Mental health cuts reduce access for Gippslanders

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien says residents across Gippsland will miss out on important mental health services that the Victorian Minister has cruelly labelled as “no longer required”.   Mr O’Brien was commenting after the announcement of the 2022-23 State Budget which includes $60 million in cuts from mental health programs.   Asked to explain the cuts, Mental Health Minister James…

O’Brien: Public transport for regions must improve

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is calling for urgent action to improve public transport throughout Gippsland with a particular focus on improving connections for smaller regional towns.   Mr O’Brien said he would be tabling a third petition in Parliament from the Poowong community calling for public transport options between Poowong and Melbourne. The previous petitions…