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MEDIA RELEASE – Catch up train services for fast-growing centres must be a priority for Labor in State Budget

Labor is too focussed on pie in the sky mega projects like the Suburban Rail Loop that will not be started for years and not completed for decades. The Andrews Labor Government needs to focus on infrastructure projects that will generate new jobs in the next two years and deliver […]

MEDIA RELEASE – Duplicating single metropolitan train tracks must be a priority for Labor in upcoming State Budget

Duplication of existing single-track sections of the network is the most cost-effective and efficient way to increase much-needed capacity on our trains. Labor’s Suburban Rail Loop announcement this week is yet another example of Daniel Andrews being too focussed on pie in the sky mega projects that will not start […]

MEDIA RELEASE – Completing the “missing links” in the metropolitan tram network must be a priority for Labor in the State Budget

The State Budget should include a “missing links” package of key tram line cross-links and upgrades.  This package has been singled out by the respected Rail Futures Institute in its Melbourne Rail Plan 2020-2050. Fixing “missing links” in the tram network is the type of project Daniel Andrews should be […]

Back to Work and Back in Business – November Update

Download our plan here The Liberal Nationals have released a blueprint to get the Southern Metropolitan Region businesses back to work and back in business. The new plan is centred on four pillars that will be critical to Victoria’s recovery and the survival of jobs and small businesses by helping […]

Weak, incompetent Small Business Minister fails to support our critical events sector

It is apparent from weak answers in State Parliament that Small Business Minister Jaala Pulford has not engaged with or met small businesses in the events sector.  Given the great significance for the Victorian economy of the events sector and the sector’s large number of small businesses and jobs, she should have.  It […]

3AW interview with Neil Mitchell – Amendment to knock out the 5km rule.

Listen to my interview with Neil Mitchell where I discuss the Opposition’s amendment to knock out the 5km rule in Parliament today. Listen here.

Open up all dance schools now!

Daniel Andrews has overruled departmental and specialist advice that private dance studios with appropriate COVID-19 measures would fit within the definition of “creative studios” which would have enabled the opening of private dance studios in country Victoria now and in metropolitan Melbourne earlier than the end of November. Have you […]

Our Liberties at Risk?

Daniel Andrews is seeking to force through Parliament the COVID19 (Emergency Measures) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2020; a bill which gives unprecedented powers to “authorised officers” to direct and detain Victorians even on suspicion there is a risk they may offend.

Herald Sun – Opinion

My Herald Sun opinion piece on the Andrews Labor Government’s draconian and authoritarian Bills that seek to infringe the rights and liberties of Victorian citizens can be read here.