Business need more support

More flexible business restrictions and stronger supports have been called by Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull.   Speaking in Parliament last week, Mr Bull said only around 20% of businesses were qualifying for support as restrictions were simply too tight.   “For example, the smaller operators who aren’t registered for GST are excluded and…

DELWP offices should be open

Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) offices in rural areas should now be open.   “Here we are entering holiday season, people wanting to book campsites, check if roads are open, renew fishing and hunting licences, discuss pest control and obtain general information, but the doors…

Time for answers on timber industry

The Agriculture Minister’s recent hollow announcements around timber plantations does nothing for security of the local industry, says Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull.   “When you have the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining And Energy Union (CFMMEU), slamming a Labor policy, it’s a fair indication it is seriously flawed.   “The CFMMEU says the policy…

Permanent firewood shortage looming

East Gippsland firewood merchants and timber harvesters are warning this winter’s firewood shortage is likely just a foretaste of a permanent shortage should the government proceed with its plans to end native timber harvesting in the state.   Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, says the suspension of timber harvesting after the bushfires is…

Licence testing must resume

East Gippsland’s young adults need to be able to obtain their driving licences during the Coronavirus lockdown.   Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said it was not right the State Government had basically shut up shop and removed the ability for young drivers to sit their learner test, or undertake their probationary licence…

Bushfire app confusing needs fixing

Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, has called for uniformity on bushfire apps and information between Victoria and New South Wales.   “What we had over last summer for those living in border communities, was different apps and different symbols being used. The road closure apps are also different between the states, which is very…

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…