Dairy Assistance Package Discriminates – Walsh

Wednesday 14th September 2016 The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has highlighted in State Parliament today a blatant discrimination by the Andrews Labor Government against very stressed dairy farming families. Mr Walsh said the impact of the milk pricing crash is profound and many dairy farming families are really…

Water Minister’s $14.3m desal discrepancy

Monday 12 September 2016  Speaking on 3AW today Water Minister Lisa Neville stated the cost of the 50GL desalination water order was $12.7 million which she said equates to $12 extra on Melbourne Water bills. The Government has previously said the desal water order this year would cost $27 million. Not only has the Minister…

CFA Volunteers Impacted by Destructive and Divisive EBA

Tuesday 6 September 2016 CFA volunteers impacted by “˜destructive and divisive’ EBA Evidence provided to a parliamentary fire season inquiry has contradicted the Andrews Labor Government’s claims country volunteers would not be impacted by the proposed CFA EBA. Former CFA CEO Lucinda Nolan appeared before a parliamentary inquiry into fire season preparedness today. Ms Nolan…

Mandatory tagging cuts Victorian industry off from nation

Wednesday 31 August 2016   Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has refused to explain why she has isolated Victorian sheep farmers from the rest of the industry by introducing mandatory electronic identification (eID). The refusal came when The Nationals asked Ms Pulford in Parliament yesterday why she had back-flipped on the Government’s pre-election promise not to…