Five-year moratorium on establishing national parks in Victoria’s Central Highlands

Background The Legislative Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee handed down the final report for the Inquiry into the Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Bill 2016 today. Among 18 recommendations and one finding were: that consultation with relevant stakeholders in regard to this Bill was inadequate and that it should be withdrawn by…

Dan’s got no plan for public housing

Demand for public housing is growing, but a lack of direction from the Andrews Labor Government is putting more stress on vulnerable Victorians, according to Shadow Minister for Housing Tim Bull. Infrastructure Victoria found demand for affordable housing is outstripping the relative supply, with thousands of homes in the existing public housing stock in disrepair…

Labor refuses to detail plan for Vic dairy farmers

Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has refused to answer how her State Government will further support Victoria’s dairy farmers, despite her complaints that the Federal Government’s $579 million assistance package is not enough. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce announced a $555 million concessional loans scheme last month after Murray Goulburn and Fonterra unexpectedly slashed milk prices.…

McCurdy appointed to Shadow Cabinet

McCurdy appointed to Shadow Cabinet Nationals Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy has been appointed to the Shadow Cabinet. Mr McCurdy takes on the roles of Shadow Minister for Regional Development, and Shadow Minister for Veterans and Sport. The positions were vacant after Damian Drum stood down from State Parliament to contest the seat of…