Defeated Lib urged to take Kroger role

Original article by Rachel Baxendale
The Australian – Page: 8 : 6-Dec-18

Robert Clark and Marcia Coleman are tipped to be contenders to succeed Michael Kroger as president of the Liberal Party of Victoria. There is also support within the party for John Pesutto to nominate for the presidency, after he lost the seat of Hawthorn at the state election. The former shadow attorney-general has indicated that he may also be open to taking up a seat in the upper house. Meanwhile, Michael O’Brien is widely expected to be elected as Liberal leader at a partyroom meeting on 6 December.

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LIBERAL PARTY OF VICTORIA, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews led union protest that closed Melbourne city streets

Original article by Christiane Barro, AAP
The New Daily – Page: Online : 24-Oct-18

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews led a "Change the Rules" protest rally organised by the ACTU to demand higher wages that closed Melbourne city streets on Tuesday. The ACTU estimated more than 170,000 protesters joined the rally in Melbourne with other rallies being held in Sydney, Darwin and several regional cities around Australia. Protesters claimed Australian IR laws are "terribly broken" and that the laws mean workers are "Open to slave labour" and "They’re stealing our wages". ACTU Secretary Sally McManus claimed "Our standard of living is going backwards. That should not be happening. A small disruption for a couple of hours is worth it." McManus also said that the minimum wage of $37,000 per annum is "Not enough to support yourself". The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry disagreed with the ACTU and warned that the march was "really about putting power in the hands of big unions and disempowering employees".

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VICTORIA. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET, ACTU, AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

Enemies plot for Andrews’ head

Original article by John Ferguson, Samantha Hutchinson
The Australian – Page: 1 & 8 : 23-Mar-18

Labor figures have rejected claims by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews that he knew nothing about its rorts-for-votes scheme. They claim that either Andrews or caucus approved the scheme, which was engineered by former Labor treasurer John Lenders, and they contend that caucus had no knowledge of the scheme. Andrews’ factional enemies within the Labor party are keen to destabilise his leadership over the issue, and want Labor MPs involved in the scheme to disclose what they knew about it.

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AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, VICTORIA. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIAN GREENS, LIBERAL PARTY OF VICTORIA, VICTORIA. DEPT OF TREASURY AND FINANCE

No action on Labor MP rorts

Original article by Benjamin Preiss, Adam Carey, Noel Towell
The Age – Page: 1 : 22-Mar-18

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says nobody should lose their job over the misuse of taxpayers’ funds during the 2014 state election campaign. He notes that the report of Ombudsman Deborah Glass made no recommendations about taking further action against any individual. Her investigation found that some field organisers were employed full-time by Labor while also being employed for two days a week as electorate officers on the public payroll. Opposition Leader Matthew Guy says the government ministers responsible for the $A388,000 rort should resign.

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AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, VICTORIA. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET, VICTORIA. OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN, LIBERAL PARTY OF VICTORIA, VICTORIAN GREENS