Agriculture will grow under a Liberal Nationals government

When regional Victoria’s economy is strong, all Victorians benefit. An elected Liberal Nationals government will make the investments to drive growth and support jobs in Victoria’s agriculture industries to benefit all Victorians. Food and fibre production is the backbone of our regional communities. A Liberal Nationals Government will invest to make sure these vital sectors…

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Nationals to give young leaders a platform

A Liberal Nationals Government will ensure young Victorians from all walks of life can be part of Youth Parliament to influence and develop legislation that matters to them. Shadow Minister for Young Victorians Steph Ryan today announced a Liberal Nationals Government will provide $120,000 a year for four years to the YMCA to run the…

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Daniel Andrews’ secret plan to dismantle V/Line

Daniel Andrews and his failed Public Transport Minister, Jacinta Allan, must come clean on their secret plan to swallow up country rail services into the struggling metropolitan PTV system. The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Jeroen Weimar, CEO of Public Transport Victoria (PTV) to the role of V/Line Board Chairman from 1 July. Quotes attributable…

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Flying squads to support growing regional communities

An elected Liberal Nationals government will restore the planning flying squads to support development and investment growth in regional Victoria. The Council Planning Flying Squad program will take the pressure off Victoria’s rural and regional councils, which are under increasing pressure from rates capping, rising costs and skills shortages. Announcing the policy in Lakes Entrance…

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Twice as many trains and at faster speeds under the Liberal Nationals

Shepparton will finally get the rail service it has long wanted under a Liberal National plan to revitalise the city’s rail services and help decentralise Victoria’s economic and population growth. The Liberal Nationals will double the current number of return rail services from Shepparton to Melbourne. Through a $77 million investment the Liberal Nationals will…

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Statement on Barnaby Joyce

Attributable to Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh Barnaby Joyce is a tenacious and unabashed champion of rural and regional Australia and there’s no doubt communities across the country will reap benefits from Barnaby’s strong advocacy long into the future. The State Nationals team thank Barnaby for all he has done to boost investment into…

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More Labor lies on wire rope barriers

First, Luke Donnellan denigrated and disrespected country Victorians. Now he is straight out lying to us. Asked today in Parliament if Labor’s botched placement of wire rope barriers would result in workers mowing kilometres of the Hume Fwy grass verge with push mowers, the Roads Minister responded ‘no’. But photographs of workers mowing the edges of…

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Half a billion missing from the education department

Victoria’s training budget was underspent by hundreds of millions of dollars in 2016-17 but no one seems to know where the money has gone. Asked today how much money was returned to consolidated revenue, department officials appeared to be struck by a case of amnesia. Department officials are not just confused about where the money’s…

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Liberal Nationals commit to tackling cross-border problems

Communities along Victoria’s state borders will benefit from the services of a dedicated Cross Border Commissioner under an elected Liberal Nationals government. People living and working in Victoria’s border communities alongside New South Wales and South Australia face unique problems, including with access to services, licencing and coordination of emergency services. Shadow Minister for Regional…

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Duck hunting season

Daniel Andrews has ignored his own consultation process by imposing new restrictions on Victorian hunters in the 2018 duck season. The Andrews Labor Government has taken no notice of advice from informed stakeholder groups that strongly argued against the restrictions. Victorian hunters legally taking part in the duck hunting season are being penalised by a…

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Dairy training

Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE’s decision to cut dairy training at Warragul and Leongatha raises more questions than it answers. The Andrews Government must come clean on the number of students who are part way through a traineeship with GOTAFE who will no longer be able to complete their training with the provider. Given Federation Training…

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