Mary Wooldridge MP is Opposition Leader in the Legislative Council, Liberal Leader in the Legislative Council and Shadow Minister for Health.
Daniel Andrews' petty decision to block the appointment of a democratically elected Member of Parliament is unprecedented in any Australian parliament. There is no justification for the Premier to deny constituents of Northern Victoria a representative in Parliament.
Revelations today Labor has sent out numerous appeals seeking donations on the issue of same sex marriage shows that when it comes to rank hypocrisy, Daniel Andrews has no peer.
The Legislative Council has today passed a coalition motion that the 60,000 CFA volunteers in Victoria be supported in their call to keep CFA operations under the control of the CFA CEO and Chief Fire Officer.
The Andrews Labor Government has over 300 outstanding Freedom of Information requests and is refusing the request of the Legislative Council to produce other important documents in the interests of letting Victorians know how their tax dollars are spent.
It has been 469 days since the Legislative Council first passed a motion compelling the Leader of the Government, Gavin Jennings, to provide documents relating to the Port of Melbourne.
After 365 days of Labor it is clear that Victorians did not get the government they were promised. Prior to the election we saw very clear commitments, promises and spin, and what we have seen since is all talk and no action, no delivery and no outcomes, and Victorian families are feeling it.This house and the Victorian community, when reflecting on the first year of the Andrews Labor government, can detail so many failures, so many areas where the rhetoric has not matched the reality, so many areas where Victorian families have been failed as a result of the Andrews Labor government.
Daniel Andrews' reckless and unnecessary decision to install an Grand Final Parade Holiday is costing this state - $852 million in one day, to be precise. Ignoring 95% of public submissions and the regulatory impact statement as well as causing businesses to close and prices to rise is no way to govern for Victoria.
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.