Help for Homeless on its way

Help for Homeless on its way The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien says he is hopeful help is on its way to assist with Gippsland’s growing need for crisis accommodation and community housing.   In Parliament last month Mr O’Brien asked the Minister for Housing to work with the Minister for the Prevention…

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Rush to lead rebuild of volunteer CFA under Nats

Community consultation will soon begin on The Nationals’ plan to rebuild our CFA and strengthen the volunteer organisation following Labor’s disastrous fire service reforms.   The CFA is an icon of country Victoria, but the Andrews Labor Government’s reforms have deliberately sidelined volunteer brigades that are integral to the protection of country communities.   Member…

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Gippsland families still waiting for Drug Rehab Support

Gippsland families suffering through the scourge of drug addiction are being forced to wait for drug rehabilitation services due to ongoing delays by the Andrews Labor Government. The Andrews Labor Government promised in the budget 2017/2018 to provide funding for new youth drug rehabilitation services, but it has broken that promise and three years down…

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor, Next week’s 2020-21 Victorian State Budget is a critical chance to lay out a plan to restore Victorians’ lives and livelihoods. The lessons of 2020 have created unique opportunities for regional Victoria. Enforced working from home has showed us it’s possible to have a job in the city, while living in the country.…

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DELWP offices should be open

Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) offices in rural areas should now be open.   “Here we are entering holiday season, people wanting to book campsites, check if roads are open, renew fishing and hunting licences, discuss pest control and obtain general information, but the doors…

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Road safety starts before you’re on the road

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is reminding Gippslanders that road safety starts before you get on the road. Mr O’Brien said with the “ring of steel” no longer in place and restrictions on accommodation booking easing it was evident that many road users would be planning long drives over the coming months.…

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Out of Control Roadside Vegetation must be addressed

Out of control roadside vegetation must be addressed as Gippsland moves towards summer and the impending bushfire season. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region and Shadow Assistant Minster for Public Land Use Melina Bath has raised concerns about the ongoing poor standard of roadside vegetation control during State Parliament today. Ms Bath today sought…

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Labor urged to act quickly on fire risk ahead of summer

The Andrews Labor Government needs to lift its game to prepare for the coming fire season, Member for Euroa and Nationals deputy leader, Steph Ryan has warned. In a scathing report released last week, the Victorian Auditor-General found Labor had monumentally failed to meet its prescribed burning targets. Ms Ryan also raised concerns about long…

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South Gippy Hwy duplication should be on agenda

The State Government is being asked to put the duplication of the South Gippsland Highway from Lang Lang to Leongatha on the infrastructure agenda.   Speaking in State Parliament, The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien asked the Minister for Transport Infrastructure to clarify the long-term plans for the eventual duplication of the South…

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