MONDAY ON THE VICTORIAN ELECTION CAMPAIGN
WHERE THEY WENT
* Daniel Andrews – Noble Park (in the electorate of Dandenong) and Parkville (Melbourne)
* Matthew Guy – Frankston (Frankston) and Heidelberg (Ivanhoe)
WHAT THEY SAID
* “All this is about peace of mind, and common sense practical steps, to support parents, to in turn support their bubs so they can grow into adults that reach their full and unique potential.” – Premier Daniel Andrews on pledging a baby bundle and more support for parents.
* “We will ensure court reporting data is beefed up to a level we have not seen before that our magistrates, judges, the operation of our court system is transparent.” – Opposition Leader Matthew Guy vowing to make the judiciary more accountable.
WHAT THEY PROMISED:
* Each year about 35,000 new parents to be given a baby bundle worth $150 ($5.2 million).
* $232 million for parental support, including the construction of seven more early learning centres.
* Vowed to replaced payroll tax exemption to employers for maternity leave with an exemption for all parental leave.
* Promised to publish information about Victorian judges and magistrates’ decisions online among a suite of transparent measures.
* A bootcamp for young offenders, teaching discipline and physical fitness, along with community service including graffiti and litter clean up.