Denis Napthine

(Denis Vincent Napthine)

Denis Napthine
Denis Napthine
  • Born: March 6, 1952
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Profession: Politician

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Denis Vincent Napthine is a former Australian politician who was the 47th Premier of Victoria. Napthine was a Liberal Party member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly, representing the electoral district of Portland from 1988 to 2002 and South-West Coast from 2002 to 2015. He was elected leader of the Parliamentary Liberal Party on 6 March 2013 following the resignation of Ted Baillieu and was sworn in as premier on the same day. His party lost the Victorian state election on 29 November 2014 and he announced he would step down as leader of the Parliamentary Liberal Party, with Matthew Guy being elected his successor on 4 December.

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Free speech is a valuable commodity, which we preserve and protect, but there quite rightly is restriction on free speech in the best interest of the good order of the community and common sense.
I am extremely proud to have the honour and privilege to be the Premier of this great state of Victoria.
I get up each and every day trying to do my level best to make Victoria a better place.
I think every business should build on their strengths, and the strengths of Victoria are our clean, green agriculture; the strengths of Victoria are our strong education system. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Business, Commerce & Finance
I think the people of Victoria are smart, intelligent people.
I want Victoria to be the number one state in the best country in the world.
If you look at America, one of the great strengths of America is its university towns and the way a lot of their businesses and a lot of their innovation and enormous economic growth have come from reducing that gap, getting those universities directly involved in start-up businesses, green field businesses, new development businesses.
I'm pleased to announce that my government will build the much-needed Melbourne airport rail link. Government
It is always tough to win every booth right across the electorate because there are different issues in different parts of the electorate.
It's absolutely essential that Melbourne, and Victoria, has a rail link to the airport.
It's very, very hard to be generous and compassionate if you haven't got a dollar in you back pocket to pay for it, to actually pay for those services that people need.
Ted Baillieu certainly has served the state very well. He has served the Liberal party extraordinarily well, and he can be very, very proud of his achievements. I am honoured and proud to say that he is not just a colleague, he is a great friend.
The Greens simply don't understand that a strong economy is the key to a better Victoria for all Victorian families.
The Greens will threaten the future of our strong economy. They will destroy jobs and put Victorian families at risk. Future
There should be - we should have a society that, whether you're catching the train to anywhere, Frankston or Cranbourne or Craigieburn late at night, you should be able to do it with safety, and, increasingly, you are. Society
Today, in 2014, Victoria is a better, stronger, more financially secure state than when we came to government four years ago. Government
Tony Abbott is the Prime Minister of Australia. Tony Abbott will be coming to Victoria on a regular basis.
Victoria is proudly the multicultural capital of Australia; we have a diverse, harmonious community.
We make no apology for people who should be in prison being in prison.
We want to protect freedom of speech, but it is not unlimited freedom of speech. There has always been rules around defamation, slander and libel, and in Victoria, we have effective rules on racial and religious vilification. Freedom & Liberty
We're building the infrastructure we need, whether it be the Melbourne Rail Link, the airport rail link which Melburnians have so wanted for over 40 years, upgrading the Pakenham-Cranbourne railway line, or building the East-West Link.
We've offered direct financial support for a range of renewable energy sources, whether it be large-scale solar, whether it be geothermal, whether it be wave power or wind power. Power
When you nominate for a seat, the expectation is that you serve that district and serve that seat if you are elected.
While we as members of the Coalition strongly support free speech, it is not unlimited free speech. People aren't free to vilify others on the basis of race or religion. Religion & God

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