Sporting Club Grants Program now open

Applications for the 2019-20 Sporting Club Grants Program are now open. Grants are available to grassroots sporting clubs across Victoria to upgrade equipment, buy new uniforms and increase the skills of their coaches, officials and managers. The program provides funding of up to: $5000 for training for coaches, officials and volunteers $5000 to improve operational…

Statement on Ombudsman’s investigation

The Victorian Ombudsman has today dismissed Labor’s malicious and baseless referral of The Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy. The Ombudsman found: “The 2 July 2018 email concerning a purported request to amend invoice dates mischaracterised a request to amend a newspaper subscription to end before writs were issued for the 2018 Victorian state election”.…

Andrews Government must broaden drought support

The Andrews Labor Government can – and must – do more to support our drought-affected farmers. South Australia has announced it will provide immediate financial relief with a 50 per cent rebate on council rates or pastoral lease payments in 2019-20 and 2020-21 for farmers eligible for the Farm Household Allowance. In contrast, the Andrews…

Labor ‘considering’ move to ban duck hunting

The Andrews Labor Government has betrayed Victoria’s hunting community, confirming it is “considering” a city Labor MP’s move to ban duck hunting. In Parliament this week, Labor’s Agriculture Minister confirmed “I am considering how as Minister I can respond to that resolution that was passed” at the recent Victorian Labor state conference. The resolution was…