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Andrews Labor Government empty promises and spin leaves prospective learner drivers disappointed – AGAIN!

Andrews labor government empty promises and spin leaves prospective learner drivers disappointed – again! A few hours after being pressured by the Liberal Nationals and the community to commit to making the learner’s permit test available online, the Andrews Labor Government spin machine had started. On social media last night, Labor’s Roads Minister, Ben Carroll …

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Labor dragged kicking and screaming to extend motorcycle learner’s permits

Labor’s Roads Minister, Ben Carroll has finally heeded calls from the Liberal Nationals to extend motorcycle learner’s permits. In August the Liberal Nationals wrote to Labor’s Minister for Roads, urging him to extend the expiration of motorcycle learner’s permits.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many learner riders were unable to gain the experience they need to …

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Andrews Labor Government continues to hide Youth Justice worker assaults

Minister for Youth Justice, Natalie Hutchins has hidden the number of assaults against staff at Victoria’s Youth Justice Centres to cover up Labor’s systematic failings in the problematic portfolio. In the past five years, reports of riots, assaults on young offenders, and staff members bashed in Youth Justice Centres have increased, causing real concerns for the safety of those inside the …

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Planned burns must be allowed

Planned burns must be allowed The Liberal Nationals are calling on Premier Daniel Andrews to immediately lift his ban on vital fuel reduction burns.  CFA management have had to stop planned burns because of the current COVID-19 restrictions. In January this year devastating bushfires gravely impacted regional Victoria.  Andrews’ ban on vital fuel reduction burns …

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Labor’s COVID-19 response risks creating a lost generation

Today the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee of the Parliament of Victoria heard that young people are being disproportionately impacted by the Andrews Labor Government’s response to COVID-19.  Professor Patrick McGorry told PAEC that presentations at emergency in relation to self-harm were up 33 per cent. Young people are facing long term unemployment, disrupted education, ongoing …

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Mixed messages from the Andrews Labor Government over online Learners Permit testing

Despite repeated calls from the Liberal Nationals to move the Learners Permit’s test online, mixed messaging from the Andrews Labor Government continues to leave learner drivers in the dark.  Following a question posed by the Liberal Nationals during the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee on August 13, the Department of Transport said they are ‘exploring …

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