Matthew Guy and the Liberals planned ‘Commission of Audit’ will once again see funding ripped out of Cranbourne’s schools, hospitals, transport and other services if they win the next election

A recent media report states:

“If Matthew Guy wins the election and becomes premier next year, the opposition has promised to undertake a cost audit and a review within the first 100 days of forming government.” Sunday Herald Sun, 15 October 2017

If this isn’t enough Shadow Treasurer Michael O’Brien, has confirmed that frontline public sector workers are once again in Liberal Party sights as they seek to once again cut Victoria’s services.

Attacking the Andrews Labor Government for having boosted the numbers of teachers, police officers, corrections officers and paramedics, Mr O’Brien bizarrely claimed this was bloating the public service.

The Liberal Party just can’t help themselves, it’s part of their DNA – when in power they cut the services that hard working families across Cranbourne depend upon.

The Liberal Party have form on this.

When last in government, they smashed their way through our local services, including:

  • Ripping almost $1 billion out of schools and axing the Educational Maintenance Allowance and School Start Bonus
  • Slashing over $1 billion from TAFE, shutting down courses
  • Cutting funding to ambulances and hospitals that saw a blow out in local ambulance response times and hospital waiting lists

Not even babies and young children were safe from Liberal cuts, with the whooping cough vaccination program cruelly cut.

Now the Liberals and Matthew Guy want to do it all over again.

Matthew Guy must make clear to people living in Cranbourne, which local frontline services will be subject to their razor gang – hard working locals deserve to know what services are set to be axed and whether their jobs are safe.

What is on the Liberals chopping block? Will funding for the breakfast club at Cranbourne Primary, Cranbourne Park Primary, Cranbourne West Primary, Rangbank Primary, Marnebek Cranbourne, Lynbrook Primary, Carlisle Primary be axed, are paramedics at Cranbourne and Lyndhurst stations facing the sack, how many surgeries at Monash hospital are at threat and will the proposed Mernda Station  level crossing removal still take place?

Quotes attributable to Member for Cranbourne

“Matthew Guy with his cost audit, wants to cut the very services that locals across Cranbourne depend upon – cuts to local health, cuts to local education, cuts to local transport.”

“Whether it’s axing the education maintenance allowance, gutting Chisholm TAFE or slashing health funding, the former Liberal Government cut our services deeply, and given the chance will do it all over again.”

“In stark contrast, Labor will always put people first in Cranbourne and make the investments needed to boost jobs and create the world class schools, hospitals and TAFEs we need.”