Minister for Environment, Lily D’Ambrosio has failed to answer a question in State Parliament on whether she will support the uncompleted roadside clearing on the Princes Highway East.

Minister for Environment, Lily D’Ambrosio has failed to answer a question in State Parliament on whether she will support the uncompleted roadside clearing on the Princes Highway East.   Nationals State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, asked the Minister the following question on February 6:   As a result of the recent bushfires in…

Win with on-time payments

Logging contractors have had a rare win with the announcement that they will be paid by Vic Forests in line with both their contractual obligations and the Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act 2005. “The impetus for this came from timber industry businesses that were being threatened with penalties under a new State law that…

Fuel reduction saves lives

A new campaign is aiming to put maximum pressure on the Andrews Labor Government to increase fuel reduction on public land to better protect country communities from bushfire. Nationals MPs recently joined Bush Users Group United (BUGU) to call on the government to adopt a five per cent target, as recommended by the 2009 Black…

Cricket grants now open

Cricket clubs across East Gippsland looking to upgrade their facilities or purchase new equipment can apply for two streams of funding from Cricket Australia.   Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull and current member of St Marys Nagle Cricket Team is encouraging local cricket clubs to consider submitting applications to both the Community Cricket…

Roadside clearing must continue

Appropriate roadside clearing must continue in the coming months to ensure the unacceptable road closures and township isolations that occurred this bushfire season do not happen again.   This is the message from Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, who spoke on the matter in State Parliament last week.   “To have the Princes Highway…