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Australia’s Most Transparent And Open Donation Regime Passes Victorian Parliament

Despite Matthew Guy’s efforts to put big corporations and developers ahead of hard-working Victorians, changes to enact Australia’s most open and transparent donations regime have cleared the Victorian Parliament. The Electoral Legislation Amendment Bill 2018, which is now set to be law, will overhaul Victoria’s political donations regime by eliminating large donations and create our nation’s toughest and most transparent laws. These changes will give Victorians increased confidence in political decision-making and stop the kind of dodgy behaviour that Matthew Guy fought to protect, whether it’s meetings with developers in penthouse apartments for cash or granting Liberal mates windfall cash bonuses after his overnight rezoning of Fishermans Bend. The proposed legislation to clean up dodgy donations will: Cap donations at $4,000 over a four-year parliamentary term, completely eliminating large donations to political parties, associated entities, and third-party campaigners Reduce the disclosure limit from $13,500 to $1,000 per financial year Ban foreign donations Introduce tough penalties for failing to comply including up to 10 years imprisonment for breaches Real time donations to shine a light on who donates and when Despite negotiating these reforms for months, Liberal Leader Matthew Guy walked away from them highlighting yet again that big corporations and developers would be at the centre of any Government he leads. This Bill will now go to the Governor for assent, with the new laws set to be phased in from 1 August 2018 – this includes the ban on bunting at polling stations and the reduction in the disclosure limit to $1,000. Quotes attributable to Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings “These tough new donation laws will be the strictest and most transparent in the country – it simply beggars belief that Matthew Guy wants to take Victoria back to the days of cash in brown paper bags.” “The Liberals fought tooth and nail to protect big corporations and developers, but were defeated.” “Matthew Guy needs to now categorically rule out repealing this landmark legislation – the Victorian community will never accept a government where cash for decisions prevails.”

Australia’s Most Transparent And Open Donation Regime Passes Victorian Parliament

Despite Matthew Guy’s efforts to put big corporations and developers ahead of hard-working Victorians, changes to enact Australia’s most open and transparent donations regime have cleared the Victorian Parliament. The Electoral Legislation Amendment Bill 2018, which is now set to be law, will overhaul Victoria’s political donations regime by eliminating large donations and create our nation’s toughest and most transparent laws. These changes will give Victorians increased confidence in political decision-making and stop the kind of dodgy behaviour that Matthew Guy fought to protect, whether it’s meetings with developers in penthouse apartments for cash or granting Liberal mates windfall cash bonuses after his overnight rezoning of Fishermans Bend. The proposed legislation to clean up dodgy donations will: Cap donations at $4,000 over a four-year parliamentary term, completely eliminating large donations to political parties, associated entities, and third-party campaigners Reduce the disclosure limit from $13,500 to $1,000 per financial year Ban foreign donations Introduce tough penalties for failing to comply including up to 10 years imprisonment for breaches Real time donations to shine a light on who donates and when Despite negotiating these reforms for months, Liberal Leader Matthew Guy walked away from them highlighting yet again that big corporations and developers would be at the centre of any Government he leads. This Bill will now go to the Governor for assent, with the new laws set to be phased in from 1 August 2018 – this includes the ban on bunting at polling stations and the reduction in the disclosure limit to $1,000. Quotes attributable to Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings “These tough new donation laws will be the strictest and most transparent in the country – it simply beggars belief that Matthew Guy wants to take Victoria back to the days of cash in brown paper bags.” “The Liberals fought tooth and nail to protect big corporations and developers, but were defeated.” “Matthew Guy needs to now categorically rule out repealing this landmark legislation – the Victorian community will never accept a government where cash for decisions prevails.”

Getting Things Done in St Albans

The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will deliver new skills, good jobs, more schools and better roads for every Victorian.

New Sunshine Emergency Department To Treat Kids Faster

Children and families in Melbourne’s west will have a brand new emergency department at Sunshine Hospital, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Pick Your Project: New Fund For Locals, Decided By Locals

Local projects will be chosen by local residents under a new community building fund, which will see Victorians nominate and decide on their own funding...

Local Issues

The Main Road and Furlong Road Level Crossings Are Gone!

The Andrews Labor Government is putting people first and removing dangerous level crossings across Melbourne, including at Main Road in St Albans where 16 people have tragically lost their lives. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined local Member Natalie Suleyman and local resident Dianne Dejanovic on Monday 28 November to mark the reopening of Main Road without boom gates for the first time. Ms Dejanovic’s son Christian was killed at Main Road level crossing in 2012. A memorial will be installed in the forecourt of the new St Albans Station to honour his life, and the lives of others killed at level crossings in Victoria. Main Road level crossing was Victoria’s most dangerous. There have been two deaths and more than 60 near misses at the crossing in the past decade alone – more than any other, anywhere else in the state. It was also one of the most congested crossings in Victoria – the boom gates were down for more than an hour in the two-hour morning peak, causing delays and frustration for motorists, cyclists and the entire community. The project to remove the level crossings at both Main and Furlong Roads in St Albans involved 600 staff working over 176,000 hours to excavate 18 Olympic swimming pools-worth of soil and rock to lower the rail line. The Labor Government has now removed seven level crossings in less than two years – more than were removed in the entire decade before they came to office. Work is underway at a further 13, and four more will begin next year. By the end of 2018, 37 level crossing removals will be finished or underway. On top of reducing congestion, increasing safety and improving public transport, the level crossing removal project is creating thousands of local jobs. For more information, visit levelcrossings.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews  “There have been too many deaths, too much trauma and too many families torn apart by level crossings. We’re putting people first and removing these crossings for good.”  “The memorial will recognise the price the Dejanovic family and countless others have paid, and serve as a reminder of why getting rid of these crossings is so important, and why we haven’t got a moment to waste.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan “This vital project is saving lives and getting people home safer and sooner to their families. It’s an investment in people, and we’re getting it done.”  Quotes attributable to Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman “St Albans will never be the same – two dangerous level crossings are gone and the lives they claimed will forever be remembered at the new station. This is what it means to put people first.”

The Main Road and Furlong Road Level Crossings Are Gone!

The Andrews Labor Government is putting people first and removing dangerous level crossings across Melbourne, including at Main Road in St Albans where 16 people have tragically lost their lives. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined local Member Natalie Suleyman and local resident Dianne Dejanovic on Monday 28 November to mark the reopening of Main Road without boom gates for the first time. Ms Dejanovic’s son Christian was killed at Main Road level crossing in 2012. A memorial will be installed in the forecourt of the new St Albans Station to honour his life, and the lives of others killed at level crossings in Victoria. Main Road level crossing was Victoria’s most dangerous. There have been two deaths and more than 60 near misses at the crossing in the past decade alone – more than any other, anywhere else in the state. It was also one of the most congested crossings in Victoria – the boom gates were down for more than an hour in the two-hour morning peak, causing delays and frustration for motorists, cyclists and the entire community. The project to remove the level crossings at both Main and Furlong Roads in St Albans involved 600 staff working over 176,000 hours to excavate 18 Olympic swimming pools-worth of soil and rock to lower the rail line. The Labor Government has now removed seven level crossings in less than two years – more than were removed in the entire decade before they came to office. Work is underway at a further 13, and four more will begin next year. By the end of 2018, 37 level crossing removals will be finished or underway. On top of reducing congestion, increasing safety and improving public transport, the level crossing removal project is creating thousands of local jobs. For more information, visit levelcrossings.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews  “There have been too many deaths, too much trauma and too many families torn apart by level crossings. We’re putting people first and removing these crossings for good.”  “The memorial will recognise the price the Dejanovic family and countless others have paid, and serve as a reminder of why getting rid of these crossings is so important, and why we haven’t got a moment to waste.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan “This vital project is saving lives and getting people home safer and sooner to their families. It’s an investment in people, and we’re getting it done.”  Quotes attributable to Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman “St Albans will never be the same – two dangerous level crossings are gone and the lives they claimed will forever be remembered at the new station. This is what it means to put people first.”

New Ginifer Station Installed at Furlong Road

Major construction to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Furlong Road is one step closer to completion.

New St Albans Station Installed at Main Road

The new St Albans station is on site in Melbourne’s west after being constructed more than 50 kilometres away in Kilsyth.

Major Construction at Furlong Road Continues

Major construction to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Furlong Road is now underway.