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Labor in Government for 14 of 18 years, but still blaming everyone else

Friday, 19 January 2018

On Channel 9 News last night, while defending the employment of a spin doctor for $330,000 a year, James Merlino claimed he inherited “a basket case” in education and school buildings maintenance.

Labor has been in government for 14 of the last 18 years and James Merlino has been an MP and Minister for most of those years.

One can only imagine what Anthony Carbines, the former Chief of Staff to the Minister for Education, thinks about James Merlino’s assessment of his work.

You can’t serve in government for 80% of the time over the last 18 years and try to blame others.

Part time Education Minister, James Merlino’s constant “the dog ate my homework” excuse is running thin with Victorian parents who are tiring of him playing games with the UFU and pushing out more senior women in our fire services. They want him to focus on their children’s education.