The first budget delivered by the Coalition contains no vision to grow our state, no plan to create jobs, and no plan to ensure Victorians can access the infrastructure they need into the future.
Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney MP said the budget clearly shows the Baillieu Government has no vision to grow our state and ensure Victorian households have what they need most – a job.
“The Government wants us to believe this budget will assist families but the Treasurer did not mention jobs or employment once in his speech.
“There is no plan to create jobs, there is no plan to attract business to the South West, and there is no plan to see Victoria remain a competitive place to do business.
“Job creation and economic growth in the south west does not happen by accident. It involves good planning from governments but unfortunately Mr Baillieu has not delivered.
The Budget also fails to deliver on Coalition election promises made in the south west such as radiotherapy in Warrnambool.
“Not one single dollar has been committed for radiotherapy services in Warrnambool,” Ms Tierney said.
“Questions need to be asked of Denis Napthine as to why the Coalition Government is now dragging the chain on this issue.
“There is very little for education, health, police and other essential services, I see nothing in this budget that will make the south west a better place to live.
“South West teachers, nurses, police and community service workers were promised higher wages but the budget contains nothing to fulfil these promises.
“In Opposition, the Coalition produced last minute, uncosted promises that were unworkable and now in Government they have produced a budget that fails to deliver.
“The Budget was a real chance for Ted Baillieu to explain to residents in the south west how he will invest in our hospitals, schools, transport and other important services but instead he has used it as an excuse for why he can’t deliver.” Ms Tierney said