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Priorities all wrong under Andrews Labor Government

Footage over the weekend showing thousands of people at a festival in Mornington not social distancing or wearing masks has shown the absolute hypocrisy of the Andrews Labor Government?s COVID-19 restrictions.  The government won?t allow spectators at community sporting events or allow our Anzac day parade to go head, but they deem a jam-packed music festival …

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Independent audit finds more Labor Government and union rorts on taxpayer money

Wednesday 17 February 2021 The Andrews Labor Government has been caught out funnelling taxpayer money through the Victorian Trades Hall Council, a union linked to Labor, to use extensively on campaigning in both state and federal elections. The Victorian Auditor General?s Office report has uncovered another Red Shirts-style rort linked to Premier Andrews. The report …

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Labor cuts funds to another government watchdog

Daniel Andrews has slashed funding to another government watchdog investigating his party ? this time about a 30 per cent funding cut to the Victorian Ombudsman. The Age revealed today that the Victorian Ombudsman?s budget has been slashed by about $2 million. This follows Labor?s $4.4 million cut to the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission?s (IBAC) …

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Our plan to rebuild the CFA: community consultation begins

In July this year, the Victorian Liberal Nationals announced their plan to rebuild the Country Fire Authority (CFA) following the implementation of the Andrews Labor Government?s disastrous fire services reforms. A key part of the Liberal Nationals? plan is to engage directly with CFA volunteers and key stakeholders. We firmly believe that hearing directly from …

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Liberal Nationals to withdraw Victoria from controversial Belt and Road

A Michael O?Brien-led Liberal Nationals Government will withdraw Victoria from Labor?s lop-sided and secretive Belt and Road deal with the Chinese Government. This is not a decision that has been taken lightly. But it is the right decision for Victoria. The Belt and Road deal is not in Victoria?s interests. It doesn?t support our sovereignty, …

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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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