LETTER TO THE EDITOR – Re: Re-Open

Dear Editor, Victorians are looking for an iron-clad guarantee we’re on the road to reopen, rebuild and recover. Mixed messages and the Premier’s condescending lack of trust in Victorians has left us without hope that Labor’s roadmap will deliver us the freedoms it promises. As double-dose vaccination rates reach 60 per cent in regional Victoria,…

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Illogical rules starving the food supply chain

Industry has warned there’ll be “no food on the shelves” if the Andrews Labor Government fails to act to fix workforce shortages that risk bringing Victoria’s food supply chain to a grinding halt. Reports today detail the pressure on local meat processors, supermarkets and food distribution centres as they struggle to keep up with demand…

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Illogical rules starving the food supply chain

Industry has warned there’ll be “no food on the shelves” if the Andrews Labor Government fails to act to fix workforce shortages that risk bringing Victoria’s food supply chain to a grinding halt. Reports today detail the pressure on local meat processors, supermarkets and food distribution centres as they struggle to keep up with demand…

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Scrap the border bubble says Walsh

The Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, wants the border bubble shelved. Mr Walsh said residents of the communities along the NSW border want to see all the cross-border restrictions removed. They want, he said, to return to being one community again and not live in fear that draconian rules from the…

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Murray Basin Rail clocks up five years of delays – so far: VAGO

New official data on the performance of Victoria’s major projects has slammed poorly managed upgrades to north-west Victoria’s freight rail network that are now five years overdue. According to the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO), the Murray Basin Rail Project, which originally planned to deliver transformational upgrades to freight lines including Mildura, Sea Lake and Manangatang,…

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR – Re: Lockdowns By LGA’s

Dear Editor, A move to use limited lockdowns, by LGA, gives some long overdue relief and certainty to regional Victorian families, businesses and communities. Although it doesn’t make it any easier for those of us who still find ourselves in lockdown today, there was some relief last week when the Andrews Labor Government finally moved…

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Bungled border permits leaving exiled Victorians “homeless”, expose “systemic issues”: Ombudsman

News today the Victorian Ombudsman will launch an investigation into the Andrews Labor Government’s botched border permit scheme is a victory for everyday Victorians. Bungled interstate border closures have separated families for months and left thousands of older Victorians exiled at makeshift hubs along the NSW border. Since July 9 this year, the Victorian Ombudsman…

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