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Mr BURGESS (Hastings) (15:04:25) — It is a pleasure to rise on this matter of public importance (MPI), but it really is just another shonky stunt by a shonky government — a shonky and failed government, a government that is full of spin, full of thieves and really never gets on with the job. All they are ever trying to do is push people around and bully their way through processes.

Make Victoria safe: Liberal Nationals to boost community safety in Casey Council

A Liberal Nationals Government will focus on more police on the beat, tougher sentencing and $24 million for more local community safety measures like CCTV cameras in at risk areas across the Hastings Electorate. 

Make Victoria safe: Liberal Nationals to boost community safety in Hastings

A Liberal Nationals Government will focus on more police on the beat, tougher sentencing and $24 million for more local community safety measures like CCTV cameras in at risk areas across the Hastings Electorate. 

BUNGLED SCHOOL CLEANER REFORMS MUST NOT EXTEND TO REGIONAL VICTORIA

Minister James Merlino must immediately rule out extending Labor’s failed school cleaner contract changes to regional Victoria schools.

Make Victoria safe: Liberal Nationals to boost community safety in Langwarrin

A Liberal Nationals Government will focus on more police on the beat, tougher sentencing and $24 million for more local community safety measures like CCTV cameras in at risk areas across the Hastings Electorate. 

MEMBERS STATEMENTS School cleaners

Mr BURGESS (Hastings) (09:55:58) — Union organisers were sent to visit all Victorian schools to try to pressure cleaners into joining. Only 12 of those many hundreds did. The union told the cleaners that if they did not join they would lose their jobs. Now it is clear for everyone to see who is really running this state, because true to that promise every one of those many hundreds of metropolitan cleaners were sacked.

duplication and electrification of the Frankston rail line to Baxter

Mr BURGESS (Hastings) (11:55:43) — (14 779) My question is to the Minister for Public Transport. I am seeking information on behalf of my constituents about matching funding from the Andrews state Labor government for the duplication and electrification of the Frankston rail line to Baxter, following last week’s $450 million plan jointly announced in Baxter by both the Prime Minister and the Victorian Leader of the Opposition. My community is very excited about this stage 1 of the electrification and duplication of the entire Stony Point line. It is critically important transport infrastructure.

BUDGET PAPERS 2018–19

Mr BURGESS (Hastings) (14:02:57) — It is a pleasure to rise and speak on the take‑note motion on this year’s budget. It is typical of the last three budgets that this government has produced. It is a boom‑bust budget with revenues just slightly in front of expenditure but of course built on a false base of immigration. Without that immigration we would be in real trouble in this state. It is a very similar scenario to where we were in 1988 moving on from the Cain‑Kirner years. The last time they were re‑elected things looked like they were okay because there was revenue that would substantiate the overlying figure, but in the end we saw that that revenue was built on sand, as the revenue at the moment is built on immigration. If that immigration starts to falter, which projections from the Housing Industry Association says it will, then while the revenue will drop considerably and suddenly, the expenditure that this government has built up certainly will not, and that will leave us in a very dire situation.

Labor Greens Alliance will cost Victorian Small Businesses

Only thing worse for Victoria’s 576,000 small businesses than a re-elected Andrews Labor Government is an Andrews Labor-Greens Government.

LABOR MP BLOWN-IN FROM BRUNSWICK

Labor MP for Brunswick, Jane Garrett (who lives in the Melbourne Electorate) 80kms from the Eastern Victoria Region has been parachuted in by the factional warlords of the Labor Party to replace sitting MP Daniel Mulino.