The track record of our new Premier Jacinta Allan shows Victorians should brace themselves for more of the same.
I am deeply concerned it will be business as usual. More money wasted. More debt. More mismanagement. More secrecy. More poor governance.
Victorians talk about Daniel Andrews handing Jacinta Allan a poisoned chalice. The truth is, her fingerprints are already all over the chalice.
When Victorians look at the career of Jacinta Allan, and the portfolios she’s held, there should be great cause for concern.
The Premier-elect has been the decision-maker for all the major projects across Victoria. There’s been $30 billion of cost overruns on those projects in Victoria. That is part of the $200 billion of debt that Victorian have.
It is impossible to forget the lead up to the last election the announcement of the Commonwealth Games. It was lauded in as the regional Games.
As a regional Member of Parliament and the Minister responsible for the Games, Jacinta Allan should have ensured they showcased our regional towns, businesses and communities.
Instead of fighting for our regions, Jacinta Allan did nothing.
Victoria’s international reputation has been trashed. The promise of legacy projects will not happen. The entire Commonwealth Games fiasco will cost Victorians about $600 million to bail her and the Labor Party out of another broken promise.
Victoria is in a worse position than I can recall and Jacinta Allan has been an integral part of the government that has overseen Victoria’s demise.
Our roads must be fixed, you must be able to get a hospital bed, you must be able to get a police and ambulance response when you need one and, most importantly, we need a sensible transition to renewables – one that is not going to drive people broke with the skyrocketing cost of energy.
There needs to be a major reset. It’s time for a government that governs for all people, and Jacinta Allan has done little to prove she is up to the task.