Category: Deputy Premier

Liberals Lurch To The Extreme Right Continues

The Victorian Liberal Party’s lurch to the extreme right continues, with revelations today that the party wanted to import Donald Trump’s former Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, to run its state election campaign. As Chief of Staff, Mr Priebus’ main achievement was to repeal President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, meaning millions of low income Americans […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release

Education Partnership To Help Victorian Families Thrive

Thousands of students and families at five Victorian schools will benefit from dedicated local engagement officers, first-rate early childhood facilities and increased opportunities for adult education under a new $15 million partnership with the Colman Foundation. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Morwell Central Primary School – one of the five schools involved – […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release, Minister for Education

New Cutting-Edge Classrooms Open In Gippsland

Students in Moe have brand new state-of-the-art classrooms thanks to an innovative new Andrews Labor  Government school building program. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Moe South Street Primary School to officially open its new architect-designed modular building. Within 7 months of announcing funding, the ageing staff facilities and classrooms have been demolished, replaced […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release, Minister for Education

$5.7m Upgrade Underway At Warragul Regional College

Students across the Warragul region will soon have the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work now under way on a major upgrade at the Warragul Regional College. Minister for Education James Merlino today turned the first sod to start construction on Warragul Regional College’s $5.8 million upgrade, which will help it deliver a […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release, Minister for Education

Matthew Guy Must Come Clean On Penthouse Payments

Matthew Guy must immediately come clean and fully explain his involvement in yet another dodgy donations scandal involving the Liberal Party. News reports have today revealed Mr Guy’s  involvement in a secret $10,000 penthouse meeting with developers when he was Minister for Planning. While Mr Guy and his deputy initially claimed that this secret penthouse […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release

Matthew Guy Has More Questions To Answer On Harassment Cover-Up Scandal

Opposition Leader Matthew Guy must come out of hiding and immediately come clean on what he knew about harassment allegations involving the former Liberal Minister and Member for Bulleen Nick Kotsiras and one of his staff members. Matthew Guy was parachuted into the seat of Bulleen before the 2014 election, following the swift and secretive […]

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Matthew Guy In Hiding As More Murky Deals Revealed

Liberal Leader Matthew Guy must today come out of hiding and explain himself, following more revelations of murky deals for Liberal Party donors. Mr Guy was recently caught at a secret dinner eating lobster and drinking Grange with an alleged organised crime figure, who police have banned from the casino and Victorian racetracks. It’s now […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release

Matthew Guy’s Top 5 Lies On Lobster Scandal

He said no donations were received. He lied. “There have been no donations from any of these people, certainly in my time as Leader, in fact in my time as Planning Minister I understand as well.” (Matthew Guy, Tuesday 8 August). Fairfax reveals Frank Lamattina attended a $2,000-a-head fundraiser for the Liberal Member for Hastings. […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release

Questions Matthew Guy Must Answer About Lobster With Mobster Scandal

Who chose the venue? Who organised the guest list? How many people attended – was it 20, 12, or seven? Who paid for the food and wine? What was discussed at the dinner? Was any potential rezoning of farmland in Melbourne’s south east discussed? Did Mr Guy make any promises about Liberal Party policy? Mr […]

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Pop-Up Globe To Bring Shakespeare Back To Life

Dazzling costumes, sword fights, dances and special effects will bring Shakespeare’s bloody epics and riotous comedies to life as Pop-up Globe makes its much anticipated Australian debut. Acting Premier James Merlino joined Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today to announce that the world’s first full-scale working replica of Shakespeare’s theatre will open […]

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