Permanent firewood shortage looming

East Gippsland firewood merchants and timber harvesters are warning this winter’s firewood shortage is likely just a foretaste of a permanent shortage should the government proceed with its plans to end native timber harvesting in the state.   Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, says the suspension of timber harvesting after the bushfires is…

Questions over Gippsland COVID snub

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien has contacted the Premier’s office seeking clarification as to why Gippsland isn’t being given additional resources to tackle COVID-19 outbreaks.   Mr O’Brien was alarmed yesterday at the announcement of the Premier that additional contact tracing and testing resources would be sent to Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo…

Licence testing must resume

East Gippsland’s young adults need to be able to obtain their driving licences during the Coronavirus lockdown.   Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said it was not right the State Government had basically shut up shop and removed the ability for young drivers to sit their learner test, or undertake their probationary licence…

Bushfire app confusing needs fixing

Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, has called for uniformity on bushfire apps and information between Victoria and New South Wales.   “What we had over last summer for those living in border communities, was different apps and different symbols being used. The road closure apps are also different between the states, which is very…

Liberal Nationals’ positive plan to protect regional Victoria against COVID-19

Further measures must be enforced to protect regional Victoria from Melbourne’s coronavirus crisis. Unnecessary travel into regional Victoria will only increase the risk of spreading COVID-19, and delay the easing of restrictions in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire. The recent case of a Melbourne woman forcing the shutdown of several businesses in East Gippsland after breaching…