Final round of bushfire funding

The last of the Bushfire Recovery Victoria’s Community Facility funding stream will soon expire and Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, is encouraging local community groups to consider applying for grants up to $50,000.   Applications for this final round of funding will close on June 30, so time is running out.   “Bushfire Recovery…

Liberals and Nationals’ plan to stop Labor’s extermination of Victoria’s iconic brumbies

A Matthew Guy-led Liberals and Nationals Government will stop Labor’s extermination of Victoria’s brumby population. The new plan, announced today, will see a shift in focus to rehoming and veterinary intervention to manage the brumby population, standing in stark contrast to Labor’s plan for total eradication. The Liberals and Nationals’ new approach will involve: The…

Fruit Fly support hits all time low

Nationals Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy recently spoke in Parliament about the Victorian Government’s decision to take $2.5 million dollars of funding away from communities like Cobram, Shepparton and Mooroopna because the reduction of fruit fly is a shared responsibility.   In Parliament Mr McCurdy said, “The fruit fly in our regions starts in…

More Victorian manufacturing to drive more ways to buy local, support Victorian jobs

There’s a renewed push to capture new opportunities in manufacturing and drive alternative career paths in regional Victoria as part of Australian Made Week this week. Victoria was once a powerhouse in Australian manufacturing, but shortages of agriculture chemicals, machinery parts and PPE through the pandemic are driving home the desperate need to reduce Victoria’s…