Gippsland’s Bush nursing funding furore

Gippsland Bush Nursing Centres are struggling due to inadequate state government funding. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath said Gippsland’s bush nursing centres are being forced to fundraise to keep the doors open. “The recent bushfire crisis in East Gippsland has further exposed Labor’s inadequate heath care funding in our small rural…

Fuel reduction saves lives

Today the “Fuel Reduction Saves Lives” campaign calling for increased fuel reduction on public land was launched at State Parliament.   The Leader of the Nationals, Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Peter Walsh and Shadow Assistant Minister for Public Land Use, Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath and the Bush Users Group United (BUGU) launched…

Duck Season must go ahead for Gippsland

The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath is calling on the Andrews Labor Government to confirm the 2020 duck season. “Recreational shooters are incredibly important to Gippsland’s regional economy and it is imperative the season goes ahead,” Ms Bath said. “Gippsland tourism has experienced an unprecedented downturn as a result of bushfire –…

Gippsland connection results in Hazara community generous donations

Victoria’s Afghani Hazara community gathered recently in Dandenong to support East Gippsland bushfire victims. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath said as the bushfire emergency unfolded, she was contacted by her former Mirboo North Secondary College student, Afghani refugee Daniel Lomani. “During my teaching career Daniel was one of my outstanding Chemistry…

CFA Volunteer fears ringing true

Fears that experienced CFA volunteers will be discriminated against by the Andrews Government on the fire ground are materialising. The reality comes following the removal of an experienced Victorian CFA firefighter from their role as Strike Team Leader in NSW despite being more highly qualified. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath said…