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Neil Mitchell – Trust; Labor State Gov hasn’t released annual reports

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NEIL MITCHELL

MELBOURNE RADIO 3AW

WEDNESDAY 10 OCTOBER 2018, 8.49am 

 

Topics: Trust; Labor State Gov hasn’t released annual reports

NEIL MITCHELL

I reckon we need something like a truth serum here to make the politicians drink it and interview them

Trust is gone in Victoria

I want to explain this and this is really important;

Daniel Andrews promises he won’t toll the Eastern Freeway. The Greens say he will and the Opposition. He says he won’t. Nobody believes him.

I mean he said East West Link would cost us anything if he cancelled it; that was $1.2b

He kept Sky Rail a secret

He wouldn’t support an injecting room but there’s one down there in Richmond

Nobody believes what he says, perhaps with good reason

And the suspicion around the Opposition too, they’re not trusted.

The euthanasia lobby has started a campaign today, they believe if he’s elected Matthew Guy will try to wind back the dying with dignity laws.  Now he’s indicated he won’t. They want an unequivocal guarantee.

So nobody is trusting either side

But then there’s this. This is why we don’t trust Labor and their tactics.  I think it’s a shame, it’s con, it’s a secret shame.

The State Government is sitting on more than 100 critical, crucial reports until after the state election that tell you how your money is being spent and whether its being spent well.

I never remember this happening before. The reports have been done, they’re sitting there ready to go and they could have been tabled with a whole pile of others but there are 100 of them, more than a 100 showing how the state is being run and what it’s costing.   Just sitting there.

Example; Department of Health and Human Services Report – secret.

Youth gangs – secret

Surgery waiting lists, emergency department performances, overspending – secret

Transport Department – secret. Covers the cost of handling the new level crossings, the level crossing removals. Remember all those little extra organisations they set up and we’re paying for? Secret.

Adult Parole Board – secret

The courts – secret

The Office of Public Prosecutions – secret

Metropolitan Fire Brigade – secret

Sentencing Guidelines Council – secret

V/Line  – secret

Coroner’s Court – secret

Even the Zoo and Parks Victoria – secret.

Look Heaven only knows what’s in these things; overspending, criticism, questions, failures – all secret.

One thing I would say; I don’t trust the Government. I would suspect they’ve carefully selected these reports which might be contentious and made sure they’re kept secret until after the election.

They should have been tabled weeks ago, and many others but they weren’t.  Too dangerous.

I don’t know what’s in it.  Government might not have known what’s in them either but decided they could be dangerous in an election campaign so they made secret.

So when they tell you they’re not going to put a toll on an existing road: Why on earth would you believe them?

[Ends]

 

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