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Queries on job losses in regional Victoria being dodged by Allan Labor government with their over lack of leadership and funding

The Allan Labor government dodges queries in regional Victoria job losses, neglecting rural prosperity. Opposition voices concern over lack of leadership and funding, advocating for regional development revival.

By news@gippsland - 23rd February 2024 - Back to News

The Allan Labor government has cold-heartedly stonewalled questions on how many Regional Development Victoria staff will lose their jobs. Labor has destroyed the Latrobe Valley authority and now fears a further 130 jobs will be lost from RDV. Regional Development Victoria has driven rural and regional economic development, providing jobs for the prosperity of rural Victoria and must be preserved at all costs.

Allan Labor government lunged queries on regional Victoria job losses, neglecting rural prosperity and facing criticism from opposition

Allan Labor government lunged queries on regional Victoria job losses, neglecting rural prosperity and facing criticism from opposition

Lack of leadership

The Minister's response in Parliament to heavy probing from The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria, Melina Bath, should have been a moment of leadership and empathy. Instead, her refusal to provide any detail on mooted job cuts highlighted her detachment from the plight of those affected.

Ms Bath expressed disappointment in the Labor government's disregard for regional Victorians, particularly amidst those challenges they posed in the pandemic. "Labor cannot manage money and hard-working people of Gippsland are paying the price. The Labor government needs to wake up and realise the damage they're causing regional Victoria by abandoning regional development," Ms Bath said.

Leader of The Nationals and Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Peter Walsh, criticised Minister Tierney's lack of leadership and ambition for rural Victoria. "Under successive Labor governments, Regional Development Victoria has been stripped of funding and staff to the point where it effectively no longer exists. When we go back to when the Liberals and Nationals were in government, we invested $1 billion for the Regional Growth Fund and it made a significant meaningful difference," Mr Walsh said.

Pictures from Victoria State Government - Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions website.


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