel Andrews has today doubled-down on the protection racket for his rorting mates instead of coming clean to Victorians. The findings of the independent Audit Committee investigation into Telmo Languiller and Don Nardella...
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Closing down Labor’s rort and adding greater transparency

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Background: On the subject of parliamentary entitlements, I have previously called for the need to introduce quicker reporting times and simpler presentation of that information as well as the establishment of an independent authority to oversee expenses. Today I announce some...
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