Local health services set for improvements

Several East Gippsland Health Services have been funded for infrastructure upgrades. Gippsland East, Nationals MP, Tim Bull said he had been advised by the Minister of funding for works to be undertaken across several facilities. “While our population continues to grow steadily, ongoing investment in our medical centres is critical and while major works are…

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Remembrance Day attendance under a cloud of doubt

Victorian veterans will have another uncertain four weeks ahead with the State Government still yet to provide details on attendance levels and vaccination status for Remembrance Day commemorations across the state. The State Government’s roadmap indicates that by November 5, outdoor events will be open to fully vaccinated Victorians, at 50 per cent capacity. It…

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Peter Walsh – LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor, Victorians are looking for an iron-clad guarantee we’re on the road to reopen, rebuild and recover. Mixed messages and the Premier’s condescending lack of trust in Victorians has left us without hope that Labor’s roadmap will deliver us the freedoms it promises. As double-dose vaccination rates reach 60 per cent in regional Victoria,…

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Labor blocks mental health support for Victoria’s kids, again

Labor MPs, with the support of three crossbenchers, have once again blocked a move to make sure there’s enough mental health practitioners for Victoria’s school children. In a move backed by the Australian Counselling Association, the Liberal Nationals introduced a Private Member’s Bill to Victorian Parliament this week that sought to unlock 2000 specialists for…

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Bath seeks withdrawal of divisive advertisement

The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath has called on the Andrews Labor Government to denounce a disrespectful scare campaign against Gippsland’s volunteer firefighters. Ms Bath raised the issue in state parliament on behalf of Gippsland Country Fire Authority (CFA) volunteers incensed by a new union-funded advertising campaign attacking the integrity of our…

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Border brokers missing in cross-border residents’ time of need

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has pressed the Andrews Labor Government to release details of its Border Brokers as cross-border community members try to cope with yet another escalation in already-onerous border rules. On Sunday, the South Australian Government announced it would shrink the Victorian-South Australian border corridor in response to a case in Mount…

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Just add water and create new jobs

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is continuing his campaign to create new jobs in Central Gippsland through the expansion of local irrigation.   Speaking on the Water and Catchment Legislation Amendment Bill in State Parliament this week, Mr O’Brien highlighted the opportunities for new jobs and industries through irrigation development in Central…

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Government must consult after pylons “hand grenade”

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien has again called on the Andrews Labor Government to consult the community over its plans for a renewable energy zone in Gippsland.   Mr O’Brien said the State Government had announce the renewable energy zone in last year’s State Budget but had so far provided very little…

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Country schools, sport can safely reopen sooner

Students in regional Victoria should not have to endure more weeks locked out of the classroom. According to the Andrews Government’s roadmap, only Prep to Grade 2 and final years students are back in the classroom this week to start to get their studies back on track. Despite high vaccination rates across regional Victoria, it…

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