Billion-dollar windfall for Queensland signals critical need to bring manufacturing home to Victoria

A new plan to relieve fertiliser shortages by increasing production in Australia has highlighted the multi-billion-dollar economic windfall a shift in focus to bring manufacturing back to Victoria could deliver. Agripower Australian Limited confirmed this week it will ramp up production of fertiliser at its Queensland plant to cope with exploding global demand, generating 11,500…

Urgent action needed on housing crisis

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien says urgent action is needed to tackle the growing housing crisis across Gippsland.   Mr O’Brien said he is regularly hearing from Gippslanders who are struggling to put a roof over their heads as housing availability and affordability is constrained by rising costs, huge demand and government…

Derailed rail project anything but ‘on track’, Minister

The claim from Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan that the Murray Basin Rail Project is ‘ahead of schedule’ has left regional Victorians in absolute disbelief. The Murray Basin Rail Project is stalled, astronomically over-budget and nearing a decade behind schedule thanks to Jacinta Allan and Victorian Labor’s catastrophic project mismanagement. Leader of The Nationals…

No more lockdowns, fixing health waitlists in The Nationals’ plan for Shepparton’s recovery

Skyrocketing surgery waiting lists will be halved under an elected Liberals and Nationals Government so people in Shepparton can get the treatment they need, sooner. The Code Brown that has stopped surgeries in Shepparton is finally being wound back today, but the Labor Government’s ban means more delays for Victorians who have already endured multiple…