Additional Gippsland Rail Services still on the never-never

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to dither on additional rail services for Gippsland passengers, more than four years after saying upgrades to the Gippsland line were “shovel ready”.   In Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC) hearings today The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien pressed public transport officials on when additional Bairnsdale…

More eateries choosing to close as hospo staff shortages continue to bite

More hospitality businesses across Victoria are today reporting losses due to the worsening post-pandemic staffing shortages in the industry. Pubs, cafes and bakeries in Bendigo have had to cut back their opening hours because they can’t find enough workers. It follows similar reports from well-known Melbourne eateries Ladro and Entrecôte. Deputy Leader of The Nationals…