Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams has been forced to admit today that Labor’s harsh lockdowns have “magnified” Victoria’s family violence crisis.
It was in response to questioning in parliament’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC), after shocking increases during the COVID-19 pandemic and the extended periods of enforced lockdown. Continue reading Labor’s lockdowns “magnified” Victoria’s family violence crisis
Victorian family violence-related offences have surged to their highest levels ever.
The Andrews Labor Government’s ongoing COVID lockdowns and laboured response to implementing critical family violence reform continues to exacerbate the state’s family violence crisis. Continue reading Family violence offences surge to record high
At the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee today, Public Transport Minister Ben Carroll was forced to admit that a serious loophole exists on public transport, with no COVID-19 QR codes across the system. Continue reading Transport Minister Ben Carroll admits Andrews Labor Government’s failing on transport QR codes
In hearings today before the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee, Labor’s Minister for Youth, Ros Spence, confirmed the Andrews Labor Government had cut $1 million in funding from the Scouts and Girl Guides.
This is a massive blow to around 20,000 young Victorians engaged in Scouts and Girl Guides, and around 5000 adult volunteers that support them. Continue reading Labor confirms million dollar cut to Scouts and Girl Guides
The Andrews Labor Government must urgently make changes to ensure the births of children in care are registered, and they have birth certificates. Continue reading Vulnerable kids must have birth certificates
Appalling revelations that officials in the Andrews Labor Government lied to two watchdogs during investigations into the activities of a former social worker and child rapist, and left vulnerable children at risk, should be the subject of a full inquiry. Continue reading Child protection crisis deepens
The Liberal Nationals are demanding an immediate extension of the $250 Power Saving Bonus to the households of our state’s casual workers to help ease the burden of the Andrews Labor Government’s fourth lockdown. Continue reading Liberal Nationals call for the immediate extension of the $250 Power Saving Bonus to Victorian casual workers
Confirmation today that the Commonwealth Government will support the construction of a quarantine facility in Victoria is an important step forward, but must be met with a management overhaul by the Andrews Labor Government.
Continue reading Statement on the proposed new Victorian quarantine facility
As every Victorian braces for the fourth lockdown to be extended, the Andrews Labor Government must release the information provided to them including the criteria used to extend this current lockdown, along with what trigger points will be used to lift lockdown.
Continue reading In the interests of transparency, trust and confidence, the Andrews Government must release vital information and data