2011-2015 Victorian government scorecard

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The Liberal-National coalition government led by Premier Ted Baillieu was elected on 27 November 2010.

This article provides a summary of policy comparisons between the government and other parties on various issues.

Issue Baillieu Government Labor Greens
Cattle grazing in Alpine National Park Reintroduced as "trial to mitigate bushfire risk" Oppose Oppose
Grand prix at Albert Park Support, $50m public funding disclosed Support, public funding undisclosed Oppose
Desalination plant Support Support Oppose
Desalination plant contract disclosure Election promise, not yet delivered Oppose Support
Logging native forests Support Support Oppose
Logging water catchments Support Support Oppose
VicForests government commercial logging of native forests Support Review Oppose
North South pipeline Will not use Support Oppose
Bay dredging Support Support Oppose
Doncaster rail line Study in progress Oppose Support
Airport rail line Study in progress Oppose Support
Rowville rail line Reviewed. Not proceeding.[1] Unknown Support
More dams for Melbourne water supply Support Oppose Oppose
Myki ticket system Reviewed. Support. Support Unknown
Melbourne urban growth expansion[2] Support Support Oppose
Unlimited rights to religious organisations to discriminate[3] Support Oppose Oppose
HRL new coal-fired power station in Latrobe Valley[4][5] Support Support Oppose
Target 155 water restrictions for Melbourne[6] Scrapped Support Unknown
Regional Rail Link Reviewed. Support Support Unknown
Brown coal exports[7] Reviewing Abandoned Oppose
Public Transport Authority Election promise - not yet delivered Oppose Support
Tertiary education and training ombudsman[8] Election promise - not yet delivered Oppose Unknown
Teacher pay rates[9] "Best paid teachers in Australia" election promise - not delivered Oppose Unknown
Community workers pay rise[10] Election promise - not delivered Unknown Unknown
Bastion Point breakwater development[11] Reviewing Support Opppose
Use of speed cameras[12] Criticised usage during election campaign. Reviewing usage. Election promise to publish locations Support Unknown
Restrictions of wind farms[13] Legislation for objectors to block windfarms if they live within 2km Oppose Oppose
Government appointments for mates[14] Criticised in Opposition, support in Government Criticised in Opposition, support in Government Oppose
Coal seam gas exploration in Victoria[15] Support Unknown Oppose
Geothermal power plant construction at Gherang[16] Support Unknown Oppose
Expansion of Anglesea coal mine by 600 hectares[17] Support Support Oppose
Improved transparency in Government decision making[18] Election commitment, not yet delivered Opposed (when in Government). Support in Opposition Support.
Developer fast track through VCAT[19] Support Unknown Oppose
Firewood collection in National Parks[20] Support Oppose Oppose
Fees removed for firewood collection on public land[21] Support Unknown Oppose
Land development at Ventnor, Phillip Island[22] Support, then backflip Oppose Oppose
Carbon tax[23] Oppose Support Support
Single anti-corruption authority[24] Election promise, not yet delivered Oppose Unknown
Ministerial accountability and Code of Conduct[25][26] Promised in opposition, not honoured in government Ambiguous Support
Victorian state emission reduction targets[27][28] Targets changed to "aspirational", then reduced from 20% to 5% 20% reductions by 2020 Unknown.
Employment Committed to budget surplus with no stimulus spending[29] Unknown Unknown.
Green building 6 star rating Election commitment to retain 6 stars, now in doubt.[30] Support 6 stars Support 6 star
Development in national parks Proposal to allow commercial development[31] Oppose Oppose
Environment policy Election commitment, not delivered[32] Published Published.


[edit] References

  1. Monash Uni train line plan derailed
  2. No 'we are full' sign for Melbourne, The Age, 7 March 2011
  3. Religious groups to regain bias rights, The Age
  4. Power plant plan stalls over design
  5. Emissions reduction: Greenies hit out at secrecy over Victorian power plant, Crikey
  6. Minister turns off tap on Target 155
  7. Baillieu coal export push
  8. State could drop private college watchdog pledge, The Age
  9. Baillieu to renege on teacher pay, The Age
  10. Baillieu breaks second pay pledge, The Age
  11. Pressure ramps up to dump Labor's breakwater project, The Age
  12. Victorian Coalition and Speed Cameras, The Age
  13. Victorian Government Reveals Wind Farm Bans, The Age
  14. Baillieu in hot water over 'jobs for mates', The Age
  15. Coal seam gas: Is Victoria next?, The Weekly Times
  16. 'Why were we the last to know?', The Age
  17. Alcoa mine could take heritage heathland, The Age
  18. Spring Street lashed for stonewalling, The Age
  19. Rich jump planning queue, The Age
  20. Anger over firewood collection plan, ABC News
  21. Firewood fee given the chop, The Age
  22. Starlet Miley Cyrus tweets, government scraps development plan , The Age
  23. No carbon tax now: Baillieu, The Age
  24. Legislation delays to hold up anti-corruption body, The Age
  25. Peter Ryan backed adviser Tristan Weston under OPI scrutiny, The Australian
  26. Baillieu attacked over ministerial code of conduct, The Age
  27. Victorian Climate Change Act 2010, DSE
  28. Carbon target scrapped, The Age
  29. 27,000 jobs down the drain, The Age
  30. Green rating backflip, The Age
  31. National parks to be opened up for development, Kim Wells, The Age
  32. Emperor's new policy, The Age


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