Labor dithers while water savings never more crucial

Gippsland Nationals MPs have again put the pressure on the State Labor Government to fund critical water savings in the Macalister Irrigation District (MID). Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull and Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien said phase two of the MID 2030 Project was never more crucial after Glenmaggie Dam failed to spill…

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$3 billion city waste while farmers miss out

Desperately-needed additional drought supports are being ignored, while recent reports reveal Labor’s $11 billion Metro Rail Tunnel is $3 billion over budget says Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull. “That $3 billion over spend, which the government has not refuted, and will no doubt pay, comes as it is patting itself on the back for…

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CFA Volunteer fears ringing true

Fears that experienced CFA volunteers will be discriminated against by the Andrews Government on the fire ground are materialising. The reality comes following the removal of an experienced Victorian CFA firefighter from their role as Strike Team Leader in NSW despite being more highly qualified. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath said…

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Labor’s road safety priorities are all wrong

Daniel Andrews has spent 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 highlight that the government spent $2.45 million defending its flawed roll out of wire-rope barriers which could have…

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100GL Water for Fodder Program

Applications for the first 40GL of the 100GL Water for Fodder release will open in the week starting Monday 9 December.  Key facts The program will open in the week starting Monday December 9. Click here to register to be notified when the applications open. Make sure you check the “Water for Fodder” box. The water will…

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Labor must not make irrigators wait for water

Water Minister Lisa Neville is hanging on to 75GL of irrigation entitlement that could be used to relieve the pressure on irrigators in northern Victoria. The 75GL irrigation entitlement is owned by Melbourne water corporations and held to top up Melbourne storages in times of extreme drought. But despite announcing on December 1 that Melbourne’s…

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Labor ‘considering’ move to ban duck hunting

The Andrews Labor Government has betrayed Victoria’s hunting community, confirming it is “considering” a city Labor MP’s move to ban duck hunting. In Parliament this week, Labor’s Agriculture Minister confirmed “I am considering how as Minister I can respond to that resolution that was passed” at the recent Victorian Labor state conference. The resolution was…

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