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Thousands of people have used social media to share messages of reassurance that Victoria will not be rocked by a $300 million budget cuts following the election.
Victoria has vowed to make tough decisions for the state and region, after a $3 billion b우리카지노udget is projected.
The $300 million cut to welfare programs and services will likely mean about 2,800 job losses, with many workers likely to lose their permanent positions.
The state’s Social Services Minister Ian MacDonald told ABC Local Radio there were still «tens of thousands of people on waiting lists» as part of the cuts, but that they would not be made permanent.
At the weekend, Treasurer Wayne Swan announced $300 million of extra funding for mental health services in Victoria.
The announcemenjarvees.comt followed the publication of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and has been accompanied by calls for more mental health jobs.
Social Services Minister Ian MacDonald says Victoria has made a commitment to make tough decisions for the state and region that will be implemented in the coming weeks.
The Government would like to see an end to the cuts but in the current climate, that is not likely to happen overnight. Wayne Swan
Mr Swan said he did not wish to draw a link between the two issues but said that the Government would continue to support people with mental health issues.
«In terms of the cuts, the best thing you can do is focus on the economic and social issues that you are trying to solve for everybody,» he said.
«I’d encourage people to just sit down at the door and look at the impact it would have.
«The Government would like to see an end to the cuts but in the current climate, that is not likely to happen overnight.
«The thing that people do want to know is: will the cuts not affect me, will they not affect my children or what happens to my child?»
A number of Coalition MPs have suggested우리카지노 that the decision to roll back pensioner benefits in Victoria in light of the budget must not be made lightly.
Social Services Minister Ian MacDonald says the Government would like to hear what local communities have to say about the cuts.
«As for the other, obviously there is a big impact and you’re looking at the future impacts and that will be decided by the community as well and that community will be part of this discussion,» he told ABC Local Radio.
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