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Peter Walsh MP:
Premier, the Bad Old Days are Here
Country folks left behind during bad old days.
By Portal Admin - 5th May 2019 - Back to News
Today Daniel Andrews claimed he doesn’t want to "go back to the bad old days where there were two Victorias" – Regional Victoria and Melbourne.
But under his city-centric government, Regional Victoria has already been left behind.
Country Victorians are forced to deal with a third-world train system that constantly breaks down, while the Andrews Government pours billions into Melbourne metro projects.
Month after month, V/Line services fail to meet punctuality targets. In February alone, 10 out of Victoria’s 11 regional lines ran late.
In January, a Broadford resident told me she had to quit her job because our train service is so bad she can’t rely on it to get her to work.
Last year, a Violet Town man missed saying goodbye to his mother when she passed away because the train broke down.
The Liberals and Nationals made a $19 billion commitment before the 2018 State Election to buy new V/Line trains and create a network of fast rail across Regional Victoria.
Meanwhile, all Daniel Andrews does is fire pot-shots at the Commonwealth about putting money into Victoria, ignoring the fact that the Federal Coalition Government is doing the heavy lifting on regional rail, investing more than $1.6 billion into the $1.75 billion Regional Rail Revival.
Country people have been left behind because the Premier for Melbourne isn’t interested in Regional Victoria.
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