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Old Scam Gets Nasty

A new twist on an old scam is on the rise with hundreds of businesses being conned by a fake billing trick. Minister for Consumer Affairs, Jane Garrett, has warned companies to check their invoices after a flood of complaints about false bills for advertising..

New Critical Care Services for Sunshine Hospital

Parliamentary Secretary for Health Mary-Anne Thomas, representing the Minister for Health Jill Hennessy, today officially opened the $29.28 million redevelopment of Sunshine Hospital, which will provide Melbourne’s West with world-class emergency care closer to home. The redevelopment features a state-of-the-art intensive care unit, two cutting..

Ice Action Plan

Today, Premier Daniel Andrews released Victoria’s Ice Action Plan. Across our state, good, smart kids are dropping out of school, running away from their families and falling out of society. Workers are getting attacked. Innocent people are dying, in their homes and on the roads…

Victorian Labor Government to make Productivity Commission Submission

The Andrews Labor Government will stand up against the Federal Coalition Government’s attempts to revive WorkChoices, destroy penalty rates and cut the minimum wage. The Abbott Government just can’t be trusted and the Liberals in Victoria are backing their Liberal mates in Canberra. The Andrews..

Liberals Said No to Life Saving Emergency Treatment

The previous Liberal Government ignored a lifesaving emergency response trial, a secret report has revealed. A trial combining CFA and Ambulance Victoria units as first responders for time-critical heart attack patients revealed faster treatment and better survival rates. The report found that the survival rates..

Melbourne will Host Major Documentary Conference

Today by the AIDC Board at its Annual General Meeting has announced that the Andrews Labor Government and Film Victoria have secured the rights to host the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) in Melbourne in 2016. The Annual Conference – titled Net-Work-Play – is a..

Labor announces fair go for ratepayers

Victorian Labor will force councils to cap their rates at Consumer Price Index (CPI) and justify any further increases. Councils wishing to raise their rates above CPI must appeal to the independent Essential Services Commission (ESC) and justify any rate increases. Under Labor, councils increasing..

Only Labor will protect dogs from a lifetime of misery in puppy farms.

Victorian Labor will crack down on puppy farms and introduce tough new measures to support animal welfare. If elected in November, Labor will provide the RSPCA with additional resources to tackle puppy farms and toughen up their inspectorate capacity to deal with animal cruelty. Labor..

Only Labor will build Taylors Hill Senior School

Daniel Andrews announced last week that a Labor government will build a new senior secondary school in Taylors Hill. Labor has a $1.3 billion plan to fix our schools, rescue our TAFEs, bring back Tech Schools and help struggling parents with the costs of uniforms,..

Only Labor will build a new women and children’s hospital for the West

An Andrews Labor Government will build the Western Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Sunshine. The Western Women’s and Children’s Hospital will provide 237 beds, 39 special care nursery cots, four new operating theatres and additional clinics, catering for the needs of a booming and diverse..

Only Labor will fix the Melton Highway level crossing

Labor will fix the Melton Highway level crossing if we are elected on the 29th November. The announcement follows a significant community campaign and a petition signed by over 2,500 residents. The crossing will be removed as part of Labor’s Project 10,000, which is a plan to..

Fix the Melton Highway level crossing

An under or over pass is urgently needed at the Melton Highway level crossing, as congestion and journey times increase and safety concerns mount. During peak hours journey times can be 20 minutes longer, and boom gates are down for 52 minutes of every 2..

Crime up but fewer cops on the beat under Denis Napthine

There are fewer frontline police officers assigned to local stations today than there were in November 2010, secret Napthine Government documents show. Some police regions are already reporting trouble filling shifts and keeping up uniform patrols. In many cases there is a direct correlation between..

Homesafe: 24-hour public transport

It’s hard to get home on Friday and Saturday nights. You’re either running for the last train, waiting hours for the first one, or trying to find a cab. It’s just not good enough. A world-class city needs 24-hour public transport. Victorian Labor will make..

Project 10,000: Victorian Labor’s Transport Alternative

Victorian Labor has released our transport alternative, Project 10,000. Four months ago, Daniel Andrews announced Victorian Labor would be opposing Denis Napthine’s $8 billion East West Tunnel. Project 10,000 is our alternative vision for transport in Victoria. As part of Project 10,000, Victorian Labor will:..

What does your school need?

Under the Liberals, school buildings and grounds are deteriorating and classrooms are falling apart. Some schools look like abandoned, half-built construction sites after the Napthine Government cut their funds. Parents and teachers are worried. Denis Napthine won’t listen to them, but Labor will. Tell us..