Daniel Andrews’ city-centric focus costing country jobs

Daniel Andrews’ city-centric shutdowns are unfairly costing jobs in regional Victoria. Victorian food service businesses had planned to reopen to 50 people on Monday under a planned easing of coronavirus restrictions. Leader of The Nationals and Shadow Minister for Regional Victoria and Decentralisation Peter Walsh said the Andrews Labor Government had blindsided country businesses with…

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Victorian Nationals call for racing industry plan

Victoria’s racing industry participants risk being left behind New South Wales if the Andrews Government doesn’t urgently outline its plan to get racing back on its feet. Shadow Racing Minister Tim Bull visited Nagambie breeders with Nationals deputy leader and Euroa MP Steph Ryan this week to hear how coronavirus has affected farms and what…

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Drivers licence testing to resume, but there’s a catch

Driving tests will resume this month, but a backlog of appointments mean many learner drivers will be forced to wait months to get behind the wheel. Following calls from the Liberal Nationals for VicRoads to resume testing, the Andrews Labor Government has confirmed it will begin to clear the backlog of postponed tests from June…

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Ongoing Carbon innovation funding commitment needed

The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath has congratulated Australian Carbon Innovation (ACI) on securing a one year funding reprieve from the Andrew Government. Ms Bath said the funding announcement was overdue with ACI having a significant track record in innovative research and development. “Having personally made multiple representations in State Parliament advocating…

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Nationals propose target of one million new trees

Member for Euroa Steph Ryan says a new target to plant one million new trees over the next 12 months must be accompanied by funding for Victoria’s Landcare facilitators.   The Nationals released a roadmap last week outlining constructive, positive suggestions for how the Andrews Government could help communities in the wake of COVID-19.  …

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Nats call for massive boost to Victorian manufacturing

A new $1 billion Bringing Manufacturing Home fund would put Shepparton in the box seat to seize on new opportunities to bring manufacturing investment and jobs to the region. As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease, now is the time for the Andrews Labor Government to urgently act to get Victorians back to work and back…

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Calls for dedicated Regional Tourism Fund

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien says the state government must kickstart Gippsland businesses and economies in the wake of months of unprecedented hardship.   Mr O’Brien said The Nationals are calling for a dedicated $200 million Regional Tourism Fund to be immediately established by the Andrews Labor Government to support country communities…

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Sloppy Minister must be transparent on Highway costs

Andrews Labor Government Minister Jacinta Allan is disrespecting Gippslanders with her refusal to outline the scale of the blowout in costs for the remaining stages of the duplication of the Princes Highway to Sale.   The Minister for Transport Infrastructure told local media in November last year that the Federal Government’s $132 million contribution to…

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Flu vaccination in short supply

Not enough flu vaccinations are being supplied to rural areas like East Gippsland.   Nationals Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull, is concerned that immunisation providers in East Gippsland are not receiving adequate supply of vaccinations to protect people over 65 years of age, who are considered among the most vulnerable in our community.   “The…

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