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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 Monbulk James Merlino said today.

Wes Fleming

I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Wes Fleming and his team on their outstanding and inspirational victory at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in London. For the first time in 100 years an Australian team has won the coveted Best in Show award. In his ninth and final year competing at this world-leading event, Wes has triumphed.

5017 WAITING AT EASTERN HEALTH HOSPITALS

The Napthine Government has released its latest hospital data which shows a further blowout in the number of Victorians waiting for elective surgery, Member for Monbulk, James Merlino said today.

Budget slashes Health

Patients at the Angliss Hospital will be no better off under this year’s budget due to another year of health funding cuts by the Napthine Government, James Merlino, Member for Monbulk said.

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 be cut in next week’s State Budget, Mr Merlino, State Member for Monbulk said today.

Weeds: control

I raise a matter for the Minister for Agriculture and Food Security, and the action I seek is for the minister to support the establishment of a biological control program to combat the weed wandering trad.

Weed control

Mr Merlino, State Member for Monbulk raised the matter for weed control with the Minister for Agriculture and Food Security in Parliament recently. The action Mr Merlino is seeking is for the Minister to support the establishment of a biological control program to combat the weed wandering trad.

Local Boronia clubs receive funding boost

A number of sporting organisations have been awarded grants of up to $2,500 from the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) to train volunteers, purchase essential sports equipment, for injury prevention and management equipment, and portable sun shade.

Napthine cuts local at risk youth programs

The State Member for Monbulk, James Merlino has called on the Napthine Government to reverse its decision to axe the School Focused Youth Service operating in Yarra Ranges Shire Council and municipalities.