MP urges return of school 

The Andrews Government’s staggered return to school plan for students in regional Victoria puts local primary schools at a significant disadvantage, according to Nationals Member for Euroa Steph Ryan. Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Ms Ryan said the decision to allow only some year levels to return to onsite learning did not go far enough.  Research…

Border entry handling bungled

The Victorian Ombudsman has announced an investigation will be launched into the Andrews Labor Government’s failed handling of border entry and the Victorian travel permit system.   Nationals Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy said the indefinite locking out of Victorians from their own homes was one of the worst over-reaches he has seen from…

“Lockdowns and school closures” main risk to kids’ health – not COVID-19, report finds

The Andrews Labor Government continues to ignore public health advice on the mental health harms of school closures and ongoing restrictions for children and adolescents. Research today from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has found “continued lockdowns and school closures” – not COVID-19 – is the “main risk to children and adolescents’ health in this…