Andrews dumping tax concessions for struggling businesses in their time of need

Daniel Andrews has today increased payroll tax for tens of thousands of Victorian businesses who are suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The payroll tax concession for payrolls under $3 million ended on 30 June and despite Victoria being the hardest hit by the virus, the Premier refuses to give businesses a break.  It’s a horror […]

Latest jobs figures show Labor neglecting Ballarat

Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today show that over the last 12 months the unemployment rate in Ballarat has risen by more than any other region in Victoria. The May 2020 ABS Detailed Labour Force figures show that in Ballarat the unemployment rate has risen from 1.7 per cent in May […]

Horror rise in unemployed Victorians as continued restrictions destroy jobs without stopping the virus spread

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released today shows Labor’s lockdowns are harming workers in Melbourne’s west, north-west and south-east the greatest, with all these regions experiencing rises in unemployment well above the Australian and Victorian averages. Despite Victoria having the strictest lockdowns in the country, other states have contained or are now seeing no […]

As Labor brawls Victorians are losing their jobs

Almost 200,000 Victorians have lost their jobs while Daniel Andrews and his corrupt mates brawl over power in the Labor Party. Victoria’s unemployment rate has risen to 6.9 per cent in May, up from 6.0 per cent in April and 5.2 per cent in March 2020. Victoria’s unemployment rate has increased significantly over the past […]

Liberal Nationals call on Andrews to let regional communities go back to work

The Liberal Nationals are calling on the Andrews Government to allow people living in communities with no active COVID-19 cases to be allowed to return to work. This week in Parliament, the Leader of the Nationals, Peter Walsh, asked the Premier why were people living in regional Victoria being prevented from going back to work, […]

Labor denies and now admits recession

Today in Parliament Question Time, Labor Treasurer Tim Pallas admitted that “if we are not in recession yet, we will be.” Yesterday’s National Accounts figures revealed that the Andrews Government has driven Victoria into recession, after two consecutive quarters of negative growth between October 2019 and March 2020, that’s pre-COVID – the only state in […]

Victoria’s economy sinks into recession

Victoria is the only state in the country to sink into recession, proving Daniel Andrews lost control of the budget well before the financial fallout from COVID-19 and the bushfires. Today’s National Accounts figures show Victoria’s economy shrinking by 0.1 per cent in the March quarter. With two consecutive negative quarters, the Victorian economy is […]

More jobs gone for Victorians

The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ labour force release shows 132,200 fewer Victorians were employed from March to April as the COVID-19 lockdown wreaked havoc on Victorian jobs.  More than 117,000 of Victorians losing employment were reported within greater Melbourne, with the Melbourne’s South-East (down 25,300), North-East (down 22,600) and West (down 17,300) experiencing the largest […]

Quarterly report paints Victoria’s grim economic picture

Tonight’s release of the latest ANZ Stateometer report shows Victorians are experiencing some of the worst economic effects in the country following the state’s toughest COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. The report is not good news for homeowners or residential mum-and-dad investors with the state’s reliance on international tourism having weakened the housing market more than other states. Housing prices […]

Latest economic data grim for Victoria

The latest Victorian budget update paints a grim picture of Victoria’s finances. Labor Treasurer Tim Pallas began delivering deficits in September last year but only now has admitted he has given up on chasing surpluses. Victoria’s budget was in deficit well before this year’s bushfire and coronavirus pandemic with only two of the 13 weeks […]

Worst jobs figures on record

ABS Labour Force figures released today paint a grim picture for job losses in Victoria on the back of efforts to suppress COVID-19. Victoria’s unemployment rate for April 2020 increased to 6.0 per cent, up from 5.2 per cent in March 2020. Compared to the previous month the number of people employed in Victoria dropped […]

JobKeeper payments need to be exempt from payroll tax

The Federal Government’s $1,500-a-fortnight JobKeeper payments need to be exempt from Victoria’s payroll tax. The Federal Government’s historic JobKeeper payment is designed to keep businesses connected to their workforce and to keep workers afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, under existing Victorian law, these payments will attract payroll tax. In some cases, where the businesses […]

Liberal Nationals call for land tax relief to support tenants and property owners

Zero to Landfill

The Liberal Nationals call on the Victorian Government to deliver land tax credits for property owners who provide rent relief to tenants affected by COVID-19 restrictions. Landlords who do the right thing and lower the rent for commercial tenants who have had to shut their doors or residential tenants who have lost their jobs should […]