Mary Wooldridge MP is Opposition Leader in the Legislative Council, Liberal Leader in the Legislative Council and Shadow Minister for Health.
With Daniel Andrews and Labor, we've had six months of all talk, no action. Daniel Andrews is leading a government focused on fighting itself and not producing a plan for economic growth to bring jobs and prosperity for Victoria. We are witnessing a government in panic mode. When you look back at the last six months, you can see why.
The 2015-2016 Budget handed down by Labor has left Eltham residents in the dark by either neglecting or only partially funding the major commitments, which they took to the last election. This budget has placed education funding, vital road upgrades like Bolton Street on the never never.
Daniel Andrews reckless, politically-motivated decision to end the East West Link contract will cost Victorian taxpayers around $800-900 million, and will scrap the biggest road project in the fastest growing city in Australia.
Daniel Andrews and Labor have failed to comply with an order of the Victorian Parliament by refusing to table the documents in relation to the West Gate Distributor, which were required by 12PM today. Daniel Andrews promised openness and transparency in releasing information before the election and has instead exercised secrecy and suppression.
The first 100 days of a Daniel Andrews Labor Government have been characterized by lies, confusion, excuses and spin. Victorians ought to be very concerned by Labor's reckless management of their hard earned dollars and the ramifications this has for our great state.
Acknowledging the diverse representation and the important role as the House of Review, the Legislative Council has voted to support Victorian Coalition amendments to improve the operations of the House (the Sessional Orders).