Onset of summer sparks energy supply concern

There are mounting concerns on the reliability of Victoria’s energy supply system during the upcoming summer months. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath said the uncertainty in electricity supply is leaving householders and businesses in the dark. “The Andrews Labor Government’s inability to plan and safeguard Victoria’s electricity supply has seen customers…

Lakes funding boost rejected

The Regional Development Minister has offered to do no more than meet existing election commitments in response to calls for an economic stimulus package for Lakes Entrance following the Gippsland Lakes commercial fishing licences buyout.   Gippsland East Nationals MP Tim Bull said he had written to the Minister seeking a funding boost for Lakes…

Future of our Forests – REPORT

Forests provide Victorians with a wide range of benefits. Before making decisions on the future management of forests, governments must listen to the opinions of young regional Victorians. The attached report outlines findings, recommendations and personal insights from Gippsland youth on the future of our forests for consideration of all tiers of government. Gippsland Youth…

Long time since trains were on time

Back in the year that the Bairnsdale train last met its punctuality target, Matt Priddis of the West Coast Eagles won the Brownlow and Protectionist, ridden by Ryan Moore, won the Melbourne Cup.    In Parliament last week Gippsland East Nationals MP Tim Bull said that it was shameful that the Bairnsdale train hasn’t met punctuality benchmarks…

Victorian Liberal Nationals call to investigate Lake Buffalo expansion

The expansion of Lake Buffalo in north-east Victoria and its possible connection via a pipeline to Lake Nillahcootie should be referred to the Commonwealth Government’s new national water authority for investigation. Shadow Minister for Water Steph Ryan is also calling on the Victorian Government to reverse its panicked and unsupported ‘no dams’ policy. The Victorian…