In his own six month report card the Premier listed these relevant achievements:
Integrity in government
Improved Ministerial standards in Parliament by amending standing orders to require Ministers to answer questions and limit answers to four minutes; announced amendments requiring MPs to be financially penalised for poor behaviour in Parliament
Released details of the cost of Labor's desalination plant, which Labor refused to do in government, showing the plant will cost Melbourne water users more than $23 billion over the next 30 years; released new data sets to improve transparency of Victoria's health system, including comparing median waiting times with national median times by procedure and hospital and patients waiting longer than 365 days by procedure and hospital; and successfully sought an Ombudsman investigation into the Northern Victorian Irrigation Renewal Project.
Modest by any standard, but something at least.When Minister for Police and Emergency Services Ryan spoke to his own motion in parliament last month congratulating the government on six months of achievements-"a wonderful first six months" to use the minister's words-even these didn't rate a mention.