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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..

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..

OVER 4600 SIGN UP TO STOP BAILLIEU’S CUTS TO EDUCATION

A petition was presented to parliament today containing 3515 names of Victorians calling on the Baillieu Government to stop the savage budget cuts to education, Member for Western Victoria  Ms Jaala Pulford said. The petition draws the Premier attention to his decision to cut $555 million..

BAILLIEU REBUKED IN COURT OVER TREATMENT OF TEACHERS

Today's Federal Court decision has come as an embarrassing set back for the Baillieu Government who is struggling to deal with an increasingly poisonous dispute with Victoria’s teachers, the Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford said today.