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Labor’s lockdowns “magnified” Victoria’s family violence crisis

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

Labor confirms million dollar cut to Scouts and Girl Guides

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

Liberal Nationals call for the immediate extension of the $250 Power Saving Bonus to Victorian casual workers

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

In the interests of transparency, trust and confidence, the Andrews Government must release vital information and data

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