Statement On Victorian Budget

The Andrews Labor Government has made the decision to postpone its budget until after the federal election due to the stark difference being offered to our state by Federal Labor and the Federal Liberals and Nationals.

Until we know who we will be dealing with in Canberra, it would be irresponsible to finalise our budget at this time.

Only one side is currently putting forward a real partnership with Victoria.

Federal Labor is promising to partner with our state to roll out 3-year old kinder, put more funding into our schools and hospitals, build the Suburban Rail Loop and properly fund the NDIS.

In stark contrast, the Liberals are short-changing Victoria when it comes to infrastructure, clawing back money from our hospitals, not funding our schools fairly and hoarding money from the NDIS to prop up their bottom line.

The Victorian Budget will be handed down on Monday, 27 May, after the federal election on 18 May.

The Parliament will still sit as scheduled on 30 April 2019.