Media Releases

VEC’S Review of the City of Greater Geelong is a Missed Opportunity

Posted on 24 Nov 2015
The Victorian Electoral Commission is presently undertaking a representation review of the City of Greater Geelong Council. The fact that the VEC is only looking into the number of councillors and ward structures and not the method by which the Mayor is elected is a missed opportunity

3,600 full-time jobs lost in Geelong under Daniel Andrews

Posted on 19 Nov 2015
Facts: Before the election Daniel Andrews promised to create 100,000 full-time jobs within two years. (Sources:  Daniel Andrews media statement – 6 October 2014; Back to Work – Victorian Labor’s Plan for 100,000 Jobs.) Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released

3,600 full-time jobs lost in Geelong under Daniel Andrews

Posted on 19 Nov 2015
Facts: Before the election Daniel Andrews promised to create 100,000 full-time jobs within two years. (Sources:  Daniel Andrews media statement – 6 October 2014; Back to Work – Victorian Labor’s Plan for 100,000 Jobs.) Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released

More Geelong families waiting for housing under Labor

Posted on 10 Nov 2015
The waiting list of families seeking public housing in Geelong has already blown out under the Andrews Labor Government, with 50 more people waiting for housing compared to March this year. Member for South Barwon, Andrew Katos MP said quarterly figures silently put online by the gove

TAFE enrolments in Barwon plummet under Labor

Posted on 29 Oct 2015
Enrolments in government subsidised training have plummeted by 19 per cent in the Barwon South West region since Labor came to office, new data has revealed. Member for South Barwon Andrew Katos said the 2015 Half Yearly Training Market Report showed TAFEs were receiving less funding

Labor’s ‘Back to Work’ scheme nothing but a cruel hoax

Posted on 23 Oct 2015
Before the last State election Labor promised Victorians that they had a $100million “Back to Work” plan that would create 100,000 jobs. Figures revealed yesterday show that this “plan” has only created 164 jobs. In the Geelong region only 10 jobs have been created with not one job be

Member for South Barwon launches on-line petition: Stop PEP 163 unconventional gas fracking on the Surf Coast

Posted on 13 Oct 2015
Andrew Katos, Member for South Barwon launched an on-line petition calling upon the Surf Coast community to tell the Andrews Labor Government NOT to support unconventional gas exploration in sensitive environmental areas of the Surf Coast Shire. Mr Katos said that the massive explorat

Geelong and Surf Coast crimes up police numbers down

Posted on 07 Oct 2015
Andrew Katos MLA, Member for South Barwon raised concerns in Parliament this week about the alarming increase in crime rates in the electorate of South Barwon following the release of the crime rate statistics. Across the postcodes within the electorate crime rose on average by 9.4 pe

Empty promise filled with Asbestos

Posted on 28 Sep 2015
Andrew Katos, Member for South Barwon raised concerns about the broken promise by the Andrews government to make all Victorian government schools asbestos free by 2020. In the 2015-2016 Victorian Budget, the Government has allocated $42 million towards their asbestos removal program.