Trains and terror laws in Vic election

With 10 days until election day, Victorians have been promised stronger anti-terror laws and more regional trains by the major parties.

WEDNESDAY ON THE VICTORIAN ELECTION CAMPAIGN TRAIL

WHERE THEY WENT

* Daniel Andrews: Dandenong (the electorate of Dandenong) and Wendouree (Wendouree)

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* Matthew Guy: Melbourne CBD (Melbourne) and Doncaster (Bulleen) where he voted early

WHAT THEY SAID

* "This is an investment in jobs and skills and better transport - more trains more often and more jobs as well." - Premier Daniel Andrews on the announcement of new trains for Geelong and Ballarat

* "We're going to give (Victoria Police) even more resources so that all parts of the CBD, not just around the mall, can be protected." - Liberal Leader Matthew Guy on promised anti-terror laws

WHAT THEY PROMISED

* Labor

- $340 million to build 54 VLocity carriages to make up to 18 new three-car trains for the Geelong and Ballarat lines

- $14 million for 1000 free car parks across the Ballarat CBD including the train station

- $350,000 to roll out 32 mobile charging bars at selected Melbourne train stations

* Liberal-Nationals

- $89.5 million for counter-terrorism measures including restriction orders, more police training, analyst and surveillance staff, and more CBD patrol teams

- A nine-point fishing plan, including a $30 million fish habitat restoration fund, $7 million fish hatchery at Shepparton and free parking at boat ramps and no launching fees for boats

- An environmental assessment commission to give advice to government on resource, quarry and mining matters

- $5 million over four years to help disability respite services with set-up costs or to expand

- $10 million to support disability social enterprises start-up and expand, helping Victorians with a disability to gain meaningful work and build self-confidence and self-esteem.


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Published 14 November 2018 at 3:58pm
Source: AAP