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BAILLIEU 17 MONTH-LONG DITHER ON REGIONAL RAIL LINK

The Victorian Auditor-General has found the Baillieu Government has failed to provide a new budget for the Regional Rail Link (RRL) project for 17 months. Shadow Minister for Major Projects, Tim Pallas, said the Report on the Annual Financial  Report stated the Baillieu Government’s inaction..

HUNDREDS MORE QANTAS JOBS LOST UNDER BAILLIEU WATCH

QANTAS Airways has announced that it will shed 263 aircraft maintenance jobs from Avalon, despite Premier Baillieu assuring the public that his Government would protect jobs from going interstate, Shadow Minister for Employment, Tim Pallas said today.  Joining State Member for Lara John Eren in..

NEW SUBURB MUST HAVE PROPERLY PLANNED AND FUNDED

The new development at the Werribee Employment Precinct and Point Cook West announced by the Baillieu Government on Tuesday risks causing further traffic frustration if plans are not made well in advance to ensure that the transport infrastructure is developed along with the business and..

MP TIM PALLAS CALLS FOR BOOST IN BREASTSCREENING PARTICIPATION

Member for Tarneit, Tim Pallas today released participation statistics for women in the electorate of Tarneit who participate in the free BreastScreen program. “I am encouraged that 50% of women in Tarneit are having a regular mammogram every two years,” said Mr Pallas. “This is..

LOCAL MPs ATTEND DUSHERA FESTIVAL

Natalie Hutchins, Member for Keilor, Marlene Kairouz, Member for Kororoit and TimPallas, Member for Tarneit attended the Dushera Festival at the Rockbank Templeon Sunday.  The Dushera Festival is one of the largest events in the Indian Community. Dushera iscelebrated to mark victory of good over..

BAILLIEU’S SECRET PLAN FOR PRIVATE HOSPITAL IN NEW CANCER CENTRE

It has been revealed that the new $1 billion publicly owned Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) will have a floor dedicated to private patients under a secret plan by the Baillieu Government, Member for Tarneit Tim Pallas said today. Mr Pallas said Federal Labor Government,..

REGIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT BLOWOUT UNDER BAILLIEU

Unemployment in regional Victoria has jumped to 6.2 per cent with 48,600 regional Victorians now unemployed because of the Baillieu Government’s failure to create a jobs plan and invest in major infrastructure projects, Shadow Minister for Employment, Tim  Pallas said today. The Australian Bureau of..

HUMAN RIGHTS CHARTER NEGLECTED IN AMENDMENTS TO MARINE SAFETY LAWS

The Minister for Ports, Denis Napthine, has demonstrated a blithe disregard for Victoria’shuman rights charter and for proper legislative procedure in introducingamendments to marine safety laws. Concerns have been raised by the Victorian Parliamentary Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee that the new laws may..

THE COMMUNITY NEEDS TO BE CONSULTED TO AVOID A TRUCKING NIGHTMARE

The Minister for Roads has failed to address community concerns or to take appropriate safety measures regarding plans for high productivity freight vehicles (HPFVs) on Victoria’s roads.  The news that Victoria, in conjunction with the NSW O’Farrell Government, is “aiming to start a local pilot..

BAILLIEU ABANDONS WORK ON SECOND RIVER CROSSING

The Baillieu Government has abandoned work on a second river crossing after windingup a community reference group, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure Tim Pallassaid today. The Westlink Community Reference Group (CRG) provided the Baillieu Government witha community perspective on developing the best possible scope, form and..

GUY SPENDS $300,000 ON REPORT TO TELL US WHAT WE ALREADY KNOW

It remains unclear why Planning Minister Matthew Guy believes that the Government needs to spend $300,000 on a study into the viability of a commuter ferry on Port Philip Bay, according to candid statements in departmental documents released under Freedom of Information to State MP..

BAILLIEU GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO KEEP PROMISE AND WORK

“Wyndham is the fastest growing local government area in Victoria has three railway level crossings in the Department of Transport’s 20 most dangerous crossings, but none of these are even on the list of crossings planned for future removal by this Government,” said State Member..

BAILLIEU GOVERNMENT’S QUIXOTIC APPROACH FAILING HASTINGS

The Mornington Peninsula has lost almost 10,000 jobs under Ted Baillieu’sleadership and the number of people unemployed in the Hastings area (Small AreaLabor Market Mornington Peninsula East) has increased by 9% in the last year,”said Victorian Shadow Minister for Employment and Ports, Tim Pallas.  18..

DIXON DITHERS WHILE GLEN DEVON POSES FIRE

Tim Pallas, State Member for Tarneit, has condemned the State Liberal Government for its inaction at the Glen Devon site. The school site became vacant shortly after the Baillieu Government came to power and its deterioration stands as a symbol of this Government’s neglect of..

THE COTTAGE CLOSES AS BAILLIEU RENEGES ON FUNDING PROMISE

A Werribee-based childcare centre which has operated for nearly 40 years is set to close because of Baillieu Government cuts to occasional care, Shadow Minister for Children and Young Adults Jenny Mikakos said today. Ms Mikakos said the Cottage had no option but to close..

THOUSANDS TELL TED TAFE CUTS HAVE GONE TOO FAR

Member for Tarneit, Tim Pallas greeted thousands of TAFE students, teachers and staff who marched upon Parliament House to show the Baillieu Government their harsh $290 million cuts to TAFE are totally unacceptable. Mr Pallas said the size of the crowd showed that Mr Baillieu..

WYNDHAM COMMUNITY HAS ITS SAY ON LOCAL JOBS AND INVESTMENT

Wyndham business and community leaders met with local State Members of Parliament in Werribee today to discuss the actions that can be taken to encourage local employment and keep Wyndham residents in work. State Member for Tarneit and Shadow Minister for Employment Tim Pallas said..

STATE OPPOSITION CRITICISES UNDER-INVESTMENT IN WYNDHAM SCHOOLS

The State Opposition Deputy Leader and Education Minister James Merlino visited a number of schools in the Wyndham Area with the local MP Tim Pallas today, and heard first hand from teachers and school council representatives how underinvestment in their schools is starting to cause..