Sponsor a Bushfire recovery kit program

A group of Gippsland hardware businesses have initiated a ‘Sponsor a Bushfire Recovery Kit’ program to assist people impacted by East Gippsland bushfires. The Bushfire Recovery Kits contain vital equipment to assist people who have lost their homes and sheds in the East Gippsland bushfires. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region Melina Bath said…

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More business help needed

Not enough is being done by State and Federal Governments to assist East Gippsland businesses impacted by the fires and the mass evacuation that took place in the peak holiday period. Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said “our businesses need direct support and to date the response from the State Government to business has…

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Clubs urged to bounce to it on sporting grants

Grassroots sporting clubs across the Euroa electorate are encouraged to apply for funding through the 2019-2020 Sporting Club Grants Program. Euroa MP Steph Ryan said local sporting clubs wishing to upgrade equipment, buy new uniforms and increase the skills of their coaches, officials and managers are eligible to apply under the program, which is split…

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Gippsland connection results in Hazara community generous donations

Victoria’s Afghani Hazara community gathered recently in Dandenong to support East Gippsland bushfire victims. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath said as the bushfire emergency unfolded, she was contacted by her former Mirboo North Secondary College student, Afghani refugee Daniel Lomani. “During my teaching career Daniel was one of my outstanding Chemistry…

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More supports urgently needed

More immediate action is required to deliver critical bushfire recovery support for East Gippsland.   The Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, met with Bushfire Recovery Victoria chair Ken Lay yesterday and was in contact with the Premier last night on critical recovery issues.   “It was pleasing the freight fodder and stock water…

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East Gippsland needs clean-up support

More support for those wanting to clean up and get on with rebuilding is being sought by Nationals Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull. “While we still have fire in some areas, many are ready to start moving on and the first thing they need to do is start the clean-up.   “After the Black Saturday…

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Bull to Premier: rapid action needed on key bushfire issues

Gippsland East Nationals MP Tim Bull has spoken to the Premier’s office this morning, stressing the need for rapid action on key bushfire issues including assistance with boundary fencing, ongoing fodder subsidies and clean-up. After consistent feedback from local farmers and landholders, Mr Bull spoke to the Premier’s office this morning and impressed upon the…

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Sneaky State Government hides wind farm approval

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien has slammed the Andrews Labor Government for its decision to approve a permit for the Alberton wind farm over the busy Christmas/New Year period and while Gippslanders are distracted by the bushfire crisis.   Mr O’Brien said that he was astounded to learn that the Minister for…

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Op-ed, by Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh – This Year in Review

The resilience of our country communities has been tested through 2019. For some farmers, their hard work through the year paid off with favourable seasonal conditions. For others, particularly in northern Victoria and East Gippsland, they continue to endure the pressure of extreme drought which has weighed heavily both emotionally and financially. But it’s difficult…

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Irrigation expansion – what has Labor got to hide?

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien has queried why the Andrews Labor Government is hiding a report on potential irrigation expansion areas in Central Gippsland.   Mr O’Brien said he has been campaigning for the opportunity for expansion of irrigation in the region to help create jobs and develop long term sustainable industries.…

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