Labor’s budget pain hits youth justice

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Thursday 14 November 2019   Labor’s budget pain hits youth justice Labor’s budget and debt crisis continues to worsen and has forced almost $73 million to be stripped from its planned high security youth justice centre west of Werribee. Following the Andrews Government’s...
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Labor’s failure to prepare for the upcoming fire season could have deadly consequences

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Wednesday 6 November 2019   Labor’s failure to prepare for the upcoming fire season could have deadly consequences As Victorians face a potentially deadly fire season this summer, Daniel Andrews has failed to ensure that our fire services have the resources they need to keep the...
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Lockdowns in youth justice centres triple under Labor

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  Thursday 31 October 2019  Lockdowns in youth justice centres triple under Labor The crisis in youth justice continues to spiral out of control under Daniel Andrews with the release of a report today showing that the number of lockdowns of young offenders has more than...
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Full list of Gembrook Community Awardees

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  Congratulations to all who were awarded a Gembrook Plate on the evening in recognition for their commitment and service to their community. In order of presentation: Aditi Maini Dr Tom Cook Aaron Sharpe Barry O’Loughlin Andy Fyfe Sarah Mawer Mayur Meshram Zoe Ellis Suzanne...
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CFA volunteers leaving in droves under Daniel Andrews

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Thursday 17 October 2019   CFA volunteers leaving in droves under Daniel Andrews  The release today of the CFA’s Annual Report reveals that the Andrews Labor Government has failed to meet its own operational volunteer target by 5,000 firefighters. The report also shows that...
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Violent assaults continue in Youth Justice Centres under Daniel Andrews and Labor

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  Wednesday 25 September 2019   Violent assaults continue in Youth Justice Centres under Daniel Andrews and Labor   Reports today of attacks on staff at both the Malmsbury and Parkville Youth Justice Centres continue to raise the question: exactly who is in charge...
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Forests flooded as irrigators endure drought

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Wednesday 25 September 2019 Forests flooded as irrigators endure drought Forests that would otherwise be dry during times of drought are being flushed with liquid gold as irrigators struggle to keep livestock watered and to keep crops alive. Media reports today highlight yet...
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CFA in crisis weeks before fire danger period begins

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Monday 23 September 2019   CFA in crisis weeks before fire danger period begins A leaked copy of the CFA’s Annual Report shows that under Daniel Andrews wages have blown out by $100 million and volunteer numbers are the lowest since 2006. The report highlights the chaos gripping...
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FAST FACTS: OMBUDSMAN’S REPORT INTO SOLITARY CONFINEMENT OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

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FAST FACTS: OMBUDSMAN’S REPORT INTO SOLITARY CONFINEMENT OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE   PAGE 9 – legislation and official procedures already acknowledge that children and young people should only be isolated as a last resort and should only be isolated for the minimum time...
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