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Labor refuses to rule out cuts to child protection

Tuesday 18 February 2020 The Andrews Labor Government has refused to answer questions about the Treasurer’s proposed $4 billion of cuts to the upcoming Victorian Budget. The Child Protection Minister was asked in Parliament today to guarantee that not one dollar would be cut from...
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Contamination assessment needed at DELWP Knoxfield site

Wednesday 19 February 2020 Mr WAKELING – My adjournment matter is for the Special Minister for State, and the action that I am seeking is in regard to the future development of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning site at 621 Burwood Highway in Knoxfield....
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Serious child protection incidents continue to rise

Monday 3 February 2020 Data released today by the Department of Health and Human Services shows that serious incidents involving children in statutory care are continuing to rise. Serious incidents in child protection have risen steadily since the same time last year, including...
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Minister Horne drops a set 0-6 as tram strikes drag on

Tuesday 28 January 2020 Today’s tram strikes have caused confusion and chaos for commuters and visitors to the Australian Open. This is now the sixth time that trams have been affected by industrial action under embattled Transport Minister, Melissa Horne. Strikes occurring...
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Victoria: The Child Protection State

Thursday 23 January 2020 Today’s Report on Government Services confirms that child abuse in Victoria is out of control under the Andrews Labor Government. The report found there were 18,883 substantiated reports of abuse or neglect in 2018/19, the highest number in Australia....
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Labor inaction serves up double-fault to Australian Open travel

Friday 17 January 2020 Tram strikes will cause commuter chaos for visitors to the Australian Open later this month as the dispute between the Andrews Labor Government and the union heats up. Unless the embattled Transport Minister Melissa Horne steps in, this will be the sixth...
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Statement on Ombudsman’s follow-up report on WorkCover

Tuesday 3 December 2019 The Ombudsman’s follow-up report released today shows that the Andrews Labor Government cannot be trusted to manage WorkCover. In 2016, the Ombudsman identified that WorkSafe needed to address unfair practices and ensure proper oversight of complex...
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Another day of tram strikes

Thursday 28 November 2019 Melbourne’s long-suffering tram passengers will be hit with another round of tram strikes today and again on Thursday 5 December. This is the third round of strikes this year, indicating no end in sight to the industrial chaos plaguing the Andrews Labor...
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Labor’s shameful neglect of child protection

Wednesday 27 November 2019 Vulnerable children under the care of the Andrews Labor Government are continuing to fall through the cracks, and aren’t getting the support they need.  It’s appalling that the Andrews Government’s Human Services Department allowed a vulnerable...
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Statement on Labor’s workplace manslaughter law

Wednesday 27 November 2019 During debate on the Workplace Safety Legislation Amendment (Workplace Manslaughter and Other Matters) Bill 2019, the Liberal Nationals moved a series of significant amendments to make the law fairer. Under the Andrews Labor Government’s unfair law,...
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