Monthly Archives: April 2011

State told not to fear debt with big projects

David Rood April 25, 2011 A LEADING business group has called on the Baillieu government to consider sending its first budget into deficit to pay for long-term infrastructure projects. As the government talks up the financial pressure on next week… Continue reading

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No start in sight for new corruption watchdog

Farrah Tomazin April 17, 2011 Illustration: Matt Golding PREMIER Ted Baillieu has backed away from his promise to create Victoria’s first corruption-busting agency by the middle of the year, and is unable to say how soon the $160 million policy ca… Continue reading

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Coalition’s big election backflip | Herald Sun

Sunday Herald Sun Editorial From: Sunday Herald Sun April 17, 2011 12:00AM In February, Crime Prevention Minister Andrew McIntosh said the anti-corruption commission was on track to be operating by July. Source: Herald Sun THE Baillieu Government … Continue reading

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Baillieu’s vision for the environment is missing in action

Josh Gordon April 19, 2011 The Coalition’s green policy is merely a smattering of minor promises. YOU could be forgiven for thinking the Coalition presented a comprehensive plan for the environment to Victorian voters. A week before the November e… Continue reading

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Judge to lead watchdog plan | Herald Sun

Peter Rolfe From: Sunday Herald Sun April 17, 2011 12:00AM Crime Prevention Minister Andrew McIntosh. Picture: Jon Hargest Source: Herald Sun EXCLUSIVE: A FOUR-member panel led by a former Victorian Supreme Court judge will shape Victoria’s first … Continue reading

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Coastal planning snatched from council by minister

Jason Dowling April 9, 2011 Costal planning in Victoria has been thrown into disarray by a controversial planning takeover by the Baillieu government. Planning Minister Matthew Guy has stripped planning control for prime coastal land between Portl… Continue reading

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That’s three strikes for developer

Jimmy Thomson April 9, 2011 Imagine if you bought a car based on a test drive of the same model, and maybe a picture in a glossy brochure, but when it turned up, it had two doors instead of four. Even worse, you discovered that the sales contract … Continue reading

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