Media Releases

Aldi Armed Robbery Angers Locals

Aldi in Somerville, their staff and customers are the latest victims of a crime spree which has seen crime skyrocket by a terrifying 17.5% under the Andrews Government.

Business Awards Night recognises best of the best

The 2017 Telstra Victorian Business Awards will be held on Friday 28 July and there is good news for a local Somerville business who is nominated for the Micro-Business of the Year Award.

Another Armed Robbery in our community - when will Daniel Andrews act?

Another township within the Hastings Electorate has been targeted by an armed robbery in what is now the third incident in as many weeks.

Regional Victorian Small Business confidence, crashing under Labor

The June Small Business Index survey of Victorian small businesses showed, for a tenth consecutive time, a negative trend in confidence towards the policies and direction of the Andrews Labor Government. 

Dalidakis will again be a no show at Young St Traders Meeting

During today’s Question Time in the Legislative Council, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Philip Dalidakis was asked a very serious and direct question about Labor’s botched Young Street Frankston project and whether or not he planned to attend the upcoming meeting of traders on Monday 28 August.

Coalition Commits $140 million to palliative care

Neale Burgess MP has announced that a Liberal Nationals Government will provide an additional $140 million to deliver world class community palliative care in Victoria.


This will be the largest investment of its kind in Australia.

Stony Point Line Snags Horrible Results

The Stony Point train line has recorded some of the worst results for reliability and punctuality in the state, with the most recent figures showing the service is not meeting its targets.  

More taxes for small business owners, higher electricity costs, but no help from Daniel Andrews

“The Andrews Labor Government is hammering small business owners with ten new and ever increasing taxes on top of soaring energy costs.

Dan’s Public Holiday whacking economy and jobs

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has today released a report on the impacts of Daniel Andrews’ Grand Final Eve public holiday.

Victorian Firefighter Cancer Compensation

Late last month I had the honour of signing a pledge to show support for our local brigade firefighters. Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria(VFBV), the body that represents volunteer firefighters across our state, has launched a campaign to encourage Victorian MPs to support all firefighters in recognition of the risks they run of contracting cancer from exposure to toxins as part of their firefighting service role.