Labor’s College commitment a slap in the face for school community
• $2.2m for the new Bairnsdale Fire Brigade;
• Additional holiday period police for Lakes Entrance;
• $13.4m to finish the Macalister Irrigation District modernisation;
• $3.5m for a new Orbost police station.
• $200,000 for the Paynesville Foreshore Redevelopment Plan;
• $1 billion in additional funding to fix country roads;
• $1.5m Bullock Island development;
• Funds to significantly upgrade Lucknow, Heyfield and Boisdale sporting facilities; and
• $1.5m towards the establishment of the Omeo Mountain Bike Park.
Liberal Nationals will deliver more Lakes holiday police
Liberal Nationals to invest in better housing for young Victorians with a disability
An elected Liberal Nationals Government will establish a fund to get young Victorians with a disability out of aged care and into accommodation that meets their needs.
The number of young people inappropriately accommodated in residential aged care continues to rise.
A 2015 Senate Inquiry heard harrowing stories of young people’s experiences in aged care.
Existing programs assist people at risk of admission to aged care facilities, but too little is being done to help Victorians currently in residential aged care to get into more suitable accommodation.
An elected Liberal Nationals Government will change this, establishing a new $10 million fund and working with the sector to improve the lives of young people with a disability.
Young Victorians with a disability deserve to live in housing that meets their social, day-to-day and financial needs.
The average age of people in aged care is 84 years old but more than 6,000 Australians under 65 are living in aged care.
With the Liberal Nationals’ investment, we’ll enable more providers to build specialist housing units and overcome the high cost of set-up that stops many existing or new providers entering the sector.
A Liberal Nationals Government will work with the sector and organisations like Young People in Nursing Homes (YPINH), Youngcare and the Summer Foundation to achieve the best results for young Victorians with a disability.
A Liberal Nationals Government will make the investment needed to get young Victorians with a disability out of inappropriate aged care living situations and living in accommodation that meets their needs.
Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Disability Tim Bull
Too many young people with a disability are stuck in inappropriate accommodation and not enough is being done help them.
For these young people, aged care homes do not meet their needs, leaving them isolated and without proper support.
Monday, November 19, 2018
Wire rope barriers rollout must have common sense
A better deal for Far East Gippsland
• 100 Thermal imaging cameras to allow for the rapid location of people trapped in structure fires, identify hot spots in bushfires, and in search and rescue operations;
• Broadcast Alert Response software that assists with incident response and the management of emergency services personnel;
• Funding to the Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria to fulfil its advocacy role and expand its services including funding the return of FireWise magazine, which was cut by the Andrews Labor Government;
• Deliver 10 ‘Rapid Response Vehicles’ Mercedez-Benz Sprinter Vans (or similar) equipped with Coldcut Cobra® fire extinguishing infrastructure giving fire fighters another tool for efficient rapid response in urbanised areas; and
• Roll-out rapid Emergency Medical Response to CFA volunteer brigades to areas Ambulance Victoria has identified as suitable to improve response times and early defibrillation.
The package builds on the Liberal Nationals’ commitment to protect the CFA by enshrining the rights of volunteers in legislation, launching a Royal Commission into Victoria fire services and introducing Presumptive Rights Legislation Bill for all firefighters into Parliament in the first sitting week of 2019.
• Provide an additional $1 billion to fix country roads;
• Make rate changes to benefit our farmers;
• Increase country patient transport subsidies;
• Boost funding for Cann River Bush Nursing Centre; and
• Make payroll tax cuts for country businesses.