No solution in sight for frontline responder training

The failure of the Andrews Government to fix legal loopholes in the Timber Code of Practice has blocked training for essential service workers, firefighters and first responders, placing communities at risk. A court injunction on two forestry training sites in East Gippsland has obstructed TAFE Gippsland’s essential forestry training, the only nationally accredited specialist training…

Urgent support needed for casual workers

The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath is calling on the Andrews Labor Government to immediately extend eligibility for the $250 Power Saving Bonus to casual employees. “Casual workers have been disproportionally affected by Victoria’s five lockdowns,” said Ms Bath. “Casual workers require support from the State Government – they’ve lost more income…

Labor pressed for answers on campaign against recreational hunters

The Andrews Labor Government has been pressed to explain a malicious campaign to discredit Victoria’s recreational hunters. In State Parliament today, Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath called on Labor’s Police Minister to apologise for an unsolicited threat to suspend or cancel firearms licences if Chief Health Officer (CHO) directions are violated, despite offering no…