Op-ed, by Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh – This Year in Review

The resilience of our country communities has been tested through 2019. For some farmers, their hard work through the year paid off with favourable seasonal conditions. For others, particularly in northern Victoria and East Gippsland, they continue to endure the pressure of extreme drought which has weighed heavily both emotionally and financially. But it’s difficult…

Jobs not safe from Labor’s AgVic cuts

The Andrews Government should be investing more in agriculture research and development, not axing jobs. On Friday, it was revealed 49 jobs across Agriculture Victoria’s research centres would be cut. Asked to explain the job cuts in State Parliament, Agriculture Minister Jaclyn Symes arrogantly attempted to wash her hands of responsibility, blaming “organisational change”. Even…