Labor MPs disgusted by treatment of Mikakos

Original article by Alex White,Kieran Rooney,Sharon McGowan
Herald Sun – Page: 10 : 28-Sep-20

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has been criticised by some members of his own government over his treatment of former health minister Jenny Mikakos. One state Labor MP has described Daniels as a "tyrant" and a "dictator", after Mikakos resigned from both the health portfolio and parliament on 26 September. Mikakos said she cannot continue to serve in Andrews’ cabinet following his comments to the inquiry into the state’s hotel quarantine program. Amongst other things, Andrews said Mikakos was ‘accountable’ for the botched program. Martin Foley will take over the health portfolio.

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VICTORIA. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET,VICTORIA. DEPT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES,AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY

Victorian Labor MP Adem Somyurek sacked, second minister quits amid explosive allegations

Original article by Samantha Maiden, Sarah McPhee
News.com.au – Page: Online : 16-Jun-20

The Victorian government has referred former minister Adem Somyurek to the state’s Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission. Somyurek has denied the allegations of branch-stacking that prompted Premier Daniel Andrews to dismiss him from the ministry, and says he will seek a police investigation into recordings that were aired on ’60 Minutes’. Somyurek has also resigned as a member of Labor’s Victorian branch, pre-empting a move by Andrews to have him expelled. Robin Scott, a factional ally of Somyurek, has resigned as the state’s Assistant Treasurer over the scandal; there is speculation that consumer affairs minister Marlene Kairouz may also resign. It has been alleged that staff members of Scott and Kairouz were involved in the branch-stacking.

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AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, VICTORIA. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET, VICTORIA. INDEPENDENT BROAD-BASED ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION

Victoria unlikely to lift ban on coal seam gas

Original article by Lucille Keen
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 7 : 24-May-16

The Victorian Government has announced a ministerial reshuffle, with Wade Noonan replacing Lily D’Ambrosio in the resources portfolio. Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association CEO Malcolm Roberts has urged Noonan to end the state’s moratorium on coal seam gas exploration. D’Ambrosio will take on the energy, environment and climate change portfolios, which has prompted the Opposition to express concern about a potential conflict of interests.

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VICTORIA. DEPT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, JOBS, TRANSPORT AND RESOURCES, VICTORIA. DEPT OF ENVIRONMENT, LAND, WATER AND PLANNING, AUSTRALIAN PETROLEUM PRODUCTION AND EXPLORATION ASSOCIATION LIMITED, SHOP, DISTRIBUTIVE AND ALLIED EMPLOYEES’ ASSOCIATION, TRANSPORT WORKERS’ UNION, THE AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY GROUP, VICTORIA. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET