Billion-dollar windfall for Queensland signals critical need to bring manufacturing home to Victoria

A new plan to relieve fertiliser shortages by increasing production in Australia has highlighted the multi-billion-dollar economic windfall a shift in focus to bring manufacturing back to Victoria could deliver. Agripower Australian Limited confirmed this week it will ramp up production of fertiliser at its Queensland plant to cope with exploding global demand, generating 11,500…

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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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Derailed rail project anything but ‘on track’, Minister

The claim from Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan that the Murray Basin Rail Project is ‘ahead of schedule’ has left regional Victorians in absolute disbelief. The Murray Basin Rail Project is stalled, astronomically over-budget and nearing a decade behind schedule thanks to Jacinta Allan and Victorian Labor’s catastrophic project mismanagement. Leader of The Nationals…

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Public notices to stay public in a win for country newspapers

The State Labor Government’s attempt to hide government changes from regional communities and axe an important source of revenue for local newspapers has been stopped by The Nationals in Victorian Parliament. Local Nationals MPs stood strong against Labor’s changes in debate on the Regulatory Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2022 which would have removed the requirement for state…

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