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Footscray Education precinct still a Labor priority - Hobsons Bay Star Weekly

A $15 million education precinct in Footscray remains a key priority should Labor win next month’s state election, a candidates forum has heard.

Mr Noonan said Labor had been working with Victoria University, Footscray City College, Footscray City Primary School and Maribyrnong Council on plans for an education precinct in Nicholson Street.

“Labor pledged $15 million to bring this education precinct to life and complement the ‘university town’ that Maribyrnong council and Victoria University are pursuing,” he said. Mr Crawford said the Greens were passionate about education in the west but focused on meeting the $420 million maintenance backlog identified by the auditor-general in 2013.

The state government, which failed to appear at the forum, argues there are currently enough high school places in the inner-west.- Full Story


Victoria's triple-0 service not up to scratch, says watchdog - The Age

The state's auditor has found the triple-0 service failed to dispatch the highest priority emergency calls to ambulances in an acceptable time, and has also raised concerns about the reliability of technology used by emergency services.

And the ongoing controversy of ambulance response times was given a human face with the parents of the late three-year-old Emmy Boyle - who waited 23 minutes for an ambulance to reached her family's Gowanbrae home after she was found in the bath - attending Parliament urging for changes to fix the system.

The pair watched question time where Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews used the case to call on Premier Denis Napthine to finally admit there was a crisis in Ambulance Victoria.

Shadow Emergency Services Minister Wade Noonan said response times under the Liberal government were worse than they have ever been. - Full Story


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