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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: NAPTHINE ABANDONS AT-RISK YOUTH IN VICTORIA

An award winning crime prevention program for at-risk youth in Western Victoriawill be shutdown unless the Napthine Government intervenes, State Member for Western Victoria, Ms Pulford said today. Operation Newstart assisted more than 2,000 of the State’s most at-risk young people before the Napthine Government..

WIMMERA BASE HOSPITAL STRUGGLING UNDER NAPTHINE

After three years of neglect, Victoria’s hospitals are underperforming in elective surgery and emergency care while the ambulance crisis continues, Western Victoria Jaala Pulford said. “These figures show that Victoria’s health system is struggling to cope with the $826 million the Liberal Government has cut..

NAPTHINE KEEPS AMBULANCE RESPONSE TIMES HIDDEN

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 crisis in the ambulance system has become, Member for Western Victoria, Ms Jaala Pulford said..

FIRE SERVICES LEVY DOCUMENTS DETAIL IMPACT AND CONFUSION

The Napthine Government needs to immediately review its botched Fire Services tax which has seen some property owners charged double and insurance companies wrongly charging past the July 1 introduction date, Member for Western Victoria, Ms Pulford said today. Ms Pulford said the Fire Services Levy..

VICTORIAN SCHOOLS SHORTCHANGED BY NAPTHINE

As Victorian students returned from school holidays this week, the Napthine Government continues to be on vacation from education policy with an analysis of capital spending showing the Liberal/National coalition has significantly reduced funding for schools. An analysis of capital investment in local schools in..

UNEMPLOYMENT IN REGIONAL VICTORIA

Last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics released figures which show that unemployment in regional Victoria continues to rise under the Napthine government. Tim Pallas, Shadow Minister for Employment said that the “ABS figures showed 11,800 more regional Victorians were forced into the unemployment queue..

FIRE SERVICES TAX LEVY GRAB

By now most people have received their council rates and noticed the additional charge of the new Fire Service Property Levy attached. The Napthine Government are promoting the FSPL as a simpler and fairer way to fund our fire services, but it has been clear..

VICTORIA – A STATE OF DISREPAIR

State Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford is today calling on local motorists to nominate roads that have become dangerous, fallen into disrepair and need fixing with the launch of www.FixOurRoads.com.au website. Ms Pulford said Labor was launching www.FixOurRoads.com.au because new analysis of VicRoads documents..

INADEQUATE HEALTH FUNDING

The Napthine Government has taken $826 million form the Victorian health budget and the consequences are starting to reveal themselves in the quality of health care that Victorians are getting in our hospitals and in transit to our hospitals via the ambulance service. I would..

FIRE SERVICES LEVY

The Napthine Government needs to immediately review
its botched Fire Services tax which has seen some property owners charged
double and insurance companies wrongly charging past the July 1 introduction
date

LOCAL CFA CUTS EXPECTED IN STATE BUDGET

The Napthine Liberal Government’s budget cuts to the Country Fire Authority (CFA)are set to continue with reports this week that a further $40 million will becut in next week’s State Budget, Jaala Pulford, Member of Parliament forWestern Victoria said today. Ms Pulford said that leaked..

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE – TAFE FUNDING – MESSAGE FOR MR DELAHUNTY

It would appear that Hugh Delahunty doesn’t know whether he is coming or going;flipping or flopping. In a blow for the Nationals, their Liberal counterpartsare treating them like the proverbial mushroom. So here are the facts Mr Delahunty, pay attention. Firstly, your government cut $100..

CRIME THROUGH THE ROOF IN HORSHAM

The latest Victoria Police statistics show that the crime rate in Horshamhas increased by almost 6.9% compared to the same reporting period in 2011/2012. The Government’s rhetoric before the 2010 election was about building the future and fixing the problems. Unfortunately, all that the Coalition..