Ongoing Carbon innovation funding commitment needed

The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath has congratulated Australian Carbon Innovation (ACI) on securing a one year funding reprieve from the Andrew Government. Ms Bath said the funding announcement was overdue with ACI having a significant track record in innovative research and development. “Having personally made multiple representations in State Parliament advocating…

Calls for dedicated Regional Tourism Fund

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien says the state government must kickstart Gippsland businesses and economies in the wake of months of unprecedented hardship.   Mr O’Brien said The Nationals are calling for a dedicated $200 million Regional Tourism Fund to be immediately established by the Andrews Labor Government to support country communities…

Flu vaccination in short supply

Not enough flu vaccinations are being supplied to rural areas like East Gippsland.   Nationals Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull, is concerned that immunisation providers in East Gippsland are not receiving adequate supply of vaccinations to protect people over 65 years of age, who are considered among the most vulnerable in our community.   “The…

Community collaboration delivering bushfire recovery kits into East Gippsland

Bushfire recovery kits commenced distribution into East Gippsland today after being generously sponsored by individuals, business and community organisations. The Bushfire Recovery Kits contain replacement equipment to assist East Gippsland bushfire victims who lost their homes and sheds during summer. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region Melina Bath and Andrew Graham of H Hardware…