Rotting roos courtesy of Labor’s new policy

Changes to the kangaroo pet food program announced by the Andrews Labor Government risk tangling farmers, professional shooters and pet food processors up in red tape, says Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh.

Loophole allows hoons to stay on the road in Daniel Andrews’ Victoria 

The Victorian Road Safety Camera Commissioner has highlighted a legal loophole which is allowing speeding and dangerous drivers to stay on the road, says Shadow Minister for Police David Southwick.

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, says Shadow Water Minister Steph Ryan.

Highest number of criminals in Victoria in 15 years

More than 20 extra crimes have taken place each and every day across Victoria over the past year, says Shadow Minister for Police and Community Safety David Southwick.

Country Victorians sick of Daniel Andrews ignoring crumbling country roads

Today’s rally in Manangatang shows Daniel Andrews can no longer ignore pleas from desperate communities across country Victoria who are demanding rural roads be fixed, and not just have their speed limits slashed.

Part-time squad not enough to tackle rural crime

Victorian farmers have long called for a dedicated rural crime squad, but yesterday’s announcement doesn’t deliver what farmers requested, says Deputy Leader of the Opposition Peter Walsh.

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, says Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, Brad Battin.

Labor flags desal plant expansion

Water Minister Lisa Neville has announced plans to make Melbourne’s expensive desalination plant even bigger today, while doubling down on Labor’s no dams policy.

Corrections in chaos as jailbreak exposed

Reports today of a potential prison break from Victoria’s largest maximum security jail highlight the ongoing chaos within Victoria’s corrections system, says Shadow Minister for Corrections David Southwick.

Daniel Andrews and Labor defy IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman

Following Daniel Andrews’ shamelessly partisan $1.7m “Fair Share” ad campaign to try to help Bill Shorten get to the Lodge, the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) and Victorian Ombudsman called for “prompt” legislative change to stop this sort of

Lifting the lid on illegal stockpiles of hazardous waste

The public have a right to know where illegal stockpiles of dangerous chemicals exist, and what the Andrews Labor Government is doing about it, says Shadow Minister for Workplace Safety Nick Wakeling.

We’re leading the debate on road safety

In Question Time in Parliament today Premier Daniel Andrews conceded that action is needed to change laws that allow drug-drivers off with soft penalties.