Walsh wants action on Swan Hill bridge

The Victorian Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has written to Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack calling for his intervention in getting “the show on the road and a start date” for the new Swan Hill bridge. Mr Walsh said everyone knows the existing bridge is “way past its due-by date” but…

State of Emergency legislation

The Liberal Nationals will oppose Labor’s proposed legislation to extend State of Emergency powers over Victorians for a further 12 months. Victorians deserve a plan out of lockdown. Labor only has a plan to keep us locked down. Victoria is only in the second wave of COVID-19 due to the inexcusable failures of the Andrews…

Workable solution needed for NSW border closure

Families and businesses on the Victoria-New South Wales border are crying out for a solution to strict border closures that are causing chaos and confusion and making it impossible to go about daily life. Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh said constant changes to the NSW Government’s permit system aren’t workable for farmers, families and…

Labor’s bushfire recovery ‘plan’ long overdue

A bushfire recovery ‘plan’ announced by the Andrews Labor Government today seems to be nothing more than a poor attempt at window dressing. Rolling old money up in a new press release delivers nothing for families, businesses and communities in East Gippsland and north east Victoria hit by January’s catastrophic bushfires. It’s eight months since…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor, Seasonal workers are a critical source of labour for our food supply chain. Backpacker numbers have plummeted as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the horticulture sector fears it won’t be able to secure the workforce it needs for harvest. Despite the pressures, a group of unions is attacking our responsible, sustainable…