This week in State Parliament – 28 May 2015

This week in State Parliament, Liberal and National MPs sought answers from Premier Andrews about the full facts surrounding his decision to stand down Small Business Minister, Adem Somyurek. Regrettably, not many answers were forthcoming.

We also called on the Premier to justify how a former Labor candidate who was forced to quit because of bullying allegations could end up being employed by a Minister to work as an electorate officer in an office shared with the Premier.

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Small business to benefit from trading trust remedies

The VLRC report on trading trust remedies released this week is another example of how Liberal-Nationals governments get on with practical law reform. The Napthine government asked the Victorian Law Reform Commission to investigate this issue. Their report recommends changes to the law to give Victorians whose small businesses are in trading trusts the same rights as those whose business is in a company.

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Fees cost adds insult to East West Link scrapping

Not only has Daniel Andrews cost Victorians hundreds of millions of dollars for nothing to scrap East West Link and leave motorists stuck in ever growing congestion. It’s now been revealed he has spent nearly $600,000 of taxpayers’ money just on legal and consultants’ fees – fees to end a contract that he promised Victorians before the election “was not worth the paper it was written on”.

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