Will Victorian Labor make good on its pre-election promises? | Rare Techy
With so many promises ahead of this week’s federal election, we’re going to round up what we need to know about the campaign Dan Andrews and his team made during the campaign.
Daniel Andrews led his party to victory in Victoria at the weekend, securing his third Labor government election victory and cementing his position as the state’s longest-serving premier.
Labor formed a majority in the government on Saturday night, despite heavy swings to the party in Melbourne’s west and north. .
Thank you very much Victoria. pic.twitter.com/SI8FOfid5d
— Dan Andrews (@DanielAndrewsMP) November 26, 2022
Although the prediction of a ‘green decline’ failed to materialize and the resurgence of national rivalries in regional Victoria questioned the Coalition’s position, the outcome did not come as a surprise to many in Victoria.
The lead up to the election, however, is very bad, with both sides of politics stirring up personal attacks and a flurry of promises to win over voters. Now that it’s all over, what do Victorians expect from their state government? We will be broken Labour’s main election promises for the project sector.
To prevent rising pressure on households, Labor has promised to introduce a new round of $250 energy savings vouchers from next March. The government will also offer vehicle registration for authorized traders and introduce a Victorian veterans card.
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LGBTIQ+ community organisations, pride events and health services have been promised an extra $22.2m to deliver. better maintenance, integration and support. This includes funding for pilot project to meet the needs of older LGBTIQ+ Victorians.
A number of $100K grants have been awarded to community, not for profit and community organizations including SisterWorks, Volunteering Geelong, Bluebird Foundation, The Nappy Collective, Ready Set and Big Group Hug.
Other pledges include $50m to build, renovate and renovate new community infrastructure for multicultural and multicultural communities; a $34m investment in the live music industry; and a $30m fund for breweries, winemakers and distillers.
Free TAFE courses, free university and the creation and improvement of some education facilities are among Labour’s promises. Expanding early childhood care, support for Catholic and private schools, and new state-owned and operated academies have been promised.
Skills talk is changing.
VCOSS is very passionate about careers and ultimately gives applied learning the value it deserves.
We therefore welcome Labour’s election promise today to open six new Technical Schools. https://t.co/9Y6lvF1KTG
— VCOSS (@VCOSS) November 25, 2022
After the focused on the state’s climate footprints, Andrews campaigned strongly on a number of environmental issues. This includes increasing renewable energy targets to 65 percent by 2030 and 95 percent by 2035; reach zero by 2045 instead of 2050; a investing $42m for 100 community batteries.
Labor also promised to revive the ownership of the Electricity Commission (SEC), legislate renewable energy storage targets for 2030 and 2035, and allocate $1b to renewable energy projects managed by the SEC.
In addition, the government promised to develop a $10 million environmental fund to support biodiversity projects led by private groups or philanthropists.
In one of the most famous promises, Andrews promised to hand out free tampons and pads in public spaces across Victoria. In other areas of women’s healthLabor promised to build 20 women’s clinics, a $5m new Women’s Health Research Center and investment in a public IVF service.
Labor also pledged to build or upgrade seven hospitals, including $1.05b for a new Maroondah hospital and $675m for a new West Gippsland hospital, including providing free nursing and midwifery degrees and signature grants for graduates. to reduce the government health system. In addition, more than $330m has been pledged to increase the number of redundant workers and develop a sustainable funding model.
Promises related to mental health include a national Trauma Service, as part of the response to the mental health commission, and $200m to place a mental health and wellbeing leader in Victorian primary schools .
Addressing one of Australia’s most controversial issues, Labor pledged $5 billion to build more than 12,000 community center home by the end of 2025.
He also pledged to invest in installing air conditioners in over 40 apartment towers, and support the Magpie Nest Housing partnership to provide housing for them. are at risk of homelessness.
As well as supporting a number of upgrades to sports fields, facilities and playgrounds, Labor promised funding to improve the recruiting and retention of sports volunteers in partnership with Vicsport.
The Labor party’s main platform was to deliver the Rail Loop Extension and the Port Airport Link. It also promised to remove another 25 level crossings by 2030; New train station in Keilor East, Tarneit West and Truganina; and improving rail services to the west.
Meanwhile, regional Victoria has promised lower public transport fares, with V/Line ticket prices compared to equivalent metropolitan rail fares, more commuter trains and more weekend services.
You are welcome @DanielAndrewsMPa great hero. pic.twitter.com/nkrolgqPXD
— Anthony Albanese (@AlboMP) November 26, 2022