Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews has presented more than 28,000 signed petitions to State Parliament in Ballarat calling on the Baillieu Government to reverse its callous budget cuts to TAFE, State Member for Monbulk, James Merlino said today.
The Baillieu Government is failing on crime prevention with new figures showing crime has risen for the first time in over a decade, Deputy Opposition Leader and Shadow Minister for Police James Merlino said today.
Member for Monbulk, James Merlino, greeted hundreds of TAFE students, teachers and staff at Parliament House to make the point that the Baillieu Government’s harsh $290 million cuts to TAFE are totally unacceptable.
Embattled Police Minister Peter Ryan has admitted he will not meet his election promise to have two PSOs patrolling every station on the suburban rail network, Opposition police spokesman James Merlino said today.
ParkwoodSecondaryCollege, one of the schools within the Maroondah Regeneration project, could be forced to close at the end of the year leaving students, their families and teaching staff with an uncertain future, Shadow Minister for Education James Merlino said today.
I raise a matter for the Minister for Higher Education and Skills. The action I seek is that the minister immediately intervene to ensure the continued operation of Swinburne University of Technology's Lilydale TAFE and university campus.
Two schools in my electorate, Monbulk College and Upwey High School, and Billanook College just outside my electorate, have longstanding and highly successful volleyball programs. All three schools competed in the recent Victorian Volleyball Schools Cup, with 160 teams competing at the State Volleyball Centre.
Daniel Andrews talks to Steve Bracks about the current Victorian Jobs Crisis hurting so many Victorians.
The iconic 1000 steps at the foothills of the Dandenongs is well known as an important commemoration of the Kokoda campaign and is important to those who access the venue for fitness training. Unfortunately the critical importance of the role played by Parks Victoria staff in maintaining this site and parks across the state is lost on the Baillieu government.
The Baillieu Government’s ‘tough on crime’ agenda is in tatters, with new statistics revealing overall crime has increased for the first time in more than 10 years. The statistics, released by Victoria Police, show overall crime has risen by 4.1 per cent in the past 12 months to March.