WorkCover premium relief needed for distressed businesses

With Victorian businesses in financial distress or going into hibernation due to COVID-19, the cost of WorkCover premiums is another pressure they could do without, says Shadow Minister for Workplace Safety Nick Wakeling.

Water for food, not forests

The Victorian Liberal Nationals have backed calls for water to be prioritised for food to help secure the nation’s food supplies.

State Government must fund all 3-year-old kinder

Yesterday’s announcement that 4-year-old kinder fees would be funded for Term 2 to ensure the financial viability of kinders has the left most students, parents and the organisations that run 3-year-old kinder programs in the lurch, says Shadow Minister for Education

Victoria exposed to disease risk unless ag scientist job cuts are reversed

The Andrews Government must reverse its unexpected decision to close the Victorian Pig Services Centre (VPSC) – the industry’s frontline defence against devastating disease outbreaks, says Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh.

JobKeeper payments need to be exempt from payroll tax

The Federal Government’s $1500-a-fortnight JobKeeper payments need to be exempt from Victoria’s payroll tax, says Shadow Treasurer Louise Staley.

Liberal Nationals call for temporary redeployment of Protective Services Officers (PSOs)

The Victorian Liberal Nationals are calling on the State Government to enable the temporary redeployment of PSOs throughout Victoria in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Transparency needed on COVID-19 response

A Joint House Committee of the Victorian Parliament should be established to ensure oversight on Victoria’s response to COVID-19 while parliamentary sittings are on indefinite hold.

Liberal Nationals call for fee reduction for taxi and passenger vehicle operators

The Liberal Nationals are calling on the State Government to waive a number of fees tied to commercial passenger vehicle operators, including taxis, to assist in the economic fallout of COVID-19.

Drivers must not be left in the lurch

The Liberal Nationals are calling on the State Government to prioritise those who have had their driving licence tests cancelled because of the COVID-19 crisis when testing recommences.

Intervention needed with union refusing to unload critical emergency supplies

The Liberal Nationals are calling on the State Government to intervene with a union refusing to unload critical emergency supplies including hand sanitisers and face masks on a Melbourne wharf.

Industrial relations during COVID-19 crisis

Reports are emerging that some Victorian businesses are being threatened with legal action by union officials during the current COVID-19 pandemic, says Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations Nick Wakeling.

Government must support local restaurants, cafes during COVID-19 crisis

The current COVID-19 pandemic is placing huge pressure on many Victorian restaurants and cafes that are struggling to survive.