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.
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.
The Napthine Government’s startling admission that it was highly ‘unlikely’ that it would sign up to the ‘National Plan for School Improvement’ is a huge blow for schools across Victoria, Shadow Minister for Education, James Merlino said today.
The Napthine Government has failed to keep its promise to provide hundreds of extra beds across Victoria despite Angliss Hospital desperately needing the extra facilities, Deputy Opposition Leader James Merlino said today.
The Napthine Government is likely to abandon local soccer clubs in the upcoming State Budget, State Member for Monbulk, James Merlino said.
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.
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.
A petition was presented to Parliament containing 3515 names of Victorians calling on the Baillieu Government to stop the savage budget cuts to education, Shadow Education Minister James Merlino said.
A Diamond Creek mother who voted Liberal at the last election has pleaded with Mr Baillieu to deliver on his promise to make Victorian teachers the nation’s best paid, Shadow Minister for Education, James Merlino, said today.
Kennington Primary School has informed parents that in 2013 there will be no assistance to pay for books, excursions and camps as a result of Baillieu Government budget cuts, Mr Merlino said today.
The Baillieu Government’s ongoing impasse with teachers on pay and conditions has slashed $2 million from the school camps sector, Shadow Education Minister James Merlino said today.
The Baillieu Government continued to avoid dealing with the impact of their cuts to TAFE and education, having faced another day of prosecution in Parliament from the Labor Opposition, Shadow Education Minister James Merlino said.
The Baillieu Government have been targeted in Parliament today for claiming that education funding has been invested in ‘students that matter’, despite hearing how the cuts were having a severe impact on schools and families across the state.