Matthew Guy and the Liberals planned ‘Commission of Audit’ will once again see funding ripped out of the Werribee electorate’s schools, hospitals, transport and other services if they win the next election

A recent media report states:

“If Matthew Guy wins the election and becomes premier next year, the opposition has promised to undertake a cost audit and a review within the first 100 days of forming government.” Sunday Herald Sun, 15 October 2017

If this isn’t enough Shadow Treasurer Michael O’Brien, has confirmed that frontline public sector workers are once again in Liberal Party sights as they seek to once again cut Victoria’s services.

Attacking the Andrews Labor Government for having boosted the numbers of teachers, police officers, corrections officers and paramedics, Mr O’Brien bizarrely claimed this was bloating the public service.

The Liberal Party just can’t help themselves, it’s part of their DNA – when in power they cut the services that hard working families across the Werribee electorate depend upon.

The Liberal Party have form on this.

When last in government, they smashed their way through our local services, including:

  • Ripping almost $1 billion out of schools and axing the Educational Maintenance Allowance and School Start Bonus
  • Slashing over $1 billion from TAFE
  • Cutting funding to ambulances and hospitals that saw a blow out in local ambulance response times and hospital waiting lists

Not even babies and young children were safe from Liberal cuts, with the whooping cough vaccination program cruelly cut.

Now the Liberals and Matthew Guy want to do it all over again.

Matthew Guy must make clear to people living in [electorate] which local frontline services will be subject to their razor gang – hard working locals deserve to know what services are set to be axed and whether their jobs are safe.

What is on the Liberals chopping block? Will funding for the breakfast club at Westgrove Primary School be axed, are paramedics at Werribee Ambulance Station facing the sack, how many surgeries at Werribee Mercy are at threat and will the proposed level crossing removals at Werribee and Cherry Streets still take place?

Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“Matthew Guy with his cost audit, wants to cut the very services that locals across the Werribee electorate depend upon – cuts to local health, cuts to local education, cuts to local transport.”

 “In stark contrast, Labor will always put people first in the Werribee electorate and make the investments needed to boost jobs and create the world class schools, hospitals and TAFEs we need.”