Fourth Warrnambool daily train service is vital: Neoh

The Nationals candidate for South-West Coast Michael Neoh agrees that Warrnambool needs a fourth daily return V/Line service, leaving Warrnambool at around 9am and returning that afternoon. Mr Neoh said he had lobbied for the extra service for months and it was something he would continue to fight for, along with improved bus services. “I’ve…

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Labor backflips on AFL parade holiday care

Victorians with disabilities and their families will receive funding to cover the cost of the AFL parade holiday, thanks to pressure from the Liberal-Nationals Coalition. People with disabilities and their families were going to have to pay up to hundreds of extra dollars for carers on AFL parade day, because their Individual Support Packages did…

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Michael Neoh endorsed in South-West Coast

Warrnambool Mayor Michael Neoh has been endorsed as The Nationals candidate for the South West Coast by-election. Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh said Mr Neoh was a proven local leader who listens and delivers for his community. “Michael is a high-calibre candidate who has a track record of action and results,” Mr Walsh said.…

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The Nationals to stand in Polwarth and South-West Coast

The Nationals will stand candidates in both the Polwarth and South-West Coast by-elections. Former Member for Western Victoria Region David O’Brien has been endorsed as the candidate for Polwarth, while nominations for South-West Coast are open. Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh said Mr O’Brien was a true local champion with a track record of…

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Statement from Senator Bridget McKenzie

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie welcomed today’s decision to ensure licensed firearms users and industry representatives have meaningful input into the review of the technical aspects of the National Firearms Agreement (NFA). “This is a common sense decision which is long overdue,” Senator McKenzie said. “Establishing the Industry Reference Group and providing further…

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Grand final holiday to hit aged care sector

The Andrews Labor Government must explain to the aged care sector how it will help providers cope with the cost of the new AFL grand final public holiday. Shadow Minister for Senior Victorians Tim Bull said aged care providers were facing a massive wages bill for that day, but the government was offering no help.…

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Labor’s holidays to hit regional jobs

Regional jobs and businesses will be some of the hardest hit by the Andrews Labor Government’s two new public holidays, according to the state’s peak tourism body. Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh said despite Daniel Andrews’ claims that the new holidays would bring tourists to the regions, the truth was that most tourism businesses…

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Coalition establishes Autism Spectrum Disorder Inquiry

Shadow Minister for Disability Tim Bull and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Autism Bernie Finn recently met with Amaze (formerly Autism Victoria) to discuss the term of reference of its new Inquiry into services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Inquiry, to be undertaken by the Family and Community Development Committee, will provide up to…

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Labor’s ‘Back to Work’ Fund failing

Labor promised 100,000 full-time jobs within two years. “The Back To Work Act – will support the creation of 100,000 full time jobs and will be introduced during the first sitting week of the new Parliament.” Source: Daniel Andrews media statement – 6 October 2014 “The plan will help create up to 100,000 new jobs…

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Labor’s port proposal a dud deal for Victorians

The Liberal-Nationals Coalition cannot support the Melbourne Labor Government’s proposed sale of the Port of Melbourne in its current form. It is a dud deal for Victorians, particularly country Victorians, and would damage the competitiveness of our export sector. Victoria is the freight and logistics capital of Australia, with the Port of Melbourne handling around…

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