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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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Liberal Nationals to oppose State of Emergency power grab by Andrews

The Liberal Nationals will vehemently oppose and vote to defeat the Andrews Labor Government’s attempt to extend State of Emergency powers for a further 12 months. The State of Emergency vests enormous power with the Premier and a small number of unelected officials with very little oversight and accountability – proven in recent months with …

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WorkSafe must be upfront about hotel quarantine investigations

The Liberal Nationals are calling on WorkSafe to detail what investigations it has, or will be undertaking into the Andrews Labor Government’s hotel quarantine fiasco. Under the Workplace Safety Legislation Amendment (Workplace Manslaughter and Other Matters) Act 2019, Ministers of the Crown can be imprisoned for up to 25 years if it is found that their actions …

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Labor blocks all questions in Parliament in political protest

The Victorian Labor Party has failed each and every Victorian by refusing to answer any questions in Parliament today. In order to cover-up government failures, the Health Minister Jenny Mikakos and Local Government Minister Shaun Leane arrogantly refused to answer any questions during Question Time. Millions of Victorians have been forced to make unprecedented sacrifices …

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