Labor leaves farmers vulnerable to threat of FMD

The Andrews Labor Government is determined to leave Victoria’s farmers stranded with its refusal to support The Nationals in legislating common-sense changes to better protect licenced water frontage and Australia’s $80 billion agriculture industry from threats such as the current risk of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). The Nationals leader Peter Walsh says with Australian agriculture facing…

Andrews not putting regional patients first

Nationals Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy is disappointed with the Labor Government’s silence when it comes to addressing the ongoing health crisis specifically in our regional towns across Victoria.       Unlike Labor, the Liberals and Nationals have real solutions to fix Labor’s healthcare crisis by investing in local hospitals and providing Victorians with…

Get involved during National Landcare Week

The need for ongoing support for sustainable land management projects by Landcare has been highlighted by regional Victorian MP, Melina Bath during National Landcare Week. National Landcare Week runs from Monday 1 August and concludes on Sunday 7 August 2022.  The theme for 2022 is ‘celebrating landcare diversity’. Shadow Assistant Minister for Public Land Use…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR (New hospitals, more health services to fill shortages in regional Victoria)

Dear Editor, New and upgraded hospitals and more beds to treat vulnerable Victorians desperate to shake the insidious claws of drug and alcohol addiction will change lives and save lives. Regional Victorians were already facing poorer health outcomes before the pandemic put monumental pressure on our health workforce. The past two years of uncertainty and…