Labor lets dogs go wild

Thursday 1 June 2017   Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has again confirmed Victoria’s Wild Dog Control program is a shambles under her leadership. Minister Pulford was embarrassed and lost for words when she appeared at a Parliamentary Inquiry today failing to say why she hadn’t delivered a new Wild Dog Community Advisory Committee that was…

Labor refuses to save forestry jobs

Thursday 1 June 2017   Background The Andrews Labor Government could save thousands of forestry jobs in Victoria by reducing the size of “˜highly precautionary’ timber harvest exclusion zones. At a parliamentary inquiry into VicForests VicForests Acting CEO Nathan Trushell confirmed the Leadbeater’s Possum was being detected at a rate “much higher than ever anticipated“.…

Letter to Editor – Bills in Parliament May 24-25 2017

  Monday 29th May 2017   To the editor This week Daniel Andrews introduced a Bill to Parliament that seeks to rip apart Victoria’s CFA.   Firefighters’ Presumptive Rights Compensation and Fire Services Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2017   Other bills introduced to Parliament last week are:   Bail Amendment (Stage One) Bill 2017 Children…

Walsh Slams Labor’s CFA Bill

Monday 29th May 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has slammed the Andrews Labor Government decision to integrate the Presumptive Rights Compensation with its plans to split the CFA. The “Firefighters’ Presumptive Rights Compensation and Fire Services Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2017 was introduced to parliament last week and…

Letter to Editor – Sign Kyabram Police Petition

Monday May 29th 2017   Dear Editor Through your paper I write to encourage all Kyabram community members to sign the petition that is presently circulating through the town calling for increased police presence and numbers. Kyabram is a special community which has historically benefited from excellent public safety and small town charm. Community leaders…

Labor leading fox control off track

Wednesday 24 May 2017   Jaala Pulford’s lack of interest in the wild dog control program looks to have extended to the resoundingly successful Fox Bounty. “Under Labor a simple yet resoundingly successful fox bounty program has gone to the dogs “ Shadow Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh said. The fox bounty was introduced by the…

Labor’s desal disaster rips off customers

Tuesday 16 May 2017   Daniel Andrews is ripping off water customers making them pay for water we don’t need and letting Aquasure out of its contracted obligations. Melbourne water customers already pay around $600 million every year to Aquasure in service payments. The Andrews Government claim their so-called minimum 15GL order won’t cost customers…

Labor Greens fail to support blackwater inquiry

Thursday 11 May 2017   The Andrews Labor Government and Greens MPs have voted against an inquiry that would have examined blackwater events and better management of water in northern Victoria. Significant blackwater events in the Southern Murray Darling Basin in recent years have had serious consequences for our agricultural industries that rely on the…