Thank you James Merlino - brilliant Deputy Premier
Thank you Martin Foley - Health Minister at a crucial time
Thank you Lisa Neville - a great Police Minister. Best wishes for your health
Thank you Martin Pakula - a decade in the ministry
Victoria is better place.
When Baz wrote in March that James Merlino would call it quits, they laughed. For months he’s been writing about the retirement of Martin Pakula and Lisa Neville. Only Foley was the shock. Still, three out of four ain’t bad. #springst
Dan Andrews & James Merlino both making statements about their genuine friendship & admiration for each other. James will be missed greatly, he would have been the perfect future leader but 20 years is a long time.
James Merlino said "I'll get emotional if I speak too long" when thanking Daniel Andrews.
He noted the Premier's "extraordinary" leadership and friendship over the past 10 and a half years of working together, saying it was an "honor" to work alongside him. #springst #auspol
'....but you said to me.....but you said to me....but you said to me......', and on and on it went and so directing the focus of the presser onto her and directing it away from James Merlino, and his explanation to the people of Vic.
Odd and obsessive questioning, again.
James Merlino said that Dan Andrews "... is a leader characterised by courage and determination, intellect and kindness".
Oh, fuck off.
"Those kids are worth it!"
Such beautiful words by Premier Dan Andrews reflecting on the Education Minister James Merlino's legacy.
Vic Labor are so epic 😍
What's really astonishing is that so many journalists never gave Dan Andrews a hard time in any way throughout his psychotic impositions & attacks on freedom & citizens with damaging unnecessary lockdowns...
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says he's "forever grateful" for the contribution of four of his cabinet ministers who have resigned ahead of the November election, including Deputy Premier James Merlino. Updating live at the link:
Daniel Andrews farewells Victorian Deputy Premier James Merlino, who is stepping down alongside three other senior Victorian ministers. Jacinta Allan is to be recommended as his replacement.
Read more here: https://t.co/AQx4eHV3Pz
Premier Daniel Andrews: “No premier could ask for a better deputy than James Merlino”.
"No premier could ask for a better deputy.
"He is a person of courage and conviction."
- Daniel Andrews pays tribute to James Merlino after he announced he's stepping down.
Yesterday, deputy premier James Merlino said he has got so much energy to fight November's election.
Today, while Daniel Andrews stands menacingly behind him, he mysteriously resigns.
Was James Merlino pushed out of his job by #DictatorDan?
#springst #vicvotes22 #vicvotes https://t.co/59ZB7awP4I
A few thoughts on the retirements of Andrews Government ministers James Merlino, Martin Foley, Lisa Neville, Martin Pakula. Not to forget the pending retirement of Richard Wynne (who's staying in the Cabinet until November).
Every government has a burn rate. #springst #auspol
Jacinta Allan is poised to become Victoria's new Deputy Premier, with Daniel Andrews choosing her to replace the outgoing James Merlino.
He's one of four senior ministers to quit the cabinet five months from election day. @msanto92
Daniel Andrews has revealed which MP has been recommended to take on the role of deputy premier following the resignation of James Merlino.
Victorian cabinet to get major overhaul as deputy premier and three senior ministers confirm retirements https://t.co/yUV0CN1JYS
Two ministers have received major promotions to lead high profile portfolios after some of Daniel Andrews’ most senior colleagues have announced they’re leaving politics. https://t.co/TMmMSS41xT
Four senior cabinet ministers will walk away from the Andrews Labor government, including Deputy Premier James Merlino.
State political reporter @msanto92
joins @dougalbeatty at the desk to break down all the latest. #9News
Another right faction member James Merlino, a little croaky but sporting a negative COVID-19 test, is also supporting Ms Allan as his replacement despite her coming from the SL.
"I've sat at the front table with Jacinta for 10 and a half years. She'll be a fantastic deputy."
Disappointing during the Federal Senate Inquiry to the 30 year chemical exposures at Barwon Heads Primary School, Minister James Merlino made no submissions/public comment/apology re the Vic Governments sponsored chemical programme to the Federal Senate Inquiry/Investigation. https://t.co/7IzwbJc1oo
Daniel Andrews’s surprise new leadership appointments and move to choose his successor would force some MPs to back his choice, political insiders say. https://t.co/TMmMSS41xT
‘Dan is a leader characterised by courage and determination, intellect and kindness. A Premier who not only has the biggest and boldest ideas to improve the lives of Victorians, but the energy, capacity and grit to actually get it done’ - James Merlino