Water welcome for drought-stricken farmers

Shadow Minister for Water Steph Ryan has welcomed Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud’s decision to act on the Victorian Nationals’ suggestion to utilise the Adelaide desalination plant to secure extra water for farmers.   Minister Littleproud yesterday announced the Federal Government’s plan to release 100GL for fodder production at a discounted rate of $100 per…

Report details Victoria’s worsening drugs crisis

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program report, released this week, has confirmed Victoria under Daniel Andrews has lost control of the state’s drugs crisis. The alarming report highlights: Victoria had the highest estimated average regional consumption of Ice, with consumption increasing approximately 45 per cent between December 2018 and April 2019;…

Onset of summer sparks energy supply concern

There are mounting concerns on the reliability of Victoria’s energy supply system during the upcoming summer months. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath said the uncertainty in electricity supply is leaving householders and businesses in the dark. “The Andrews Labor Government’s inability to plan and safeguard Victoria’s electricity supply has seen customers…