100GL Water for Fodder Program

Applications for the first 40GL of the 100GL Water for Fodder release will open in the week starting Monday 9 December.  Key facts The program will open in the week starting Monday December 9. Click here to register to be notified when the applications open. Make sure you check the “Water for Fodder” box. The water will…

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Labor must not make irrigators wait for water

Water Minister Lisa Neville is hanging on to 75GL of irrigation entitlement that could be used to relieve the pressure on irrigators in northern Victoria. The 75GL irrigation entitlement is owned by Melbourne water corporations and held to top up Melbourne storages in times of extreme drought. But despite announcing on December 1 that Melbourne’s…

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Labor ‘considering’ move to ban duck hunting

The Andrews Labor Government has betrayed Victoria’s hunting community, confirming it is “considering” a city Labor MP’s move to ban duck hunting. In Parliament this week, Labor’s Agriculture Minister confirmed “I am considering how as Minister I can respond to that resolution that was passed” at the recent Victorian Labor state conference. The resolution was…

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Victorian Nationals announce landmark Zero to Landfill environmental policy

In the largest environmental overhaul in Victoria in decades, a Victorian Liberal Nationals government has committed to ending household waste being sent to Victorian landfill by 2035. This visionary Zero to Landfill policy will bring energy-from-waste technology currently being used in central Paris, Amsterdam, Germany and Singapore to Victoria along with reforms to recycling. Large…

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State Government must back Agnes Falls development

The Andrews Labor Government must step in to support the development of a cantilevered viewing platform at Agnes Falls in the wake of South Gippsland Shire’s decision to withdraw funding.   The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien said he was very disappointed at the decision of South Gippsland Shire to withdraw $520,000 to…

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Federal Liberal Nationals investing in regional Victoria

Two big infrastructure projects in Echuca and Gippsland will be finished sooner thanks to the funding boost announced by the Federal Liberal Nationals Government today. Leader of The Nationals and Shadow Minister for Regional Victoria Peter Walsh said the Echuca-Moama Bridge project now had an extra $28.7 million from the Commonwealth Government that will enable…

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Labor called on to answer plantation questions

The Andrews Labor Government has been challenged in State Parliament to answer critical questions about its proposal to phase out native timber harvesting.   The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien said there was widespread scepticism about Labor’s policy to transition to plantation-only timber in Victoria by 2030.   “The Nationals and Liberals have…

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Ryan warns of wire rope barrier fire risk

Euroa MP and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan has issued a stern warning to the Andrews Government that a review of the placement of wire rope barrier on the Hume Fwy is needed ahead of this year’s fire season. The call comes after fires were started on the freeway at Clonbinane earlier this…

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