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Labor confirms $7.5b budget deficit for 2019/20

23 July 2020

Tim Pallas this morning confirmed that the State Budget will be $7.5 billion in deficit for the financial year 2019-20. This comes just one week after ABS figures revealed 169,000 Victorians had lost their jobs since March. Figures released by the Department of Treasury and Finance earlier this year confirmed...

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Unemployment rises to 22-year high

16 July 2020

There has been a third consecutive rise in unemployment in Victoria, according to today’s unemployment figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The unemployment figure for June in Victoria was 7.5 per cent, up from 6.9 per cent in May and 5.2 per cent in March, when COVID-19...

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Labor sells small business short as restrictions hit hard

14 July 2020

The latest offering of support from the Andrews Labor Government falls woefully short of what Victorian small businesses need to get them through the second round of lockdowns. A $5,000 grant won’t go far enough to ensure owners can survive six weeks of reimposed Stage 3 restrictions. And many small...

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Andrews dumping tax concessions for struggling businesses in their time of need

01 July 2020

Daniel Andrews has today increased payroll tax for tens of thousands of Victorian businesses who are suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The payroll tax concession for payrolls under $3 million ended on 30 June and despite Victoria being the hardest hit by the virus, the Premier refuses to give businesses...

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Latest jobs figures show Labor neglecting Ballarat

25 June 2020

Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today show that over the last 12 months the unemployment rate in Ballarat has risen by more than any other region in Victoria. The May 2020 ABS Detailed Labour Force figures show that in Ballarat the unemployment rate has risen from...

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As Labor brawls Victorians are losing their jobs

18 June 2020

Almost 200,000 Victorians have lost their jobs while Daniel Andrews and his corrupt mates brawl over power in the Labor Party. Victoria’s unemployment rate has risen to 6.9 per cent in May, up from 6.0 per cent in April and 5.2 per cent in March 2020.  Victoria’s unemployment rate has...

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Liberal Nationals call on Andrews to let regional communities go back to work

05 June 2020

The Liberal Nationals are calling on the Andrews Government to allow people living in communities with no active COVID-19 cases to be allowed to return to work. This week in Parliament, the Leader of the Nationals, Peter Walsh, asked the Premier why were people living in regional Victoria being prevented...

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Labor denies and now admits recession

04 June 2020

Today in Parliament Question Time, Labor Treasurer Tim Pallas admitted that “if we are not in recession yet, we will be.” Yesterday’s National Accounts figures revealed that the Andrews Government has driven Victoria into recession, after two consecutive quarters of negative growth between October 2019 and March 2020, that’s pre-COVID...

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Victoria’s economy sinks into recession

03 June 2020

Victoria is the only state in the country to sink into recession, proving Daniel Andrews lost control of the budget well before the financial fallout from COVID-19 and the bushfires. Today’s National Accounts figures show Victoria’s economy shrinking by 0.1 per cent in the March quarter. With two consecutive negative...

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Why are we hanging Victoria's recovery on a deal with China?

30 May 2020

OPINION PIECE in The Age By Louise Staley

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