Third shutdown of entire V/Line network demands an explanation

Regional train passengers are owed a full explanation after another “communications fault” shutdown the entire V/Line network, cancelling dozens of services during the morning peak. The disruption left thousands of people travelling from Shepparton, Albury, Traralgon, Bairnsdale, Ballarat, Geelong, Bendigo, Warrnambool and Swan Hill stranded at the platform from 5am today. It’s the third time…

Increased protection for forestry workers

Gippsland’s forestry industry will benefit from new laws aimed to increase protection from politically motivated protest disruption.   The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien said he was happy to join his Nationals colleagues in supporting the Sustainable Forests Timber Amendment (Timber Harvesting Safety Zones) Bill 2022, which aims to protect timber workers from…

Bath calls for forestry training standstill solution

Victoria’s emergency services personnel are unable to complete vital first responder training after activists placed an injunction of TAFE Gippsland’s Forestec Rowboat training coupe. In state parliament today The Nationals’ Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath demanded the Andrews Government ensure first responders be able to complete their training. Ms Bath said it’s deplorable…