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Leader of the Opposition

Portfolio Speeches

Shadow Treasurer's Budget Reply  Appropriation (2018-2019) Bill 2018 Mr M. O'BRIEN (Malvern)  — I am pleased to rise to speak on the Appropriation (2018–2019) Bill 2018. Budgets are about choices. Budgets reflect t... Read more

Mr M. O'BRIEN — This budget is so flimsy, so lightweight, so devoid of substance that the opposition will deal with it here and now. The Treasurer's budget speech was about as convincing as a Johnny Depp court video but without the substance. ... Read more

E&OE MATTHEW GUY The Opposition offered in December a way forward to pass this bill. The Government’s response has been chaotic, last week they threatened an election, this week they are saying they don’t need legislation and now ... Read more

Mr M. O’BRIEN — Victorians deserve better. They deserve better than this budget because this was not the budget they voted for. Before the election the then Leader of the Opposition moved around Victoria on a roadshow, w... Read more

E&OE EWL Whichever way you cut it, Labor’s decision to tear up the East West Link contract has just been a shocking waste of public money. Over $400 million in compensation, at least the same again in sunk costs that will ... Read more

E&OE Michael O’Brien The bill introduced by Labor to sell off the Port of Melbourne raises really significant concerns for the Opposition. It appears to be involving a 50 year lease which kills off any prospect for a second conta... Read more

Mr M. O'BRIEN (Malvern) — I rise to speak on the Orwellian-named Delivering Victorian Infrastructure (Port of Melbourne Lease Transaction) Bill 2015, a bill that seeks to allow this Labor government to break its election com... Read more

In accordance with Section 28 of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006, I table a statement of compatibility for the Appropriation (2014-15) Bill. Speaker – I move that this Bill be now read a second time. INTRODUCTION ... Read more

MICHAEL O’BRIEN: The people of the Goulburn Valley need the Napthine Government to work with the company, with the community, to deliver a real outcome to secure the future of SPC Ardmona. That’s what they’re getting from the Napt... Read more

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) -- My question is to the Treasurer. Can the Treasurer update the house on the implementation of the fire services property levy, which is a major economic reform initiated by this coalition government? Mr O'BRIEN (Treasurer) -... Read more

Statement of compatibility Mr O'BRIEN (Treasurer) tabled following statement in accordance with Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006: In accordance with section 28 of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006... Read more

Mr McINTOSH (Kew) -- My question is to the Treasurer. Can the Treasurer advise the house whether the federal budget of 14 May provided a fair share of road funding for Victoria? Mr O'BRIEN (Treasurer) -- I thank the member for Kew for his very impor... Read more

Mr SOUTHWICK (Caulfield) -- My question is to the Treasurer. Can the Treasurer advise the house how this budget continues efficient and effective service delivery, which is essential to building a strong state economy? Mr O'BRIEN (Treasurer) -- I th... Read more

Mr PALLAS (Tarneit) -- My question is to the Treasurer. How can this government be trusted on jobs when there are an extra 34 000 people unemployed on his watch and when today's figures show that Victoria has the highest unemployment rate in mainland... Read more

Mr WAKELING (Ferntree Gully) -- My question is to the Treasurer. Can the Treasurer advise the house of the market reaction to and endorsement of the strong fiscal management shown in the budget? Mr O'BRIEN (Treasurer) -- I thank the member for Fernt... Read more

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