To the Legislative Assembly of Victoria:
The petition of the residents of Victoria and Gippsland draws the attention of the house to the failure of the Victorian Labor government to provide funding to assist Gippsland Carers Association (GCA) with administrative costs and carer support services delivered to the community.
GCA services some of the region’s most vulnerable families in need, and unless funding is provided by the state government these services will be severely impacted. In Gippsland there are some 26 000 family carers, of whom more than half are primary carers.
The former Liberal-National coalition government provided funding for GCA during its term of government and had pledged to continue to fund GCA into the future.
However, the current Labor government has stated it won’t provide one dollar of funding support for GCA.
The petitioners therefore request the Legislative Assembly of Victoria to direct the Labor government to adopt the Liberal-National coalition’s pre-election financial pledge of $120 000 to support the GCA in the work it undertakes within the Gippsland community.
By Mr NORTHE (Morwell) (422 signatures).
Ordered that petition presented by honourable member for Bayswater be considered next day on motion of Ms VICTORIA (Bayswater).
Ordered that petition presented by honourable member for Morwell be considered next day on motion of Mr NORTHE (Morwell).