Draconian pandemic legislation goes too far

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien has strongly opposed the Andrews Labor Government’s proposed pandemic laws which he says are a “draconian over-reach of state power”.   “The pandemic legislation currently before the Victorian Parliament is seeking to permanently enshrine government over-reach into the lives and livelihoods of Gippslanders,” Mr O’Brien said.  …

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor, New legislation before the Victorian Parliament is seeking to permanently enshrine government over-reach into the lives and livelihoods of regional Victorians. High vaccination rates and the winding back of restrictions on our society have sent a ripple of hope through our communities that our lives are getting back on track. Vibrancy is returning…

Labor’s double dose double backflip blindsides hospitality workers

Gippsland hospitality businesses already stretched and hurting with the Andrews Labor Government’s brutal restrictions have been thrown into chaos with a last-minute announcement that staff will need to be double-vaccinated by Friday 22 October. The Andrews Government’s roadmap and vaccine mandate clearly states authorised workers must have their first vaccination by October 15 – or…

Labor shuts the doors on Victoria’s successful Primary Care Partnerships program

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the intention to abolish Victoria’s Primary Care Partnerships (PCPs) after years of uncertainty that hung over the heads of thousands of Victorians involved in the successful health promotion initiative.   The decision to abolish Victoria’s PCPs from April 2022 comes after funding and service agreements were set to be…