Victorian Nationals announce landmark Zero to Landfill environmental policy

In the largest environmental overhaul in Victoria in decades, a Victorian Liberal Nationals government has committed to ending household waste being sent to Victorian landfill by 2035. This visionary Zero to Landfill policy will bring energy-from-waste technology currently being used in central Paris, Amsterdam, Germany and Singapore to Victoria along with reforms to recycling. Large…

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State Government must back Agnes Falls development

The Andrews Labor Government must step in to support the development of a cantilevered viewing platform at Agnes Falls in the wake of South Gippsland Shire’s decision to withdraw funding.   The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien said he was very disappointed at the decision of South Gippsland Shire to withdraw $520,000 to…

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Federal Liberal Nationals investing in regional Victoria

Two big infrastructure projects in Echuca and Gippsland will be finished sooner thanks to the funding boost announced by the Federal Liberal Nationals Government today. Leader of The Nationals and Shadow Minister for Regional Victoria Peter Walsh said the Echuca-Moama Bridge project now had an extra $28.7 million from the Commonwealth Government that will enable…

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Labor called on to answer plantation questions

The Andrews Labor Government has been challenged in State Parliament to answer critical questions about its proposal to phase out native timber harvesting.   The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien said there was widespread scepticism about Labor’s policy to transition to plantation-only timber in Victoria by 2030.   “The Nationals and Liberals have…

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Ryan warns of wire rope barrier fire risk

Euroa MP and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan has issued a stern warning to the Andrews Government that a review of the placement of wire rope barrier on the Hume Fwy is needed ahead of this year’s fire season. The call comes after fires were started on the freeway at Clonbinane earlier this…

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Jobs not safe from Labor’s AgVic cuts

The Andrews Government should be investing more in agriculture research and development, not axing jobs. On Friday, it was revealed 49 jobs across Agriculture Victoria’s research centres would be cut. Asked to explain the job cuts in State Parliament, Agriculture Minister Jaclyn Symes arrogantly attempted to wash her hands of responsibility, blaming “organisational change”. Even…

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Essential Services Commission review of energy retail market

The Essential Services Commission has been asked to develop a framework to assess whether the Victorian energy retail market is delivering good value to energy customers.   The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy said the ESC was currently calling for people to share their experiences with prices, service quality, competition, innovation and efficiency in…

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Labor’s road safety priorities are all wrong

Daniel Andrews has been caught out spending more money defending his botched wire rope barrier program than on the Government’s campaigns related to drug driving, driver fatigue and vehicle safety combined. Figures buried deep within the TAC 2018-19 Annual Report (p. 92-93) highlight that the government spent $2.45 million defending its flawed roll out of…

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Daniel Andrews sacks 50 Ag Vic scientists

Daniel Andrews’ betrayal of regional Victoria continues today with revelations of shock job cuts at Agriculture Victoria.   Just 24 hours after revealing his disastrous plan to shut down Victoria’s native timber industry, the arrogant Premier for Melbourne has swung the axe again.   This time it’s 50 talented front-line researchers at sites across Victoria…

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