Statement on Treaty Authority and Other Treaty Elements Bill

The Liberals and Nationals Party Room has today supported the advancement of Victoria’s Treaty process. The Treaty Authority and Other Treaty Elements Bill 2022, which will be debated in State Parliament tomorrow, facilitates the establishment of a Treaty Authority, a body that will support future Treaty negotiations between Aboriginal Victorians and the State of Victoria.…

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Walsh refuses to lay down and die over Echuca cemetery fight

The Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, has again used the floor of Parliament in a bid to force the Victorian Government to hand over a small piece of land for Echuca cemetery’s expansion. Mr Walsh says his first appeal to Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio was treated with disinterest and disdain. He…

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Victorian farmers fear decades of agriculture R&D facing the chopping block

Victorian farmers fear the Andrews Labor Government is “abandoning” agriculture R&D by systematically “whittling down research capabilities” after reports today Hamilton’s multi-million-dollar red meat centre is under a cloud of doubt. Labor has been on the warpath making cuts to agriculture jobs and R&D capabilities, with $47.8 million cut from the agriculture budget this year…

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Parliament report exposes Labor’s savage regional rip-off

A new report by Victoria’s Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has exposed the Andrews Labor Government’s severe under-investment in regional Victoria. The report, Asset investment excluding Australian Government funding, reveals the extreme neglect of regional Victoria under a city-centric Labor Government that’s investing 114 per cent per person in metropolitan Melbourne when compared to regional counterparts.…

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