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Labor’s admission that its 24 hour public transport trial is massively over budget also puts public safety at risk. Despite Daniel Andrews’ pre-election claim that the $50 million budget Labor allocated was “very, very conservativ... Read more

WHERE will you be in 2085? In retirement? A nursing home? Maybe — like me — you’ll be pushing up the daisies. If a week is a long time in politics, 70 years is a lifetime. Yet the Andrews Labor Government wants to make a dec... Read more

From today, Victorian households and businesses face a massive hike in their fire services property levy (FSPL); another broken Labor promise on tax. Despite a pre-election pledge to hold all tax increases to CPI, the Andrews Labor Government is ... Read more

Daniel Andrews has hit every Victorian property with another tax hike through the fire services levy just to pay for the outrageous demands of his union mates. Under the Coalition, Victoria's fire services received record funding. But under Dan... Read more

This is a phoney surplus from a phoney Treasurer.  Buried away in Budget Paper 5 on page 21 is the revelation that the full Commonwealth funding for the East West Link is being used to prop up Labor’s Budget and to disguise the fact Lab... Read more

Attributed to Michael O’Brien MP: “This Budget demonstrates yet again that Labor cannot manage money and cannot manage major projects. This budget has no detailed economic plan to create the jobs of the future for Victoria. &n... Read more

Why would motorists pay a toll to take Daniel Andrews’ Western Distributor toll road when they can take the West Gate Bridge for free? Daniel Andrews is fond of talking about business cases and mandates.  For this project he has nei... Read more

The facts: Daniel Andrews promised that he would replace analogue police radios for a total cost of $10  million.  (Source: Labor statement: here) Today's announcement has put the cost of the project at $35.3 million ($11.5 million ... Read more

The Coalition’s plan was to close the financial contract by May 2015 with a construction completion date in 2018.  Under this plan, the taxpayer would make the first payment in 2018 and would not be exposed to project blow-outs the likes o... Read more

Victoria’s Department of Treasury and Finance has exposed Daniel Andrews’ dodgy claims over the East West Link contract. Announcing his East West backflip on 11 September 2014, Daniel Andrews claimed that the Victorian Government had... Read more

The falsehoods of Labor’s Treasurer Tim Pallas have been exposed today. Pallas has claimed in The Age that the letter of guarantee (or ‘side letter’) signed by the former Government – in response to Labor’s improper at... Read more

· First free public Wi-Fi location for central Ballarat now live and available · Dozens more Wi-Fi locations to be delivered across the city by iiNet by December 2015 · Napthine Government building a better connected Victoria b... Read more

· Coalition Government realising the vision of Melbourne Arts Precinct Blueprint · A re-elected Coalition Government commits $1 million for business case · Coalition Government creating vibrant places for arts and culture Tr... Read more

Shortlisted companies announced to deliver Metro Level Crossing Blitz program Metro Level Crossing Blitz will create around 1,000 new construction jobs Coalition Government is building better roads and public transport infrastructure T... Read more

Shadow Education Minister James Merlino has blown Labor’s Tech School Budget by $15 million in the space of 24 hours, further revealing Labor’s dodgy costings. Speaking on the 774 Drive Program with Raf Epstein, Mr Merlino stated that La... Read more

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