Government performance (23.3.2017)
Written on the 4 May 201723 March 2017
GEORGIE CROZIER (LIB - Southern Metropolitan)
It is extraordinary to think that Victoria's energy security is at risk, with power supply shortfalls more than likely. Energy security will affect both industry and households. Victoria is so rich with energy resources and this impending situation did not need to occur, but in just a few days time a huge part of our energy generation will be shut down. More jobs will be lost, and there will be more communities who will feel the compounding effect of this decision.The Andrews government has been a complete disaster for Victoria: ripping up the eastwest link contract that has cost the Victorian taxpayer $1.2 billion; going to war with tens of thousands of Country Fire Authority volunteers who protect our communities; allowing a crime wave to continue across our state, with a record number of home invasions and carjackings; dividing communities by imposing on them infrastructure such as sky rail or the Werribee youth prison with no consultation; and changing an iconic boulevard such as St Kilda Road and ripping out trees for no reason other than that Premier Daniel Andrews just does not care. Our corrections and youth justice systems have seen the biggest riots in the state's history, costing tens of millions of dollars, and youth justice remains a complete mess.
And of course there are the rorts. The Premier has presided over the rorting by his very own MPs who have held the highest positions in our Parliament. Not only have those events tarnished the good name of this institution that upholds our democratic process, but Daniel Andrews still refuses to act in a way that all Victorians expect that is, that despite one MP paying back the money, he should insist that all money is paid back and that the offenders resign from their seats.For the member for Melton to state that his residence in St Kilda was not spacious enough and then to live in a caravan in Ocean Grove and claim the second residence allowance just does not cut it. Our proud state has been so diminished by this government a government that is in disarray and most likely one of the worst governments, if not the worst government, this state has ever had.