City Loop fire safety upgrades go up in smoke

Crucial fire and safety upgrades to Melbourne’s City Loop network are nearly $350 million over-budget and languishing without a contractor or completion date.   The City Loop Fire and Safety Upgrade was first announced in 2014, after the Victorian Ombudsman slammed the Transport Department for exposing commuters to serious safety risks.   But a change…

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Andrews needs to clean up his own backyard first

While East Gippsland residents get notifications from the Andrews Labor Government to clean up their properties prior to summer, the Government owned road reserves remain a fuel load nightmare for local residents.   Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said before the Premier pressures people to clear properties, he should tend to his own responsibilities…

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Timber jobs sacrificed by Labor’s crayfish zoning change

East Gippsland timber jobs are being sacrificed by an unnecessary Andrews Government zoning change. The Andrews Government has altered the prescriptions from General Management Zones to Special Management Zones for the Orbost spiny crayfish in East Gippsland timber coupes. General Management Zones allow for a balanced approach to managing a forest for a range of…

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Local RSL’s still seeking clarity on Remembrance Day ruling

One week from Remembrance Day and many RSL-Sub Branches remain unsure about coronavirus restrictions and enforcement of vaccination status. Shadow Minister for Veterans Affairs Tim Bull said more clarity was needed. “Remembrance Day has always had strong support from all sides, but we are at a stage where information applicable to services on November 11…

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Extended blackouts twice in one year demands review

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien is renewing calls for the Andrews Labor Government to undertake a formal review of power outages following the recent storm and subsequent blackouts.   Mr O’Brien said a second widespread blackout event, with some Gippsland customers now facing a week without power for the second time this…

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Bath to oppose Labor’s controversial pandemic laws

The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria, Melina Bath has vowed to fight Labor’s controversial Pandemic Bill which is schedule for debate in the upper house of State Parliament in mid-November. Ms Bath is sponsoring a parliamentary e-petition calling for the Bill to be withdrawn. Daniel Andrews’ new the Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management)…

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Vaccine passports must come to an end

Local MP and deputy Nationals leader Steph Ryan says the Andrews Government must stick to the plan agreed to at national cabinet and end vaccine restrictions. The call comes after Daniel Andrews again changed the goalposts on vaccine passports this week, telling the media: “this lockout process that only related to first and second doses,…

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Mortlake to move into Lowan after boundary redistribution

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has welcomed the announcement that Mortlake will enter the Lowan electorate at the end of next year. The Electoral Boundaries Commission has finalised Victoria’s new electoral boundaries, which will see an extra 2676 square kilometres and about 9000 voters added to Lowan on November 1, 2022, ahead of next year’s…

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