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…

Onset of summer sparks energy supply concern

There are mounting concerns on the reliability of Victoria’s energy supply system during the upcoming summer months. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath said the uncertainty in electricity supply is leaving householders and businesses in the dark. “The Andrews Labor Government’s inability to plan and safeguard Victoria’s electricity supply has seen customers…

Future of our Forests – REPORT

Forests provide Victorians with a wide range of benefits. Before making decisions on the future management of forests, governments must listen to the opinions of young regional Victorians. The attached report outlines findings, recommendations and personal insights from Gippsland youth on the future of our forests for consideration of all tiers of government. Gippsland Youth…