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Attributed to Shadow Treasurer Michael O’Brien: Six months ago Daniel Andrews said the North East Link would cost $7 billion. Then he said it would be $10 billion, then $13 billion and today he says it’s going to cost $16.5 billion. Y... Read more

Victoria’s jobs crisis continues with latest ABS jobs figures showing Victoria’s unemployment rate exceeding the national average for the 14th consecutive month.  Victoria’s unemployment rate of 5.7 per cent is above the nat... Read more

Ben Carroll, the work experience Minister for Employment, is trying to distract attention from the fact that Victoria has the highest unemployment rate in Australia with another blatant lie. This hapless Minister is claiming a Liberal Nationals Gove... Read more

While Victorians facing skyrocketing power prices are struggling to pay their bills, Daniel Andrews keeps spending big on spin doctors and bureaucrats.  The Victorian Auditor General’s Office report tabled in Parliament today shows publ... Read more

Jacinta Allan has drawn the longest of bow about a commission of audit into government services and Coalition comments in an article headed “Victorian prisoners to be put to work under jail shake-up” (14 October 2017). In a press relea... Read more

Daniel Andrews has increased stamp duty by 40% ($1.74 billion) in just three years yet he keeps preaching to the media how he’s helping homebuyers. This is a  Government and a desperate Premier focussed on spin as it scramb... Read more

Earlier today Daniel Andrews put up a Facebook post and tweet before strangely deleting both. The now deleted posts were of him smugly calling on NSW to “do what it does best” and follow Victoria’s lead on the plastic bag ban.&nb... Read more

Victoria’s jobs crisis is continuing with latest ABS jobs figures showing Victoria leads the nation in unemployment for the second consecutive month. Victoria’s unemployment rate of 6 per cent is the highest of all the states and highe... Read more

Mr M. O'BRIEN — Death is an inevitable part of life. As Shakespeare observed in King John, 'We cannot hold mortality's strong hand'. But for all that, death is the part of life that many fear the most. While its ul... Read more

Today’s report on congestion by the Grattan Institute again demonstrates the enormous cost of Daniel Andrews’ decision to rip up the East West Link. Stuck in traffic? Road congestion in Sydney and Melbourne finds that Melbourne’s... Read more

Today’s ABS figures confirm that Victoria has the highest unemployment rate of any state in Australia at 6.1%.    Official figures also confirm that Victoria’s unemployment rate has been higher than the national average ... Read more

Since being elected Daniel Andrews has created eleven new taxes which simply drive up the cost of living for Victorians. The eleven new taxes include a new tax on owners of property in Melbourne based on nights stayed.  Country people at r... Read more

Just like his attempt to couple a cancer compensation bill with legislation to break-up the CFA, Daniel Andrews is coupling legislation to cut payroll tax with a bill to introduce some of his eleven new taxes.   Yet again, D... Read more

Today’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee hearing heard admissions from Treasurer Tim Pallas that Labor’s infrastructure projects have again blown out in costs to Victorians. The level crossing removal program was promised by Lab... Read more

In PAEC today, Treasurer Tim Pallas attempted to spin his eleven new taxes as "changed choices". On the eve of the last election, Daniel Andrews told Channel 7's Peter Mitchell that he promised Victorians there would be no new taxes and he wouldn't... Read more

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