Andrews and the hopeless state of Victoria


That Victoria has been in a financial sinkhole has been obvious to me for quite a long time. Andrews even tried to sign up to the Chinese Road and Belt program to stave off the ruin that was certain to follow his profligate ways. But now all this has come to the attention of others: Andrews govt accused of blurring budget figures found in a late night release on a Saturday night in the Herald Sun [update: now the front page story in the Sunday paper]. Perhaps the news will last until the beginning of next week. It is certainly a dismal story.

The state government has been accused of hiding the state’ true financial plight from Victorians.

In a bombshell report, parliament’s independent budget watchdog says the Andrews government has missed and blurred key figures as the state races towards record debt levels.

The report by the Parliamentary Budget Office has accused the government of:

SCRAPPING or modifying most of its own fiscal targets;

BURYING key details to make it harder for Victorians to properly monitor its financial performance;

FAILING to be transparent about the government’s debt position;

DEFINING fewer targets, and less clearly, than before than pandemic; and

IGNORING recommendations made by the parliament’s budget watchdog.

“Blurred figures” is trying to put it nicely. It is a catastrophe that will even outdistance the horrors of Cain-Kirner years which was the previous occasion when Labor was left alone to run the Victorian economy for a succession of years.

And while we are on the topic of Daniel Andrews, there was also this today: Massive Protest Today in Melbourne Australia Against Proposed COVID Laws and Opposition to Mandates.

Sky News has more details HERE.

The State of Victoria, Melbourne area, led by Premier Daniel Andrews has been the epicenter of some of the most brutal police action against protestors.  However, due to the scale of the crowds, it appears the police are no longer going to attempt to beat them into submission again or use rubber bullets.

It appears the international spotlight, provided by alternative media breaking through the control of the government media, has led to shame upon the political establishment.  The police no longer seem willing to participate in the government efforts to stop voices of opposition.

Andrews will leave the State a smoking wreck. He knows only how to tell others what to do. He has no ability to listen to anyone else trying to reason him into acting with prudence and foresight. 

Andrews govt accused of blurring budget figures


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rickw
rickw
November 6, 2021 10:59 pm

Daniel Andrews is a dangerous imbecile.

He needs to spend the rest of days in prison.

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
November 6, 2021 11:04 pm

communists always improve the last failed dictators efforts.

let him prove it.

Megan
Megan
November 7, 2021 12:31 am

The ugly reality that this less than mediocre moron has inflicted on Victoria was apparent to all but the completely brain dead long before the pandemic.

It’s his final, spitefully shameful behaviour during the last 2 years that has finally opened the eyes of many of his previous supporters*. The silent, spineless and cowardly MPs of his party are equally culpable.

I despise him and his disgustingly ugly, punchable face.

*See above: completely brain dead

Tom
Tom
November 7, 2021 4:43 am

As the nation’s only remaining broadsheet, The Australian has a key role to play in subjecting the Andrews regime to forensic budget scrutiny after appointing the former Melbourne Herald Sun editor Damon Johnson as its Victorian editor.

Since his appointment to the Oz in February 2020, Johnson has provided valuable in-depth scrutiny of the Andrews regime’s huge internal media spin department, which employs dozens of journalists and researchers and has been commissioning detailed opinion polling, for example, to track the popularity of its police state tactics on Kung Flu.

I hope Johnson doesn’t see his new job as part of News Corp’s retirement plan for former editors: Outside of the ABC, News is Australia’s biggest employer of journalists and the only one that allows reporting and analysis outside of the hiveminds being mass-produced by the nation’s J-schools.

No-one else will provide the scrutiny of the Andrews regime as The Age and the ABC are both #IStandWithDan fan clubs who never saw a Big Government they didn’t like.

bemused
bemused
November 7, 2021 6:23 am

The question also arises, why haven’t his ministers and others done anything about this? Why are they so craven? It’s not like we’re North Korea (yet), where honourable dictator can simply execute/disappear anyone who disagrees with him.

Crossie
Crossie
November 7, 2021 7:05 am

bemused says:
November 7, 2021 at 6:23 am
The question also arises, why haven’t his ministers and others done anything about this? Why are they so craven? It’s not like we’re North Korea (yet), where honourable dictator can simply execute/disappear anyone who disagrees with him.

How do we know that Dan Kim Il Andrews hasn’t had Setka send some pertinent texts to would-be rebels?

bemused
bemused
November 7, 2021 7:09 am

How do we know that Dan Kim Il Andrews hasn’t had Setka send some pertinent texts to would-be rebels?

There is always that possibility.

Crossie
Crossie
November 7, 2021 7:11 am

That protest is not massive. In a state that has been locked up almost as long as North Korea with an Enabling Act about to be passed and this is all they can manage? But then again, Victorians have already been beaten into submission and these are the only remaining brave people.

We also need to remember that about 40% of the population still stand with Dan.

Vicki
Vicki
November 7, 2021 7:27 am

Dan is like any predator. He understands the nature of his target. For one reason or another, the Victorian electorate is inclined towards collectivist beliefs. This has been shown continually in the choice of governments.

It is quite horrible to watch. He perceives an opportunity & he is pursuing it while it is possible. Just how much will Victorians allow? Only time will tell.
The silence of the press is ominous.

bemused
bemused
November 7, 2021 7:28 am

That protest is not massive.

These protests have been going on now since the lockdown changes, every weekend. And, don’t forget, this is the tip of the iceberg, there will be a much larger number not present who feel the same way and support the protesters.

sfw
sfw
November 7, 2021 7:32 am

The announcer states that the new laws come into effect on the 15th Dec, have they passed the upper house? I thought that was still to come.

sfw
sfw
November 7, 2021 7:33 am

That first link is broken, takes me to gmail.

bemused
bemused
November 7, 2021 7:33 am

For one reason or another, the Victorian electorate is inclined towards collectivist beliefs.

Not necessarily true. Victoria is the most unionised state in the nation, so when you consider all the active unionist voters and their families, they make a very large portion of the voting public. And don’t forget, Labour has only gotten in because of preferences and deal with the Greens etc, not because of an overwhelming voter support.

Meanwhile, non-Victorians always seem to love to disparage Victorians at every opportunity, but begrudgingly thank them when it comes to help with fighting fires, drought relief and anything else where Victorians dig deep when things go wrong in another state. And then quickly forget.

Rabz
November 7, 2021 8:07 am

If there’s any justice in this world, the grotesque deformed monstrous jug eared imbecile will go out the same way as one of his heroes, the Ceausescu.

It’s not as if his unrelenting stupidity and incompetence is confined to Disasterstan, either. Courtesy of him (and the baying braindead jackals in our loathsome media) NSW has been subjected to almost five months of previously unimaginable oppression, straight out his totalitarian playbook. Thanks a bunch, you noxious pondscum.

Seriously though, why is the vile piece of marxist garbage still blighting our collective consciousness?

bemused
bemused
November 7, 2021 8:07 am

And it shows how much of a Labor supporter I am by continually misspelling it.

bemused
bemused
November 7, 2021 8:09 am

Seriously though, why is the vile piece of marxist garbage still blighting our collective consciousness?

Just look at the opposition. What opposition you may ask?

Rabz
November 7, 2021 8:15 am

What opposition you may ask?

Yep. Equally culpable. About the most news worthy act any of them has engaged in throughout this horror show involved getting pissed as a newt and then driving a car into some poor sap’s house.

It’s a metaphor for something no doubt, but I can’t quite put the finger on it.

egg_
egg_
November 7, 2021 8:48 am

Seriously though, why is the vile piece of marxist garbage still blighting our collective consciousness?

He filled the vacuum provided by jellyback Scummo during a “crisis”, likewise McClown, et al.

Chris M
Chris M
November 7, 2021 8:57 am

Viktoria is Australia’s California.

Vikfornia maybe.

duncanm
duncanm
November 7, 2021 9:37 am

Here’s a link that works: courier mail, unpaywalled

Major Elvis Newton
Major Elvis Newton
November 7, 2021 9:37 am

sfw

The current non-extendable state of emergency expires on December 15.

The Victorian upper house holds its last sitting for the year the week beginning November 22. This is when the Dictators new authoritarian pandemic bill will hopefully be rejected but if not, will come into effect December 16.

For those of us who have read it, the state should be very, very afraid of the powers it bestows on the premier and his health minister monkey.

Major Elvis Newton
Major Elvis Newton
November 7, 2021 9:39 am

And those sky news flogs were wrong.

The crowd weren’t anti-waxxers they were anti-bill protestors. I was one of them.

The gaslighting never ends.

local oaf
November 7, 2021 9:40 am

Nice of Sky to put “anti vaccine” prominently on the screen.

Aren’t they primarily protesting against forced medical treatments and legislation to give Andrews dictatorial powers?

Roger
Roger
November 7, 2021 9:51 am

The question also arises, why haven’t his ministers and others done anything about this?

And risk being turfed off the ministerial leather?

duncanm
duncanm
November 7, 2021 10:03 am
areff
areff
November 7, 2021 11:06 am

What Tom said!

No-one else will provide the scrutiny of the Andrews regime as The Age

The Age is so much a part of Team Andrews that, when one of its snappers was pepper-sprayed at close range and without reason or warning by the Hunchback’s blue filth, the editrix (Margo Kingston’s half-sister) penned a limp letter of protest and has since done nothing more about it.

An editor who won’t stand by blameless staffers abused and injured while doing their jobs is even lower than the Premier she champions with her silence.

Makka
Makka
November 7, 2021 11:09 am

The ugly reality that this less than mediocre moron has inflicted on Victoria was apparent to all but the completely brain dead long before the pandemic.

The ugly reality is that Sicktoria has enough brain dead voters to keep electing this despicable crew into power and looting not just the Treasury, but the future of Victorians.

When these Vicco sheeple wake up to the fact that these thugs are spending OUR money and fking OUR future, then and only then will we see some sense in who is elected to run the state.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
November 7, 2021 11:33 am

Good on those Victorians. Particularly when you don’t know the orders of the Stare Stormtroopers. I think they are staying their hand until the bill is passed.
However I am still grateful to my parents for removing the family from there when I was a toddler. 5 acre ballet dancing. What are they thinking?

Perfidious Albino
Perfidious Albino
November 7, 2021 1:54 pm

Even The Australian (yes, I know… ) describes the protestors as ‘anti-vaxx’ and ‘anti pandemic legislation’.

At any other time or place they would have been championed as ‘pro-democracy’ demonstrators, which only serves to show just how far we have now fallen.

bemused
bemused
November 7, 2021 2:59 pm

Even The Australian…

The entirety of the MSM, even those once considered ‘conservative’, are now completely untrustworthy mouthpieces for Leftist governments and other Leftist entities. I truly hope that one day they reap what they sow.

Boambee John
Boambee John
November 7, 2021 3:13 pm

bemused

I truly hope that one day they reap what they sow.

Under current circumstances, they are more likely to get a bucket of taxpayer funds. Which in the case of the OZ, will be interesting, as the insane anti-Mudrock crowd go beserk.

bemused
bemused
November 7, 2021 4:15 pm

Pick the common thread (you’ll need to watch towards the end): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW-t_40pXoM

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
November 8, 2021 1:44 am

Rabz, you are too kind.

Chris
Chris
November 8, 2021 2:17 pm

Rabz, you are too kind.

Indeed.

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