Liberals and Nationals move changes for better protections against farm trespass

Farmers won’t be better protected against illegal and traumatic farm trespass crime unless amendments to on-the-spot fine laws are passed in the Victorian Parliament. Today, Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh will introduce amendments to the Livestock Management Amendment (Animal Activism) Bill 2021 to fix problems in the draft legislation that will see farmer’s river…

On-the-spot fines for farm trespass still not ready nearly two years later

New on-the-spot fines for extreme activists who trespass on Victorian farms and threaten the safety of farm families still aren’t in place, nearly two years since the protective measure was recommended. In June 2020, the Andrews Labor Government committed to introducing hefty on-the-spot fines for biosecurity breaches after it was recommended by a parliamentary inquiry…

Just add water and create new jobs

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is continuing his campaign to create new jobs in Central Gippsland through the expansion of local irrigation.   Speaking on the Water and Catchment Legislation Amendment Bill in State Parliament this week, Mr O’Brien highlighted the opportunities for new jobs and industries through irrigation development in Central…