Bringing Government To The People For The People

Bringing Government To The People For The People

Victoria Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu

Baillieu Brings Government Back To The People In Regional Victoria

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The Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition will bring key government services closer to the people of regional Victoria by establishing five satellite offices of the Department of Premier and Cabinet outside Melbourne, Coalition Leader Ted Baillieu said today.

“If we are elected, People Living in Regional Victoria will have direct access to me through the Department of Premier and Cabinet.” Mr. Baillieu said.

“The Coalition’s Plan will give people living in Regional Victoria direct access to me through my department so problems can be fixed quickly instead of having to write endless letters and getting the red tape run-around from City-Based Bureaucrats.”

“Staff in these offices will work with Local Government and Other Departments and Agencies to Fix Problems across all Portfolios and Departments which under Labor have become bogged down in Red Tape.”


“John Brumby and his Incompetent Ministers are out of touch with the People of Regional Victoria.” Mr. Baillieu said.

“Labor has broken its promises to Regional Victorians, Neglected Rural Roads and Bridges, ignored key recommendations and warnings on Bushfire Protection and failed to Plan and Build Vital Infrastructure.”

“After 11 years of Labor, the People and Businesses of Regional Victoria are choked by Red Tape and frustrated by City-Based Bureaucracy that ignores their needs.” Mr. Baillieu said.

“The Victorian Government should govern for all Victorians, so we will open Shopfront Offices of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Five Rural Regions, Barwon-South Western, Grampians, Loddon Mallee, Hume and Gippsland.”

“The Coalition anticipates that Offices will be Opened in Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Seymour and Bairnsdale.”

“With modern communications links there is no need for all government staff to work in Melbourne, and having staff from my own department stationed in regional centres will enable local people to get direct help on issues they have been unable to resolve for years under Premier John Brumby.” Mr. Baillieu said.

The Decentralisation of the Premier’s Department has already successfully operated in New South Wales for more than a Decade.

The Department of Premier and Cabinet has a mandate to provide Portfolio-Wide Policy Advice to Government on Infrastructure Needs, Bushfire Reconstruction, Transport, Planning, Energy and Other Key Portfolios.