“No longer required”: Minister confirms cruel cuts to mental health support

Mental Health Minister James Merlino has confirmed almost $60 million of cruel cuts to mental health programs that were designed to help struggling Victorians recover from the pandemic. Despite growing evidence of Victoria’s deepening shadow pandemic, the Minister told Parliament’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC) on Monday that the axed programs were ‘no longer…

Minister for Roads cuts more funding

Nationals Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy is frustrated to hear that the Minister for Roads and Andrews Labor Government have decided to forgo their budget promise and cut even more funding towards regional road maintenance in this years 2022/23 State Budget.    Mr McCurdy said, “This is just disgraceful.   “The Victorian Government is…

Mount Hotham Secures Funding

Nationals Member for Ovens Valley, Tim McCurdy, has congratulated the efforts of a powerhouse community campaign that’s secured funding for long overdue improvements at Mount Hotham. Funding in the 2022-23 State Budget will be split amongst three projects, with $1.6 million going towards the Mt Higginbotham tank, $2.1 million going to a project dedicated to…