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…

Final round of bushfire funding

The last of the Bushfire Recovery Victoria’s Community Facility funding stream will soon expire and Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, is encouraging local community groups to consider applying for grants up to $50,000.   Applications for this final round of funding will close on June 30, so time is running out.   “Bushfire Recovery…