More supports urgently needed

More immediate action is required to deliver critical bushfire recovery support for East Gippsland.   The Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, met with Bushfire Recovery Victoria chair Ken Lay yesterday and was in contact with the Premier last night on critical recovery issues.   “It was pleasing the freight fodder and stock water…

Op-ed, by Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh – This Year in Review

The resilience of our country communities has been tested through 2019. For some farmers, their hard work through the year paid off with favourable seasonal conditions. For others, particularly in northern Victoria and East Gippsland, they continue to endure the pressure of extreme drought which has weighed heavily both emotionally and financially. But it’s difficult…

CFA Volunteer fears ringing true

Fears that experienced CFA volunteers will be discriminated against by the Andrews Government on the fire ground are materialising. The reality comes following the removal of an experienced Victorian CFA firefighter from their role as Strike Team Leader in NSW despite being more highly qualified. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath said…