Craig Lapsley admits ‘response times no better’

At PAEC yesterday the head of Victoria’s emergency management, Craig Lapsley, admitted that CFA response times will not improve under Daniel Andrews’ plan to restructure the fire services.

Hand out taxpayers’ money now, ask questions later

YESTERDAY in the Public Accounts and Estimates committee, Tim Pallas admitted that he had no idea of the value of the harbour side land gifted by the Andrews Labor Government to the AFL for its new headquarters.

Premier for Melbourne snubs Regional Victoria

ONCE again Daniel Andrews and Labor have snubbed regional Victorians by voting down a motion that would have seen a regional sitting of parliament in Shepparton next year.

A brighter future for young rural Victorians

An elected Liberal Nationals government will give our youngest rural and regional Victorians the best start in life, lifting education opportunities through better support for parents and children in the early years of schooling.

Labor’s raw deal for Victorian farmers

AGRICULTURE is the backbone of communities across Victoria, but Daniel Andrews continues to hand our regional industries a raw deal, says Deputy Opposition Leader Peter Walsh.

Traditional burning project supported by Liberal Nationals

An elected Liberal Nationals government will support Return of the Firestick, a project that will study and use traditional fire management practices to restore the health of bushland and reduce fire risk for Victorian communities, says Shadow Environment Minister Nick

Labor all bark and no bite on wild dog control

DANIEL Andrews’ city-centric Labor government is leaving livestock – and farmers’ livelihoods – under threat, says Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh.

Onshore Gas – When will Labor get it?

In a speech to the Energy User’s Association of Australia, ACCC chairman Rod Sims blasted Labor’s ban on conventional onshore gas in Victoria, says Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources, David Southwick.

$50 Budget Band-Aid on Victoria’s Energy Crisis

In last week’s budget, Labor has thrown in the towel on delivering affordable energy to Victorians by gifting a $50 bribe for consumers to do the Governments job for them, says Shadow Energy Minister David Southwick.

Education standards plummet under Labor

LAST week’s release of David Gonski’s review into Australia’s education system confirms we need to fundamentally change our curriculum and get back to teaching the basics properly, says Shadow Education Minister Tim Smith.

Labor playing politics with country water supply

Labor is playing politics with water security in western Victoria in an effort to win votes in an election year, says Shadow Minister for Water Steph Ryan.

Pallas’ crime lie

THE comments from Treasurer Tim Pallas in his Budget Speech this week that “Victoria is the safest it’s been in a decade” are simply untrue, says Shadow Minister for Police Edward O'Donohue.