Country MPs unable to attend start of Parliament today

Country-based Liberal-Nationals MPs were unable to make it back in time for the start of Parliament today, after travelling to Remembrance Day services in their local electorates. Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh said the Andrews Labor Government had scheduled a sitting day of Parliament on Remembrance Day, with a delayed start time of 2pm.…

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Great Otway Link

David O’Brien, The Nationals candidate for Polwarth, is calling for a significant upgrade to the status and condition of the Twelve Apostle route from the Princes Highway across to the Great Ocean Road. “The Twelve Apostles and Lochard Gorge are Australian icons drawing visitors from all over Australia and the world, yet we have a…

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Coalition support for Bay licence buy-back unchanged

The Liberal-Nationals Coalition continues to support a buy-back of commercial netting licences for Port Phillip Bay, including Corio Bay. The Coalition committed to the policy during the lead up to the November 2014 election. The Coalition’s initiative was then adopted by the Victorian Labor Party. Today the Andrews Labor Government introduced the Fisheries Amendment Bill…

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Funding missing from Labor’s Riparian Action Plan

The Andrews Government has again failed to properly fund the protection of Victorian riverbanks. Before the last election, the Coalition committed to a $45 million program for fencing Crown Land river frontages. Today Lisa Neville has re-announced $10 million already listed in the 2015/16 Budget (BP3, p56). There is no funding for riparian land care in the forward estimates. The…

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Calls for concessional loans and rates relief for farmers

The Victoria Liberal-Nationals Coalition has urged the Andrews Labor Government to finalise a concessional loans package and consider offering municipal rates rebates and other practical support to Victoria’s drought affected farm communities. Comments from Leader of The Nationals and Shadow Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh: “On behalf of our struggling farmers, we strongly urge the Andrews…

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Bannockburn Concerned By Ambulance Wait

Bannockburn Concerned By Ambulance Wait Bannockburn residents are concerned that someone will suffer dearly from ambulance delays, according to The Nationals candidate for Polwarth, David O’Brien. Mr O’Brien recently doorknocked Bannockburn with The Nationals Leader, Peter Walsh, and said that a number of residents raised concerns about the delays in ambulance response times. “One particular…

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Neoh welcomes Coalition’s $100 million hospital pledge

The Nationals Candidate for South West Coast Michael Neoh has welcomed today’s pledge from the Liberal-National Coalition to invest $100 million for Stage 2 of the Warrnambool Base Hospital upgrade. “Our hospital is a critical piece of infrastructure, and everyone who lives in this community understands we need Stage 2 of the upgrade project to…

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O’Brien Vows to Fix Foxhow & Ayresford Roads

The state of Foxhow and Ayresford  roads, is a major concern to the local community and must be addressed as a matter of urgency according to the Nationals candidate for Polwarth, David O’Brien. Mr O’Brien, who made a strong declaration to make roads his number one priority at his campaign launch in Camperdown two weeks…

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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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