Confirmed: No change for Victorian Nationals on climate change

The Victorian Nationals continue to stand with regional Victorians who are committed to action on climate change. Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh today reaffirmed the Party’s position supporting the target of achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Mr Walsh said regional Victorians rightly expect their representatives to drive a policy agenda that actively tackles…

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“Less funding allocated”: Minister confirms more cuts to regional development

The Andrews Labor Government’s admitted there’s “less funding allocated” to regional development in this year’s State Budget despite many country businesses saying they’re still struggling to recover from the pandemic. The 2022-23 State Budget confirmed Labor will strip more funding from regional development which take the total cuts to $363 million since 2020-21 (from $539.2…

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Minister flags more savage “savings’” on the horizon for agriculture

Victorian farmers face less service delivery after the Agriculture Minister refused to guarantee today the Labor Government won’t make more job cuts at Agriculture Victoria. Agriculture Minister Mary-Anne Thomas raised red flags this morning at Parliament’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC) by confirming the government was still on the warpath for “savings” with staffing…

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Finally, says Walsh, the decision we should have had so long ago

The Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, said today’s news of the rollback of Covid restrictions is an announcement that is “one of the most overdue decisions in living memory”. Mr Walsh said considering Victoria’s extraordinarily high vaccination rates there has been no excuse to drag out implementing changes The Nationals have…

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