Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh, Opinion Piece, Rapid Antigen Tests

Shepparton food processor SPC recently became the first Australian business to mandate COVID vaccination for all onsite staff and visitors.   Announcing the commercial decision, SPC chair Hussein Rifai was quoted in The Weekly Times (5 August 2021, Link: https://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/agribusiness/breaking-news/spc-to-make-covid19-vaccinations-mandatory-for-all-staff-visitors/news-story/0f46fad8892e159596c4aa6bfb3560c8): “We honestly saw very little other options but to take this step”.   Protecting the…

Urgent support needed for casual workers

The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath is calling on the Andrews Labor Government to immediately extend eligibility for the $250 Power Saving Bonus to casual employees. “Casual workers have been disproportionally affected by Victoria’s five lockdowns,” said Ms Bath. “Casual workers require support from the State Government – they’ve lost more income…