Labor and Greens block changes for better protections against farm trespass

Extreme animal activists will be free to illegally invade farmer’s river frontage lease land without consequence after Victorian Labor MPs teamed up with the Greens tonight to block crucial changes to farm trespass laws. The Victorian lower house voted on the Livestock Management Amendment (Animal Activism) Bill 2021 tonight, but Labor MPs voted against two key…

Labor directs city banks to call shots for rural communities

State-owned schools, health services and organisations have been directed to close accounts with smaller regional banks and transfer funds to Commonwealth, Westpac or NAB banks.   The new Victorian Government purchasing contract requires large state-funded organisations to forgo accounts with smaller banking institutions in favour of one of the major players in the banking sector.…

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…