Price of election promises revealed


Victoria’s main parties are expected to publish the costs of their campaign pledges two days before Election Day.

So far, Labor has pledged $12 billion while the Liberals and Nationals have pledged $28 billion, according to the Parliamentary Budget Office.

The Victoria Greens announced $37 billion in pledges during the campaign.

Labor has pledged to upgrade at least seven hospitals, including a new hospital in Maroondah for $1.05 billion and has earmarked $855 million for the refurbishment of the North Hospital.

Other major pledges include a $1 billion regional rail package, $1 billion on renewable energy projects overseen by a public electricity commission, and $1.6 billion to build and upgrade schools. and public kindergartens.

Key coalition pledges include $2.4 billion to upgrade The Alfred, a $1 billion clean hydrogen strategy, and more than $1 billion for new and upgraded public schools.

He pledged to cut the first leg of the $35 billion commuter rail loop and redirect the money to health care instead.

Nearly 1.2 million people had already voted at early voting centers as of Tuesday November 22 while more than 100,000 postal votes have been received.

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