Royal Commission into Mental Health

Regional communities won’t be afforded equal access to give evidence in the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, with just one hearing to be held outside of Melbourne. We know there are significant gaps in access to support for rural and regional Victorians, with many people stuck on waitlists for months or forced to…

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Why won’t Daniel Andrews call out Setka?

Over a month ago John Setka told the court he would plead guilty to charges of harassing a woman using a carriage service and breaching a court order. But since then, Premier Daniel Andrews has dragged his feet on sacking Setka from a paid Government Board responsible for developing a Women in Construction strategy and…

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Community views ignored in Labor’s ‘lock and leave’ VEAC report

The Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) has released its final Central West Investigation report into public land use at Victoria’s Wombat, Wellsford, Mount Cole and Pyrenees Range forests and it raises more questions than answers. The Liberal Nationals support a broad and diverse system of national, state and regional parks and reserves throughout Victoria and…

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Massive Boost to Home and Community Care

A Liberal Nationals Government will deliver a massive $175 million expansion of home and community care and support for Victorians with chronic disease and other conditions who can safely be treated outside hospital in the comfort of their own home and in their community. Many Victorians have to be admitted into a public hospital or…

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Vale The Hon. Bill McGrath

It is with great sadness the Victorian Nationals pass on condolences to the family and friends of William ‘Bill’ McGrath, a former Nationals MP and Minister. Serving as The Nationals Member for Lowan between 1979 and 1992 and Member for Wimmera between 1992 and 1999 after an electoral re-distribution, throughout his career Bill also held…

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Labor’s dud Ice Action Plan failing to put a lid on drug crimes

Labor’s dud Ice Action Plan failing to put a lid on drug crimes Drug crime continues to skyrocket under the Andrews Labor Government, as Daniel Andrews puts a freeze on Labor’s failed Ice Action Plan and axes essential support programs, like Community Ice Action grants. Figures from the Crime Statistics Agency today show methamphetamine possession…

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Labor’s legacy on the botched, stalled Murray Basin Rail Project

Tuesday 18 June 2019 Labor’s legacy on the botched, stalled Murray Basin Rail Project Out-of-money and indefinitely on hold: this is the Andrews Labor Government’s legacy for the stalled Murray Basin Rail Project. Under questioning in Parliament today, Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan again arrogantly denied responsibility for botching the major upgrade works instead of…

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Questions over Labor’s late wild dog committee

Serious questions are being asked after the Andrews Labor Government appointed a critic of wild dog control programs to the long awaited Wild Dog Management Advisory Committee. The advisory committee has finally been announced today, nearly two years since Labor sacked a very effective committee which included experienced landholders, and nearly six months after applications…

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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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