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Michael Danby

Turnbull continues to turn his back on Victorians

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 05:16

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This government likes to talk the talk on infrastructure, but it does not seem to be walking the walk? Yesterday, the member for Grayndler, in an excellent speech on infrastructure gave the minister credit for his chutzpah, his cheek, in talking about infrastructure.

 

Victoria Short Changed on Infrastructure

Thursday, 11 May 2017 05:36

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The expenditure on transport infrastructure in this budget grossly disadvantages Victoria. The ethos underlying Federation was that all states be treated equally. The transport infrastructure expenditure in New South Wales in particular, compared to that in Victoria, is, frankly, scandalous.

Victorian infrastructure funding; Budget 2017

Monday, 08 May 2017 05:12

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Melbourne is Australia's fastest growing city and yet Victoria is receiving some 7.7 per cent of federal infrastructure funds despite being home to one in every four Australians. In next Tuesday's Budget, this has to stop. Projects like the Melbourne Metro, which is vital, behind us are critical along with road projects to deal with urban congestion here in Melbourne.

In Defence of 18c

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 05:56

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In a diverse, racially harmonious country like Australia—a success story—why are you abandoning something that has existed for many years? I might say, it was for 11 years of the Howard government. Sections 18C and 18D—the two provisions of the Racial Discrimination Act that have seen harmonious relations between all Australians maintained—are going to be abandoned.

Medicare

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 00:24

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This six-year freeze on Medicare rebates is gradually and sneakily undermining Medicare and is set to continue with the Prime Minister's plan to extend it out to 2020. The government's attitude is characterised by relentless attacks on our iconic health system.

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