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…

Kealy: Labor has destroyed rail freight

Labor’s failure to manage infrastructure projects has claimed another casualty, with the speed limit on the Maroona-Portland rail freight line being halved from 80km/h to 40km/h due to the track’s poor condition. The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), which leases the 170-kilometre rail freight line from the Victorian Government, has made the decision to reduce…

“Potholed” and “crumbling” rural roads to get worse while Murray Basin Rail is stalled

Farmers say regional roads in north-west Victoria will be smashed by thousands of additional truck movements this harvest while the Murray Basin Rail Project is still stalled under Labor. As Victorian farmers look ahead to a bumper grain harvest that’s predicted to top seven million tonnes, it’s been revealed today the botched Basin Rail upgrades…