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LABOR GOVERNMENT MOVES TO STRENGTHEN ANIMAL WELFARE IN GREYHOUND RACING

The Andrews Labor Government is taking swift action to address serious allegations levelled at the state’s greyhound racing industry, including claims of live baiting. Minister for Racing, Martin Pakula, and Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, today announced a broad investigation into animal welfare and allegations..

‘Puppy Love’ to help threatened Bandicoots

The Andrews Labor Government is teaming up with the community and asquad of dogs, to help the Eastern Barred Bandicoot step back from the edge ofextinction on mainland Australia. Highlighting the Guardian Dog trial program, the Minister forEnvironment, Climate Change & Water, Lisa Neville today..

TIM PALLAS TO TURN SOD ON EXPANSION OF THE WYNDHAM CLINIC

Tim Pallas MP has welcomed the start of work to expand the Wyndham Clinic, set to provide new beds for mental health and addiction treatment clients in Wyndham. Mr Pallas said there were growing concerns for residents of Wyndham, and Victoria more broadly, about the..

LOCAL CLUBS IN WYNDHAM RECEIVE FUNDING BOOST

  Many sports and active recreation clubs across Wyndham will benefit from funding as part of round 1 of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants program.   Local MP, Tim Pallas said the grants, of up to $3,000 each, aim to increase physical activity by making it..

TIM PALLAS PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR PARENTS AS SCHOOL GOES BACK

As local Wyndham students return to school, MrPallas told parents he is working hard to ease the pressure of the busy ‘BackTo School’ week on the household budget. Mr Pallas said it has been a costly and stressfulweek for local families, because several years’ worth..

Victoria In Crisis Under Denis Napthine

Denis Napthine has been defeated on the floor of the Parliament twice in three days. At Midday today the Napthine Government’s Parliamentary Budget Officer Bill was defeated. This is a situation without precedent since 1933. It’s clear that Denis Napthine no longer can rely on..

Napthine Must Fix Fire Services Property Levy Debacle

The State Opposition welcomes the Napthine Government’s backflip on its fire service property tax for investment flats and short term holiday homes. But Labor wants a complete review of the tax to make it the ‘fairer and simpler’ levy the Government promised. Shadow Treasurer, Tim..

VICTORIAN YOUTH OUT OF THE JOB MARKET UNDER NAPTHINE

Victoria has the highest rate of youth unemployment of the mainland states andterritories with figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics(ABS) showing the number of unemployed youth has still sitting at a high18.9per cent.  Last month saw the lowest number of young people..

MINISTER FOR HOUSING IGNORES THOSE MOST IN NEED IN WYNDHAM

Tim Pallas, State Member for Tarneit, has called on the Napthine Government to stopignoring families and individuals languishing on public housing waiting listsin Wyndham.   Minister Lovell stated at the Werribee Community Cabinet event that the NapthineGovernment does not have the money to invest in..

NAPTHINE BLOCKS BILL ON BUDGET OFFICE ELECTION PROMISE

The Napthine Government today voted to block the introduction of legislation thatwould fulfil the Government’s own election commitment to set up an independentParliamentary Budget Office, Shadow Treasurer, Tim Pallas, said. The Victorian Labor Opposition today attempted to introduce legislation that would establish a resource for..

FIRE SERVICES PROPERTY LEVY CASH GRAB

The operation of the Fire Services Property Levy is looking increasingly murky and open to exploitation as its implementation continues. Many people are complaining to us that they are paying three, four and five times moreunder the Napthine Government’s fire services property levy than under..

NAPTHINE TRANSPORT PLAN FOR WYNDHAM A DUD – AUDITOR GENERAL

The Victorian Auditor General today has confirmed what families in Wyndham already know – that without urgent investment in suburban public transport and roads, congestion will continue to grow, State Member for Tarneit Tim Pallas said today. Mr Pallas said the Victorian Auditor General’s report..

NAPTHINE MUST REVIEW BOTCHED FIRE SERVICES PROPERTY LEVY

The Napthine Government must immediately review the botched fire services tax with revelations today that some property owners have seen massive increases on their levy, Shadow Treasurer, Tim Pallas said today.  Mr Pallas said the Fire Services Levy Monitor needs to have his powers extended..

NAPTHINE’S AGED CARE PRIVATISATION PLANS FOR WERRIBEE

The Napthine Government’s move to privatise aged care facilities could mean the selling off of South Stone Lodge in Werribee, Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews said today. The Napthine Government’s State Budget Update released late last year outlined a reduction of $75 million from public sector..

NEARLY 200 FEWER AGED CARE BEDS AS NAPTHINE MOVES TOWARDS FULL PRIVATISATION

Almost 200 aged care beds have already closed as Denis Napthine moves towards the full privatisation of aged care facilities across Victoria, Member for Tarneit, Tim Pallas said today.  Departmental figures show there have been four closures of public aged care facilities, resulting in 179..

NAPTHINE KEEPS AMBULANCE RESPONSE TIMES HIDDEN

Tim Pallas, Member for Tarneit and Jill Hennessy, Member for Altona, have expressed outrage that the Napthine Government has gagged Ambulance Victoria from publishing figures on a website that would show ambulance response times and provide the community with up-to-date information about how bad the..