Jobs not safe from Labor’s AgVic cuts

The Andrews Government should be investing more in agriculture research and development, not axing jobs. On Friday, it was revealed 49 jobs across Agriculture Victoria’s research centres would be cut. Asked to explain the job cuts in State Parliament, Agriculture Minister Jaclyn Symes arrogantly attempted to wash her hands of responsibility, blaming “organisational change”. Even…

Water welcome for drought-stricken farmers

Shadow Minister for Water Steph Ryan has welcomed Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud’s decision to act on the Victorian Nationals’ suggestion to utilise the Adelaide desalination plant to secure extra water for farmers.   Minister Littleproud yesterday announced the Federal Government’s plan to release 100GL for fodder production at a discounted rate of $100 per…

Report details Victoria’s worsening drugs crisis

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program report, released this week, has confirmed Victoria under Daniel Andrews has lost control of the state’s drugs crisis. The alarming report highlights: Victoria had the highest estimated average regional consumption of Ice, with consumption increasing approximately 45 per cent between December 2018 and April 2019;…