Archives for May, 2014

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NO DISABILITY OR RESPITE SUPPORT IN NAPTHINE’S BUDGET

Denis Napthine’s Budget does not support people with a disability. The Budget completely bypasses additional respite and funding for aids and equipment. There is no mention of investment for respite beds or extra facilities. Respite care all over the state is currently being used for..

NAPTHINE’S BUDGET WEAKENS CHILD PROTECTION

Denis Napthine’s Budget will weaken Victoria’s child protection system. After explosive reports that children in state care were preyed upon by paedophile gangs, the Napthine Government was expected to increase funding and support for foster care. The Budget does not provide any additional support for..

FAMILIES SHOCKED BY LIBERAL KINDER CUTS

Denis Napthine and Tony Abbott are cutting kinder for four-year-olds. Victorian parents will miss out on 15 hours of kinder as a National Partnership Agreement between the Liberal State and Federal Governments ends. Kindergartens will now be funded by Victoria to provide fewer hours of..

NAPTHINE’S BUDGET TAKES AN AXE TO AGED CARE

Denis Napthine’s Budget cuts $75 million from aged care, despite Victoria’s ageing population. Under Denis Napthine, there will be fewer aged care options for thousands of senior Victorians and tougher decisions for their families. Denis Napthine is aleady privatising aged care facilities, now he’s cutting..

LIBERALS TO DELAY NDIS AND LEAVE VICTORIANS BEHIND

Tony Abbott’s Commission of Audit recommends delaying the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which is headquartered in Victoria. Mary Wooldridge has already started rolling back disability services. If the NDIS is delayed, thousands of Victorians living with a disability will get left behind…