Royal Commission into Mental Health

Regional communities won’t be afforded equal access to give evidence in the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, with just one hearing to be held outside of Melbourne. We know there are significant gaps in access to support for rural and regional Victorians, with many people stuck on waitlists for months or forced to…

Community views ignored in Labor’s ‘lock and leave’ VEAC report

The Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) has released its final Central West Investigation report into public land use at Victoria’s Wombat, Wellsford, Mount Cole and Pyrenees Range forests and it raises more questions than answers. The Liberal Nationals support a broad and diverse system of national, state and regional parks and reserves throughout Victoria and…

Bill McGrath

Vale The Hon. Bill McGrath

It is with great sadness the Victorian Nationals pass on condolences to the family and friends of William ‘Bill’ McGrath, a former Nationals MP and Minister. Serving as The Nationals Member for Lowan between 1979 and 1992 and Member for Wimmera between 1992 and 1999 after an electoral re-distribution, throughout his career Bill also held…

Labor’s legacy on the botched, stalled Murray Basin Rail Project

Tuesday 18 June 2019 Labor’s legacy on the botched, stalled Murray Basin Rail Project Out-of-money and indefinitely on hold: this is the Andrews Labor Government’s legacy for the stalled Murray Basin Rail Project. Under questioning in Parliament today, Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan again arrogantly denied responsibility for botching the major upgrade works instead of…