I rise to contribute to the debate and make the point that when we debate road safety legislation in this place and talk about road safety issues, we do so on the back of four decades of innovation, leadership and success in Victoria.
Ted Baillieu’s botched protective services officer plan has continued to unravel with revelations that most suburban stations will miss out after it was revealed that only 93 officers will be deployed to the rail network over the next 12 months.
The Baillieu Government’s promise to deploy Protective Services Officers to every metropolitan train station is in tatters with the State Budget showing a $50 million blowout and no sign of funds to improve station facilities for PSOs.
Police could be forced to use divvy vans to transport Protective Service Offices to and from toilet breaks under a flawed plan by the Baillieu Government.
CFA stations in the fire-affected areas of Monbulk may miss out on much-needed upgrades, with the Baillieu-Ryan Government failing to provide enough money to undertake this important work.
James' second reading speech on the Shop Trading Reform Amendment (Easter Sunday) Bill 2011.