A positive plan to bolster LV Vax rates

The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath is calling on the Andrews Government to bolster its effort to help vulnerable community members access vaccinations in Latrobe Valley. “The Latrobe Valley is lagging behind other regional areas in terms of vaccination rates and more needs to be done to support efforts to lift it,”…

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Murray Basin Rail clocks up five years of delays – so far: VAGO

New official data on the performance of Victoria’s major projects has slammed poorly managed upgrades to north-west Victoria’s freight rail network that are now five years overdue. According to the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO), the Murray Basin Rail Project, which originally planned to deliver transformational upgrades to freight lines including Mildura, Sea Lake and Manangatang,…

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Ryan demands Benalla’s reinstatement into border bubble

The Nationals’ Member for Euroa Steph Ryan is continuing to campaign for Benalla’s immediate reinstatement into the Victorian border bubble. Ms Ryan said there was no evidence of COVID-19 in the local community and the government’s decision had done nothing but create difficulty for local people. “After raising my concerns in Parliament about Benalla’s sudden…

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No solution in sight for frontline responder training

The failure of the Andrews Government to fix legal loopholes in the Timber Code of Practice has blocked training for essential service workers, firefighters and first responders, placing communities at risk. A court injunction on two forestry training sites in East Gippsland has obstructed TAFE Gippsland’s essential forestry training, the only nationally accredited specialist training…

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Gippsland projects will suffer if Rail Loop proceeds

Gippsland Nationals MPs Danny O’Brien, Tim Bull and Melina Bath say Gippsland infrastructure projects will suffer if the State Government’s Suburban Rail Loop project goes ahead.   The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien recently outlined in State Parliament his concerns that the $100 billion project would suck up capital for decades to come…

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Backflip on opening regions welcomed

Following calls last week for regions that reach the vaccination benchmarks to have restrictions eased sooner, the State Government on Sunday backflipped on its original stance to allow just that. Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said last week country regions like East Gippsland that were on track to achieve vaccination targets well ahead of…

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Backflip on opening regions welcomed

Following calls last week for regions that reach the vaccination benchmarks to have restrictions eased sooner, the State Government on Sunday backflipped on its original stance to allow just that. Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said last week country regions like East Gippsland that were on track to achieve vaccination targets well ahead of…

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Protests should never be held at the Shrine of Remembrance

The Shrine of Remembrance is a sacred memorial to fallen Victorians that deserves to have its sanctity protected and respected. Opened in 1934 to commemorate First World War veterans, is a place for reflection and commemoration among all Victorians. As a sacred location that honours all who have served our country and to remember the…

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