Libs/Nats will rescue Victoria from Belt and Road deal

A Liberal Nationals Government will rescue Victoria from Labor’s lopsided and secretive Belt and Road deal with the Chinese Government according to The Nationals leader Peter Walsh. He said while this was not a decision that has been taken lightly; it “is the right decision for Victoria”. “The Belt and Road deal is not in…

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China trade barriers hurting Victorian farmers

Victorian food and fibre has been left stranded by China’s sudden, punitive import suspensions, but the Andrews Labor Government still stood by its controversial Belt and Road deal today. Today in State Parliament Trade Minister Martin Pakula was asked to explain the benefits of the Andrews Labor Government’s controversial Belt and Road deal with China…

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Letter to the Editor- Masks

Dear Editor, As the weather heats up and cases stay low, the rules around mandatory masks must be reviewed. After nearly two weeks of no new cases statewide and with just four active cases in a state of nearly 6.5 million people, it’s difficult to understand why Daniel Andrews refuses to budge. Even public health…

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Gathering limits must be lifted for Remembrance Day

The Liberal Nationals have again called for the Andrews Government to revisit the restrictions on outdoor Remembrance Day services before Wednesday. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said The Nationals have been contacted by RSL Sub-Branches and families of veterans who said it made no sense that 70 people can get together to drink in…

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Koondrook school caught in government Catch-22 says Walsh

Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is calling on the Minister for Education to urgently review conditions at Koondrook Primary School, which has reached its student capacity and has been ordered by his department to stop taking enrolments from students who live in NSW. Mr Walsh said this growing school needs more space for classes…

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Dan’s Belt and Road running over the top of Victorian farmers

Daniel Andrews cannot stay part of China’s controversial Belt and Road deal after the latest round of import suspensions targeting Australian producers were imposed today. In a multi-billion-dollar blow to our agriculture and resource sectors, China has suspended all imports of Australian wine, lobsters, sugar, coal, copper ore and concentrate, barley and timber. Shadow Minister…

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Horticulture sector crippled by Andrews Govt incompetence

Reports the Andrews Labor Government has refused to let seasonal workers quarantine in Victoria shows it still can’t get the basics right. Victoria’s horticulture sector is desperately seeking thousands of workers to get fruit off the trees, but have reportedly been told by the Andrews Labor Government that they will have to send workers to…

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‘Ms Berejiklian, tear down those walls’ says Walsh

Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the time had well and truly come for the NSW borders with Victoria to be opened. Mr Walsh said with regional Victoria COVID free for the past fortnight and with hardly any cases in recent months; the border closures had served their purpose. He said with Melbourne’s restrictions…

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Regions still in lockdown despite no new cases

The Andrew Labor Government has refused to explain why communities and businesses in country Victoria can’t move to the Last Step, despite there being zero new cases in the regions for 14 days. Health Minister Martin Foley was asked in State Parliament to provide the health advice on country restrictions including mandated mask wearing, even…

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Andrews Government no closer to a solution on seasonal worker crisis

Agriculture Minister Jaclyn Symes confirmed today the Andrews Labor Government has failed to make progress to fix the seasonal worker shortage facing Victoria’s horticulture sector. Industry has spent months desperately seeking ways to secure more workers after the coronavirus pandemic shut Australia’s borders and resulted in a mass exodus of working holiday makers. Ms Symes…

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No oversight or accountability on Basin Rail despite the problems

The Andrews Labor Government can’t say what failures led to the waste of hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on the now stalled and unfinished Murray Basin Rail Project. Last week’s long overdue release of the revised business case revealed Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan never intended to complete the project, instead favouring a $244…

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